The near-term actions in the Action Agenda are the result of over a year of staff work, work of multiple interdisciplinary teams and technical experts and public workshops, meetings and comments. To maintain this transparency we propose a systematic process for identifying any further additions or changes needed.
Please use the Near Term Action Amendment Request Form (Word Document) to propose an additional Near Term Action (NTA) or change to an existing NTA. We encourage participants to focus changes on major flaws or content gaps. Future Action Agenda updates will provide additional opportunity to adapt and refine content.
Please submit your input to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on June 22, 2012.
2012 Draft Action Agenda Book 2 (Word Document)
The Partnership will consider suggested revisions to Book 2 text that would correct factual or editorial errors or improve the descriptions of ongoing programs and their key activities. Suggestions should be provided in track changes along with a brief explanation of why the change is needed. To be considered, suggestions must be received in track changes by June 22, 2012. Partnership staff will make every effort to incorporate all factual and editorial corrections and improvements to the descriptions of ongoing programs. Where there is a difference in perspective among participants as to the facts, or how they should be portrayed, Partnership management will make final decisions on the Action Agenda text. Due to time and resource constraints, responses to comments received regarding text changes in Book 2 will not be tracked in the comment response matrix.
Please send all comments and questions to email@example.com.
Download the Action Agenda Public Comment Tracker Spreadsheet(XLSX) - updated 5/25/12
The Public Comment Tracker is the way that the Partnership tracked comments and responses. It was prepared by first disaggregating all the comment letters to group individual comments by topic area/section. Then, Partnership staff reviewed each comment individually and in the context of its comment letter and prepared the response. The responses are designed to track how comments were addressed – they are not meant to engage in any detailed way in underlying issues or to provide additional context. The tracker is provided in excel, so it can be sorted either by topic area or by commenter. In some comments you may see red text that refers readers to the actual comment letters, all of which can be found here: http://www.psp.wa.gov/action_agenda_2011_comments.
Please note that, since the Leadership Council has provided some additional time for Action Agenda work, the Partnership is continuing to double-check comments and responses and fine-tune the Action Agenda draft. In some cases the Action Agenda draft does not yet reflect the changes contemplated by the comment tracker; these changes are being made and an updated Action Agenda draft will be posted soon. In other cases the Partnership is completing evaluation and response to some comments, and an updated tracker will be posted as that work is completed.
To view the archive of the 2011 draft Action Agenda, click here
To view the entire draft Biennial Science Work Plan as one file, click here
We want to work with you on the Partnership's main roadmap to Puget Sound recovery in 2011 - it is time to update the Puget Sound Action Agenda and its companion document, the Biennial Science Work Plan.
The Action Agenda, first developed in 2008, explains what a healthy Puget Sound is, describes the current state of Puget Sound, prioritizes cleanup and improvement efforts, and highlights opportunities for federal, state, local, tribal and private resources to invest and coordinate. It is a living document, designed to be adapted and adjusted. By statute, the near-term strategies and actions described in the Action Agenda must be updated every two years.
The Partnership has a number of objectives for this update of the Action Agenda and Biennial Science Work Plan:
During this process, the Partnership staff will work closely with the Science Panel, the Ecosystem Coordination Board, and the Leadership Council, as well as two Cross-Partnership Strategic Advisory Groups.
In June the Leadership Council adopted a set of targets related to Puget Sound recovery. The 2011 update to the Action Agenda will focus on developing strategies and actions that help achieve targets for reducing five pressures on the ecosystem:
Strategies and actions that are not directly related to achieving targets in those five pressure-reduction areas will be updated only as needed to bring more clarity, and reflect new information and progress.
how to participate, click here.
If you have comments or questions on this information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.