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Environmental Justice

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires all recipients of federal funds to demonstrate how they have ensured their actions do not discriminate against minorities and low income populations. This process is known as Environmental Justice (EJ) and is part of the environmental documentation completed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). WSDOT complies with these federal requirements by demonstrating how our projects include the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people.

The information provided on this page is designed for a technical audience.

This web page provides guidance on how to conduct an EJ analysis for CE/DCE level projects. The EJ analysis for more complex projects (EA/EIS level) is conducted as part of the Social and Community Effects analysis.  Chapter 458 of the Environmental Procedures Manual provides policy guidance.

Scheduling the EJ Analysis

The EJ analysis should be done concurrently or slightly after, preparation of other disciplines so that the effects of these disciplines on the EJ population can be evaluated. Other disciplines may include: air, noise, relocations, section 4(f), public services & utilities, economics, land use, visual, transportation, hazardous materials and cultural resources.

Process for Completing the EJ Analysis

If your project involves tolling, please contact Carol Lee Roalkvam, WSDOT Policy Branch Manager, to determine the appropriate action.


    Title VI forms for distribution at public meetings:

    Title VI form in English (pdf 27 kb), in Spanish (pdf 35 kb), in Korean (pdf 66 kb), in Russian (pdf 72 kb), in Tagalog (pdf 30 kb), in Vietnamese (pdf 79 kb), in Traditional Chinese (pdf 170 kb), and in Simplified Chinese (pdf 153 kb).