SAB Plans To Seek ‘Rigorous’ EJ Approaches For Future EPA Rulemaking

September 6, 2023
EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) is planning a rare self-initiated project aimed at helping craft “comprehensive, rigorous, and geographically detailed” environmental justice (EJ) approaches the agency could apply in future rulemakings, following several recent reviews where the board urged officials to consider equity more broadly in their work. “The SAB has found that illustrative case studies detailing assessments of regulatory impacts on EJ communities should be developed for proposed rules. The SAB recognizes that consistently integrating EJ science into EPA...

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