Monday, March 10, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central
The Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DU/DSCEJ) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) hosted the data tools Spring 2014 webinar. This webinar helped guide individuals through the data tools myRTK, My Environment, and ECHOS, to geographically view industrial facilities releasing toxic chemicals near their home, work and schools, access data on air and water quality and help users find permit, inspection, violation, enforcement action and penalty information in their communities.
Sandra Gaona – myRTK Data Tool
Sandra supports data access and analysis for the Toxics Release Inventory program. Sandra received her bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton in International Business and her master's degree from George Washington University in Environmental Engineering Management. Sandra has 12 years of experience working at the federal, state, local level on environmental information reporting and management, air quality permitting, and sustainable development.
Kim Balassiano – My Environment
Kim has been with the USEPA since 2007 and supports public access tool development for the Office of Environmental Information. Kim received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Foreign Service and has her Geography Masters degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has worked as a GIS analyst and geospatial project manager for industry and the government for nearly 20 years.
Rebecca Kane – ECHO Data Tool
Rebecca Kane is a program analyst who has worked at EPA since October 2000. She's spent most of her time in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance working on the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website and other web products.
Below are links to additional webinar resources:
Webinar Presentations (pdf)
- Overview and Introductions
- Access TRI data by using myRight-to-Know (myRTK) – Sandra Gaona, US EPA
- Q&A Session
- Using EPA's EJView and MyEnvironment Tools to Identify Potential EJ or Other Environmental Community Concerns– Kim Balassiano, US EPA
- Q&A Session
- Public Access to EPA Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Data – Rebecca Kane, US EPA
- Q & A Session
- TRI Contacts and Resources
- Wrap up
- Call EPA’s TRI Information Center:
- Select option 3 for TRI
- Visit the TRI program’s website: www.epa.gov/tri/communities
Webinar hosted by Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency