NEPA & EJ: Leveraging Federal Resources to Advance Community Environmental, Economic and Health Vitality

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Training & Workshop:
NEPA & EJ: Leveraging Federal Resources to Advance
Community Environmental, Economic and
Health Vitality
“A Focus on Promising Practices for EJ Methodologies
in NEPA Reviews” (2016)
Presented by the NEPA Committee of the Federal Interagency Working Group
on Environmental Justice (IWG EJ)
March 9, 2017 10:00-12:15 PM (EST)
The National Environmental Justice Conference
(NEJC) 2017
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WELCOME TO
TRAINING & WORKSHOP
PARTICIPANTS
Presenters
Denise Freeman
Co-chair, NEPA Committee
Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance
U.S. Department of Energy
Cynthia Huber
Co-chair, NEPA Committee
Senior Counsel
Environmental and Natural Resources Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Suzi Ruhl
Past Co-chair, NEPA Committee
Senior Attorney Advisor
Office of Environmental Justice
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Juliet Bochicchio
Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance
U.S. Department of Energy
Iris Maska
Economist
Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Department of Interior
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Presenters (Continued)
Kelsey Owens
Environmental Protection Specialist
Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Case Study/Workshop Facilitators
Antoinette Quagliata
Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Transit Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
Arthur Totten
Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Federal Activities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Hilary Zarin, Ph.D.
Social Scientist
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Department of Interior
Denise C. Freeman
Co-Chair NEPA Committee of
the Federal IWG EJ
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Department of Energy
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OBJECTIVES & OVERVIEW