Annual Report on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on September 7, 2012, issued a joint memorandum calling for department and agency commitment to the goals identified in the Memorandum on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR), and the goals identified in related policy guidance.

This memorandum supersedes an OMB/CEQ joint memorandum issued in November 28, 2005, on Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR). It broadens the efforts called for under the 2005 memorandum by explicitly encouraging appropriate and effective upfront environmental collaboration to minimize or prevent conflict.

The 2005 and 2012 memoranda call upon federal departments and agencies to document their third-party assisted environmental collaboration and conflict resolution planning and implementation efforts in an annual report submitted to OMB and CEQ. Submissions from federal departments and agencies are due to OMB and CEQ annually by February 15.

Since the 2005 and 2012 memoranda were issued, the reporting departments and agencies have worked collaboratively to create annual overviews of the ECR work undertaken across the federal government. The U.S. Institute assists with this effort, and on behalf of the participating federal departments and agencies, the U.S. Institute is pleased to make the following ECR reports available via the links below:

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2013 Synthesis

ECR FY 2013 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2012 Synthesis [Pending]

ECR FY 2012 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2011 Executive Summary

ECR FY 2011 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2010 Overview

ECR FY 2010 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2009 Overview

ECR FY 2009 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2008 Overview

ECR FY 2008 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2007 Overview [1338kb PDF, 53 pages]

ECR FY 2007 Individual Department and Agency Reports (1 of 2)

ECR FY 2007 Individual Department and Agency Reports (2 of 2)

ECR in the Federal Government - FY 2006 Overview [150kb PDF, 30 pages]

ECR FY 2006 Individual Department and Agency Reports

ECR Report Template

The FY 2013 ECR Annual Report Template for the seventh year of reporting is below.

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