NSR and EJ: Part 1

Posted by Eric L. Hiser

Welcome to the start of an occasional series analyzing EPA’s efforts to implement the Administration’s goals of enhancing environmental justice across the United States. In this article, we analyze EPA’s “Principles for Addressing Environmental Justice in Air Permitting” issued by Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Administrator for Air and Radiation on December 22, 2022. This memorandum and its attachment, “EJ in Air Permitting, Principles for Addressing Environmental Justice Concerns in Air Permitting” (December 2022), represent the most specific EJ guidance potentially applicable to NSR permitting to date.

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