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UST Cleanup Fund – New Communications Plan

The California UST Cleanup Fund are taking steps to improve their communications with their stakeholders. You can view the newly published plan (March, 15, 2013) below.

The Cleanup Fund’s Goal – Easier Access to Information

The  California UST Cleanup Fund goal for this new communications plan is to provide access to information that is clear, timely, accurate and useful to the stakeholders, as well as provides an avenue for constructive stakeholder feedback to the Cleanup Fund to help them improve their internal processes

This information includes:

  1. New developments or changes in the Cleanup Fund’s procedures to stakeholders as early as possible prior to the implementation of these changes;
  2. Information explaining why these changes are being implemented; and
  3. Clear, easy to understand instructions to help stakeholders accommodate these changes in their business practices with the Cleanup Fund. 

 

Collaborative Community Discussion – Be Social

The UST UST Cleanup Fund state: “We are soliciting comments on our draft Communications Plan, which explains the steps the Cleanup Fund is implementing. If you have any comments on this version, please submit them by May 15, 2013 to: ustcleanupfund[at]waterboards.ca.gov.”

We would like to take a slightly different approach, so we are starting a collaborative community discussion on this topic. We believe that by thinking, sharing, and working together, the individuals and groups (stakeholders) that make a community can accomplish goals that neither could achieve alone.

We would like to hear your thoughts, ideas, and opinions on this plan on your favorite social networks or via our comments section (on the bottom of this page).

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California UST Cleanup Fund New Communications Plan

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Cleanup Fund Stakeholders

The Cleanup Fund has a variety of stakeholders that require information from the Fund.  There are considerable nuances in communicating with each of these stakeholder groups.  For example, not all of these stakeholders require the same information nor the same frequency of information.  Listed below are stakeholders that the Cleanup Fund has identified as targets for their communication improvement efforts.  Other groups may be identified in the future as the needs of the fund’s stakeholders and the Cleanup Fund program itself evolves.

 

Internal Stakeholders

  • State Water Board Members
  • State Water Board management 
  • State Water Board UST Program management and staff
  • Cleanup Fund managers and staff
  • Regulatory agency management and staff, including both Regional Water Boards and Local Oversight Programs
  • Claimants to the Cleanup Fund
  • Consultants hired by claimants
  • Various subcontractors hired by claimants and/or consultants, including environmental laboratories, drilling operators, equipment vendors and equipment suppliers.
  • Legislators and legislative staff
  • Environmental justice and community groups
  • Real estate and financial institutions dealing with properties associated with Cleanup Fund claims
  • Federal agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • General members of the public who may be affected or interested in properties associated with Cleanup Fund claims in their communities 

 

External Stakeholders

  • Claimants to the Cleanup Fund
  • Consultants hired by claimants
  • Various subcontractors hired by claimants and/or consultants, including environmental laboratories, drilling operators, equipment vendors and equipment suppliers.
  • Legislators and legislative staff
  • Environmental justice and community groups
  • Real estate and financial institutions dealing with properties associated with Cleanup Fund claims
  • Federal agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • General members of the public who may be affected or interested in properties associated with Cleanup Fund claims in their communities  

 

Thoughts, ideas, and opinions on the draft Communications Plan

Editorial note: we (as USTCF Internal Stakeholders) really look forward to seeing some major improvements in the way we can access fresh and timely information from the USTCF. It is always a challenge to try and navigate thru their large (sometimes 90+ pages) documents to look for information/status change of a few specific sites…)

 

If you would like, please give us feedback, we know the USTCF team would love to hear from you on this topic.

 

Please keep all comments civil and constructive. We’re here to help and support one another, not to beat anyone down.