Hazardous Chemical Releases in Your Community

The Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DU/DSCEJ) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host a free webinar that will  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.

Introduction to My Environment, myRTK, and ECHO TRI Data Tools

 Monday, March 10, 2014

 11:00 – 1:00 pm Central



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.


Registration is free. Click on the link below to register for the webinar:




Mary I. Williams – Dillard University – mwilliams@dillard.edu

Christine Arcari –  EPA – arcari.christine.@epa.gov