Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DU/DSCEJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Summer Webinar:
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Chemical accidents can take many forms. Whether we are describing a sudden explosion or routine discharges at facilities, these releases can have a significant impact on communities, especially low income communities. Katrina, the release as West, Texas and the British Petroleum (BP) release in Texas resulted in deaths, physical damage to property and the displacement of many people. This presentation will describe how communities can best use portions of the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Clean Air Act 112(r) to become aware of chemicals in their neighborhoods and how to participate in their proper management based on existing laws. As part of the presentation, the audience will be given information to ask the right questions and the types of answers that can best protect their communities.
Deborah Brown – US EPA Region 1
Ms. Brown is presently on a detail as the special assistant to EPA New England's director of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Prior to her detail, she managed the Region's resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), and Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Clean Air Act 112r (CAA 112r), tribal and federal facility enforcement and compliance programs. She has served in numerous capacities during her 24-year tenure at EPA. She has managed its Enforcement Office, the Regional Laboratory, and the Region's Toxics and Pesticides Enforcement Program. In addition to managing the programs described above, Ms. Brown was Vice President for Brownfields Pilots and Counsel, with the Institute for Responsible Management (IRM) while on leave from EPA for two years. While at IRM, she also co-authored a book on Brownfields. Prior to her EPA employment, Ms. Brown was director of Equal Employment Opportunity for the New York Transit Authority, counsel for the Texas Department of Agriculture, and an assistant to the Governor of Texas. Ms. Brown received her JD from the University of Texas School of Law, and a BA from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Webinar Presentation (pdf)
- Call EPA's TRI Information Center
- Select Option 3 or TRI
- Visit the TRI program's website: www.epa.gov/tri/communities