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Environmental Justice (EJ) - Tools and Resources

EJ Update Mailing List

EPA's Pacific Southwest Environmental Justice Network sends occasional updates about funding opportunities, conferences, events, and other information that may be of interest to environmental justice organizations and practitioners.

Previous Updates Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
December 2014 | Fall 2014

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General Environmental Justice Materials Contact
EPA’s Environmental Justice Web site EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice
(800) 962-6215
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council—EPA's federal Advisory Council on Environmental Justice Issues EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, (800) 962-6215
A Citizen’s Guide to Using Federal Environmental Laws to Secure Environmental Justice Exiting EPA (disclaimer) A limited number of free copies are available by calling Sharon Murray, EPA, (415) 947-4250
Environmental Justice: The Power of Partnership— The Collaborative Problem-Solving Model at Work in Spartanburg, South Carolina (A DVD Documentary) EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, (800) 962-6215
Communities and Environmental Laws (DVD) To order a copy, call (800) 490-9198 or go to National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) and search for EPA Publication # 300C04001
Working With Lawyers: A Guide for Community Residents and Environmental Justice Activists
Community Guide to EPA’s Voluntary Programs (PDF) (45 pp, 522K) Mike Bandrowski (Bandrowski.Mike@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4194

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Grant and Funding Tools
EPA's Environmental Justice Grants and Programs EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice
(800) 962-6215
EPA Region 9's Funding Sources for Communities Web site - descriptions and links to community-based grant programs and open Requests for Proposals EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice
(800) 962-6215
Environmental Justice Small Grants: Emerging Tools for Local Problem-Solving — a snapshot of 71 small grants awarded EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice
(800) 962-6215
Grants.gov Exiting EPA (disclaimer) — find and apply for federal government grants. Contact Center, (800) 518-4726
U.S. EPA Grants — funding opportunities, information on how to apply, new recipient training, and more. Grants and Interagency Agreements Program, (202) 564-5315

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Toxics and Hazardous Waste Resources
Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) — a program to provide educational and technical assistance to communities affected by hazardous waste sites regulated by the Superfund and Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) programs. Luis Garcia-Bakarich (garcia-bakarich.luis@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3237
EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory — information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries. Nancy Levin (levin.nancy@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3848
California Department of Toxic Substance Control Environmental Justice Community Outreach Exiting EPA (disclaimer)  
EPA’s Brownfields and Land Revitalization Program — working to clean up and redevelop potentially contaminated lands, making it easier for such lands to become vital, functioning parts of their communities.


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Air Quality Resources
Let’s Clear the Air — A Public Participation Guide to Air Quality Decision Making in California. English (PDF) | en Español (PDF) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) (866) 397-5462
California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) community health program — tools to better understand the air we breathe and what CARB is doing to reduce air pollution. English | en Español Exiting EPA (disclaimer) (866) 397-5462
Air Quality and Land Use Handbook: A Community Health Perspective (PDF) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) (866) 397-5462
EPA’s Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act — a summary covering some important provisions of the law.  
EJ and Air Pollution: Best Practices in Collaboration, Tools, and Resources — handouts and presentation materials from the September 2007 meeting Ingrid Ward (Ward.Ingrid@epa.gov)
(919) 541-0300
Environmental Justice Resources from EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation Tom Link (Link.Tom@epa.gov)
(919) 541-5456
Community Health Air Pollution Information System (CHAPIS) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) — an Internet-based mapping tool that allows you to look at a map to view sources of air pollution. (866) 397-5462
Strategies for Addressing Asthma within a Coordinated School Health Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Barbara Spark (Spark.Barbara@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4189
Managing Asthma in the School Environment Barbara Spark (Spark.Barbara@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4189
Resources for Addressing Asthma in Schools Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Barbara Spark (Spark.Barbara@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4189
Collision Repair Campaign — a campaign to address health threats by drastically reducing auto body repair shop emissions at the national level.  
Community Based Air Toxics Projects — descriptions of community based air toxics projects designed to assess and address health and environmental issues at the local level.  
Improving Air Quality in Your Community — activities for reducing both indoor and outdoor pollution, information about costs, and how local communities can apply for EPA grants to kick-start their activities.


West Coast Collaborative Diesel Emissions Reductions — Current funding opportunities

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Pesticide Resources
California Department of Pesticide Regulation fact sheets — consumer information about pesticides, their labels, safe use, and what to do in an emergency. English Exiting EPA (disclaimer) | en Español Exiting EPA (disclaimer)  
Using Pesticides Safely — fact sheets for consumers (415) 947-8704
Citizen’s Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety (PDF) (415) 947-8704
National Pesticide Information Center Exiting EPA (disclaimer) — objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics (800) 858-7378
Community Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Pesticide Problems Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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In Your Home
The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality

Monique Nivolon (nivolon.monique@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4195

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon (English)
Manual informativo sobre el radón, la guía para proteger a su familia y a usted del radón (Español)
Monique Nivolon (nivolon.monique@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4195
Lead in Your Home: A Parent’s Reference Guide (PDF) Marjorie Xavier (xavier.marjorie@epa.gov)
(415) 947-4164
Testing Your Home for Lead (PDF)  
Environmental Enforcement
Report environmental violations or spills (800) 300-2193
General information, tips, or complaints (866) EPA-WEST
From exposure to illness: Community Health Studies and Environmental Contamination Exiting EPA (disclaimer) — sharing the experience and perspective of public health staff who study links between environmental exposure to chemicals and health effects.  
Citizens Guide to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (PDF) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) — a guide that explains NEPA, how it is implemented, and how people outside the federal government can better participate in environmental impact assessments.  

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