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Accession Number PB2013-107550
Title Department of Commerce Environmental Justice Strategy, 2011.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 18p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Department of Commerce (DOC) Environmental Justice Strategy outlines the specific steps the Department will take to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all individuals by integrating environmental justice into its programs, policies, and activities. In implementing this Strategy, DOC will seek to meaningfully engage with communities and stakeholders. On February 11, 1994, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12898, which made it the mission of every Federal agency to achieve environmental justice by identifying and addressing disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States and its territories and possessions. Section 1-103 of the Executive Order required each Federal agency to develop an agency-wide environmental justice strategy to identify and address its programs, policies and activities that disproportionately affect the health or environment of minority and low-income populations. Section 6-601 of the Executive Order further committed each Federal agency to conduct internal reviews and such other steps as are necessary to ensure compliance with the Executive Order.
Keywords Communities
Environmental effects
Environmental factors
Federal agencies
Government policies
Human health
Low income groups
Minority groups
Strategic planning

Source Agency Department of Commerce--General
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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