Title VI Essentials

 
A Citizen's Guide to Filing a "Disparate Impact" Environmental Discrimination Complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VI  [42 U.S.C. ยง 2000d et seq.]
Title VI Nondiscrimination Regulations
     U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency 40 CFR Part 7
     U.S. Dep't of Defense  32 CFR Part 195
     U.S. Dep't of Transp. 49 CFR Part 21
     U.S. Dep't of Justice 28 CFR Part 42, Subpart C
     U.S. Dep't Housing & Urban Dev. 24 CFR Part 1
     U.S. Dep't of Agriculture 7 CFR Part 15
     U.S. Dep't of Interior 43 CFR Part 17
     U.S. Dep't of Energy 10 CFR Part 1040
     U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services 45 CFR Part 80
EPA Title VI Interim Guidance (Feb. 1998)
EPA Draft Title VI Guidance (June 27, 2000)
EPA Draft Title VI Guidance Questions and Answers
EPA Civil Rights Obligations
SF-424B
EPA Form 4700-4
EPA General Terms and Conditions
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR Part 1500
Title VI Public Involvement Guidance for EPA Assistance Recipients Administering Environmental Permitting Programs (Recipient
Guidance) (Final Guidance, Mar. 21, 2006
)
Role of Complainants and Recipients in the Title VI Complaints and Resolution Process (EPA, Final Guidance 5/4/2015)
Adversity and Compliance with Environmental Health-based Thresholds (EPA, Draft Guidance 01/24/2013)
Complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (EPA)

EPA Interim Case Resolution Manual (12/1/2015)
DOJ Title VI Legal Manual
DOJ Investigation Procedures Manual for the Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Alleging Violations of Title VI
DOJ Guidelines for Enforcement of Title VI (28 CFR 50.3)
DOJ Coordination of Enforcement of Non-discrimination in Federally Assisted Programs (28 CFR Subpart F)
EPA Envtl. Justice Toolkit (2004)
EPA Toolkit Desk Reference (2004)

EPA EJ Legal Tools
EPA Grants Information and Control System
Single Audit Database
USA Spending
Alexander v. Sandoval
South Camden Citizens in Action v. New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection
Letter to ADEM Director Trey Glenn: State Responsibility and Liability for Implementation of Title VI
Letter to FDEP Secretary Michael Sole: Tallahassee Renewable Energy Center

Title VI Aids

EPA Title VI
EPA Envtl. Justice Index
Public Involvement Guidance
Not In My Backyard (Comm'n on Civil Rights, 2003)
Office of Inspector General Report (EPA, 2004)
Exec. Order 12898 Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations
Exec. Order 12948 Amendment to Executive Order No. 12898
Exec. Order 12250 Leadership and Coordination of Nondiscrimination Laws
Final Guidance for Incorporating Environmental Justice Concerns  in EPA's NEPA Compliance Analyses (EPA, April 1998)
Environmental Justice: Guidance Under the National Environmental Policy Act (CEQ, 1997)

Envtl. Justice Sites

EPA Headquarters Environmental Justice Website
EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice Website
EPA EJScreen (Mapping Tool)
Map Census Data
Am. Bar Ass'n Envtl. Justice
Scorecard Envtl. Justice
50 State Survey

Envtl. Justice Studies of Interest

Alabama Landfills (LEAF)
(8-24-2004)
Alabama Toxic Air Facilities (LEAF)
(9-13-2004)
Jefferson County, Alabama Toxic Air Pollution (LEAF)
(6-17-06)
Mobile County, Alabama Toxic Air Pollution (LEAF)
(11-4-2005)
Toxic Air Pollution in Alabama - A Threat to Human Health (CA) (12-2008)
Birmingham Air Toxics Study (JCDH) (2-2009)
Birmingham Air Toxics Study Risk Summary (3-25-2011)
Risk and Envtl. Justice Analysis for Birmingham Air Toxics (11-9-2010)

Stationary Sources of Jefferson County, AL Air Toxics
(11-9-2010)
Cancer Risks and Non-cancer Hazards from Air Toxics in Birmingham, Alabama (10-2012)
EPA North Birmingham Air Toxics Study (EPA) (3-28-2013)
Who's in Danger: Race, Poverty, and Chemical Disasters (5-2014)
National Patterns in Environmental Injustice and Inequality: Outdoor NO2 Air Pollution in the United States (4-2014)
Links to Websites and Documents of Interest