Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Commun...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The first webinar “Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities” is now open for registration.

Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities

  • When: April 16, 2019 (2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT)
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  • About: This webinar will provide state management and staff with a basic overview on the factors, data sources and tools that can be used to identify environmentally impacted and vulnerable communities. It will discuss ways this information has been used to prioritize attention to such communities and consider their issues in the decision-making process. The webinar will highlight the ways that California and Minnesota have incorporated this information into their programs. We will hear special remarks from Myra Reece, Director of Environmental Affairs, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Affairs, to kick off the webinar series.


  • Alan Walts, Director, Multi-Media Programs Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Yana Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • John Faust, Chief, Community and Environmental Epidemiology Research Branch, Office of Environmental Health Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ned Brooks, Environmental Justice Program Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Registration is required. Please share this information widely to your colleagues and networks.

Additional webinar topics in the 2019 series include:

  • Enhanced Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process;
  • Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development;
  • Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessments; and
  • Environmental Justice Considerations for Rural Water Infrastructure.

For more information, please visit:

For questions about the series, please contact: Charles Lee at .

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