Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - DOE Oversight Division. Status Report to the Public - December 1999 Page: 59 of 72
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DEC's DOE Oversight Division conducts public outreach at the local,
state, and national levels. By attending public meetings to make pre-
sentations and act as an information resource, the Division helps the
public learn about the Oak Ridge Reservation's environment. The Division's
local and state activities are included under the Tennessee Oversight Agreement
(TOA). Its national activities include membership in a variety of programs and
initiatives. The Division also maintains a World Wide Web site with detailed
information about ORR environmental issues at http://www state.tn.us/environ-
Other community organizations that monitor DOE
activities on the Oak Ridge Reservation also seek to
include the public in their work. In addition, the
Department of Energy has an extensive outreach pro-
gram to solicit public input on environmental concerns,
and the agency has established two information centers
to give stakeholders direct access to relevant documents.
Outreach programs enable the public to understand
current issues, problems, and progress in environmental
management on the ORR. They also provide an opportu-
organizations that monitor
DOE activities on the Oak
Ridge Reservation also
seek to include the public
in their work.
nity for citizens to play a meaningful role in environmental decision making.
Following are the major public outreach efforts undertaken by a variety of orga-
nizations concerned with DOE's Environmental Management program at Oak
Ridge. Contacts for local and state initiatives-including addresses, phone and
fax numbers, and Web sites-are listed in the appendix.
Tennessee Oversight Agreement Initiatives
Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee (LOC). The LOC con-
sists of a Board of Directors and a Citizens' Advisory Panel (CAP). The Board is
composed of local elected and appointed officials from the City of Oak Ridge
and the counties of Anderson, Roane, Knox, Loudon, Meigs, Rhea, and Morgan.
The LOC's mission is to ensure that the best interests of those communities are
protected and that public funds are used wisely during cleanup, continued opera-
tions and reindustrialization at the ORR. Board members are concerned with
human health and the environment as well as their communities' economic and
social well being. Representatives of the Division participate in meetings of the
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