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Accession Number PB2013-107549
Title Department of Homeland Security Environmental Justice Strategy, February 2012.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Environmental justice describes the commitment of the Federal Government, through its policies, programs, and activities, to avoid placing disproportionately high and adverse effects on the human health and environment of minority or low-income populations. As described in the 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), our Nations vision of homeland security is a homeland safe and secure, resilient against terrorism and other hazards, and where American interests and aspirations and the American way of life can thrive. In seeking to fulfill this vision, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aspires to avoid burdening minority and low-income populations with a disproportionate share of any adverse human health or environmental risks associated with our efforts to secure the Nation. DHS joins with other departments and agencies to appropriately include environmental justice practices in our larger mission efforts involving federal law enforcement and emergency response activities.
Keywords Emergency response
Environmental factors
Federal agencies
Government policies
Human health
Law enforcement
Low income groups
Minority groups
National security
Populations
Risk
Strategic planning
US DHS


 
Source Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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