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Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)


Save the Date!
The Summer 2015 RTOC Meeting will be held at the Twin Arrows Hotel on August 4-6, 2015.  Please check the Upcoming Meetings page for more information.

Materials from the Spring 2015 RTOC are now posted on the Past Meetings page.

Did you attend the last meeting?
If so, please complete the Spring 2015 RTOC Meeting Evaluation Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Elections are complete!
Check the elections tab for your new 2015-2017 Term Tribal Caucus

RTOC Contact Information

Comments or Suggestions
for RTOC can be sent to Mariela L. Lopez (Lopez.Mariela@epa.gov).

RTOC Workgroup Session and/or Agenda Request Form

Request for RTOC Workgroup Session and/or Agenda Item

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) is a working committee of EPA and Tribal personnel co-chaired by an EPA representative and a Tribal representative. EPA designates its RTOC representatives through internal mechanisms. All Tribes within Region 9 are considered members of the RTOC. Tribal representatives to the RTOC are selected through government-to-government communication, by Tribal leaders in various geographical areas within Region 9.

The RTOC's mission is to assist EPA in meeting its trust responsibility to the Tribes, provide support for the Tribal Program in the Region, strengthen Tribal environmental and public health programs, enhance responsiveness to Tribal needs, and assist with the communication and information exchange between Tribes and EPA.

Summer 2015 RTOC Meeting

23nd Annual Tribal/EPA Conference

This year marks the 23nd anniversary of the Annual Tribal/EPA Conference. For the past 23 years, the annual conference has been an important opportunity for partnership and ongoing collaboration between Tribes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Tribal/EPA conference will be held in Reno, NV on October 27—29, 2015. The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting and RTOC Tribal Caucus will be held on October 26 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

You can register and find more conference information on the R9 Tribal/EPA Conference Website. Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

More information will be posted as we approach the conference date. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Gilbert Pasqua (pasqua.gilbert@epta.gov) or Mariela L. Lopez (lopez.mariela@epa.gov).

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