National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification for a Virtual Public Meeting

CourtEnvironmental Protection Agency
Citation86 FR 68251
Publication Date01 December 2021
Record Number2021-26097
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 68251]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26097]
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                ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
                [EPA-HQ-OA-2021-0848; FRL-9320-01-OA]
                National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification for
                a Virtual Public Meeting
                AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
                ACTION: Notification for a public meeting.
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                SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the
                U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that
                the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet
                on the date and time described below. The meeting is open to the
                public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments
                relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For
                additional information about registering to attend the meeting or to
                provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' under SUPPLEMENTARY
                INFORMATION Pre-registration is required.
                DATES: The NEJAC will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday,
                January 5, 2022, from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern
                Time. A public comment period relevant to the specific issues will be
                considered by the NEJAC during the meeting (see SUPPLEMENTARY
                INFORMATION). Members of the public who wish to participate during the
                public comment period must pre-register by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time,
                one (1) week prior to the start of the meeting date.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Jenkins, NEJAC Designated Federal
                Officer, U.S. EPA; please send via email to [email protected] or
                contact Fred Jenkins at (703) 308-7049. Additional information about
                the NEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting discussion will focus on the
                environmental justice and civil rights compliance elements in the EPA's
                next multiyear strategic plan draft and the future implementation of
                those elements, as well as other aligned efforts and plans of the
                agency. The Charter of the NEJAC states that its purpose is to provide
                independent advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator about
                broad, crosscutting issues related to environmental justice. The
                NEJAC's efforts will include evaluation of a broad range of strategic,
                scientific, technological, regulatory, community engagement and
                economic issues related to environmental justice.
                 Registration: Individual registration is required for the virtual
                public meeting. Two individuals cannot share the same registration link
                during the meeting. Information on how to register is located https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-meetings. Registration to attend the meetings is open
                through the scheduled end time of the meeting day. Registration to
                speak during the public comment period will close at 11:59 p.m.,
                Eastern Time, one (1) week prior to meeting date. When registering,
                please provide your name, organization, city and state, and email
                address for follow up. Please also indicate whether you would like to
                provide public comment during the meeting, and whether you are
                submitting written comments at time of registration.
                A. Public Comment
                 Every effort will be made to hear from as many registered public
                commenters during the time specified on the agenda. Individuals or
                groups making remarks during the oral public comment period will be
                limited to three (3) minutes. Submitting written comments for the
                record are strongly encouraged. You can submit your written comments in
                three different ways, (1.) by creating comments in the Docket ID No.
                EPA-HQ-OA-2021-0848 at http://www.regulations.gov, (2.) by using the
                webform at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/forms/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-nejac-public-comment, and (3.)
                by sending comments via email to [email protected] . Written comments can
                be submitted up until two (2) weeks after the meeting date.
                B. Information About Services for Individuals With Disabilities or
                Requiring English Language Translation Assistance
                 For information about access or services for individuals requiring
                assistance, please contact Fred Jenkins, via email at: [email protected] or
                contact by phone at (703) 308-7049. To request special accommodations
                for a disability or other assistance, please submit your request at
                least seven (7) working days prior to the meeting, to give EPA
                sufficient time to process your request. All requests should be sent to
                the email, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
                Matthew Tejada,
                Director for the Office of Environmental Justice.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26097 Filed 11-30-21; 8:45 am]
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