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 Meetings
September 11-12, 2013, NEJAC Public Meeting
- Location: GSA Sam Nunn Federal Conference Center
100 Alabama St
Atlanta, GA 30303
- Time: The meeting will convene promptly at 9:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, September 11 and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 12.
- Public Comment: There will be a public comment period relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC on Wednesday, September 11th starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Agenda Items/Discussion Topics:
- Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the NEJAC
- Plan EJ 2014 Updates
- NEJAC Science and Research Work Group Update
- NEJAC Indigenous Peoples Work Group Update
- Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the NEJAC
- Advance registration is required.
- Registration Deadline: August 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Registration has closed. While you still are welcome to attend the meeting, materials are being prepared for those who had registered before the deadline.
- Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using these numbers.
Hotel Reservations. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the prevailing government rate at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, under the group code “EPA-NEJAC.” If you are planning to stay at the Hyatt Regency for the meeting, you must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. Call 1-888-421-1442 or visit the website https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10732014 . To be eligible for the negotiated room block rate, you must contact the hotel before Friday, September 6, 2013.
During the upcoming National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) Public Meeting on September 11-12, 2013, four sessions will be available via audio teleconference to those unable to attend in person:
Session 1: September 11, 2013, Morning (9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET)
- Remarks from the EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
- Dialogue with the Acting EPA Region 4 Administrator (10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
- Panel Discussion: Considering Environmental Justice in TSCA (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Session 2: September 11, 2013, Afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET)
- Updates about Plan EJ 2014 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
- Industrial Flaring: New Approaches, Fence Line Monitoring, and Community Benefits (2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- PM2.5 NAAQS Implementation Regulatory Development Discussion (2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)
- Dialogue with the director, EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
Session 3: September 12, 2013, Morning (9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET)
- Panel Discussion: Environmental Justice and Climate Adaptation & Mitigation (9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
- Next Steps for Addressing EJ in Permitting (10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
- Advancing Community-Based Work, Chemical Plant Safety, and Climate Adaptation (11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Session 4: September 12, 2013, Afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET)
- Recognizing 20 Years of the NEJAC (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
- Update: NEJAC Work Group on Community Resiliency in Environmental Justice Industrial Waterfront Areas (2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
- Update: NEJAC Indigenous Peoples Work Group (2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
- Update: NEJAC Research Work Group (3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
Separate phone lines will be used for each session. When you register, please indicate which session(s) you plan to attend. For example, "I will attend all four sessions," or "I will attend sessions 3 and 4." There will not be a public comment period during these sessions.
Please note that a limited number of lines will be available. Those who are pre-registered will be given priority over others on a first-come basis, as capacity allows. Participating individuals will be able to hear real time presentations and the NEJAC member discussions on the topics specified above. The teleconference will be audio only, in an effort to minimize cost.
You can register as follows:
- By Email to NEJACTeleconSept2013@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com with “Register for the NEJAC-September Teleconference” in the subject line. Please provide your name, organization, city, state, email address, and telephone number for future follow-up. Please indicate which session number you will attend. Separate pre-registration lists will be kept for each teleconference session.
- By Phone or Fax to 877-773-1489 with your name, organization, city, state, email address, and telephone number. Please specify “NEJAC-September Teleconference” and the teleconference session number(s) that you will attend in your fax or voice message.
Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using these numbers.
Members of the public who wish to attend any of the sessions must pre-register by noon Eastern Time on Thursday, September 5, 2013.
Information about Services for Individuals with Disabilities:
For information about access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Estela Rosas, APEX Direct, Inc., at 877-773-1489 or via email at NEJACTeleconSept2013@AlwaysPursuingExcellence.com.
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.