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Title: Measuring the accomplishments of public participation programs: Overview of a methodological study performed for DOE`s Office of Environmental Management

Abstract

Recently, staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory performed a study for the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Accountability within the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), examining how to measure the success of public participation programs. While the study began with a thorough literature review, the primary emphasis of this research effort was on getting key stakeholders to help identify attributes of successful public participation in EM activities and to suggest how those attributes might be measured. Interviews were conducted at nine DOE sites that provided substantial variety in terms of geographic location, types of environmental management activities undertaken, the current life-cycle stage of those EM efforts, and the public participation mechanisms utilized. Approximately 12 to 15 oral interviews were conducted at each site, and each respondent also was asked to complete a written survey. Those interviewed included: non-regulatory state and local government officials; project managers and public participation staff for DOE and its management and operations contractors; non-government groups concerned with environmental protection, public safety, and health issues; federal and state environmental regulators; business organizations; civic groups; and other interested parties. While this study examined only those public participation programs sponsored by DOE, the resultingmore » findings also have applicability to the public involvement efforts sponsored by many other public and private sector organizations.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
519148
Report Number(s):
CONF-970952-3
ON: DE97006333; TRN: 98:000690
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Decontamination, decommissioning and reutilization of commercial and government facilities, Knoxville, TN (United States), 7-12 Sep 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; PUBLIC RELATIONS; MEASURING METHODS; PUBLIC OPINION; US DOE; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; REMEDIAL ACTION; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Schweitzer, M, Carnes, S A, Peelle, E B, and Wolfe, A K. Measuring the accomplishments of public participation programs: Overview of a methodological study performed for DOE`s Office of Environmental Management. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Schweitzer, M, Carnes, S A, Peelle, E B, & Wolfe, A K. Measuring the accomplishments of public participation programs: Overview of a methodological study performed for DOE`s Office of Environmental Management. United States.
Schweitzer, M, Carnes, S A, Peelle, E B, and Wolfe, A K. Sun . "Measuring the accomplishments of public participation programs: Overview of a methodological study performed for DOE`s Office of Environmental Management". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/519148.
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title = {Measuring the accomplishments of public participation programs: Overview of a methodological study performed for DOE`s Office of Environmental Management},
author = {Schweitzer, M and Carnes, S A and Peelle, E B and Wolfe, A K},
abstractNote = {Recently, staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory performed a study for the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Accountability within the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), examining how to measure the success of public participation programs. While the study began with a thorough literature review, the primary emphasis of this research effort was on getting key stakeholders to help identify attributes of successful public participation in EM activities and to suggest how those attributes might be measured. Interviews were conducted at nine DOE sites that provided substantial variety in terms of geographic location, types of environmental management activities undertaken, the current life-cycle stage of those EM efforts, and the public participation mechanisms utilized. Approximately 12 to 15 oral interviews were conducted at each site, and each respondent also was asked to complete a written survey. Those interviewed included: non-regulatory state and local government officials; project managers and public participation staff for DOE and its management and operations contractors; non-government groups concerned with environmental protection, public safety, and health issues; federal and state environmental regulators; business organizations; civic groups; and other interested parties. While this study examined only those public participation programs sponsored by DOE, the resulting findings also have applicability to the public involvement efforts sponsored by many other public and private sector organizations.},
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