On August 4, 2011, the Department of Commerce and other
Federal agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop or
revise existing environmental justice (EJ) strategies to protect minority and
low-income populations from experiencing disproportionately high and adverse
human health or environmental effects caused by an agency’s programs, policies,
In compliance with this commitment, the Department of Commerce
is releasing for public comment a draft EJ Strategy, which will completely
replace the Department’s original EJ Strategy produced in 1995 in response to
Executive Order 12898 section 1-103.
Through November 30, 2011, the Department welcomes any comments or
feedback on this draft EJ Strategy. In
addition, the Department is soliciting feedback on the following specific
- Are there additional Departmental programs,
policies, or activities that should be included in the EJ Strategy in addition
to those already identified?
- What should the
Department’s environmental justice goals and objectives be in relation to
providing and supporting climate science, services and adaptation?
providing feedback, please put “EJ” or “environmental justice” in the subject