May I use alternative dispute resolution to informally resolve an allegation that open and nondiscriminatory access was denied?
You may ask to use ADR either before or after you file a complaint. To make a request, call the MMS at 1-888-232-1713 or write to us at the following address: Associate Director, Policy and Management Improvement, Minerals Management Service, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 5438, Washington, DC 20240-0001.
You may request that ADR be administered by:
A contracted ADR provider agreed to by all parties;
The Department's Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR); or
MMS staff trained in ADR and certified by the CADR.
Each party must pay its respective share of all costs and fees associated with any contracted or Departmental ADR provider. For purposes of this section, MMS is not a party in an ADR proceeding.
[73 FR 34640, June 18, 2008, as amended at 74 FR 46910, Sept. 14, 2009]