EPA Issues Sweeping Draft Guide For Assessing EJ In Regulatory Analysis

November 15, 2023
EPA is releasing a sweeping draft guidance for bolstering consideration of environmental justice (EJ) concerns in regulatory analysis throughout agency decision-making, an effort aimed at enshrining a top Biden administration goal though officials have long struggled to assess such concerns. The 130-page draft , “Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis,” updates EPA’s first EJ technical guidance published in 2016. According to EPA, the new draft seeks to reflect “the state of the science; new peer-reviewed agency guidance;...

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