Accession Number : ADA304363

Title :   Use of a Facilitated Task Force to Develop a General Permit in Colorado.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Lefkoff, Merle S.

PDF Url : ADA304363

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In this case, a facilitated task force was used to try to develop a consensus on the terms of a 404 General Permit covering stream modifications in EL Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado. Participants in the task force included Federal, State, county and city agencies; developers; and local citizen representatives, including environmentalists. The author served as facilitator for the task force. Although the task force met periodically for nearly a year and drafted permit language, the draft language was opposed by the City of Colorado Springs and developers. Nevertheless, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) issued a General Permit using the language that had been developed. No lawsuits were filed against the permit. Subsequently, the City of Colorado Springs has proposed to revise its basin-wide planning process, using citizen input. Several members of the original task force are now serving as part of the City's Citizen Advisory Committee.

Descriptors :   *TASK FORCES, *FACILITIES, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), *URBAN AREAS, ENVIRONMENTS, MODIFICATION, LANGUAGE, PERSONNEL, STREAMS, COLORADO.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE