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Webinar Series: Practical Implementation of Environmental Justice in Policy and Air Permitting



Practical Implementation of Environmental Justice in Policy and Air Permitting
Thursday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

This environmental justice webinar series will review policy trends, Justice40, updates to federal tools, community engagement examples, and state air permitting perspectives.

If you missed Part 1, you can still register for the series! Attend Part 2 and receive a download to view Part 1.
    Full Series: $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember
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Please be advised that only one user can log into the account to view the webinar and access cannot be shared. After registering, you will receive an email with an access link and instructions. Enter the web conference via the link 10 minutes prior to the webinar start time. You will need to log into the A&WMA account that was used to register for the event. 


Part 2: The Role of Community and Environmental Justice in Air Quality Permitting
Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

How might environmental justice affect your next air permit application? EPA’s Director of Environmental Justice Matthew Tejada is joined by state air quality directors to address the role of communities and environmental justice in permitting. EPA will review federal EJ tools being implemented to support the White House’s Justice40 initiative and future rulemaking. State leaders will review criteria and processes being used to conduct enhanced public engagement during the air permitting process to encourage involvement of environmental justice communities in permitting decisions.
     Individual Webinar: $99 A&WMA Member; $149 Nonmember ‚Äč

Part 1: Environmental Justice in Balance: Policy and Impacts on Regulatory Action
Thursday, August 11, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

This panel discussion on environmental justice will provide insights and information relevant to both the regulated and regulatory communities on current and potential impacts of EJ policies on regulatory action, enforcement, and case resolution. 
Presenter and Moderator Bios

Session 1 Presenters:
  • Brittany Bolen, Senior Policy Advisor, Sidley Austin LLP’s Washington, DC office
  • Gussie Lord, Managing Attorney, Tribal Partnerships Program, Earthjustice
  • Nicole Noëlliste, Managing Associate, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
  • Moderator: Nancy Meilahn Fowler, PE, Environmental Consultant, Kleinfelder

Session 2 Presenters:
  • Mike Abraczinskas, Director, North Carolina Division of Air Quality
  • Matthew S. Tejada, PhD, Senior Executive and Director, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA
  • Annette Switzer, Incoming Air Quality Division Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
  • Moderator: Heidi Hollenbach, District Supervisor, Air Quality Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)