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Vigdor Schreibman - FINS <[log in to unmask]>

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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 22:06:47 EDT
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Subject: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE/NEPA GUIDANCE DOC. AVAILABLE
Resent-Subject:     ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE/NEPA GUIDANCE DOC. AVAILABLE

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      FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1996

      ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE/NEPA GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
      AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

      EPA's Office of Federal Activities is announcing the availability of a
      draft guidance entitled, "Environmental Justice in EPA's NEPA Compliance
      Analysis."   The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires all
      federal agencies to evaluate the environmental consequences of major
      federal actions.  The February 1994 Executive Order 12898, "Federal
      Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-
      Income Populations," requires all federal agencies to analyze the
      environmental effects of federal actions on minority and low-income
      communities, such as human health, economic and social effects.  A
      presidential memorandum accompanying the Executive Order requires all
      federal agencies to design a strategy to incorporate environmental justice
      assessment into ongoing projects and all future planning.  The draft NEPA
      guidance is available for review and public comment through Sept. 30.  To
      request a copy of the guidance contact Arthur Totten at 202-564-7164 or
      Karen Norris at 202-564-7132 or write the U.S. EPA, 401 M St. S.W.(2252A),
      Washington, D.C.  20460.  The guidance will appear in today's Federal
      Register and is on the Internet under the Office of Federal Activities
      home page at http://es.inel.gov/oeca/ofa/index.html.

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