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Environmental Justice, Title VI & LEP

Environmental Justice, Title VI & Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

As a result of federal mandates, growing attention has been placed on the need to incorporate environmental justice (EJ) principles into the processes and products of transportation planning.  Recipients of federal-aid must abide by nondiscrimination policies as laid out by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  These requirements were amplified by Executive Order No. 12898, issued February 11, 1994, which requires that each federal agency incorporate EJ into its mission "by identifying and addressing...disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations". 

The South Western Regional Planning Agency annually assesses its transportation planning programs and products, such as the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program for compliance with the guiding principles of EJ. These principles seek to: assure that transportation plans and programs do not have an adverse impact on communities of concern; ensure full participation on the transportation decision-making process; and prevent the reduction or denial of benefits by communities of concern.

Environmental Justice

Title VI & Limited English Proficiency
  2014_Complaint_Form.pdf - 4/9/2014Title VI Complaint Form/Titulo VI Formulario de Queja la Discriminacion - 2014
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    Mail: SWRPA, 888 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Stamford, CT 06901,   Phone:  (203) 316-5190, or   Fax: (203) 316-4995 

EJ_2013_LEPmap.pdf - 4/24/2014Map of Limited English Proficiency in South Western CT -2013
EJ_2013_criteria-CoC_map.pdf - 4/24/2014Map of Title VI and Environmental Justice Communities in South Western CT - 2013
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