CalEPA-U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding

On September 10, 2021, U.S. EPA Region 9 (USEPA) and CalEPA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Collaborative Efforts on Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Overburdened Communities. The MOU set a strategic direction and formalized a partnership between the state and federal government to focus on three areas: strategic targeting of inspections, enforcement actions, and community engagement. 


EJ Enforcement Action Plans

After extensive consultation with residents and advocates in overburdened communities across the state, CalEPA and U.S. EPA developed Environmental Justice Enforcement Act Plans to guide implementation of the MOU.

Action Plan Implementation