Harry Seraydarian

Harry Seraydarian

Harry Seraydarian

Email Address harryser@comcast.net

Position or Title Sole Proprietor

Professional Biography I have worked full time as an in house "neutral" for EPA for over 3 years providing facilitation, mediation, and consensus building services.  I have worked on air, water, wetland, waste, and superfund projects.  I use "interest based problem solving" as a framework for resolving environmental disputes: emphasizing "common interests" over positions; framing issues in a neutral and objective fashion; helping parties develop options and citeria leading to creative solutions; and consensus agreements. I use "facilitative mediation" and support constructive group dynamics, using caucuses only when necessary. I have found my years of experience managing environmental programs allow me to understand the perspectives of all the parties involved in environmental disputes (especially the views and options available to federal and state regulatory and resource agencies).  My technical background and experience also allow me to understand complex technical issues and present them in simple terms.

Address Line 1 263 Greene Street

City Mill Valley

State California

Zip 94941

Phone (415) 389-8237

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 9

ECR Services Provided

Policy DialoguesCalifornia Environmental Dialogue2012
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortPort of San Francisco- CruiseTerminal2004
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationBahia-endangered species2003
Regulatory NegotiationsDredging- Los Angeles, Contaminated Sediment Task Force2003

Case Experience by Subject Matter

NEPARiverside County Transportation-2004
Environmental Planning (e.g., NEPA, Forest plans, travel mgmt., resource mgmt.)Riverside County Transportation-2004
Transportation Planning/Program ImplementationRiverside County Transportation-2004
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatBahia-endangered species2003
Water issues GeneralTomales Bay Water Quality2001
Watershed Management and/or PlanningTomales Bay Water Quality2001
Parks and Refuge IssuesTomales Bay Water Quality2001
Wetlands and/or EstuariesDredging Management Plan for San Francisco Bay2000
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionLos Angeles Air Quality Management Plan1999
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingCalifornia Air Permitting1999

Type of Public Decision

Policy developmentCalifornia Environmental Dialogue2012
Siting and ConstructionRiverside County Transportation-2004
PlanningPort of San Francisco- CruiseTerminal2004
RulemakingDredging Management Plan for San Francisco Bay2000

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsRiverside County Transportation-2004

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

StateCalifornia Environmental Dialogue2012
Local/communityPort of San Francisco- CruiseTerminal2004
IntergovernmentalDredging- Los Angeles, Contaminated Sediment Task Force2003
InteragencyLos Angeles Air Quality Management Plan1999

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