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Stakeholder Involvement & Public Participation at the U.S. EPA: Lessons Learned, Barriers, & Innovative Approaches

With this report, the Office of Environmental Policy Innovation (OEPI) has taken a fresh look at Agency efforts to involve the public by reviewing formal evaluations and informal summaries from across the Agency that identify, describe, and/or evaluate Agency stakeholder involvement and public participation activities. Based upon their review, OEPI identifies key crosscutting lessons learned, pinpoint unique barriers and ways to overcome them, and highlight innovative approaches to stakeholder involvement and public participation. (continue)

Assessing the Effects of Public Participation

This article presents the results of research designed to test participatory democracy assertions that high-quality public participation can affect participants' beliefs in desirable ways. It examines the relationships between exposure to quality participation and participant beliefs about the trustworthiness and responsiveness of a public agency and the value of including different viewpoints in public meetings. (continue)

Citizen Agenda-Setting: The Electronic Collection and Synthesis of Public Commentary in the Regulatory Rulemaking Process

Digital communications technology is changing democratic governance. Federal agencies are deploying new technologies to improve citizen/government interaction during the regulatory rulemaking process. In a "Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies" released by the White House on December 17, 1999, the President called attention to the importance of upgrading the "capacity of regulatory agencies for using the Internet to become more open, efficient, and responsive" (Clinton 1999). (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Committees: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of EPA Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Committees. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Listening Sessions: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of public listening sessions and the effectiveness of follow-up after them. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Public Hearings: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of public hearings and the effectiveness of follow-up after them. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Public Meetings: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of public meetings and the effectiveness of follow-up after them. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Small Discussion Groups: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of small discussion groups. (continue)

Online Public Disputes Program

The Online Public Disputes Project (OPDP) applies the tools and techniques of online dispute resolution to public policy development processes. OPDP's technology has been used in telecommunications, energy, policy setting, regulatory negotiation, urban planning and other processes around the globe. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Sponsored Community Advisory Groups: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of Community Advisory Groups (CAGs). (continue)

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