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The draft school siting guidelines are being made available for public comment for 90 days. Comments will be accepted until 4 pm EST on Feb. 18, 2011. Grabbing a copy might be helpful not just for those planning to build schools, since it provides a pretty general checklist for siting commercial and residential facilities (especially those that will have children on site), although that is not its purpose.
According to the agency release, more than 1,900 new schools serving approximately 1.2 million children and costing more than $13 billion opened in the 2008-2009 school year. The agency noted that failure to properly take environmental siting concerns into account have caused some schools to close, or been forced to pay for remediation.
SOURCE: EPA press release