What is the Environmental Justice Executive Management Council?
The Environmental Justice Executive Management Council (EJ EMC) is the senior policy and leadership body for EPAâ€™s Environmental Justice (EJ) Program. It promotes Agency actions that enhance the protection of the environment and public health in minority, low-income, tribal or other disproportionately burdened communities through the integration of environmental justice in all programs, policies, and activities. The EJ EMC, formerly known as the Environmental Justice Executive Steering Committee, was created in 2002 to identify critical issues, explores policy options, determines priorities, and ensures implementation of key activities within all program offices and regions. Composed of Deputy Assistant Administrators and Deputy Regional Administrators, the EJ EMC maintains strong, active representation from all programs and regions. The EJ EMC membersâ€™ oversight and management activities are staffed by an EJ Coordinator or other designees in their Program or Region.
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