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This chapter discusses how to set a schedule for risk communication efforts. Setting a schedule for risk communication efforts requires that you should consider a number of factors, such as legal requirements, organizational requirements, the scientific process, and audience needs. Legal considerations are usually the first item that must be considered if the organization conducting the risk communication effort is to avoid litigation. After legal requirements have been determined, the organizational requirements are considered. The communication efforts will most likely have to coincide with certain aspects of the scientific process. The next item to consider is what else is going on within your organization, the community, and the nation, so that you can put your risk communication efforts in context. The last item to consider is the audience needs, which are determined by considering the information from the audience analysis and the timing and severity of the risk.