questions related to the processes used to solicit and consider input from the scientific and stakeholder communities throughout the strategic planning process:
Were the mechanisms for input from the scientific and stakeholder communities throughout the program's strategic planning process adequate?
Did the format of the workshop promote the open exchange of ideas and suggestions for improvement?
Was the process used to make decisions on potential changes to the draft plan clearly communicated to workshop participants and others who submitted comments during the public comment period?
Was this process consistent with generally accepted practices for considering community input during public comment periods?
What specific improvements should be reflected in future planning efforts for the program?
The results of phase II will be provided in a report to be delivered to the program within 6 months after the revised (final) plan is published.