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EPA"s Title VI interim guidance and alternative state approaches

hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, August 6, 1998.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made improving its civil rights program a priority and recognizes that its enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of (Title VI) is an important tool in its efforts to protect against discrimination and ensure that recipients of EPA financial assistance do not discriminate in implementing programs and.

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Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and. Involving The Public In EPA's Title VI Program: EPA's OCR has a responsibility to evaluate Title VI complaints in a fair and balanced way. To ensure full public awareness of EPA's approach to these complaints, EPA released its Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits in February   In June,EPA released the Revised Draft Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits ("Draft Revised Investigation Guidance").Both written and email public comments on the document were submitted during a day period following publication in the Federal Register through Aug This interim guidance is intended to provide a framework for the processing by EPA’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act ofas amended (Title VI), 1 alleging discriminatory effects resulting from the issuance of pollution control permits.

According to the Interim Guidance, "Facially-neutral policies or practices that result in discriminatory effects violate EPA's Title VI regulation unless it is shown that they are justified and that there is no less discriminatory alternative."6 The failure of a state or local agency to comply with EPA's interpretation of this vague standard.

1 While the Title VI Guidance may presume this, and lead to denial of a permit or renewal, the CIS could help facilitate an informed local debate, which would leave community residents in a better position to judge. Similar innovative approaches to EJ issues have emerged out of the stakeholder discussions surrounding Title VI Guidance.

Environmental justice is the concept that minority and low-income individuals, communities and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment.

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2 C. Paperwork Reduction Act I. Statutory Authority. This interim rule implements section (m) and title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.

§ (m) and 33 U.S.C. §§ - ), which is commonly known as. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of provides a statutory basis for the nondiscrimination protections of the Constitution, [1] and is the primary mechanism of seeking relief from discriminatory activity in federally funded programs and activities.

[2] It provides administrative relief, usually in the form of a federal agency revoking, amending, or suspending a permit issued by its state or. In response to the criticisms of the Title VI regulatory procedure detailed in the Interim Guidance, Administrator Browner asked EPA’s Title VI advisory committee and the agency’s Science Advisory Board to review the guidance and to make recommendations.

In this capacity, the committee has held public meetings throughout the nation and. Chairman: This letter is in response to your letter of September 1. Requesting our views on whether "Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits" (Interim Guidance) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a "rule" under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) portion of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) (5.

Title V is a federal program designed to standardize air quality permits and the permitting process for major sources of emissions across the country. The name "Title V" comes from Title V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments which requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national, operating permit program.

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[15] Linda Fisher, deputy administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Testimony, February Hearing Transcript, pp. 45–46; Draft Title VI Guidance for EPA Assistance Recipients Administering Environmental Permitting Programs (Draft Recipient Guidance) and Draft Revised Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints.

The final guidance replaces previous interim guidance issued in January The guidance is split into three parts and expands upon the interim guidance by providing additional procedures and outlining various principles and approaches for coordination between EPA. 'Alternative (to) EPAs - Possible scenarios for the future ACP trade relations with the EU'.Written by Sanoussi Bilal and Francesco Rampa of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the study discusses and clarifies the.

In February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its "Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits," which. The EPA originally claimed that: 1) it was in the process of issuing its Interim Guidance For Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits; and then 2) once the Interim Guidance was issued, it needed to finalize and perfect its methodology, attempting to utilize the Shintech case as its "test case"; and then 3) once it.

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approach to implementation (rules or guidance) 4 ascription of topics tn subparts ii ii. Note: This guidance document is intended to bridge the gap between the Greenbook and the future Ohio EPA OSTS rule.

Drip Distribution Systems (12/08) In addition to the guidance above, Ohio EPA utilizes guidance in Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities ( ed.), also known as 10 State. On February 5,EPA released its Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits (Title VI Interim Guidance) which is an internal guidance document that describes how OCR will process these types of complaints.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: EPA's Title VI interim guidance and alternative state approaches: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, August 6,   The EPA’s Revised Draft Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints On Jthe EPA released its revised draft interim guidance for investigating Title VI.

In the EPA's FY appropriations act, Congress restricted EPA from using its interim Title VI guidance to investigate new Title VI complaints filed after Octoand until the interim guidance is made final. EPA has proposed the deletion of this restriction in its FY budget proposal as being unnecessary since it states that.

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EPA's Interim Title VI Guidance is EPA's first formal attempt to use Title VI and the disparate impact rule to apply race-based civil rights to environmental policy and programs. This article examines the application of the disparate impact rule to state environmental permitting under Title VI.

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EPA interim guidance Citing the President's Executive Order 12Federal Actions To Address En­ vironmental Justice In Minority and Low-Income Populations, the Environmental Protection Agency issued Interim Guidance for Investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits, on February 5,   The Federal environmental agency's policy provides detailed guidance to the E.P.A.

office of civil rights, which considers complaints of discrimination filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Approximately forty federal agencies have created regulations pursuant to section ’s directive. 39 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one such agency.

40 EPA awards grants on an annual basis to many state and local agencies that administer environmental programs under EPA’s authority. As directed by Title VI, EPA’s section.In the mean time, Ohio EPA saw the need to provide an interim guidance document that reflects more current technologies and viewpoints regarding the OSTS program.

This Interim Onsite Sewage Treatment System guidance document is intended to bridge the gap between the Greenbook and the future Ohio EPA OSTS rule. Definitions. Insparked in part by the Executive Order, EPA issued interim guidance on implementation of Title VI. 10 This guidance was met with a fire storm of criticism from all sides – local governments that complained it would usurp their power; many parts of the regulated community, which worried that the guidance would make it more difficult.