Saturday, April 9, 2011

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)

Public Meeting May 10-12 Brooklyn New York Registration is Now Open (*registration closes April 20*)

The next NEJAC face-to-face meeting will take place in Brooklyn, New York on May 10 through 12, 2011, at The New York Marriot at the Brooklyn Bridge. The meeting will include two public comment periods. Meeting Registration Registration is required for everyone (including EPA and other federal employees). The registration deadline is 12 noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 20, 2011.

Meeting materials will be prepared based on the number of participants registered on April 20. (On-site registration will be available; however, meeting materials will be distributed first to those who registered in advance. Any remaining materials will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.)

There are four easy ways to register: Online: Complete the online registration form By E-mail: Send an e-mail to with “Register for the May NEJAC Meeting” in the subject line. Provide your name, organization, city and state, e-mail address, and telephone number for future follow-up. By Fax: Print the Web page containing the registration form and fax to 877-773-0779. By Phone:Leave a message at 877-773-0779. Provide your name, job title, organization, mailing address, e-mail and telephone number for future follow-up as necessary. State whether you would like to be put on the list to provide public comment, and whether you are submitting written comments before the Thursday, April 20 deadline. Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter may also make appropriate arrangements using the email address or telephone/fax number.

Public Comment Sign-up Members of the public who wish to attend or to provide public comment must pre-register by 12 noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 20, 2011. Comments will be limited to five minutes to ensure that as many participants as possible wishing to provide a comment may do so. To accommodate the large number of people who want to address the NEJAC, only one representative of a community, organization, or group will be allowed to speak. The suggested format for public and written comments is as follows: Name of Speaker; Name of Organization/Community; Mailing Address/Telephone/Email Address; A brief description of the concern; and What you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do.

Written comments can also be submitted for the record. Written comments received by12 noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 20, 2011will be included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC prior to the teleconference meeting. Written comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments should be sent to EPA’s support contractor, APEX Direct, Inc., via e-mail at or fax at 877-773-1489.

Hotel Reservations A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the prevailing government rate, under the group code “EPA-NEJAC.” If you are planning to stay at the New York Marriot for the meeting, you must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room, by calling 888-436-3759 or visiting To be eligible for the negotiated room block rate, you must contact the hotel by April 20, 2011.

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