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About EJ

Environmental Justice is an important part of Region 7's mission. An overall approach to identifying and addressing environmental justice concerns requires early involvement of the affected communities and other stakeholders.

Region 7, the states, Indian tribes, and affected communities will work together to ensure fairer environmental and public health protection through effective use of policies and procedures.

EPA Region 7 Program Summary (PDF) (2 pp, 31K, About PDF)

Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898
On February 11, 1994, former President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898. This order established that all Federal agencies be required to address environmental justice in minority populations and low-income populations.

EJ Definitions - Key terms

EJ Frequently Asked Questions

Self-Identified EJ Communities [PDF]
Communities that have identified themselves as Environmental Justice communities by filing complaints, raising concerns, or applying for EJ grant funding.

Many of the documents in this website are PDF files - if you do not have Adobe Acrobat, click here for information on how to get it. [PDF]

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