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Municipal Environmental Justice

The initial meeting to begin the dialogue took place on October 26, 2020. If you are interested in participating in future meetings of the EJ Workgroup contact Laurie Larson.

EPA is using a variety of methods to support community use of EJSCREEN. Funding has been made available to support states who have questions about using EJSCREEN data or are interested in building out a localized version of the EJSCREEN tool.

Municipal Environmental Justice (EJ) Workgroup and the Permit

The 2019-2024 Phase I and Phase II permits includes the term “overburdened communities”. In 2019 the Phase I group held a meeting with the Dept. of Ecology to discuss the connection between EJ and stormwater management. The idea to develop an EJ workgroup came out of a regional coordinator meeting last November. In response to both the broader issues of EJ and more specific permit topics of overburdened communities, the Municipal EJ Workgroup has been organized. With the intent to begin a dialogue on EJ and its intersection with the permit and stormwater management.