On August 4, seventeen federal agencies signed a memorandum of understanding which requires the agencies to release annual reports on their efforts to address the environmental burdens that low income and minority communities face. The reports will identify environmental justice impacts from their programs and policies and will include progress reports on their efforts to mitigate the effects, such as performance measures for their efforts and responses to community concerns. The progress reports must be completed by February 2011 each year starting in 2012.