Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR)
The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center is EPA’s Resource for ECCR
CPRC is supporting clean-up efforts at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Indiana, by strengthening paths of communication between residents and the federal, state and local government.
CPRC Annual Report
CPRC released the FY 2022 Annual Report on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution. It provides a summary of ECCR use at the EPA over the last fiscal year as well as short descriptions of several ECCR cases.
The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) supports EPA’s regulatory, enforcement, and voluntary programs by providing Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR) services to the entire agency. ECCR is alternative dispute resolution (ADR) focused on environmental conflicts. Expert CPRC staff, ECCR specialists in the EPA’s 10 regions, and dispute resolution professionals engaged through CPRC’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution Services contract, help EPA and its stakeholders exchange ideas and information, identify areas of concern and common interest, develop recommendations, prevent and overcome disputes, and reach agreements. CPRC supports ECCR across the Agency, pursuant to EPA’s ADR Policy. The CPRC is located in EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights (OEJECR).