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  • 1. Role of Various Stakeholders in Risk Communication Michael R. Korzelius Environmental Compliance Specialist City of Charlotte, North Carolina 1
  • 2. Knowledge and Experience • Environmental Compliance Specialist - Environmental Crimes Task Force - Educational Outreach - Emergency Response - Industrial Regulations
  • 3. Module’s Learning Objectives • Identify who the various stakeholders are in a given risk scenario. • Understand the role of various stakeholders and their limitations.
  • 4. Discussion Question In a given risk scenario, what possible stakeholders groups should be involved?
  • 5. Stakeholders • Community Residents • Local Health Officials • Local Environmental Officials • State Health Officials • State Environmental Officials • Environmental Protection Agency • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry • Polluting Industries
  • 6. Community Groups • Represent the effected community • Rally residents and start communication process • Seek out information to bring back to the community • Interpret technical terms for residents
  • 7. Local Health Officials • Explain adverse health effects • Monitor Population • Provide instructions on safeguarding health • Develop public health assessments
  • 8. Local Environmental Officials • Protection of the public’s environmental health •“First-hand” knowledge of local pollution problem. •Knowledge of Industrial Contacts
  • 9. State Health Officials • Set the agenda for the local agencies • Capable of reaching larger audiences than the local agencies •Capable of Coordinating similar health effects from different counties
  • 10. State Environmental Officials • Conduct larger environmental assessments • Communicate results •Draw information from a larger technical base
  • 11. Environmental Protection Agency • Explain the nature and type of the contamination • Explain exposure pathways • Inform about clean up measures Collaborative Partnership
  • 12. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • 13. Polluting Industries •Important Stakeholder to risk communication process •Knowledge of Industrial Process, and Production •Promote Environmental, and Public Health Stewardship
  • 14. Discussion Question Which stakeholder should initiate the risk communication process?
  • 15. Case Study Scenario
  • 16. Recap of Module’s Objectives • Identify who the various stakeholders are in a given risk scenario. • Understand the role of various stakeholders and their limitations.
  • 17. Questions and Answers
  • 18. Contact Information Michael R. Korzelius Environmental Compliance Specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Environmental Management Division 5100 Brookshire Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28216 704.391.5166 mkorzelius@ci.charlotte.nc.us