Public Participation & Community Involvement

Nearly all of Aspen’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects require extensive coordination with agencies and the public. This begins with the scoping process, continues through the public comment period, and includes developing defensible responses to comments and providing clear information to decision-makers. Aspen has the capabilities and expertise to conduct public meetings and workshops and has extensive experience participating in agency hearings and workshops. Aspen has completed public involvement programs for many controversial projects, often with major public concern and involvement of numerous agencies. Aspen has the proven ability to effectively plan, organize, and conduct comprehensive public involvement programs, including public outreach and education using a wide array of media, and public meetings of various formats. Aspen also takes an active role in public meetings and workshops, including meeting facilitation, technical presentations, expert responses to questions, and meeting support.

Aspen’s services and capabilities in Public Participation and Community Involvement include:

  • Public Involvement Plans
  • Public Meeting and Workshop Planning
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Meeting Presentations and Displays
  • Public Comment Summaries
  • Public Notices and Meeting Announcements
  • Project Newsletters
  • Project Fact Sheets
  • Press Releases

Featured Project

Pacific Pipeline Project

Aspen managed the preparation of two major environmental documents for the Pacific Pipeline Project.  A proposed 20-inch pipeline was proposed to transport 130,000 barrels per day of crude oil produced offshore Santa Barbara to the Los Angeles area (171 miles in total length). The original EIR prepared by Aspen evaluated...

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