Utilizing Community Advisory Committees for NEPA Studies

A Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a public participation technique that can be employed to gain stakeholder feedback, identify and resolve local concerns, and build community support during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decision-making process. Although not required, a CAC can be an effective means of addressing specific issues and hearing a variety of stakeholder views. A CAC can also be used in pre-NEPA planning studies. Issues covered in this Handbook include: Deciding whether to establish a CAC; Defining the role of the CAC; Selecting CAC members and organizing the CAC; Preparing for and facilitating CAC meetings; Providing for public access to CAC meetings and meeting materials.


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  • Accession Number: 01045184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781560513612
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication Code: PG05-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 2:28PM