Standard Guide for Framework for a Consensus-based Environmental Decisionmaking Process
|Publication Date:||15 January 2006|
|ICS Code (Environmental economics. Sustainability):||13.020.20|
This guide presents a framework for a stakeholderfocused Consensus-based Environmental Decision-making (CBED) process, which is a stakeholder-empowere
This guide is intended to describe a highly flexible CBED process, and therefore does not recommend a specific course of action for this activity.
This guide is intended to assist in implementing a CBED process, which allows assessing the full impact of any projector issue-related decisions related to human health, ecological, socio-cultural or economic impacts.2
This guide is not intended to replace existing environmental decision-making or public participation processes. It may be used with other processes or standards that address stakeholder involvement in environmental decision-making.
Limitations-This standard does not address the specific methods for generating or evaluating technical data related to assessing a particular environmental issues. The user should seek other sources on methods to gather information for completion of models or other analyses that may be used during a CBED process.
2 The CBED process is not meant to replace other processes, such as the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The strength of the CBED process is to empower the stakeholders in an organized fashion to focus on specific issues that tend to result in litigation and long delays and can be readily used in conjunction with NEPA and/or other public participation processes.