California Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 57015

There is in the department the assistant director for environmental justice. The assistant director shall perform all of the following duties, subject to the supervision of the director:


Serve as ombudsperson and outreach coordinator for disadvantaged communities, as described in Section 39711, where hazardous materials and hazardous waste disposal facilities are located.


Provide information and assistance to communities on permitting, enforcement, and other department activities in the major languages spoken in those communities to ensure the maximum feasible community participation in regulatory decisions made by the department.


Where community health or epidemiological information has been collected by the department or other parties, make that information available to communities, consistent with other requirements of law, as soon as possible with plain explanations as to their impacts.
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Jun. 6, 2016