The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revised its 2012 Environmental Justice Strategy and is currently accepting public recommendations. Recommendations may be submitted by e-mail to: SEP-EPHP@hq.dhs.gov. The deadline for submitting recommendations is October 23, 2020. All recommendations received by DHS from the public will be conveyed to the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group. An executive summary of the draft revised Environmental Justice Strategy is available below in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
DHS is committed to meeting the goals of Executive Order 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations," which states that each federal agency, with the law as its guide, should make environmental justice part of its mission. This DHS environmental justice strategy addresses those homeland security missions most applicable to environmental justice considerations, primarily in the context of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.
In August 2011, federal agencies signed the "Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898" (EJ MOU), which committed each agency to, among other things, finalizing an EJ strategy and releasing annual implementation reports. Links to the other federal EJ Strategies can be found on the Environmental Justice Interagency Workgroup webpage.
Read the Strategy
The DRAFT DHS Environmental Justice Strategy FY21-FY25 as well as an executive summary in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese are available for review.
Reports and Supporting Documents
February 11, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. Read the Presidential Proclamation and learn more about what the Administration is doing to renew its commitment to environmental justice for all.
Progress Report, February 2012 (PDF, 11 pages - 225 KB)
EO 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income (PDF, 6 pages - 123 KB)