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Environmental Justice

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Recommendations

The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) provides independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to environmental justice.  Since 1993, NEJAC has provided a valuable forum for discussions abousut integrating environmental justice into EPA's programs, policies, and activities. The NEJAC has worked to shape agency policy including recommendations from the 1996 Brownfields report on Unintended Impacts from Revitalization that created the national Brownfields conference, as well as the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes and Vulnerable Populations Recommendations that helped shape the agency response to the Gulf Oil Spill.

Recommendation Reports

The following NEJAC reports and letters contain advice and recommendations to the Agency. You also may Search all Recommendations:

Date Title
Jul 2018

Recommendations from Youth Perspectives on Climate Change

Jul 2017 Letter from the Chair of NEJAC to EPA Administrator
Jul 2017 Letter from NEJAC to EPA Administrator Regarding the Worker Protection Standard
Jul 2017 Letter from NEJAC to EPA Administrator Regarding Exposures Found at Discount Retail Stores
Jul 2017 Letter from NEJAC to EPA Administrator Concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Jul 2017 Letter from NEJAC to EPA Administrator with Recommendations for Addressing the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

May 2015

Proposed Recommendations for Promoting Community Resilience in Environmental Justice Industrial Waterfront Areas
Sep 2014 Proposed Advice and Recommendations on Implementation of the EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples
Jun 2014 Recommendations and Guidance for EPA to Develop Monitoring Programs in Communities
Jun 2014 Recommendations for Integrating Environmental Justice into the EPA's Research Enterprise
Feb 2014 Recommendations Regarding the January 2014 Chemical Spill in Charleston, West Virginia

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EPA/NEJAC Roundtable Meetings

The following reports contain general advice to the Agency; they do not reflect formal consensus recommendations.

Date Location Content
U.S. EPA/NEJAC Roundtable on Environmental justice in the U.S.-Mexico border region
August 19 - 21, 1999 Region 9, National City, California Border Environmental Justice Report
U.S. EPA/NEJAC Roundtables on Enforcement issues in EPA
December 11 - 13, 1997 Region 4 in Durham, North Carolina Region 4 Roundtable
October 17 - 19, 1996 San Antonio Texas Region 6 Roundtable
U.S. EPA/NEJAC Roundtable on Superfund Relocation issues
May 2 - 4, 1996 Pensacola, FL Superfund Relocation Roundtable*
*EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response maintains an index of Superfund Relocation Information; if you wish more information about relocation issues and policy.

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Other NEJAC Correspondence

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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.

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