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Table of Integrated Waste Management Activities

Summary of Issues or Activities and Federal Agencies

Table 1: Issues or activities relate to various aspects of tribal integrated waste management.

Codes: $ - Financial Assistance T - Technical Assistance and Training D - Direct Implementation of Regulations or Activities

Planning & Development Planning T $ $T $TD   $ $T $TD $ $T $T $T T T $T TD $T
  Data Collection T   $T $TD       $TD   $T   $T $T   $T TD $T
  Assessment T   $TD $TD       $TD   $T $T $T T   $T TD $T
  Economic Development T   $ $TD     $T $TD $   $T       $T    
  Site Re-Development/Re-use T   T $TD     $ $TD $   $T   $T   $T    
Waste Management Hierarchy Prevention     $T       $ $T $   $T T     $T $T  
  Waste Collection T   $ $TD       $TD $ $ $ $T     $T D  
  Reuse/Recycling T   $T       $ $TD $ $T $ T   T $T    
  Transportation T   $T $TD     $T $TD $ $ $T T   T $ D  
  Treatment       $TD       $TD           T      
  Storage               $TD   $ $ $T   T $T T  
  Cleanup/Closure T   $D $TD     $ $TD   $ $ $T   T T $TD  
  Disposal T     $TD     $ $TD   $ $ $T   T $T $D $T
Waste Management Infrastructure Support Operations and Maintenance T     $TD   $ $ $TD   $T $ T   T $T $TD  
  Emergency Response T   $       $ $TD   $T $ $T   T $    
  Enforcement   $       $   $TD       T     T $D  
  Education and Outreach T $ $     $ $TD $TD   $T $ $T     $T D $T
  Training T   $TD     $ T $TD T $T T $T   T $T T $T

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Federal Agency Programs and Contacts

Table 2: Summary of federal financial assistance, technical assistance, and direct implementation of regulations that support or impact tribal integrated waste management. For EPA programs, see Table 3.

Agency Financial Assistance Technical Assistance Direct Implementation Contact
Administration for Native Americans Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Grant Program     Rondelle Clay, Project Director Native American Management Services, Inc. 12110 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 450 Reston, VA 20191 Toll Free: (888) 221-9686 Phone: (571) 323-5635 Fax: (571) 323-2101 rclay@namsinc.org http://www.anaeastern.org
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)   Within the limits of Congressional authorization, through partnership with USEPA in various activities for designated Brownfield and Superfund sites. Authorization determined on a case by case basis.   David M. Gerczak, CFM
Outreach Coordinator
USACE - Detroit District
Phone: 313-226-3387
FAX; 313-226-7095
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Lease compliance
  • NEPA compliance/cultural/ environmental for BIA actions
  • Federal facility owner/ operator liability and compliance, cleanups, assessments, audits, etc. - Fee-to-trust acquisition processing, trusteeship
Scott Doig Whipple Federal Building One Federal Drive Room 550 Ft. Snelling, MN 55111-4007
T: (612) 725-4514 F: (612) 713-4401 scott.doig@bia.gov
Department of Defense (DOD) Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program (NALEMP)     David Sanborn
(703) 604-1773
3400 Defense Pentagon
Mailstop 3E791
Washington, D.C.
Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant     DOE Tribal Energy Program
1617 Cole Blvd. Golden, CO 80401
Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation     Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
T: (800) 421-6770
F: (202) 616-8594
Dept of Transportation (DOT)

25 CFR Part 170.900

  • develop alternate routes
  • develop emergency response plans
  • perform emergency response (or coordinates response w/ EPA & NRC depending upon nature of release & which Agency is responsible)
  • issue permits
  • conduct vehicle inspections (includes hazmat transporters, railroad)
  • enforce traffic laws
  • perform highway construction and maintenance
Robert W. Sparrow
Program Manager
Indian Reservation Roads Program
(202) 366-9483
Economic Development Administration (EDA) National, Local, and University Technical Assistance Centers   Robin Bush
111 North Canal Street Suite 855
Chicago, IL 60606
T: (312) 353-8143 Ext.146
F: (312) 353-8575
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA ) Training on related funding programs   Marge Dworak
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
536 South Clark
Chicago, IL. 60605
National Flood Insurance Program
Outreach Specialist
(312) 408-5527 Phone
(312) 408-5551 Fax
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Training to implement various HUD grant programs
  • Environmental Review
Brian Gillen
Eastern/Woodlands Office of Native American Programs
77 West Jackson Boulevard / 24-111
Chicago, IL 60604
T: (800) 735-3239
F: (312) 353-8936
T: (312) 913-8626
Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Limited funding of waste facilities
  • Contributor to Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • General utilities
  • Assistance in identifying open dumps
  • Identifying funding sources
  • Training
  • Engineering consultants, studies - Help with interpreting/ following regulations
  Louis Erdrich
Indian Health Service Bemidji Area Office
522 Minnesota Avenue, NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
T: (218) 444-0507
F: (218) 444-0510
Natural Resource Conservation Service- USDA (NRCS)   Edith Morigeau
T: (202)720-6037
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)   Disaster Site Worker Training Program    
Rural Development (RD) Technical assistance providers facilitate to bring partners together   Wendy L. Sexton
Area Specialist/ Native American Coordinator
USDA Rural development (MI)
2003 Minneapolis Ave
Gladstone, MI 49837
T: (906) 497-4447

