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EPA -- Addressing Children's Health through Reviews Conducted Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act

Addressing Children's Health through Reviews Conducted Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act

Executive Order 13045, "Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks " (April 21, 1997), directs Federal agencies, to the extent permitted by law and appropriate, to make it a high priority to identify and assess environmental health and safety risks that may disproportionately affect children and to ensure that policies, programs, activities, and standards address disproportionate risks to children that result from environmental health or safety risks.

This guidance encourages EPA's Regional 309 Environmental Review staff to carefully consider potential children's health impacts when conducting their reviews of NEPA documents. The guidanceĀ provides example comments and considerations that should be provide to and addressed by the lead Federal Agency during EPA's review.