WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today announced that due to the predicted inclement weather in Washington, D.C., it will hold a partial briefing comprised of a single panel representing the EPA on the morning of January 22nd, 2016. The remaining panelists will be contacted to reschedule their testimony for a future date. The program modification is due to the severe weather expected in the DC metro area and the travel safety concerns it poses for witnesses. The Commission will announce a rescheduled date shortly. This decision is subject to change if additional information indicates that weather conditions will deteriorate earlier on Friday than currently predicted.
WHAT: Briefing on Environmental Justice: Toxic Materials, Poor Economies, and the Impact on the Environment of Low-Income, Minority Communities
WHEN: January 22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. EST
Due to severe weather concerns, we encourage interested parties to participate via teleconference on the number provided below.
WHERE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW)
LISTEN IN: To listen to the Commission's briefing on January 22, 2016, via telephone, please follow the instructions below:
Dial toll free number (888) 452-4023; Provide operator conference #1453101.
I. Introductory Remarks by Chairman: 9:00 a.m.
II. Panel 1: Government Officials: 9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
- Velveta Golightly-Howell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Betsy Devlin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Matthew Tejada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
III. Adjourn Briefing: 10:20 a.m.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about Commission's reports and meetings, visit http://www.usccr.gov.
Media Contact: Gerson Gomez
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights