EPA Activities to Promote Environmental Justice in the Permit Application Process

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0452
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
As part of its ongoing efforts under Plan EJ 2014 to integrate environmental justice into all of its programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting public comment on ways that EPA and permit applicants can meaningfully engage communities in the permitting process. This notice describes and seeks comment on actions that EPA regional offices can take when issuing EPA permits to promote greater participation in the permitting process by communities that have historically been underrepresented in that process. This notice also announces the availability of draft recommended best practices for permit applicants seeking EPA-issued permits. The best practices are designed to encourage and assist permit applicants to reach out to neighboring communities when applying for permits that may affect the community’s quality of life, including their health and environment.
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Nonrulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 06/26/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0452-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 05/09/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0452-0030

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Comments Received*
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