Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes

The Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes provides assistance for the development and implementation of hazardous waste management programs; for building capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and for developing solutions to address hazardous waste management issues in
Indian country.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2015: Develop and implement hazardous waste management programs that improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste.

Build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance and develop solutions to address hazardous waste mismanagement impacting Tribal lands.

Development and institutionalization of hazardous waste program capacity for Tribal governments and the communities they serve.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2016: Develop and implement hazardous waste management programs that improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste.

Build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance and develop solutions to address hazardous waste mismanagement impacting Tribal lands.

Development and institutionalization of hazardous waste program capacity for Tribal governments and the communities they serve.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017: Develop and implement hazardous waste management programs that improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste.

Build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance and develop solutions to address hazardous waste mismanagement impacting Tribal lands.

Development and institutionalization of hazardous waste program capacity for Tribal governments and the communities they serve.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2018: Develop and implement hazardous waste management programs that improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste.

Build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance and develop solutions to address hazardous waste mismanagement impacting Tribal lands.

Development and institutionalization of hazardous waste program capacity for Tribal governments and the communities they serve.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: na.

Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, the following activities are suggestive and do not limit the range of activities considered eligible under this grant program.

These activities are eligible when they are performed in support of developing and implementing a tribal program to manage hazardous waste: Develop and implement codes, regulations, and ordinances, policies, and/or guidance to regulate hazardous waste management activities and facilities, such as generators, transporters, and treatment, storage and disposal facilities.

Develop and implement hazardous waste program enforcement policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, including monitoring and inspection schemes.

Develop legal and administrative infrastructure adequate to implement and maintain regulatory and/or non-regulatory hazardous waste management programs.

Includes support for Tribal Emergency Response Committees (TERC).

Identify and assess hazardous waste generation and ongoing management of concern to the community, including: inventory active and inactive dump/disposal sites and assess contamination potential; characterize hazardous waste stream, including illegal dump-sites; and identify sensitive sites with potential or actual impacts on water bodies, soil, air, cultural/historic resources, threatened or endangered species, etc.

Develop and implement tribal integrated hazardous waste management plans (including, but not limited to, source reduction/recycling, household hazardous waste collection programs, pesticide container collection).

Implement used oil collection/re-use and other programs to reduce the mismanagement of hazardous waste in the community.

Implement household hazardous waste collection events or programs that provide sustainable or long-term solutions for disposal of household hazardous waste for the community.

Develop outreach/education documents and other resource materials to plan and conduct hazardous waste management seminars for tribal leaders, community members, business and civic organizations, etc.

Establish qualifications for environmental management personnel relative to the tribes needs and plan for program implementation.

Establish a communications plan for hazardous waste management program activities.

Identify multi-jurisdictional opportunities for hazardous waste management, including feasibility for intergovernmental (Tribal, Federal, State, local) cooperative efforts.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Designated Regional Tribal Hazardous Waste Management Program Contacts: Region, Address, Name, E-mail Address, Phone, Fax.

Region I, U. S. EPA, 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023, Michael Stover, Stover.Michael@epa.gov, (617) 918-1123,(617) 918-0343.

Region II, U. S. EPA, 290 Broadway, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10007-1886, David Abrines, Abrines.David@epa.gov, (212) 637-3043, (212) 637-4437.

Region IV, U. S. EPA, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Davy Simonson, Simonson.Davy@epa.gov, (404) 562-8457, (404) 562-8439.

Region V, U. S. EPA, 77 W.

Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, Dolly Tong, Tong.Dolly@epa.gov, (312) 886-1019, (312) 353-6519.

Region VI, U. S. EPA, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, Nick Stone (Technical), Stone.Nick@epa.gov, Maurice Hill (Grants), Hill.Maurice@epa.gov, (214) 665-7226, (214) 665-7216, (214) 665-8523, (214) 665-2182.

Region VII, U. S. EPA, 901 N.

5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, Elizabeth Blackburn, Blackburn.LizI@epa.gov, (913) 551-7899, (913) 551-9899.

Region VIII, U. S. EPA, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Mail Code: 8P-HW, Denver, CO 80202-1129, Roger Hancock, Hancock.Roger@epa.gov, (303) 312-6135, (303) 312-6341.

Region IX, U. S. EPA, 75 Hawthorne Street, Mail Code: WST-7, San Francisco, CA 94105, Deirdre Nurre, Nurre.Deirdre@epa.gov, (415) 972-4290, (415) 947-3530.

Region X, U. S. EPA, 1200 6th Avenue, Mail Code: WCM-128; Seattle, WA 98101, Gabriela Carvalho, Carvalho.Gabriela@epa.gov, (206) 553-6698, (206) 553-8509.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc $ 101,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
The Cherokee Nation $ 103,000   2018-10-012019-09-30
Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes $ 101,000   2017-10-012019-03-30
Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network $ 54,000   2016-10-012018-12-31
Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee Inc $ 101,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Birch Creek Tribe $ 68,374   2016-10-012018-09-30
Kickapoo Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 82,666   2016-10-012017-12-31
Oneida Nation $ 59,028   2015-10-012017-09-30
La Jolla Band Of Luiseno Indians $ 84,555   2015-10-012017-09-30
Seneca Nation Of Indians $ 73,250   2014-10-012016-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) - formerly OSW - distributed funds to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia in support of activities that facilitate the development of comprehensive management programs to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste; build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and identify and/or implement solutions that will address hazardous waste mismanagement. In FY 2016, ORCR received 11 proposals. Out of the 11 proposals that were received, 9 were considered eligible and were reviewed. To assist Tribes through the FY 2016 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, $297,000 in STAG funding was distributed to Regions 6, 9, and 10. A total of 4 awards were made through these Regions. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) - formerly OSW - distributed funds to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia in support of activities that facilitate the development of comprehensive management programs to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste; build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and identify and/or implement solutions that will address hazardous waste mismanagement. In FY 2017, ORCR received 13 proposals. Out of the 13 proposals that were received, 11 were considered eligible and were reviewed. To assist Tribes through the FY 2017 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, $301,000 in STAG funding was distributed to Regions 5, 8, and 9. A total of 3 awards were made through these Regions. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

This grant program will support projects designed to develop and implement hazardous waste management programs.

These programs must improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste.

All hazardous waste management activities that address the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C 'cradle to grave' approach are eligible.

Each of the following hazardous waste management program activities are considered central to a 'cradle to grave' program: Hazardous Waste Identification; Hazardous Waste Generator Siting, Monitoring, & Compliance (Large Quantity, Small Quantity, and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators); Hazardous Waste Minimization, Recycling, Used Oil, and Universal Wastes; Hazardous Waste Transportation; Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility Siting, Permitting, Monitoring, Corrective Action, & Enforcement; Land Disposal Restrictions; Combustion.

Assistance will be provided under this program only for activities which EPA determines are appropriate to carry out the purposes of RCRA.

Assistance under this program does not include any element of municipal solid waste management, chemical emergency planning and preparedness or superfund program cleanup. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.

Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.

Generally this program makes Federal awards on a discretionary basis.

For further information, please contact the Headquarters or regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The following are eligible to receive financial assistance: (a) an Indian tribal government, and (b) an intertribal consortium or consortia.

An Indian tribal government is any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation (as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 U.S.C.

1601, et seq.), which is recognized by the U.S.

Department of the Interior as eligible for the special services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

A consortium is a partnership between two or more Indian tribal governments authorized by the governing bodies of those tribes to apply for and receive assistance under this program.

For certain competitive funding opportunities under this CFDA description, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Credentials/Documentation

This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement.

For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts' or see Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Potential applicants should consult the designated Regional Tribal hazardous waste program coordinator.

It is strongly suggested that potential applicants consult with the designated Regional point of contact.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The annual competitive announcement outlines specific procedures for submitting proposals. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, Public Law 105-276, 112 Stat. 2461&2499.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts.' Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.

Renewals

In order to receive renewals, significant progress on previously awarded grant must be demonstrated.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The terms of the grant shall be determined at the time of the grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance agreements will be fully funded by a lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Regional Review.

Grantees must provide financial and performance activity reports according to the terms negotiated with the Regional program.

Copies of the reports should also be sent to the EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery headquarters representative. Grantees are required to submit program reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200 and 1500.

Grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200 and 1500.

Grantees are required to submit progress reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200 and 1500.

Typically expenditure reports are not required.

However, grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200 and 1500.

Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in 2 CFR 200 and 1500.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.

Records

Records and accounts must be maintained to reflect the operations of the project. Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes to each grant must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained until expiration of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0103-0-1-304 - STAG.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $297,000; FY 17 est $300,000; and FY 18 est $300,000 - FY 2016 - $297,000 Actual; FY 2017 - $301,000 Actual; FY 2018 - $300,000 est.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range = $18,000 to $100,000; Average = $56,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

General Grant Regulations and Procedures2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable. Contact designated Regional program coordinator for other documents, including the 'Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes: Guidance for Applicants.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Designated Regional Tribal Hazardous Waste Management Program Contacts: Region, Address, Name, E-mail Address, Phone, Fax. Region I, U.S. EPA, 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023, Michael Stover, Stover.Michael@epa.gov, (617) 918-1123,(617) 918-0343. Region II, U.S. EPA, 290 Broadway, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10007-1886, David Abrines, Abrines.David@epa.gov, (212) 637-3043, (212) 637-4437. Region IV, U.S. EPA, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Davy Simonson, Simonson.Davy@epa.gov, (404) 562-8457, (404) 562-8439. Region V, U.S. EPA, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, Dolly Tong, Tong.Dolly@epa.gov, (312) 886-1019, (312) 353-6519. Region VI, U.S. EPA, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, Nick Stone (Technical), Stone.Nick@epa.gov, Maurice Hill (Grants), Hill.Maurice@epa.gov, (214) 665-7226, (214) 665-7216, (214) 665-8523, (214) 665-2182. Region VII, U.S. EPA, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, Elizabeth Blackburn, Blackburn.LizI@epa.gov, (913) 551-7899, (913) 551-9899. Region VIII, U.S. EPA, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Mail Code: 8P-HW, Denver, CO 80202-1129, Roger Hancock, Hancock.Roger@epa.gov, (303) 312-6135, (303) 312-6341. Region IX, U.S. EPA, 75 Hawthorne Street, Mail Code: WST-7, San Francisco, CA 94105, Deirdre Nurre, Nurre.Deirdre@epa.gov, (415) 972-4290, (415) 947-3530. Region X, U.S. EPA, 1200 6th Avenue, Mail Code: WCM-128; Seattle, WA 98101, Gabriela Carvalho, Carvalho.Gabriela@epa.gov, (206) 553-6698, (206) 553-8509.

Headquarters Office

Denise Roy, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., (5303P), Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: Roy.Denise@epa.gov Phone: (703) 308 8458.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.



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