DATE: December 27, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Policy on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 27, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 249, page 81858

AGENCIES: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: EPA is publishing its policy regarding the use of ADR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Robert Ward, Dispute Resolution Specialist, U.S. EPA, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, (MC 2310A), Washington, DC, 20460; 202-564-2922; e-mail: adr@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-320) requires that each federal agency adopt a policy that addresses the use of ADR. EPA's policy is presented under the following headings:

EDITOR'S NOTE: For comparison, see the May 16, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Logistics Agency Acquisition Directive (DLAD); Alternative Dispute Resolution", and the November 15, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Transportation; Statement of Policy on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)".

Also, the Department of Justice is soliciting comments on two documents designed to help federal agencies develop ADR programs: "Confidentiality in Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs," and "Evaluation of Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs." See the October 4, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Justice; Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs".

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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