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Title of Collaborative Activity:

HHS Environmental Justice and Natural Disasters Working Group (EJ)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

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”. Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations requires each Federal agency to “make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.” The Executive Order also states that “each Federal agency responsibility set forth under this order shall apply equally to Native American programs.”

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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