Archives by Tag 'EPA'
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary and Senior Associate Bennett Brooks gave a presentation October 15, 2009, to attorneys and program staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, the regional office covering New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The presentation, organized by Region 2 ADR coordinator Joseph Siegel to [...]
In July and August 2006, CONCUR was retained under a national contract with SRA international to conduct an assessment for USEPA and DOJ to evaluate the prospects for mediation to finalize cost recovery actions at the Baldwin Park Operable Unit (BPOU) Superfund site. CONCUR conducted a series of interviews with key parties including PRPs and [...]
CONCUR designed and completed a Stakeholder Assessment for U.S. EPA, examining the potential to use a facilitation/mediation process to resolve a long-running 30 year dispute over water and wildlife resources between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), Inyo County, local and national environmental groups, the State of California, and Native American tribes.
CONCUR contributed to a research initiative launched by the National Center for Atmospheric Research at USEPA Headquarters, the Tellus Institute, and other cooperators to examine effects of global climate change on ecosystem goods and services provided by the San Francisco Bay Delta watershed. These goods and services are “processes and attributes of ecosystems that help [...]
CONCUR was retained by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, with the support of EPA Region X, to conduct a Situation Assessment to analyze prospects for future collaboration between Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and community of Tokeland to address issues related to water quality, coastal erosion, water supply and community development. The objective was to take stock [...]
Baldwin Park: Mediating a Multi-party Dispute on the Remediation of a Superfund Site/Contaminated Drinking Water Supply (2000-2001)
In March of 2000, CONCUR was asked to assist the U.S. EPA, the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, and the Aerojet General Corporation in mediating negotiations over the containment and cleanup of contaminants at the Baldwin Park Operable Unit (BPOU) of the San Gabriel Valley Superfund sites. The BPOU is located just east of Los [...]
Fort Ord sits in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula. For decades, the sprawling 29,000-acre Army base was a focus of the region’s attention, serving as a national infantry-training site and pumping millions into the local economy. Today, almost a decade after the base was shut down, the installation still attracts significant attention. Neighboring communities [...]
Independent Review of Section 404 Alternatives Analysis for Site with Vernal Pools for U.S. EPA, Region IX, Water Division (1994)
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary led an independent review team of planners, economists, and attorneys in the independent review of a Section 404 analysis for a major development project near Sacramento in an area with a high density of vernal pools. Issues addressed included methods for assessing economic feasibility, assumptions regarding land use densities, and procedures [...]
CONCUR facilitated a technical forum for EPA Region IX, PRPs, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board on toxic waste cleanup options for the at the Casmalia Superfund site. Specific issues addressed and clarified included the methodologies for calculating rates of contaminant migration, the structure of aquifers and aquitards, and procedures for risk assessment.