Wednesday, September 26, 2007

developments (good news)

I'm trying to figure out how to phrase this without putting anyone into a corner.

Once again we have a situation where ACCRC does not fit within the standard profile inherent in the system.

The DTSC is aware of the problems presented in the violation notice and is working with us to find a viable solution. It appears that all parties agree that the destruction of usable/historic material is not in the public's best interest and the system should adapt.

This is a two party process and the ACCRC will have to make some adjustments.

Notably we have to be able to explain to a novice what we are keeping it for. (reasonable)
Just because its cool/old doesn't mean it is not a potential problem and the same handling proceedures for dealing with the material we dispose of would apply to the handling and storage of this material. As such some of our volunteers will need more rigorous training if they wish to work on material without a qualified staff member present (also reasonable and I submit already in place).

We also need to demonstrate that we have a method for disposal of material even when we have given up on it. It appears that our methods for disposal of non-recoverable material will suffice.

So in a nutshell it has gone from what we perceived as a "do this or else" to a mutual understanding and attempt to find a workable solution.

We very much appreciate this position on the part of the DTSC and thank them for demonstrating a refreshing level of flexibility in this matter.

We fully expect to work this out in time.

2 Comments:

Blogger dasht said...

I owe you $20.

-t

4:52 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

That's great! I've been telling people for a while about my dream of doing exactly what you're doing, only I didn't realize anyone was doing it! I think that what you're doing is awesome and I hope that someday this will be happening all over the world.

8:36 AM  

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