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Indian Program

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Link to American Indian Tribal PortalEPA American Indian Tribal Portal

The EPA American Indian Tribal Portal is a gateway to EPA environmental information related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws.

American Indian Tribal Portal

Tribal Resources

Tribal Schools Compliance Assistance Notebook

EPA has released a report on climate change on human health, human welfare, and communities.

Report outlines national efforts to protect children from environmental risks over the past year.

If you have questions like, "How can I make my home more energy-efficient?" "What is recyclable?" "How do I learn about environmental conditions in my community?" Check out www.epa.gov

Take a tour of Energy Star @ Work

A state-of-the-art water reclamation plant recently opened in California. Look at animations of this system's process

The Energy Foundation accepts proposals on a continuous basis in the areas of power, building, transportation and climate.

The Tribal Energy Program supports a variety of energy-related projects on Tribal lands.

What can you do to prevent nonpoint source pollution?

USDA Rural Development operates a grant program, and Tribes are eligible for funding assistance.

To help consumers make well-informed choices when buying new vehicles, DOE has a new 2009 Fuel Economy Guide.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Indian Program is to accomplish the protection of health and the environment in Indian Country by promoting the comprehensive implementation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory and voluntary programs, in partnership with the recognized Tribes.

The mission of the Tribal Relations Coordinator is to provide leadership and advice to the Region 4 regulatory program and voluntary program offices.

Program Activities

The Region 4 Indian Program assists the Indian Tribes in the region as they build environmental programs and compliance capabilities and capacity. This program provides Tribal governments with information, training, and grant funding.  In addition, the Indian Program addresses Indian issues and the impact of Region 4 activities on native Americans. There are representatives from each of the offices within the Region that work together to assist the Indian Program in meeting its compliance assistance and outreach obligations.


Region 4 Indian Program Contacts

Tribal Government Coordinator
Lisa Berrios
United States Environmental Protection Agency
61 Forsyth Street, South West
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-3104
Phone:     (404) 562-8318
Facsimile: (404) 562-9961
E-Mail:    berrios.lisa@epa.gov 


Grants Administrator
Betty L. Winter
United States Environmental Protection Agency
61 Forsyth Street, South West
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-3104
Phone:     (404) 562-8279
Facsimile: (404) 562-9961
E-Mail:    winter.betty@epa.gov 

Indian Lands Attorney
Adam Dilts
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Accountability Division
61 Forsyth Street South West
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-3104
Phone:      (404) 562-9581
E-Mail:     dilts.adam@epa.gov 


EPA Indian Policy [PDF, 4pp., 330K]


For information about the contents of this page please contact Bill Patton

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