How “Go Slow” to “Go Fast” Fits with “Hurry Up and Decide”: Using EPA’s Situation Assessment Model to Help Clients Custom-Fit ECR Processes
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Deborah Dalton (Moderator) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center
Catherine Garypie, J.D. - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Karen Kellen, J.D. - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8
Joseph Siegel, J.D. - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

The U.S. EPA has refined a model to help stakeholders understand how a custom-designed situation assessment can be used to provide information to custom-fit an appropriate ADR or collaborative process to their issue or litigation. Panelists will use an animated graphic and case studies to show how this model is used to help stakeholders understand that there is a range of collaboration or ECR processes rather than just one option. The model also provides stakeholders with confidence to move forward when the need to move quickly collides with the need to carefully select, plan and design an appropriate collaboration or ECR process. This model has been used in regulatory and enforcement litigation and policy and regulatory dialogues. It can be useful to many other federal and state agencies.

Primary Target Audience(s): Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) • Non-governmental Organizations

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