LENEXA, Kan. – EPA Region 7’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Program invites the public to join a new quarterly Community Stakeholder Meeting that is open to all community members in Region 7, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and nine tribal nations.
EPA will hold the virtual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
During this meeting, EPA officials will provide information on:
- EJ Implementation Plan
- Meaningful Involvement Policy
- Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes
- Environmental and Climate Justice Grant Programs
- Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC)/Heartland Environmental Justice Center
The outreach event will also allow attendees to speak with EJ program staff and ask questions, highlight concerns, and learn more about EJ program updates. Hearing from community members will help EPA better understand and more effectively serve local communities. This meeting will also provide an opportunity to network with other community members and organizations engaged in similar work.
EPA staff may not be able to answer all questions during the virtual meeting, but we will track questions and refer them to the most appropriate subject matter expert within EPA Region 7. Spanish-language interpretation and other interpretive services may be provided if requested during the registration process through the link below.
Register to attend the meeting at: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1613197500.
Individuals are encouraged to submit suggested topics of discussion or questions, at any time, to R7-EJ-Stakeholders@epa.gov.
For any other questions, please call EPA Region 7’s customer service line at 1-800-223-0425 and ask for Monica Espinosa.