NOAA National Enforcement Summit - August 3, 2010
NOAA held a National Enforcement Summit in response to the
Inspector General's Report of January 2010. The Summit convened a broad
array of invited stakeholders and experts to assist NOAA’s leadership in improving
compliance with regulations and developing forward-looking strategies to advance
its enforcement programs to protect and sustain the nation's marine resources.
NOAA's objectives for this one-day summit were to elicit ideas and recommendations
- working with constituents and state and federal partners to improve compliance and
enhance the effectiveness of our marine-related enforcement activities;
draft plan for setting national and regional enforcement priorities.
- improving our communications with regulated communities and other stakeholders;
- establishing approaches for consistency and transparency that contribute to public
confidence in our enforcement program.
Through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, NOAA retained
a neutral third party, Susan Podziba & Associates, to assist in the design and
facilitation of the Summit. Susan Podziba is a senior public policy mediator who
assists organizations and individuals to construct innovative processes for addressing
contentious policy debates and differences. For more information on the U.S. Institute,
please click on this link to the USIECR website: www.ecr.gov.
This was a one-day, working Summit with approximately 80 invited participants who
were selected based upon their expertise in the issue and experience with natural
resource management and regulation at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition,
participants represented a wide cross-section
of people from regulated communities and non-governmental organizations.
To develop the Summit design, NOAA solicited advice and input from experienced public
and private sector parties who interact with NOAA’s enforcement program as members
of regulated communities and stakeholders as well as those who have broad experience
with state and federal enforcement programs. An overview of the assessment interviews
can be found here. Through the
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, NOAA retained Susan Podziba,
Public Policy Mediator at Susan Podziba & Associates, to assist in the design and
facilitation of the Summit.
Read the Summit
Review the presentations and remarks
NOAA's Enforcement Priority Setting Process - FINAL
Review NOAA's Penalty
Policy - FINAL
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