Flashcards in Lecture 5. Deck (13):
What are the key issues to be considered when planning a public ivolvement
-Who should be involved?
-Identification of Appropriate type and scope of public involvement
-how public should be involved
-When and where it should occur
-How results from Involvement will be used in EA decision making
-Identification of necessary or available resources to implement public involvment program
What is "Informing" the public
simply disclosing info to the public. is not sufficient form of public involvement on its own
What is "consulting" the public?
Providing opportunity for info exchange and is designed to canvass stakeholder views on proposed project and its impacts
What is "paticipation" public involvement
Engages the public in a more interactive manner and attempts to establish areas of agreement and disagreement and the reaching of common positions
What is "Negotiation" in public involvement
Mechanism for alternative dispute resolution based upon joint fact-finding, consensus building, and mutual accommodation of different interest.
face-to-face discussion between proponent and key stakeholders
how should methods for public involvemnet be structured?
1. Suits the social environment and, whenever possible,
2. should target particular groups
What should be taken into consideration when selecting public involvement techniques?
-Degree of interaction requires between participant
-Extent to which participants are able to influence decisions
-Stage of the EA at which public invovlement will occur
-time available for involvement
- # of participants and thier interests
- complexity and controversy of the issues
What are the Different Techniques to inform the public?
3. Unstaffed exhibits/displays
4. Local newspaper articles
5. National Newspaper articles
What are common methods used in public consult?
1. Staffed Exhibits/ displays
2.Staffed telephone lines
3. Public meetings
4. Surveys, interviews and questionnaires
5. Site visits
What is stakeholder dialogue?
An informal version of negotiation, mediation, and/ or dispute resolution that focuses on sharing info and views to find win-win solutions
What is a downfall of public involvement?
CAn be costly and time-consuming, sometimes poorly planned. public consultation is seen by regulators as inadequate or non-existent, the project may be subject to delay, adding expense
Only those with scientific or technical backgrounds are able to make positive contributions
public tends to be more sensitive than professionals.
limiting people in decisionmaking is more efficient
What are benefits of Public involvement?
-Sources of knowledge (corrective/creative)
-Affirmation of democracy and elimination of hostolity, lack of faith, alienation
-identification of diff POV's
-better decision making