Stephen Garon

Stephen Garon

Stephen Garon

Email Address

Position or Title Principal

Professional Biography As an ADR professional, Dr. Garon has facilitated numerous policy, planning, public involvement, and/or site-specific dialogues for EPA and other federal clients addressing a wide-range of issues, including hazardous waste cleanup, estuary protection, and Clean Air Act requirements.  He has performed public involvement and conflict resolution research, including the first Agency-wide evaluation of EPA’s public involvement practices and the first set of case studies on the use of ADR in EPA enforcement cases; and he has designed and taught a variety of ADR and public involvement training and academic courses.

Address Line 1 3434 Washington Blvd

City Arlington

State Virginia

Zip 22201

Phone 703-978-1750

Small Business No

GSA Schedule Provider Yes

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 6

ECR Services Provided

Policy DialoguesFederal Facility Cleanup Dialogue2011
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortGE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
Process DesignOne Cleanup Program Dialogues2006
Public Engagement/Public InputMine-Scarred Lands Community Assessments2005
Conflict/Situation AssessmentGM-Massena Superfund Site2001

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Military and/or Base IssuesFederal Facility Cleanup Dialogue2011
SuperfundGE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
MiningOne Cleanup Program Dialogues2006
BrownfieldsMine-Scarred Lands Community Assessments2005
Water QualityCoalfields Stream Reclamation and Community Improvement Project2004
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingGE Hudson Public Participation2002
Environmental JusticeGM-Massena Superfund Site2001
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionNACEPT Petroleum Refining Sector Working Group2000
Wetlands and/or EstuariesNarragansett Bay Summit2000
Forest and Timber IssuesNorthern Forest Dialogue1996
Allocation of Liability for DamagesFrontier Chemical Cost Allocation1993

Type of Public Decision

Implementation/monitoring agreementsGE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
Policy developmentOne Cleanup Program Dialogues2006
PlanningCoalfields Stream Reclamation and Community Improvement Project2004
Siting and ConstructionGE Hudson Public Participation2002
Compliance and enforcement actionFrontier Chemical Cost Allocation1993

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsFederal Facility Cleanup Dialogue2011
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsOne Cleanup Program Dialogues2006

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Multi-jurisdictionalFederal Facility Cleanup Dialogue2011
National or regionally significant casesGE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
InteragencyOne Cleanup Program Dialogues2006
Local/communityMine-Scarred Lands Community Assessments2005

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Federal Facility Cleanup Dialogue2011
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsGE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsGE Hudson Public Participation2002
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)GE Hudson River Phase 1 Dredging Peer Review2010
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Mine-Scarred Lands Community Assessments2005

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