The Charter of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) states that the advisory committee shall provide independent advice to the Administrator on areas that may include, among other things, “advice about EPA’s progress, quality and adequacy in planning, developing and implementing environmental justice strategies, projects and programs” relating to environment justice.
Information about previous NEJAC meetings is available online:
- Meeting summaries, transcripts, and/or reports from previous NEJAC meetings
Upcoming Public Meeting
October 1-2, 2014 Public Meeting
- October 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time.
- October 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Public comment is October 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Location: 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
The primary topics of discussion will be:
- Climate Adaptation
- Community Sustainability
- Agency Efforts on Climate Adaptation
- Engaging Low-Income, Minority, Tribal and Indigenous Communities to address climate change
Pre-registration is required:
- Registration closes at Noon Eastern Time on Monday, September 22, 2014.
- Deadline for public comment period sign-up, is also Noon, Eastern Time on Monday, September 22.
- If you can't join us face to face you can register for the teleconference line.
On-site registration: Opens 8:00 a.m.
- Register Online
- Please provide your name, organization, city and state, email address, and telephone number for follow up.
- Please also state whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written comments before the Monday, September 22, 2014, noon deadline.
- Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email address or telephone/fax number.
- A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the prevailing government rate or 219.00 USD per night at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, under the group code NEJAC.
- If you are planning to stay at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel for the meeting, you must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. Call (703) 415-1300 or visit the website at Book your group rate: NEJAC Conference Room Block .
- Members of the public who wish to provide public comment must pre-register by Noon Eastern Time on Monday, September 22, 2014.
- Individuals or groups making remarks during the public comment period will be limited to seven minutes.
- To accommodate the number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a particular community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak.
- Written comments can also be submitted for the record.
- The suggested format for individuals providing public comments is as follows: name of speaker; name of organization/community; city and state; and email address; brief description of the concern, and what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do.
- Written comments received by Noon Eastern Time on Monday, September 22, 2014, will be included in the materials distributed to the NEJAC prior to the teleconference.
- Written comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows.
- All written comments should be sent to Jasmin Muriel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Read the NEJAC public comment guidelines (PDF) (3 pp, 28K).
For Futher Information: Questions or correspondence concerning the teleconference meeting or about access or services for individuals with disabilities should be directed to Jasmin Muriel (email@example.com) at 202-564-4287.
Chemical Sensitivity: As you may be aware, some individuals who attend NEJAC meetings suffer from chemical sensitivity due to multiple exposures in their communities. As a result, they may have adverse health reactions to products commonly used every day, such as scented air fresheners, scented toiletry items, perfumes, colognes, etc. In addition, other individuals may suffer from asthma triggered by exposure to these same products. Please be sensitive to the needs of these NEJAC meeting participants by refraining from using perfumed or scented items at the meeting. We ask that you also share this request with others in your office who may be planning to attend. Thank you for your careful consideration and attention to this matter.
The information, reports and recommendations listed on these pages are the products of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, an independent council created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to provide independent advice and recommendations on the subject of environmental justice to the EPA Administrator
The information, reports and recommendations found on this site reflect the opinions and views of the independent National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and not necessarily the views or opinions of the U.S. EPA.