Environmental Justice Assessments – Public comment period open through June 8, 2023

Commerce intends to adopt one additional SAA to create a pathway that encourages programs to opt-in to HEAL activities that wouldn’t otherwise be required to do so under the statutorily defined SAA categories. The additional SAA is: Where practicable, as determined by Commerce upon recommendation of the applicable program: projects of existing Commerce grant or loan programs that do not otherwise qualify as a SAA under RCW 70A.02.010(12); and/or Federally-funded…

Commerce Environmental Justice team publishing draft work products

Commerce is publishing draft work products as part of its goal to balance the interests and obligations to the Council, the Legislature and the people of Washington. These products will undergo further review by the Council, tribes and the public throughout 2023. Provisional Community Engagement Plan (PDF) – Draft Agency Strategic Plan and Environmental Justice Implementation Plan – Draft