Infrastructure and Development

Commission on Environmental Justice & Sustainable Communities

Established in statute, the Commission on Environmental Justice & Sustainable Communities (CEJSC) is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Advise State government agencies on EJ.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of State and local government laws and policies to address issues of EJ and sustainable communities.
  • Coordinate with CEHPAC on the issues of EJ and sustainable communities.
  • Develop criteria to assess what communities in MD may be experiencing EJ issues.
  • Recommend options for addressing EJ issues to the Governor and the General Assembly; include prioritized areas of the State that need immediate attention.

The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning is a member of the CEJSC and as such, helps to foster discussions on the link land between use planning policies and environmental justice.