2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Shasta2hi@aol.com
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 11:54:44 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Public Participation Comments
Below are my comments on EPA's Public Participation policy.  

Thank-you very much for being able to comment on new EPA guidance for public 

As a former community relations specialist and RAB member, I would like to 
provide a couple thoughts that may make it easier for communities to review 
environmental documentation.  I've noticed as Department of Defense bases 
close, RAB member interest tends to dwindle.  Diminishing interest must be 
renewed through continued membership drives, especially since corporate 
knowledge is required when Five Year Review documents are written.
members that move in and out of adjacent neighborhoods may find RAB 
membership and cleanup interesting.  I suggest posting RAB membership 
solicitations in local papers, even as the base closes and remains closed. 

Secondly, community members must have historic information available without 
too much inconvenience.  I suggest maintaining Administrative Records in 
libraries close to bases or Superfund sites so that those community members 
willing to invest their time may do the research necessary to offer educated 
comment.  Administrative Records have been prepared on compact disc with
that are unreadable.  Leaving behind compact discs in lieu of hard copy 
removes a great deal of information from the public and tends to dissuade us 
--from becoming involved in tracking cleanup. 

Sandra Lunceford 
Mather RAB       

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