Mark Brodziski
USDA Rural Development (WI)
4949 Kirschling Court
Stevens Point, WI 54481
T: (715) 345-7615 Ext. 131

Terry L. Louwagie
Community Programs Director (MN)
410 Farm Credit Service Building
375 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1853
612 390-6680 - Cell
Phone: 651-602-7810
Fax: 651-602-7824

U.S. Forest Service (USFS)     Donna Kim, P.E.
626 E. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
T: (414) 297-3613
F: (414) 944-3964
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) May provide up to half the cost of certain water measurement facilities such as stream gages or water quality gages.
  • Characterize impacts of waste disposal (and Brownfields) on biologic and water resources
  • Assess environmental restoration at waste disposal sites
  • Provide technical info for siting waste disposal sites
  Susan Marcus 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail
Stop 104 Reston, VA 20192 T: (703) 648-4437 F:
(703) 648-4454 smarcus@usgs.gov Ward
Staubitz MS 409, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.,
Reston, Virginia 20192 T: (703) 648-5061 F:
(703) 648-5002

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EPA Programs and Contacts

Table 3: Summary of U.S. EPA Region 5 Programs That Support Tribal Integrated Waste Management

Program Financial Assistance Technical Assistance Direct Implementation Contact
Solid Waste Dolly Tong
Pollution Prevention N/A

Dolly Tong

Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Management Grants support development and implementation of hazardous waste management capacity
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Compliance Assistance
  • Track hazardous waste site inventories
  • Reporting/ Notification
  • Inspections
  • Enforcement
Margaret Millard
Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
  • On-site technical assistance for UST & LUST
  • Compliance assistance
  • Training assistance
  • Reporting/Notification
  • Inspections
  • Enforcement
  • Corrective Action Oversight
Laura Lodisio
  • Site Response 128(a) grants to develop site response programs can cover site inventory, developing response authorities and enforcement mechanisms, developing portions of IWMP or Solid Waste Management Plan, staffing, training, vehicles, equipment (for assessment or monitoring of sites)
  • Assessment grants for investigation of conditions at former dumps or sites with illegal dumping
  • Cleanup grants site remediation
  • Job Training Grants to train unemployed or underemployed tribal members for jobs in site assessment and remediation.
  • Single-site, Targeted Brownfields Assessmentsusing EPA contractors
  • National Brownfields Conference
  • Region 5 Tribal Brownfields Workshop
  • Technical Assistance for Brownfields (TAB) grantee (currently Kansas State University) provides mentoring and assistance for development of technical RFPs, preparation of technical documents or review of contractor work product, development of cleanup standards and other program elements
N/A Kelley Moore
CARE - Competitive grant program where funding is available for a community to reduce toxic pollution -Offers technical assistance  to develop innovative ways for a community to organize and take action N/A Margaret Millard
Environmental Justice Supports assessment activities and communities working on environmental and/or public health issues N/A Margaret Millard
  • Support Agency Cooperative Agreements to support meaningful participation in cleanup decisions for sites in Indian Country
  • Local Government Reimbursement Program to reimburse expenses related to a release of hazardous substances and emergency response costs for the spill, up to $25,000.
  • Conduct assessments on high risk dump sites to determine eligibility for response actions
  • Emergency response to address imminent threats to human health and the environment
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) inspections and enforcement
  • Conduct Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) inspections and enforcement
  • Conduct Risk Management Plan reviews and enforcement under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)
Jane Neumann
312-353 -0123
  • Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 103 project grants, Section 105 program grants, and GAP grants can be used to fund development of tribal air programs, including backyard burning issues
  • Clean Diesel Campaign includes promoting use of biodiesel
Technical assistance addressing open burning, backyard burning issues
  • NAAQS Designations
  • Permitting
  • Inspections
  • Risk management plans
  • Ambient monitoring and emission inventory technical assistance
Ben Giwojna
Water Technical assistance addressing issues that pertain to water resources and ground water N/A Dan Cozza
Great Lakes Pollution Prevention and Reduction grants support pollution prevention or elimination projects, emphasis on reducing persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances in the Great Lakes Basin Information transfer N/A Ted Smith

Mike Russ

General Assistance General Assistance Program (GAP) grants support planning activities that relate to tribal environmental conditions, also support implementation activities for waste management Technical contacts in various EPA programs provide TA on specific topics N/A Luke Jones
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Multi-Media Grants support enforcement or compliance assistance related activities that address multiple environmental media issues.

- Direct Implementation Tribal Cooperative Agreements can fund tribes to conduct DI activities for eligible EPA programs including hazardous waste, USTs

N/A Alan Walts

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