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Name of Article:
 
Title of Book/Journal:
Addressing Environmental Justice Under the National Environment Policy Act at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico 
Type:
Book/Report 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
April 1997     
Author(s):
Cohen, T.M. D.R. Bleakly
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
 
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Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Labs   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
DE-97006216-XAB   
Keyword(s):
EXECUTIVE ORDER
LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES
MINORITY COMMUNITIES
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
NEW MEXICO-ALBUQUERQUE
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORY
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Comments:
Report No.: SAND-97-0869 
 
 
 
Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC     
 
Annotation:
Under Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, the U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] and Sandia National Laboratories New Mexico [SNL] are required to identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high, adverse human health or environmental effects of their activities on minority and low-income populations. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) also requires that environmental justice issues be identified and addressed. This presents a challenge for SNL because it is located in a culturally diverse area. Successfully addressing potential impacts is contingent upon accurately identifying them through objective analysis of demographic information. However, an effective public participation process, which is necessarily subjective, is also needed to understand the subtle nuances of diverse populations that can contribute to a potential impact, yet are not always accounted for in a strict demographic profile. Typically, there is little or no coordination between these two disparate processes. This report proposes a five-step method for reconciling these processes and uses a hypothetical case study to illustrate the method. A demographic analysis and community profile of the population within 50 miles of SNL were developed to support the environmental justice analysis process and enhance SNL's NEPA and public involvement programs. This report focuses on developing a methodology for identifying potentially impacted populations. Environmental justice issues related to worker exposures associated with SNL activities will be addressed in a separate report.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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