National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Meetings
All scheduled meetings will be published in the Federal Register and sent out by the EPA-EJ Listserv.
Upcoming Meetings: The NEJAC has a two-day public meeting planned for 2021, it will being held from approximately 3:00-7:00 pm (ET) each day. Registration is REQUIRED.
- Register for the August 18 and 19, 2021 Public Meeting
- View the Agenda for the August 2021 NEJAC Public Meeting (pdf)
- Read the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s Recommendations and Calls to Action Letter (pdf)
Individual registration is required for the virtual public meeting. Registering provides access to both days of the public meeting.
Agenda: The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, the discussion and deliberation of work groups activities and recommendations to the EPA Administrator. A more detail agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date.
Public Comment Period: A public comment period relevant to the specific issues will be considered by the NEJAC during the meeting on the first day from approximately 5:00 – 7:00 pm (EDT). Registration to speak during the public comment will close at 11:59 p.m., (EDT), on August 11, 2021. Also, submitting written comments for the record are strongly encouraged. If you would like to submit your public comment in writing, please visit the NEJAC Public Comment page.
To learn about the Public Comment Guidelines, please visit the NEJAC Guidelines for Public Comment Sessions page.
Who Should Attend: This meeting is open to members of the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by NEJAC.
Questions: Please contact Fred Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 703-308-7049.
For more information on the NEJAC, visit the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council site.
To learn about nominating yourself or another individual to the NEJAC, visit the Nominations to the NEJAC site for 2022. Check back on January 2022 for New member information.
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council
EPA supports the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council pursuant to Executive Order 14008, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The White House council not only brings greater visibility to EJ issues across the federal government, but provides EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council with an excellent partner for providing horizon-expanding EJ advice and recommendations to our government’s leadership.
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This page contains summaries of previous NEJAC public face-to-face and teleconference meetings, which date back to May 20, 1994, when the NEJAC held its inaugural meeting in Washington D.C. The summaries provide an overview of Council discussions related to a broad range of environmental justice-related issues, as well as dialogues during public comment periods.
|May 6, 2021||Public Virtual Meeting - Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: May 6, 2021 (pdf)|
|08/19/2020-08/20/2020||Public Teleconference||Meeting Summary: August 19-20, 2020|
|02/25/2020 - 02/27/2020||Jacksonville, Florida||Meeting Summary: February 25-27, 2020|
|08/14/2019||Public Teleconference||Meeting Summary: August 14, 2019|
|4/30/2019 - 5/02/2019||Bethesda, Maryland||Meeting Summary: April 30 - May 2, 2019|
|11/28/2018||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: November 28, 2018|
|8/14/2018 - 8/16/2018||Boston, Massachusetts||Meeting Summary: August 14-16, 2018|
|4/25/2017 - 4/27/2017||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Meeting Summary: April 25-27, 2017|
|10/12/2016 - 10/13/2016||Arlington, Virginia||Meeting Summary: October 12-13, 2016|
|3/16/2016 - 3/17/2016||Gulfport, Mississippi||Meeting Summary: March 16-17, 2016|
|09/11/2013 - 09/12/2013||Atlanta, GA||Meeting Summary: September 11-12, 2013|
|01/23/2013||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: January 23, 2013|
|11/14/2012||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: November 14, 2012|
|09/21/2012||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: September 21, 2012|
|07/24/2012 - 07/25/2012||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary:July 24-35, 2012|
|10/25/2011 - 10/26/2011||Albuquerque, NM||Meeting Summary: October 25-26, 2011|
|05/10/2011 - 05/12/2011||Brooklyn, NY||Meeting Summary: May 10-12, 2011|
|03/31/2011||Public Teleconference||Full Teleconference Transcript|
|11/16/2010 - 11/18/2010||Kansas City, MO||Meeting Summary: November 16-18, 2010|
|09/23/2010||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: September 23, 2010|
|08/26/2010||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: August 26, 2010|
|07/27/2010 - 07/29/2010||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: July 27-29, 2010|
|06/15/2010||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: June 15, 2010|
|04/28/2010||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: April 28, 2010|
|01/27/2010 - 01/29/2010||New Orleans, LA||Meeting Summary: January 27-29, 2010|
|09/24/2009||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: September 24, 2009|
|07/21/2009 - 07/23/2009||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary: July 21-23, 2009|
|10/21/2008 - 10/23/2008||Atlanta, GA||Meeting Summary: October 21-23, 2008|
|09/11/2008||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: September 11, 2008|
|06/10/2008 - 06/12/2008||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: June 10-12, 2008|
|11/20/2007||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: November 20, 2007|
|09/18/2007 - 09/20/2007||Baltimore, MD||Meeting Summary: September 18-20, 2007|
|08/23/2007||Public Teleconference||Teleconference Summary: August 23, 2007|
|02/06/2007 - 02/07/2007||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: February 6-7, 2007|
|06/20/2006 - 06/22/2006||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: June 20-22, 2006|
|04/13/2004 - 04/16/2004||New Orleans, LA||Meeting Summary: April 13 - 16, 2004|
|12/09/2002 - 12/12/2002||Baltimore, MD||Meeting Summary: December 9 - 12, 2002|
|12/03/2001 - 12/06/2001||Seattle, WA||Meeting Summary: December 3 - 6, 2001|
|12/11/2000 - 12/14/2000||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary: December 11 - 14, 2000|
|05/23/2000 - 05/26/2000||Atlanta, GA||Meeting Summary: May 23 - 26, 2000|
|11/30/1999 - 12/03/1999||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary: November 30 - December 3, 1999|
|12/08/1998||Baton Rouge, LA||Meeting Summary: December 8-10, 1998|
|05/31/1998 - 06/02/1998||Oakland, CA||Meeting Summary: May 31 - June 2, 1998|
|02/23/1998||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary: February 23, 1998|
|12/08/1997 - 12/10/1997||Durham, NC||Meeting Summary: December 8-10, 1997|
|05/13/1997 - 05/15/1997||Wabeno (Potawatomi Indian Reservation), WI||Meeting Summary: May 13-15, 1997|
|12/10/1996 - 12/12/1996||Baltimore, MD||Meeting Summary: December 10-12, 1996|
|05/29/1996 - 05/31/1996||Detroit, IL||Meeting Summary: May 29-31, 1996|
|12/12/1995 - 12/14/1995||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: December 12-14, 1995|
|07/25/1995 - 07/26/1995||Arlington, VA||Meeting Summary: July 25-26, 1995|
|01/17/1995 - 01/18/1995||Atlanta, GA||Meeting Summary: January 17-18, 1995|
|10/25/1994 - 10/27/1994||Herndon, VA||Meeting Summary: October 25-27, 1994|
|8/3/1994 - 8/5/1994||Albuquerque, NM||Meeting Summary: August 3-5, 1994|
|05/20/1994||Washington, DC||Meeting Summary: May 20, 1994|
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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