EPA is Seeking Public Comment on the Working Draft of its Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples

Jan 17, 2013 by

Your review and comments are needed. The deadline for comments are Feburary 15, 2013. Within this draft policy are provisions for the EPA to expand its efforts to include other indigenous stakeholders, such as working with indigenous community-based/grassroots organizations and tribal colleges to improve environmental health throughout the United States and its territories. This is beyond its government-to-government policy with federally recognized Tribal governments and their tribal environmental programs. – Tom G.
epa-logoIn order to more effectively work with federally-recognized tribes and indigenous stakeholders to address their environmental justice concerns, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. The Agency is seeking public comment on the Working Draft of the policy until February 15, 2013.

A copy of the Working Draft, Notification of Public Comment, and other information on the development of the policy can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/indigenous/index.html.
Three national webinars have been scheduled to discuss the Policy:

January 22, 2013
Link:
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/t-i-ej-policy-public/
Conference Number:
1-866-299-3188
Access code:
2025642576
Meeting Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST
EPA Contact:
Danny Gogal, 202-564-2576

January 24, 2013
Link:https://epa.connectsolutions.com/t-i-ej-policy-public-2/
Conference Number:
1-866-299-3188
Access code:
2025642576
Meeting Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST
EPA Contact:
Danny Gogal, 202-564-2576

January 31, 2013
Link:https://epa.connectsolutions.com/t-i-ej-policy-public-3/<s
Conference Number:
1-866-299-3188
Access code:
2025642576
Meeting Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST

EPA Contact:
Danny Gogal, 202-564-2576
Submit written comments to:
indigenous-ej-policy@epa.gov
or hard copy to
USEPA, OEJ, MC-2201-A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460



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Daniel E. Gogal
Senior Environmental Protection Specialist
Tribal Program Manager
Co-Designated Federal Officer, Indigenous Peoples Work Group/NEJAC

Office of Environmental Justice, EPA
MC (2201-A)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-2576, (202) 501-0740 – Fax

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2 comments on “EPA is Seeking Public Comment on the Working Draft of its Policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples

  1. dbm78636 on said:

    Yes! One step forward in a very long awaited & much needed positive direction to give First Nation people a say in what can & can’t be done to their homelands!

  2. Rezturtle French on said:

    How do u becoming a member? I would like to start down here in EBCI boundary. Name Tracie French Hunkpapa/EBCI #r6228 please inform me ok

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