AR Public Involvement
Engaging the public in an open and transparent communication process leads not only to better decisions, it also creates public trust ensuring decisions reflect what is best for the community. DTSC is dedicated to working with all stakeholders to build and maintain a process that gives a voice to all participants and allows the public unfettered access to information. Our goal is to create an open and ongoing dialogue with stakeholders that allows for the exchange of ideas, comments and questions. Many changes will involve using newer and faster communication tools such as social networking, e-mail alerts and video. While electronic tools vastly improve access to information, community meetings, and face-to-face discussions will always be a cornerstone of DTSC’s community outreach efforts. The AR site will be cleaned up under the standards within the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
If you have suggestions on the website or have questions, please contact Stacey Lear, Public Participation Specialist at (714) 484-5354 or via e-mail at Stacey.Lear@dtsc.ca.gov.
Community surveys allow DTSC to proactively seek public input into how we can better communicate and provide access to information. This information helps us revise our AR Public Participation Plan, which will outline our strategy for community outreach. The survey asks stakeholders for their preferred method of communication, the types of information they typically seek, and the desired frequency of community interaction.
Fact sheets provide a quick summary of project activities, meeting schedules, and upcoming opportunities for public involvement. Please see the AR EnviroStor Community Involvement page for a copy of AR documents.
DTSC Community Meetings
Informal community meetings such as workshops and open houses, provide an excellent opportunity to share ideas and hear what stakeholders and community members are saying. DTSC holds community meetings to help inform the local community. Dates of upcoming community meetings are listed on the “What’s New” page.
Public Comment, Meetings, and Hearings
Formal public meetings and hearings to collect public comment on all reports and proposed actions are held as required. These publicly opened forums will be announced via e-mail alerts, fact sheets, on the AR website and via public notices that are sent through the mail.
DTSC will continue to seek your input on additional means of public involvement.