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Main Title Environmental justice : 1996 annual report : working toward solutions.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA 300-R-97-004
Stock Number PB2005-106679
OCLC Number 45496447
Subjects Environmental policy--United States ; Green movement--United States
Additional Subjects Environmental protection ; Accomplishments ; Environmental issues ; US EPA ; Public participation ; Federal government ; Economic development ; Public health ; Federal agencies ; Low income groups ; Minority groups ; Outreach programs ; Legislation ; Cultural factors ; Environmental management ; Environmental justice
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA 300-R-97-004 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/02/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 300-R-97-004 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ERAD  EPA 300/R-97-004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/03/2012
ESAD  EPA 300-R-97-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/15/2000
NTIS  PB2005-106679 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 89 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report, 'Working Toward Solutions', summarizes environmental justice activities and programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As the lead agency under the President's Executive Order on Environmental Justice, EPA seeks to develop and implement a national objective to ensure that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture or income status, live in a healthy, safe and sustainable community. Implementing environmental justice programs at EPA has required modifying the Agency's approach to educating its officials to recognize that certain populations who are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution are excluded from the decision and policy making process. Achieving a successful environmental justice program requires the presence of senior management commitment; environmental justice guidance for all staff; environmental justice training; a cross-media team approach; coordination with states, Indian tribes, industry, and all stakeholders; resources devoted to program implementation; systematic review and integration of environmental justice priorities into activities; establishment of pilot projects; and development of measurement tools for accountability. The report addresses successful programs as well as present and future challenges. It reviews a number of environmental assessment methods, including geographic information systems, the Toxic Release Inventory, LandView II and the Integrated Data for Enforcement Analysis system. EPA's role in assisting other federal agencies on environmental justice issues, federal reinvention initiatives, regional environmental justice programs and sustainable development is discussed. The report outlines the role and importance of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council as a stakeholder group to give advice and guidance to the Agency on effective environmental justice strategies. Public participation and meaningful involvement are the cornerstones to effectively address environmental justice issues. The report describes the Agency's outreach activities to the broadest audience possible, and pays particular attention to the need to enhance cultural diversity in all phases of the Agency's operation.
Cover title. "August 1997." "EPA/300-R-97-004."