Small Entity Environmental Roundtable – February 1, 2023

The Office of Advocacy will host a small entity roundtable to discuss the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s Environmental Justice Screening Tool. During the roundtable representatives from CEQ will demonstrate how to use the tool and answer participant questions. Participants will also be able to share comments and feedback.

The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 1 PM- 2 PM (ET). Roundtable participation details will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP. RSVPs should be emailed to Prianka Sharma at


I. Welcome and Introductions (1 PM – 1:05 PM)
Prianka Sharma, Assistant Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy
Patrick Delehanty, Director of Economic Research, SBA Office of Advocacy

II. CEQ Environmental Justice Screening Tool Demonstration and Overview (1:05 PM – 1:25 PM)
Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, Deputy Director of Environmental Justice Data and Evaluation, Council on Environmental Quality

III. Participant Q&A (1:25 PM – 1:45 PM)

IV. Open Discussion (1:45 PM – 2 PM)
Comments and suggestions for updates to the tool

V. Adjourn (2 PM)

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons and are intended to facilitate an open and frank discussion about issues of interest to small business. These meetings are off the record and not intended for press purposes. Direct quotations of presenters or attendees may not be used without direct written approval of the person(s) making the statement. All press inquiries should be sent to Agendas and presentations are available to all.

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Small Entity Environmental Roundtable
Issue for Discussion
February 1, 2023

CEQ Environmental Justice Screening Tool

On November 22, 2022, the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality released version 1.0 of its Environmental Justice Screening Tool. The tool is meant to help federal agencies better identify communities that can benefit from Justice 40 initiatives. Justice 40 initiatives aim to ensure that the benefits of Federal programs reach communities that are overly burdened by pollution and historic underinvestment.

During the roundtable, representatives from CEQ will offer a demonstration of how to use the screening tool as well as answer questions about its functions. Participants will also be able to offer comments and feedback on the tool.

Access the CEQ Environmental Justice Screening Tool and more information.

Advocacy contact: Send an email to Prianka Sharma at or call (202) 205-6938.