This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to coordinate and provide training, technical assistance, research and studies that will support the participation of tribal co-regulators in the formulation of federal/tribal environmental policies in Indian country on EPA's
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) and Office of Water (OW) related tribal programs.
The recipient will conduct two separate projects that will promote discussion, collaboration and partnership among tribes and federal agency representatives.
Project One will fund trainings, including the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (TLEF), for tribal co-regulators.
EPA is expanding the media topics from past Forums to also include water topics related to the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.
Additionally, Project One includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and providing technical assistance and research support (including studies) for tribal members of the Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program National Steering committee (TWRAP-SC) to assist in promoting preservation and restoration of lands in Indian country, improving water quality and drinking water safety, and addressing policy-analysis needs of tribes at the national level.
Tribal members of the TWRAP-SC must be elected tribal officials or employees of tribal governments who are designated by the tribe's elected leadership to represent the tribes.
This project also encompasses making arrangements for TWRAP-SC meetings between EPA and tribal co-regulators to discuss the results of research and studies into policy and technical issues.Project Two will fund research, training and technical assistance to support the participation of tribal co-regulators on hazardous substance policy and related technical issues in Indian country.
This includes providing and coordinating research support, training and technical assistance on alternative or innovative treatment technologies for tribal participants in the Tribal Superfund working group (TSFWG) including making arrangements for meetings between EPA and tribal co-regulators to discuss the results of research into policy issues and technical matters relating to hazardous substances site assessment, removal and remediation ("site cleanup").
Tribal members of the TSFWG must be elected tribal officials or employees of tribal governments who are designated by the tribe's elected leadership to represent the tribes.
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