Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis

Announcement of 60 Day Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Guidance

On May 9, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued for public comment a document entitled, "Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis." On July 1, a Federal Register Notice was published, and it announced the extension of the public comment period by 60 days. The public comment period will now close on September 6, 2013.

You can view and comment on the draft technical guidance at Regulations .gov .

Access the Federal Register Notice for this announcement.

This effort is an important initiative under Plan EJ 2014, EPA's road map for carrying out the Administrator's priority on environmental justice.

For Additional Information or Questions: If you have questions about the federal register notice, please submit your questions to maguire.kelly@epa.gov or eley.carlton@epa.gov

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Environmental Justice Comic Book

Mayah's Lot is a comic book about a young woman who inspires her community to fight a hazardous waste facility from opening in her neighborhood. The comic book and video are being shared in urban areas and are serving as teaching tools for environmental justice educational instruction.

The Orignal Comic was written by Rebecca Bratspies and Charlie La Greca, with art by Charlie La Greca. The animation was done by Norman Dillon of Rocket Dog Studios for Mother Mind Studios. The voice overs and recordings where done by Norman Dillon and Dan Crosier of Mother Mind Studios.