[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 129 (Thursday, July 7, 2022)]
[Pages 40529-40530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-14395]



[FRL-9989-01-OA; EPA-HQ-OA-2022-0050]

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification 
of Virtual Public Meeting

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notification for a public meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that 
the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will 
meet on the dates and times described below. The meeting is open to the 
public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments 
relevant to federal disaster preparedness and relief and community 
resilience. For additional information about registering to attend the 
meetings or to provide public comment, please see ``REGISTRATION'' 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Pre-registration is required.

DATES: The WHEJAC will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, 
August 3, 2022, and Thursday, August 4, 2022, from approximately 3:00 
p.m.-7:30 p.m., Eastern Time, each day. A public comment period 
relevant to the development of an annual public performance scorecard 
and the types of indicators or data that would be useful in a scorecard 
will be considered by the WHEJAC during the meeting on August 3, 2022. 
(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, July 27, 2022.

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Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; email: [email protected]; telephone: (202) 564-
6349. Additional information about the WHEJAC is available at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/white-house-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting discussion will focus on draft 
recommendations related to climate resilience, the beta version of the 
Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, and the implementation of 
the Justice40 Initiative.
    The Charter of the WHEJAC states that the advisory committee will 
provide independent advice and recommendations to the Chair of the CEQ 
and to the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council (IAC). 
The WHEJAC will provide advice and recommendations about broad cross-
cutting issues, related but not limited to, issues of environmental 
justice and pollution reduction, energy, climate change mitigation and 
resiliency, environmental health, and racial inequity. The WHEJAC's 
efforts will include 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. Information on how to register is located at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/white-house-environmental-justice-advisory-council. Registration for the meeting is available through the 
scheduled end time of the meeting. Registration to speak during the 
public comment period will close 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 27, 
2022. 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 the time of 

A. Public Comment

    The WHEJAC is interested in receiving public comments specific to 
the development of an annual public performance scorecard and the types 
of indicators or data that would be useful in a scorecard. This 
scorecard will provide a method for evaluation and accountability to 
assess the Federal Government's progress in addressing current and 
historic environmental injustice. 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 public 
comment period will be limited to three (3) minutes. Please be prepared 
to briefly describe your issue and what you want the WHEJAC to advise 
CEQ and IAC to do. 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-2022-0050 at http://www.regulations.gov, (2.) by using the webform 
at https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/forms/white-house-environmental-justice-advisory-council-whejac-public-comment, and (3.) 
by sending comments via email to [email protected]. Written comments can 
be submitted through August 18, 2022.

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 Victoria Robinson via email at 
[email protected] or contact by phone at (202) 564-6349. 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 

Matthew Tejada,
Director for the EPA Office of Environmental Justice.
[FR Doc. 2022-14395 Filed 7-6-22; 8:45 am]