Hold public hearings on the model EJ policy.

The EJAG must create a model EJ policy for agencies that do not create their own. When the model environmental justice policy is complete, it will be posted here.

Statutory Language: 

EJ Law § 1 adds new ECL §48-0107(1): "adopt a model environmental justice policy applicable generally to state agencies that engage in activities or operations that may have a significant effect on the environment, including but not limited to through the adoption of rules and regulations, issuance of permits, acquisition or maintenance of property, or approval, funding or undertaking of projects. Such policy shall be adopted not later than one year after the effective date of this article. The advisory group shall develop the model policy in consultation with representatives of minority and low-income communities, regulated parties, the environmental justice interagency coordinating council and other state agencies and the public and shall hold a public hearing thereon in each judicial department. Notice of such hearings and notice of the adoption of the 4 model policy shall be published in the state register."