• Patrice Whisenant Bowen Chief, Office of External Affairs (916)322-3800
  • Roger Kintz Sr Environmental Scientist (818) 717-6671 Chatsworth Field Office


Environmental Justice

What is Environmental Justice?

Environmental justice is defined in California law as "the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures, and incomes with respect to the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies."

Department of Toxic Substances Control defines environmental justice as "equal application of environmental protection for all communities and citizens without regard to race, national origin or income." 


Public Participation Policy and Procedures Manual - currently being updated


CalEPA Environmental Justice Program Update February 2014

Links to Other Helpful Web Sites

EnviroStor Database 

Cal/EPA Environmental Justice

CalEnviroScreen 2.0

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC)

US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice