Alaska Administrative Code
Title 18 - Environmental Conservation
Chapter 15 - Administrative Procedures
Article 6 - Administrative Appeal Procedures
Section 18 AAC 15.205 - Alternative dispute resolution

Universal Citation: 18 AK Admin Code 18 AAC 15.205

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) Notwithstanding 18 AAC 15.195 - 18 AAC 15.340, the department and the parties may engage in alternative dispute resolution as provided in 2 AAC 64.200. However, a request for an adjudicatory hearing must be filed in accordance with 18 AAC 15.200 at the same time as or before a request for alternative dispute resolution.

(b) For purposes of this section, alternative dispute resolution

(1) includes non-binding arbitration, modified adjudication proceedings, non-record abbreviated hearings, or any collaborative method designed to encourage the parties to work together to develop a mutually agreeable solution, including negotiation, mediation, use of a neutral fact-finder, and settlement conferences; and

(2) does not include binding arbitration.

(c) Nothing in this section impairs the ability of a party to an adjudicatory hearing under 18 AAC 15.195 - 18 AAC 15.340 or the hearing officer from pursuing settlement discussions.

Eff. 7/11/2002, Register 163; am 11/5/2017,Register 224, January 2018

Authority: AS 46.03.020

AS 46.03.100

AS 46.03.110

AS 46.03.320

AS 46.03.330

AS 46.03.720

AS 46.03.730

AS 46.03.880

AS 46.04.890

AS 46.14.200

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