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Environmental Injustice Toolkit Released, Comments Solicited

Release Date: 11/20/2003
Contact Information:

Luke C. Hester 202-260-1383 /

(11/20/2003) EPA is soliciting public comment on the draft document, “Toolkit for Assessing Potential Allegations of Environmental Injustice,” a compilation of reference materials with a two-fold purpose: to assist Agency personnel in assessing potential allegations of environmental injustice and to provide a framework for understanding national policy on environmental justice. The Agency defines environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies; for general information, go to: . The draft document about the toolkit is available at: ; a hard copy is available from Marla Hendrickson 202-564-1897 or . Written comments about the toolkit are due on or before March 4, 2004 and should be addressed to: Barry E. Hill, Director, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA (MC 2201A), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460-0001.