Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The second webinar “Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process” is now open for registration. Please note that registration is required. When you sign up, you will receive details on how to access the webinar. Please share this information widely to your colleagues and networks.

Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process

When: May 15, 2019 (2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT)

About: This webinar will focus on how to enhance community involvement in the regulatory process. It will focus on three things: (1) how to plan and support effective community involvement processes; (2) an advocate’s perspective on key things state agencies can do to ensure meaningful community involvement in the regulatory process; and (3) how to effectively integrate community involvement into the state agency culture and decision-making processes.


  • Laura McKelvey, Group Leader-Community and Tribal Programs Group, Office of Air Quality Policy and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kelly Haragan, Clinical Professor and Director, Environmental Clinic, University of Texas School of Law
  • Lawra Boyce, Community Engagement Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

The first webinar in this series focused on “Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities” (April 16, 2019). Future webinar topics in the 2019 series include:

  • Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development;
  • Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessments; and
  • Environmental Justice Considerations for Rural Water Infrastructure.

For more information, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

For questions about the series, please contact: Charles Lee at lee.charles@epa.gov


Contact Name: 
Charles Lee
EPA Office of Environmental Justice