Friday, May 2, 2008

National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2008 NEJAC Meeting is scheduled for June 10 - 12, 2008 at the Washington Court Hotel on Capital Hill, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The next meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will be used to discuss and receive comments about:

(1) strategies to identify, mitigate, and/or address the disproportionate burden on communities of air pollution resulting from goods movement activities; and

(2) key issues related to the integration of environmental justice considerations in EPA's programs, policies, and activities, including green business and sustainability, natinally-consistent EJ screening approaches, and development of a State EJ grant program.

The NEJAC meeting will convene on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. On Tuesday, June 10, 2008, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments about both topics during the public comment period. NEJAC was established to ensure that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receives the viewpoints of diverse stakeholders on issues related to environmental justice. The NEJAC Executive Council consists of up to 26 members representing community groups; business and industry; state, local and tribal governments; and both environmental and nongovernmental organizations.

P UBLIC COMMENT: The Public Comment Period is scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 10, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All speakers during the public comment period are limited to five minutes. To allow as many organizations as possible the opportunity to present their concerns, only one representative per organization should provide comments.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Please pre-register if you wish to attend the public meeting. There are three ways to pre-register, including: -- Pre-register online at -- Complete the pre-registration form, available at Once completed, return the form by: fax: (781) 676-4005 or mail: Ms. Julianne Pardi, ICF International, 33 Hayden Avenue, 3rd Floor, Lexington, MA 02421. -- Request a hardcopy form by calling the toll-free NEJAC information line at (866) 390-5178 or e-mail your request to Return the completed form by mail to the address above. If you have any questions, please call the toll-free NEJAC information line at (866) 390-5178 or e-mail at Individuals who require special arrangements can contact Ms. Julianne Pardi, ICF International by: telephone: (866) 390-5178, fax: (781) 676-4005, or e-mail

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