Compliance and Enforcement Annual Results FY2008:
FY2008 Annual Results Topics
The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance serves as the National Program Manager for EPA’s Environmental Justice (EJ) program. The mission of the EJ program is to integrate environmental justice in all of EPA’s programs, policies, and activities to improve environmental and public health protection in populations disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks, such as minority, low-income, & tribal communities.
As a result of concerted efforts to integrate EJ into the Agency’s strategic planning and performance reporting processes, EPA succeeded in making improvements in the health and/or environmental conditions of communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks. For example, the Agency will meet its target for healthy communities and ecosystems in 2008 through as the result of three projects with community-based organizations. The projects were funded through the Agency’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program. Through these projects, the organizations:
- Cleaned up and prepared an abandoned lot for redevelopment in Anahola, HI;
- Developed a beach closure management plan for the State of Washington, and raised the community’s awareness about safe and sustainable methods of harvesting shellfish;
- Implemented a community-led campaign in Bushwick, NY, to reduce indoor exposure to asthma triggers.