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c. Phase II, Procurement Planning, further develops all elements leading to system
procurement, including obtaining options to purchase sites (with associated environmental
analysis and public meetings), strengthening market and waste supply commitments, risk
allocation, and selection of a preferred procurement and financing approach.
d. Phase III, Procurement, covers the steps required for system procurement, including
waste supply, market, construction, and operation (if applicable) contracts, necessary pre-
construction permits (and associated environmental analysis), and obtaining the debt or equity
capital to finance the project.
e. Toward the end of Phases 0, I, and II, a formal report (or statement) is prepared
documenting the results and presenting a recommended course of action and associated
budget for the next phase. Using the report as a basis, a political/public decision is made
either to proceed or terminate.
A-6. MAJOR ISSUES. Major ongoing issues which must be considered in all phases include:
a. Public participation
b. Environmental considerations
c. Waste reduction
d. Source separation
e. Phase-over planning
g. Assessment of industry roles and offers
A-7. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
a. The public may be involved in the project development in many ways, such as public
meetings and hearings, presentations, advisory groups, newsletters, assistance, and
coordination. The presentation of issues at an early stage promotes an atmosphere of
openness and mutual trust.
b. History has taught that early and continuing presentation of issues to the public is
essential in gaining public confidence in any program. Not only should the public be informed
early, but also continuously for the duration of the project. The importance of this cannot be
overemphasized, nor should the lessons regarding the consequences of past failures be
forgotten. Without public dialogue, the project may be undermined for no more sufficient
reason than a perceived lack of an informed and well-structured process or for the substantial
reason that the project does not meet the community's goals and desires.
A-8. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS.
a. Depending upon the individual state and local environmental assessment
requirements, different environmental analyses may be necessary. The Model contains three
types of environmental review.
(1) The first is an initial screening in the Feasibility Analysis phase.