Executive Order No. 131

Signed on 2/5/2009 

This Executive Order by Governor Corzine replaced EO 96, which was set to expire. It extended the work of EJAC to 2013, reconfiguring it as a 15-person body appointed by the Commissioner of DEP. The Order directs executive branch departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and any and all other bodies of the State’s Executive branch to provide “appropriate opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, income, or education level to participate in decision-making. Programs to promote and protect human health and the environment shall be reviewed periodically to ensure that they: (a) meet the needs of persons living in low-income communities and communities of color; and (b) address disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards.”

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