EPA solicita comentarios del público para promover participación en los permisos

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposals for Promoting Public Participation in Permitting

To implement Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priority on environmental justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) is issuing a federal register notice for public comment regarding «Proposed Regional Actions to Promote Public Participation in the Permitting Process» and «Draft Best Practices for Permit Applicants Seeking EPA-Issued Permits: Ways to Engage the Communities at the Fence-Line.»
The «Proposed Regional Actions to Promote Public Participation in the Permitting Process» presents agency-wide guidelines that will inform the development of regional implementation plans to provide opportunities for overburdened communities to participate meaningfully in the permitting process for priority permits. EPA is also encouraging permit applicants to make an effort to meaningfully involve overburdened communities in the permitting process. To that end, EPA is releasing «Draft Best Practices for Permit Applicants Seeking EPA-Issued Permits: Ways to Engage the Communities at the Fence-Line» for public comment.
You can view and comment on the federal register notice on Regulations.gov (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0452). EPA is also using the Environmental Justice in Action Blog, which will go live on Thursday June 28th, to encourage different public stakeholders to dialogue over the ideas set forth in the federal register notice The Environmental Justice in Action Blog does not replace the conventional public comment process described in the notice. You can access the blog at https://blog.epa.gov/ej/.
Additionally, EPA is hosting two calls to discuss the details of the proposed guidelines and best practices. To attend a call, please RSVP to ejpermitting@epa.gov indicating which call(s) you wish to attend and you will receive a reply with call-in information.
  • Thursday, July 12, 2012
    2:30-4 PM EST
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    4-5:30 PM EST
The proposed guidelines and best practices are intended to help integrate environmental justice considerations in EPA-issued permits. These efforts are important initiatives under Plan EJ 2014, EPA’s road map for carrying out the Administrator’s priority on environmental justice.
For Additional Information or Questions:
If you have questions about the federal register notice or calls that EPA is hosting, please submit your questions to ejpermitting@epa.gov.
For more information about the Considering Environmental Justice in Permitting Initiative of Plan EJ 2014, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/plan-ej/permitting.html.

If you are not already a member, the Office of Environmental Justice would like to invite you to join the EJ ListServ. The purpose of this information tool is to notify individuals about activities at EPA in the field of environmental justice. By subscribing to this list you will receive information on EPA’s activities, programs, projects grants and about environmental justice activities at other agencies. Noteworthy news items, National meeting announcements, meeting summaries of NEJAC meetings, and new publication notices will also be distributed. Postings can only be made by the Office of Environmental Justice. To request an item to be posted, send your information to environmental-justice@epa.govand indicate in the subject “Post to EPA-EJ ListServ”To join the listserv go to: https://lists.epa.gov/read/all_forums/subscribe?name=epa-ejTo change the way you receive these emails, go to: https://lists.epa.gov/read/?forum=epa-ejand click “My Account.”To unsubscribe, send a blank email to leave-1272033-1666217.4bd64ce6b1847e85d4a624d718dfc702@lists.epa.gov.

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