States Turn To EJSCREEN To Meet BIL ‘Disadvantaged Community’ Mandate

June 4, 2024
State environment agencies and local water utilities are using EPA’s EJSCREEN environmental justice (EJ) tool to identify “disadvantaged communities” (DACs) that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) prioritizes for water infrastructure funding, as many authorities wrestle with the need to adopt new definitions of such areas under the BIL. During a May 30 webinar hosted by the Source Water Collaborative of state, federal, local and non-governmental entities, “Redefining Disadvantaged Communities in a New Water Infrastructure Era,” officials from three state environment...

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