The Office of the Secretary's Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) provides national leadership and direction in the coordination and development of environmental policy and program evaluation. It provides for a coordinated and unified approach and response to environmental issues that affect multiple bureaus in order to ensure that the Department speaks as one entity with respect to those issues. It provides guidance for the Department's compliance with the full range of existing environmental statutes, executive orders, regulations and other requirements.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020

Draft Environmental Justice Strategic Plan 2016-2020

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE STRATEGIC PLAN 2012-2017

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Cheryl Kelly
Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Telephone: 202–208–7565 or
E-mail: cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov

News

The Department of the Interior Seeks Your Comments on the Draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 15, 2016 – The Department of the Interior (the Department) released its draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan. The Department updated its environmental justice strategic plan to increase interagency cooperation and participation opportunities for minority, low-income, American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Tribal governments.

While the Department is committed to protecting the environment and health of all communities, the Department’s environmental justice strategy is particularly focused on ensuring that minority and low-income communities do not suffer from disproportionate adverse environmental impacts. Ultimately, the Department strives to achieve its environmental justice goals through integration into its programs, policies, and activities to help ensure all people – including minority and low-income populations – receive fair treatment and the opportunity to engage and meaningfully inform the Department’s decision-making processes.

“As custodian of the Nation’s natural resources and heritage, it is vitally important that our management of these resources is done in a manner that is equitable, accessible, and inclusive of all populations. I am pleased to reaffirm the Interior Department’s commitment to addressing environmental justice with our draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan” said Kris Sarri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. “I encourage the public to review and comment on this plan and look forward to continuing the work with communities to achieve environmental justice for all Americans.”

The Federal Register Notice can be found at the following link: Notice.

Written comments may be submitted via email to environmental_justice@ios.doi.gov or mailed to Environmental Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (MS-2462), 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington DC, 20240. Comments are due by May 16, 2016.

Please contact Cheryl Kelly, DOI’s Environmental Justice Coordinator, at 202-208-7565 or by email at cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov with any questions. 

Environmental Justice (EJ) On-LineTraining Available on DOI Learn-(Introduction to Environmental Justice)-Students may register on DOI Learn: http://www.doi.gov/DOILearn/

EJ Training Purpose: To increase DOI employees' awareness of the Federal Government requirement to incorporate the principles of EJ into programs, policies, and activities that might adversely impact human health or the environment.

Responses to Comments Received at Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJ IWG) Public Forums

During the period of April-August 2011 the EJ IWG held public forums across the country to discuss best practices and model programs pertaining to environmental justice. As part of the EJ IWG's commitment to the public, comments and concerns were captured during the forums to be addressed by Federal agencies as appropriate.

Read DOI Responses

Responses to Comments Received at the 2011 Alaska Forum on the Environment

On February 7-11, 2011, EJ IWG held a community dialogue in Anchorage, AK. The Department of the Interior participated in that dialogue. As part of the EJ IWG's commitment, concerns of the community were recorded at that meeting.

Read the EJ IWG's partnering agency responses to the 2011 Alaska Forum on the Environment.

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