Public participation in the planning of coal-fired electric power development in the Southwest: a review and analysis

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Title:
Public participation in the planning of coal-fired electric power development in the Southwest: a review and analysis
Author:
Kimball, Dan Belknap.
Issue Date:
1974
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Public participation activities have recently become an integral component of natural resource planning efforts. A definite need exists to evaluate the adequacy in a procedural sense of such activities on a case by case basis. This study evaluates public participation in the planning of coal-fired electric power development in the Southwest. An overview of public participation in planning is given, the physical and social aspects of the development are discussed, and the regulatory and institutional framework surrounding power development planning are defined. Evaluative criteria for adequate public participation programs are also specified. An evaluation procedure consisting of questionnaires, interviews, and a classification and review of the public participation activities undertaken is utilized. Results are discussed in terms of the opportunities for public participation; public awareness of such opportunities; and the availability, usability, and adequacy of information. Recommendations are made regarding future public participation in power development planning and include the need for utilizing more activities which stress the direct interaction of conflicting parties, involving the public earlier in the power development planning process, increasing public awareness of participatory activities, and providing more available and adequate information in a more usable form.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Electric power-plants -- Southwest, New.; Steam power plants -- Southwest, New.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gum, Russell L.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePublic participation in the planning of coal-fired electric power development in the Southwest: a review and analysisen_US
dc.creatorKimball, Dan Belknap.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKimball, Dan Belknap.en_US
dc.date.issued1974en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPublic participation activities have recently become an integral component of natural resource planning efforts. A definite need exists to evaluate the adequacy in a procedural sense of such activities on a case by case basis. This study evaluates public participation in the planning of coal-fired electric power development in the Southwest. An overview of public participation in planning is given, the physical and social aspects of the development are discussed, and the regulatory and institutional framework surrounding power development planning are defined. Evaluative criteria for adequate public participation programs are also specified. An evaluation procedure consisting of questionnaires, interviews, and a classification and review of the public participation activities undertaken is utilized. Results are discussed in terms of the opportunities for public participation; public awareness of such opportunities; and the availability, usability, and adequacy of information. Recommendations are made regarding future public participation in power development planning and include the need for utilizing more activities which stress the direct interaction of conflicting parties, involving the public earlier in the power development planning process, increasing public awareness of participatory activities, and providing more available and adequate information in a more usable form.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshElectric power-plants -- Southwest, New.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSteam power plants -- Southwest, New.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGum, Russell L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberQashu, Hasan K.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc9600305en_US
dc.identifier.oclc29245168en_US
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