Draft Environmental Justice Plan released by the EPA
14 January 2022
Sidley Austin LLP
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established on January 5, 2022.
(EPA) published a draft Environmental Justice Action
Plan. The Action Plan lists the actions that have been taken.
EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency (OLE) will implement these plans.
Management (OLEM), to address concerns about environmental justice (EJ)
OLEM programs include Superfund, emergency response and risk
The EJ is used to organize the Action Plan’s projects.
These are the goals set by Biden’s administration. These goals include
- Strengthening compliance with civil and environmental statutes
Communities that have been burdened by too many rights laws should be able to pass rights laws
Pollution; There are seven projects to support this goal
Information includes “Good Governance Referral Lists”
Community environmental agencies
- EJ considerations in OLEM work “including
Assessment of impacts on pollution-burdened and underserved tribes
To maximize the benefits of regulatory development, communities should be involved in its development
- To improve engagement with polluted communities
Provide regular and frequent consultations with the underserved
EPA rulemaking has had a significant impact on tribal and community officials.
- Implementing the Biden administration’s policies Justice40 Initiative
Prioritizing the benefits of and engagement with the underserved
Communities during grant applications and award decisions
After it has completed its Action Plan, the EPA will release a new draft.
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