The Nanushuk Project, a joint venture between Spanish oil company Repsol and Denver-based Armstrong Oil and Gas, is an oil discovery on Alaska's North Slope that could be the state's biggest in years. To ensure transparency and public accessibility during its environmental review, the project's consultants at DOWL hired SmartComment to help them solicit and manage public comments related to the project's multi-year Environmental Impact Report (EIR), from pre-scoping all the way through to the final document.
What We Did
Despite still being in the pre-scoping phase of Nanushuk's environmental review, the project team has already received hundreds of comments, which they are digitally classifying into individual topic areas almost as they come in. This efficiency will allow consultants and staff to have a real-time picture of the populations and sentiments regarding the project so they can adapt plans accordingly or provide additional outreach. With draft and final versions of the EIR still to come, SmartComment is helping provide a secure and state-of-the-art environment for the crucial public input process that lies ahead.
What The Client Said
"I've been looking for an easy to use comment analysis tool for years. SmartComment provides the database capabilities I need and the support has been outstanding!"
Maryellen Tuttell, Senior Project Manager, DOWL