Monday, August 19, 2013

NEJAC Meeting Sept 11-12 in Atlanta, Georgia

Registration now open (Advance registration closes August 28)

The next face-to-face meeting of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will be held at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11 and 12, 2013. The meeting will include a public comment period.

Meeting Registration: Registration is required for everyone (including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and other federal employees). Advance registration closes at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Meeting materials will be prepared based on the number of participants who have pre-registered by that date.

There are four easy ways to register:

  • Online:
  • By E-mail: Send an e-mail to with "Register for the NEJAC September Meeting" in the subject line. Please provide your name, organization, mailing address (including city, state, and zip code), e-mail address, and telephone number for future follow-up as necessary.
  • 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. Please provide your name, job title, organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number for future follow-up as necessary.

Non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a foreign language interpreter also may make appropriate arrangements by calling the number above or by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address above.

Hotel Reservations. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the prevailing government rate at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, under the group code EPA-NEJAC. If you are planning to stay at the Hyatt Regency for the meeting, you must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. Call 1-888-421-1442 or visit the website . To be eligible for the negotiated room block rate, you must contact the hotel before Friday, September 6, 2013.

Public Comment Sign-Up: Members of the public who wish to speak during the Public Comment period should pre-register by Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. 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. If time permits, multiple representatives from the same organization can provide comment at the end of the session. In addition, those who did not sign up in advance to give public comment can sign up on site; however, those who sign-up in advance will be called to speak first.

Written comments also can be submitted for the record. The required format for individuals providing written public comments is as follows:
  • Name of speaker
  • Name of organization/community
  • City and state
  • E-mail address
  • A brief description of the concern, and what you want the NEJAC to advise EPA to do
Written comments received by Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, will be included in the materials distributed to the members of the NEJAC. Written comments received after that time will be provided to the NEJAC as time allows. All written comments should be sent to

Chemical Sensitivity: As you may be aware, some individuals who attend NEJAC meetings suffer from chemical sensitivity due to multiple exposures in their communities. As a result, they may have adverse health reactions to products commonly used everyday, such as scented air fresheners, scented toiletry items, perfumes, colognes, etc. In addition, other individuals may suffer from asthma triggered by exposure to these same products. Please be sensitive to the needs of these NEJAC meeting participants by refraining from using perfumed or scented items at the meeting. We ask that you also share this request with others in your office who may be planning to attend. Thank you for your careful consideration and attention to this matter.

For more information, please contact EPA Support Contractor, APEX Direct Inc., at 877-773-0779 or

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