Oconee River Basin Plan: A Focus on the Law and Process
The River Basin Planning Act requires Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to complete river basin plans on 14 major river basins that comprise the state of Georgia. This paper examines the application of the law in the creation of Oconee River Basin Plan. Following the law, the paper explores existing opportunities for stakeholder involvement and recommends mechanisms to increase opportunities for stakeholder involvement. Finally, the paper examines some possibilities for improvement in the process during the stakeholder meetings.