The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been using alternative dispute resolution (ADR), most prominently in cases concerning the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund or CERCLA), since the late 1980s. While the use of ADA within the EPA is not widespread, it has become a useful tool for some EPA attorneys and the regulated community to address difficult and contentious environmental enforcement issues. Compared with other federal agencies and departments, the EPA is a leader in the use of ADR in resolving enforcement disputes.
Recommended CitationSusan Raines and Rosemary O'Leary, Evaluating the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques and Processes in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Cases: Views of Agency Attorneys, 18 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 119 (2000)
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