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EPA - The Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights (OEJECR) supports the agency’s mission by providing leadership on EPA’s environmental justice and external civil rights priorities. OEJECR coordinates implementation of those priorities across the agency’s national programs, regions, the Administrator’s Office, and across our partnerships with other federal agencies and coregulators in state, tribal, and local government, and communities. OEJECR provides resources and other technical assistance on civil rights and environmental justice, engages with communities with environmental justice concerns, and provides support for community-led action.
This office also enforces federal civil rights laws, including Title VI, that, together, prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including on the basis of limited-English proficiency); sex; disability; or age by applicants for and recipients of federal financial assistance from EPA.
In addition, OEJECR is home to the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC), which is EPA’s primary resource for services and expertise in alternative dispute resolution, environmental conflict resolution, consensus-building, and collaborative problem solving.
EPA defines environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.