Meeting Summaries from the EPA/ICMA Relocation Stakeholders Forums
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In 1997, EPA, in conjunction with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), held a series of seven stakeholder forums on Superfund relocation that provided additional opportunities for stakeholders to offer information and raise issues for consideration in the development of the relocation policy and corresponding guidance. From March to October 1997, meetings were conducted with representatives of industry, state governments, local governments, environmental and public health organizations, tribes, and environmental justice groups. The summaries of these seven meetings comprise this document.
The summaries capture the major issues raised during the forums as participants discussed specific issues related to the relocation policy and shared their experiences with the relocation process both within and outside of the Superfund program. Key discussion topics included criteria and triggers for relocation, time frames for relocation, community involvement, cooperation among stakeholders, and special circumstances, such as low-income or minority communities and relocations on tribal lands.