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1 OAC Conflict Assessment Gerald Solomon FHWA Realty Specialist Office of Real Estate Services th St. SW, Room 3221 Washington DC

2 Assessment Purpose Reach out to Stakeholders and Public Identify –Controversial Issues –Perspectives –Appropriate Methods to Address Conflicts and Improve Results

3 Assessment Process Neutral Public / Transparent / Inclusive Stakeholder and Public Involvement –Interviews –Focus Groups –Listening Sessions / Public Comments

4 Neutral Assessor Osprey –Private Conflict Resolution Company –Selected following a competitive process –Stakeholder input

5 Public / Transparent / Inclusive Federal Register Notice of Assessment Public Listening Sessions Federal Register Docket – –Public Comments and Report

6 Public Involvement Written Public Comment –Issues to be considered –Persons/Entities to be contacted Public Listening Sessions Post Report in Federal Register Docket and Invite Public Comment

7 Stakeholder Involvement Interviews –In person –Telephone / Video Focus Groups

8 Other Assessment Resources ARG - Assessment Resource Group –Input into Selection of Osprey –Input into Identification of Issues –Input into Selection for Interviews / Focus Groups –Input into Assessment (Interviews)

9 ARG Members American Hotel & Lodging Association American Planning Association Bureau of Indian Affairs CBS Outdoor Fairway Outdoor Advertiser FHWA - Scenic Byways / Real Estate Services / Division ROW (former)

10 ARG Assessment Resource Group NAHBA National League of Cities Outdoor Advertising Association of America Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc. - Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight Scenic America/Garden Club

11 Assessment Mechanism  Interagency Agreement – Principal Federal Agencies –Federal Highway Administration –U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

12 Assessment Status Agreement in Place (Subcontract in Place) ARG Formed –Expanded in Size and Scope Federal Register Notice Published –Comments Being Received Interview / Focus Groups Candidates –Candidates Identified / Prioritized (on-going) –Process Underway

13 U.S. DOT - Docket No. FHWA–2006–25031 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Federal Highway Administration MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION - U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

14 Docket No. FHWA–2006–25031 Notice Request for Public Participation in National Outdoor Advertising Control Program Assessment

15 Comments on OAC Issues Mail or hand deliver to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC Submit electronically at dms.dot.gov Fax to (202) 493–2251

16 Names of Persons or Entities To Be Contacted Mail or hand deliver names to the Morris K. Udall Foundation, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, attn: Ms. Gail Brooks, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ Submit electronically to Fax to (510) 670–5530

17 Cities City Date SacramentoAug x ClevelandAug x AustinSept AtlantaSept Salt Lake CityOct Kansas CityNov. 1-2 PhiladelphiaNov. 8-9 *Info in Docket

18 Updates on Venues and Times Contact Gail Brooks at the U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution by at or by telephone x 47

19 Assessment Product Final Report –Include Recommendations to address OAC Program Conflicts Available in Docket Public Comment Period Report and Comments - Input into Future Decision Making

20 Further Information For FHWA: Mr. Gerald Solomon, Office of Real Estate Services (HEPR), (202) 366– 2019, For legal questions, Mr. Robert Black, Office of Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366– 1359, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC

21 Further Information For the U.S. Institute: Dale Keyes, Senior Program Manager, (520) 670–5653, or Gail Brooks, Program Associate, (520) 670–5299; U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ

22 Joint OAC Stakeholder Conflict Assessment Gerald Solomon FHWA Realty Specialist Office of Real Estate Services th St. SW, Room 3221 Washington DC


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