Environmental Justice


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.

DDOT Environmental Manual, Chapter 25: Environmental Justice

See Related

Additional Information

Legal References

  • n/a

Design Standards & Specifications

  • n/a

Transportation Plans & Studies

  • n/a

Other Resources

  File Modified

PDF File Environmental Manual - Second Edition - 2012.pdf

26 Mar, 2022 by James Graham