Online Program

Epa's air community program: Stakeholder engagement throughout the regulatory process

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Holly Wilson, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC
The Office of Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is responsible for implementing programs regulating air pollution as described in the Clean Air Act and other legislation. OAQPS is committed to ensuring communities disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks and are affected by hazardous substance problems have independent, non-advocacy, technical assistance needed to empower them to meaningfully participate in the rule-making process.

Stakeholder and public engagement in the regulatory process is an important part of operating an open and transparent government. OAQPS is exploring innovative ways to engage more types of stakeholders in their regulatory activities. This presentation will provide an overview of recent efforts by EPA to engage stakeholders in air regulatory activities and will highlight innovative approaches being considered for training community groups about how to play a more active role in the regulatory process.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify existing resources for effective stakeholder engagement in the regulatory process.

Keyword(s): Environment, Environmental Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 20 years of air quality management experience at the local, state, and federal levels. My areas of expertise include compliance and technical assistance; education and outreach; and training.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.