Message #347:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: 36 CFR 800 Effectiveness and Efficiency: Self-laudatory Advocacy?
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 96 14:28:00 MST
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[ SASIG Ed. Note -- As you contemplate the arrival of Mr. Morrison's 
questionnaire, consider viewing http://www.swanet.org/legal.html, 
SWA's web page containing links to 36 CFR 800, current Section 106
materials, Section 106 Proposed Regulations, Tom King's Evaluation of
Proposed Section 106 Regulations, and, more!]

From: Charles Randall Morrison

Soon your office will receive from the ASU School of Public Affairs a 
questionnaire titled "36 CFR 800 EFFECTIVENESS AND
EFFICIENCY SURVEY FY 96".  It is part of a study from the perspective of 
public administration of some effects on agency mission of compliance with 
36 CFR 800.  A portion of the research entails analyses of variation in 
agency practice and experience, testing some questions based on the 
administraive normative concepts of efficiency and effectiveness in policy 
implementation.

The questionnaire will be mailed to your office's titular head together with 
the request that it be routed to the person most responsible for managing 
the 36 CFR 800 process. Many of these offices are those identified by your 
agency's FPO as possessing an Agency Official for purposes of the 
regulations.  In most cases the office expert will be the staff 
archaeologist.  The questionnaire is very short (36 questions) and it and 
the research design have been approved by the ASU Human Research office.  A 
return envelope will be attached, as well as a post card for folks who want 
a copy of the statistical results; the card will be returned directly to the 
requesting participant.  Survey responses remain anonymous, and the office 
control code will be destroyed at the end of the return phase in accord with 
the reseach design protocol.  Aggregated data are the objective of this 
study.

Please anticipate the arrival of the questionnaire and try to return it as 
soon as you can.  As you know, the bulk of 36 CFR 800 compliance literature 
is either self-laudatory or advocatory of professional interests.  Little 
critical research is conducted on the pragmatic of the regulatory 
environment and whether Federal agency experts are satisfied with the 
resulting administrative consequences, i.e., accomplishing agency mission. 
The comparative results of the study should prove of interest to most career 
Federal CRM / Historic Preservation professionals engaged in 36 CFR 800 
consultation.  It is anticipated that the study will be extended to 
additional states in the future (publish or perish).

I can be reached directly at (602) 966-2080 or fiatv8@imap2.asu.edu.