Created in January, 2002, the Public Advisory Committee has the responsibility of representing citizensí interests in the Sudbury Soils Study (see Terms of Reference). Meeting quarterly, the members work closely with the Technical Committee and provide input on the process. As representatives of the community, they have the additional role of assuring the public that the study is an open, transparent process.
There are up to twelve citizen members on the PAC, including two First Nations representatives as well as the Process Observer and Administrative Support. Members of the PAC were selected through response to an advertisement placed in the local newspaper. The First Nations select their representatives.