Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
Community Involvement Process
Citizens can also get involved by:
- Attending public meetings and hearings
- Participating in other community information sessions, such as an open house
- Visiting local site repositories for additional information
- Contacting the site's local community involvement coordinator and/or site manager
Once the extent of the contamination has been identified and the site has been categorized, EPA prepares a community relations plan to ensure community involvement. This plan is based on discussions with local leaders and citizens in the community.
In addition, EPA sets up a local information file in the community so that citizens can have access to information about the site. The information file or "repository" is usually located at a library or a public school and contains the official record of the site, reports and activities (called the Administrative Record), as well as additional site-related information.
These community involvement-related activities are part of the larger cleanup process.