Dioxin Work Group Facilitation

The Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) Agencies (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) engaged Floyd|Snider to provide facilitation, documentation, and public involvement support for the development of a new framework to evaluate the suitability of dioxin-containing materials for open-water disposal. 

Floyd|Snider organized a series of workshops held throughout the Puget Sound area to elicit input from stakeholders (tribes, ports, environmental organizations, consultants, and the community at large) on the subject of open-water disposal of dredged material containing dioxins. The DMMP Agencies used this input to develop a proposal for interpretive guidelines to determine suitability of dredged material containing dioxins for open-water disposal. 

Floyd|Snider has facilitated a decision process including DMMP Agency staff, mid-level managers, and Agency Directors to determine how to proceed with this contentious issue. This process has included a 2-year-long series of meetings involving approximately 25 people. Floyd|Snider has set agendas, directed the process, facilitated discussions, and documented meetings. More information about this project can be found at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfmsitename=DMMO&pagename=Dioxin_Work_Group.


  • Multi-party Facilitation 
  • Regulatory Policy Assistance
  • Agency and Stakeholder Coordination
  • Complex Project Management and Scheduling


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