Sets out the goals and timelines to integrate environmental justice principles in EPA programs, and summarizes EJ achievements to date. The 2016 - 2020 focus areas will be Lead Disparities, (2) Drinking Water, (3) Air Quality, and (4) Hazardous Waste Sites.
From Gina McCarthy's preface: "This Policy is composed of 17 principles which, when implemented individually and together can help improve the administration of EPA’s programs, support the fair and effective implementation of federal environmental laws, and provide protection from disproportionate impacts and significant risks to human health and the environment."
From the introduction: "Plan EJ 2014 offers a road map that will enable us to better integrate environmental justice and civil rights into our programs, policies and daily work. The plan focuses on agencywide areas critical to advancing environmental justice, including rulemaking, permitting, compliance and enforcement, community-based programs and our work with other federal agencies. It also establishes specific milestones to help us meet the needs of overburdened neighborhoods through our decision making, scientific analysis and rule-making."