Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, 148 Tribes
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Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)
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The Winter Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) Meeting will be held at the Peppermill Resort and Spa in Reno, Nevada on January 27-29, 2015. Please check the Upcoming Meetings page for more information.
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for RTOC can be sent to Mariela L. Lopez (Lopez.Mariela@epa.gov).
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.
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