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OSWER's Tribal Programs: Highlights

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OSWER Tribal Forum OSWER Tribal Strategy Tribal Partnerships Greening Tribal Casinos Grants and Funding Laws and Regulations EPA Tribal Contacts Highlights Underground Tank Tribal Program Solid Waste Management Tribal Program

OSWER Tribal Consultation - Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations
Revisions to Existing Requirements and New Requirements for Secondary Containment and Operator Training

2010 OSWER Tribal Accomplishments Report
The 2010 OSWER Tribal Accomplishments Report (PDF) (23 pp, 1.8 MB, About PDF) highlights EPA’s efforts to implement our tribal program across the OSWER program offices, including Brownfields, Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act programs. OSWER hopes to continuously achieve our Tribal Strategy goals each year and provide a transparent and accountable report that tracks our progress together with tribes.

2009 OSWER Tribal Accomplishments Report (PDF) (22 pp, 2.7 MB, About PDF)

Superfund Reaffirms Commitment to Clean Up Contaminated Groundwater
In June 2009, EPA issued policy directive that reaffirms its commitment to restore contaminated groundwater to beneficial reuse to the extent practicable, as mandated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended. The June 26, 2009, document, "Summary of Key Existing EPA CERCLA Policies for Groundwater Restoration" (OSWER Directive 9283.1-33) (PDF) (12 pp, 2.3MB, About PDF), is meant to serve as an aid to increase consistency and transparency in EPA groundwater restoration decisions.

Tribal Environmental Management Conference
The Eighth National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer was held in Billings, MT, June 24th through June 26th, 2008. Presentation materials from the conference sessions are now available on the conference home page.

Office of Underground Storage Tanks Tribal Web Site
Visit the new Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) Tribal Web Site.

Superfund Hazard Ranking System Amended to Incorporate Native American Traditional Lifeways
The Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) released Amendments to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System (HRS) Guidance (PDF) (21 pp, 628K, About PDF) Incorporating Native American Traditional Lifeways in March 2007.

Latest issue of Tribal Waste Journal
Read the latest issues of EPA’s Tribal Waste Journal.

Revitalization in Indian Country Petroleum Brownfields
EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization supports Tribal efforts to restore contaminated tribal lands to protect the community's health and the environment. Tribes can apply for the following types of grants to support site assessments, site work on petroleum contaminated properties, as well as establishing or enhancing a tribal response program in Indian Country. Grant Brochure (PDF) (2 pp, 665K, About PDF)

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