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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Tribal Affairs

Pueblo of SandiaRegion 6 serves 66 federally recognized Native Nations. Our Tribal Team members act as liaisons to tribes and manage General Assistance Program grants. We partner with tribes located in Region 6 on a government-to-government basis, consistent with their inherent sovereignty. Through these activities, we strive to strengthen the relationship between Tribes and EPA. Our office also assists other Divisions in working with tribes and helps resolve problems encountered in addressing environmental issues.

Regional Tribal Resources

Region 6 Tribal Headquarters Maps

Regional Funding and Training Opportunities

Regional Tribal Ombudsman

General Contact Information for Tribes in Region 6
(8 pp, 67K, About PDF)

OEJTA Contact Information (1p, 301K, About PDF)

Emergency Response Contact Information

Environmental Management for Bureau-Wide Schools Seminar

Tribal Codes


Tribal Performance Partnership Grants

Fact sheet (2 pp, 44 KB, About PDF)

Regional Tribal Operations Committee

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee met on December 2, 2014, in Dallas, TX.

More information on the Committee and recent meetings

Tribal Enforcement Guidance

The purpose of this guidance is to elaborate on the procedures that Region 6 intends to follow when monitoring compliance, providing compliance assistance, and taking civil enforcement actions at Tribal Facilities. This guidance was developed by Region 6 to provide guidance to Region 6 staff and managers to more effectively manage the tribal civil enforcement process in Region 6, and ensure the close and appropriate involvement of Indian tribes.

Region 6 Tribal Enforcement Guidance (19 pp, 73KB, About PDF)

Attachment A – November 8, 1984 Indian Policy (4 pp, 212KB, About PDF)

Attachment B – January 17, 2001 Enforcement Guidance (15 pp, 993KB, About PDF)

Attachment C – April 17, 2007 Questions and Answers (17 pp, 2.89M, About PDF)

Attachment D – Reaffirmation of Region 6’s Relationship with Tribal Governments (2 pp, 85KB, About PDF)

Attachment E – Region 6 Tribal Consultation Policy Statement (1 p, 45KB, About PDF)

Attachment F – March 8, 2006 Granta Nakayama Memorandum (4 pp, 1.52M, About PDF)

Attachment G – March 11, 2005 Joint Collection of Penalties with State and Local Governments and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (3 pp, 673KB, About PDF)

Region 6 General Assistance Program

New Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia (GAP Guidebook)

The General Assistance Program is a grant program for federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia to plan, develop, and establish environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands. Below is a link to the Region 6 2015 Funding Opportunity packet and workplan template.

FY15 Gap Funding Opportunity Packet (5 pp, 24KB, About PDF)

GAP Workplan Template (1 p, 23K, About PDF)

GAP Online User's Manual Version 2.2 (76 pp, 3.61MB, About PDF)

Link to GAP Online

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