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 Encoding: 51 TEXT [ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.