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The three fundamental principles of environmental justice are:

  • To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations;
  • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process; and
  • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.

Environmental justice requirements apply to all DDOT projects, including those that do not involve federal-aid funds.

Procedures & Services

The identification and analysis of environmental justice issues shall occur throughout DDOT's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and other environmental review processes.

See Also

​Legal References

​Design Standards & Specifications

​Transportation Plans & Studies

Other Resources

Page Last Updated: March 11, 2014