Environmental/Hazardous Waste

In 1987 CPR created a Hazardous Waste Committee, consisting of leading experts in hazardous waste cleanup problems. The Committee's report reflected its view that ADR principles can be applied productively to the disputes that commonly arise among potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in Superfund waste cleanup cases. The Committee set forth certain flexible ADR procedures that it developed to achieve fair and expeditious cost allocation among PRPs at Superfund sites. These range from achieving agreement on allocation procedures to actually agreeing on cost allocations early on in the process. The report's bibliography was updated in 1998.In addition, CPR continues to work with leading property casualty insurance companies to frame an inter-insurer environmental commitment or protocol to which insurers may subscribe. CPR has also assembled an Environmental Panel of Neutrals specializing in this industry.