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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Virtual Public Meeting

November 29 - December 1

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Virtual Public Meeting

Tuesday November 29 – Thursday December 01, 2022

The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will convene a hybrid in-person public meeting with a virtual option.

  • The public meeting will start on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
  • The NEJAC meeting continues
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., through
    • Thursday, December 01, 2022, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period must register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, November 23, 2022

 

The public can register for the NEJAC Public Meeting in two ways:

by visiting the NEJAC website at: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-meetings

or

by using the following Zoom link at: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_mXNn-sNiRc6b46oMgddmIQ

*Please make sure you have the latest version of zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version

 

Location: The in-person meeting will be held at The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314.

Hotel Reservations: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/wasxw-the-westin-alexandria-old-town/overview/  or call 866-837-4210; Group Name EPA-NEJAC/WHEJAC

 Agenda: The meeting discussions will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, workgroup activity, final recommendations for council consideration, and charges created through collaborations with various EPA national program offices.  A public comment period relevant to the way in which environmental justice (EJ) and equity are incorporated into finance and investments at the Environmental Protection Agency will be considered by the NEJAC at the meeting.

Public Comment Period: The NEJAC is interested in receiving public comments on several topics including, but not limited to, the way in which environmental justice (EJ) and equity are incorporated into finance and investments at the Environmental Protection Agency.  The NEJAC would also like feedback on the related topics of measuring demonstrable outcomes; prioritizing resources in legacy communities; addressing harmful air, soil, water; and other environmental impacts in U.S. states, territories, and tribal nations.  Every effort will be made to hear from as many registered oral public commenters during the time specified on the agenda.  Individuals or groups making remarks during the oral public comment period will be limited to three (3) minutes.  Please be prepared to briefly describe your comments; including your recommendations on what you want the NEJAC to advise the EPA to do.  Submitting written comments for the record are strongly encouraged.

The public can submit written comments in three (3) different ways:

1.) by using the webform at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/forms/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-nejac-public-comment,

2.) by sending comments via email to nejac@epa.gov and

3.) by creating comments in the Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2022-0053 at http://www.regulations.gov.

Written comments can be submitted up to two weeks after the meeting closes on December 14, 2022.

 

For more information about public comment: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-guidelines-public-comment-0

For questions about this event, please contact please contact Paula Flores-Gregg, via email at nejac@epa.gov , or contact by phone at (214) 665-8123.

 

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Start:
November 29
End:
December 1