Character Background Sheet
EPA Community Involvement Coordinator (CIC)
are the CIC assigned to the Flowing Railroad site. Your job is to
manage all EPA's community involvement activities to provide an
opportunity for public participation in the Superfund process.
grew up in Ruralville but left to go to college. Now you live in
the city where EPA's Regional Office is located. You still know
a lot of people in Ruralville, and you are eager to help them understand
what's involved in cleaning up the site and how the cleanup will-and
will not-affect their lives.
purpose at the community meeting is to help explain the cleanup
options being considered, answer citizens' questions, and listen
to community concerns. You have already met most of the people at
the meeting because your overall responsibility has been to ensure
that the community knows what to expect and how to participate in
Superfund decisionmaking. You have been sharing information about
the Superfund process with the community and obtaining information
from them since EPA's activities at the site began. You've visited
with individuals, families, and business owners in the community,
written fact sheets about various stages in the process, gathered
and distributed information about the site itself and the data EPA
collected during its investigation of the site. When the meeting
is over and the RPM has made a final decision about how to clean
up the site, you will prepare a fact sheet that summarizes the decision
and help the RPM respond to comments from the community about the
selected cleanup strategy.
lead the meeting for EPA.