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Public Meetings

The CalEPA Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (CEJAC) will hold a public meeting on May 31, 2007, scheduled to begin at 9:30 am and anticipated to end around 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Coastal Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, located at 1001 I Street, in Sacramento, California. The CEJAC will receive an update on some of the ongoing pilot projects (as per the EJ Action Plan) and may make recommendations to the Secretary for Environmental Protection, to effectively accomplish the objectives of those projects. The draft meeting agenda and related meeting materials will be available 30 days prior to the meeting on the CalEPA Environmental Justice website at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EnvJustice/Participation/. Any person wishing to receive a hardcopy of the agenda by U.S. mail must contact Ms. Malinda Dumisani at 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, envjustice@calepa.ca.gov, or (916) 445-9480 no later than May 24, 2007.

Live audio and video broadcasts of the meeting can be accessed at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/. For those who would like to provide comments or ask questions via email during the meeting, please forward them to coastalrm@calepa.ca.gov.

To request special accommodations for those persons with disabilities or for those persons with limited English knowledge requesting interpreter services, please contact CalEPA’s EJ Staff at envjustice@calepa.ca.gov or (916) 445-9480 no later than May 17, 2007.

For any questions regarding this meeting, please contact envjustice@calepa.ca.gov or call (916) 445-9480.

Meetings of the CEJAC are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and will include opportunities for public testimony.

For a map to our building, visit: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPABldg/location.htm. All visitors are required to sign in and receive a badge prior to attending any meeting. Valid picture identification may be required due to the security level so please allow up to 15 minutes for this process.

April 16, 2007

The CEJAC held a public meeting on April 16, 2007, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building to receive an update on some of the ongoing EJ projects (as per the EJ Action Plan), specifically, the SWRCB New River Pilot Project, CIWMB's Precautionary Approaches Guidance Development efforts and OEHHA's Cumulative Impacts Guidance Development efforts.

October 13, 2006

The CEJAC held a public meeting on October 13, 2006, at the CalEPA Headquarters Building to receive an update on some of the ongoing EJ projects (as per the EJ Action Plan). The CEJAC also discussed the recently completed OEHHA report, "Review of the 2001 Investigation and Cleanup of the Midway Village Residential Complex in Daly City, California".

September 11, 2006

The CalEPA Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group (IWG) held a public meeting on September 11, 2006 at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, in Sacramento, California. The IWG received an update on ongoing EJ projects (as per the EJ Action Plan) and discussed the recently completed report “Review of the 2001 Investigation and Cleanup of the Midway Village Residential Complex in Daly City, California”.

CalEPA EJ Meeting Transcripts & Notes (all documents are in .pdf format):

Meeting transcripts are usually available approximately 2-4 weeks following the meeting date.


EJ Listserv

Please join the CalEPA Environmental Justice Listserv to receive updates on our EJ Action Plan implementation efforts, announcements of upcoming EJ activities and public input opportunities, and notices when new information has been posted to the CalEPA EJ Website.

Last updated: May 25, 2007
Environmental Justice Program, http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EnvJustice/
Contact, EnvJustice@calepa.ca.gov (916) 445-9480