Shared Neutrals

The Commission was a pioneer in implementing mediation as an alternative to litigation for administrative cases. Processes for mediation are outlined in Mediation and Facilitation in Administrative Proceedings before the Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Natural Resources.

The Commission also participates in a cooperative effort with other state agencies--commonly known as the Shared Neutrals Program.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes the Interagency Shared Neutrals Program.