Pacific Basin Environmental Hazard Evaluation (EHE) Guidance
Supplemental Models and Guidance
ESL Surfer (Fall 2012) (1.47 Mb) – The Environmental Screening Level (ESL) Surfer is a searchable, electronic version of the ESL lookup tables. Use of the ESL Surfer to screen site data and expedite preparation of EHE reports is highly recommended. The Surfer automatically generates a summary page that can be included in reports. The Surfer also includes a glossary, a summary of information on the chemical selected and an overview of options for more advanced evaluations of environmental hazards. To use the ESL Surfer you must have Excel 2003 or newer installed on you computer. Simply download the Surfer from the link below then double click on the file to open the program. If you have trouble using the pulldown menus on the Surfer then remove the write protection (under the Tools menu). The password to unprotect the Surfer worksheets is “ESL.” The ESL Surfer is revised on a regular basis to reflect updates to the lookup tables in the ESL document. Please periodically check this webpage to ensure that you have the most up-to-date edition available.
Note – The write-protect password for all Excel file worksheets is “ESL.”
DOH FTP Site – A number of additional documents and presentations are available for downloading from the HDOH file transfer (ftp) web site. The URL for the site is: dohcolab.doh.hawaii.gov/sites/ftpeha
If the login ID does not automatically appear, input “eha”. The password is “aloha”. Look for the folder titled “RBrewer’s Folder” and then look in the subfolder noted below. Refer to the overview file for a summary of posted files. Files posted to the ftp site but not noted below are also available for public use.
CNMI, 2005, Screening For Environmental Concerns at Sites with Contaminated Soil and Groundwater: The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Division of Environmental Quality, October 2005.
GEPA, 2008, Evaluation of Environmental Hazards at Sites with Contaminated Soil and Groundwater - Pacific Basin Edition (Summer 2008 and updates): Guam Environmental Guam Environmental Protection Agency, www.justice.gov.gu/CompilerofLaws/gar.html .
HDOH, 2008, Evaluation of Environmental Hazards at Sites with Contaminated Soil and Groundwater - Hawai‘i Edition (Summer 2008 and updates): Hawai‘i Department of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response.
USEPA, 2008a, Screening Levels for Chemical Contaminants: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, May 2008 (updated September 2008), prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratories, www.epa.gov/region09/waste/sfund/prg .
Office of Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response