US EPA Plan EJ 2014

Plan EJ 2014 is a roadmap that will help EPA integrate environmental justice into the Agency’s programs, policies, and activities. Plan EJ 2014 highlights Cross-Agency Focus Areas, Tools Development, and Program Initiatives as three essential elements which will advance environmental justice across the EPA and the federal government. Plan EJ 2014 is named in recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s issuance of Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (PDF) (6 pp, 122K).

In implementing the Plan, EPA will seek to meaningfully engage with communities and stakeholders. Read Draft Plan EJ 2014 (PDF) (9 pp, 325K)

The goals of the plan are to:

  • Protect health in communities over-burdened by pollution
  • Empower communities to take action to improve their health and environment
  • Establish partnerships with local, state, tribal and federal organizations to achieve healthy and sustainable communities.

Plan EJ 2014 is not a rule or regulation. It is a strategy to help integrate environmental justice into EPA's day to day activities. The public can comment on the draft plans through April 29, 2011 on Regulations.gov. The draft plans and their docket numbers are listed here.