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EPA Solicits Comments on Environmental Justice Interim Guidance Document

03/04/11

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: US Environmental Protection Agency

Last summer, EPA released an environmental justice document entitled, Interim Guidance on Considering Environmental Justice During the Development of an Action.  The document is described by the agency as “a step-by-step guide that helps EPA staff ask questions and evaluate environmental justice considerations at key points in the rulemaking process. It helps EPA staff determine whether actions raise possible environmental justice concerns and encourages public participation in the rulemaking process.” 

Yesterday, on March 3, EPA revealed that it “is looking for feedback and input on how to best implement and improve the Guide and on ways EPA can further advance efforts toward environmental justice.”

Comments on this interim guidance are due by April 8.  Individuals can submit comments by going to: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/policy/e j-rulemaking.html. 







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