The Public Participation and Outreach approach outlined below is intended to provide multiple opportunities for key stakeholders, technical experts and members of the public to provide input and comment throughout the RMP Monitoring Program process.

Information regarding meeting dates, times, and locations, along with briefing documents, meeting summaries, and other related material will be posted as it becomes available.

  1. Web Comment Portal/Open Public Comment
  2. Targeted Stakeholder Meetings
  3. Stakeholder Outreach Workshops
  4. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meetings
  5. Public Outreach Sessions
  6. Public Hearings on Draft Reports

  1. Web Comment Portal/Open Public Comment

    The Web Comment Portal is currently closed.  An initial public comment period was held from September 15, 2014 through April 30, 2015 to gather public input in support of the development of indicators and milestones.  A Comment Response document, Comment Log, and searchable comment database are available on the Public Comments page.
     
    The public will have an additional opportunity for input after the Highlands Council has released the draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report and draft Fiscal Impact Assessment for public comment.  At that time the Web Comment Portal will re-open.  Additional information regarding the Web Comment Portal is available on the Background page under Project Components.

    Please continue to check this website for RMP Monitoring Program updates and additional information.

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  2. Targeted Stakeholder Meetings

    Facilitated, small-group meetings. Technical in nature. Designed to garner input on potential indicators and data availability. Meetings were held in Fall 2014 and early 2015 with representatives from state agencies, county and local government, and non-governmental organizations. Meeting summaries below include attendee lists and meeting recaps.

    Meeting Summaries (pdfs)

     

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  3. Stakeholder Outreach Workshops

    Workshop-style sessions. Topic-driven. Designed to provide a stakeholder forum for groups that are too large or diverse to accommodate in smaller sessions. These meetings were open to the public and announced via public notice.

    December 15, 2014
    County College of Morris
    Randolph, NJ
    Workshop Summary (pdf)

    January 12, 2015
    Sussex County Technical School
    Sparta, NJ
    Workshop Summary (pdf)

    January 14, 2015
    Oldwick Fire Company Social Hall 
    Oldwick, NJ
    Workshop Summary (pdf)


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  4. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meetings

    Facilitated work sessions designed to review indicator and milestone findings, and provide input toward monitoring activities for the 2015-2025 period. Meetings are anticipated to commence in 2015 with identified technical experts spanning content areas of the RMP.

    TAC Topic Areas
    Natural Resources - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Water Resource Protection - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Water and Wastewater Utilities - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Agricultural Resources - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Historic, Cultural, Archeological, and Scenic Resources - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Transportation and Air Quality - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Future Land Use - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Land Owner Equity - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Economic Development - Meeting Summary (pdf)
    Implementation - Meeting Summary (pdf)

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  5. Public Outreach Sessions

    Facilitated large-format sessions. These sessions were open to the public and were announced via public notice on January 12, 2016. Dates, times and locations were provided in the public notice and below. 

    These informational sessions provided members of the public with an opportunity to learn more about the MPRR process. Sessions began with a brief overview presentation at 7:00 p.m., which was repeated at 8:00 p.m. in each session, with the remaining time available for attendees to review materials that were available around the room and ask follow-up questions. Materials form this session are provided below.

    Session Materials

    February 4, 2016
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
    Haggerty Education Center
    353 E Hanover Ave
    Morris Township, NJ 07962

    February 9, 2016
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Warren County Technical School
    Cafeteria
    1500 Route 57
    Washington, NJ 07882

    February 11, 2016
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Passaic County Community College,
    Wanaque Education Center Dining Room
    500 Union Avenue
    Haskell, NJ 07420



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  6. Public Hearings on Draft Reports

    Facilitated large-format hearing following release of the draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report. Will be open to the public.

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