EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Suhair Shallal
202-564-2057
shallal.suhair@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel

BACKGROUND.

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In July 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the "Interim Guidance on Considering Environmental Justice During the Development of an Action." This guidance provides agency analysts and decision-makers with information on when to consider environmental justice in rule making.

As a complement to this document, EPA has developed Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013 Draft) This document will provide Agency staff with guidance on how to assess disproportionate environmental and public health impacts of proposed rules and actions on minority, low income and indigenous populations in a variety of regulatory contexts.

EPA is seeking a SAB review of the draft technical guidance document to assess the appropriateness and scientific soundness of the technical guidance.


Agency Charge . (PDF, 3 pp., 24,647 bytes)

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for EPA's Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis. (PDF, 81 pp., 1,733,373 bytes)