EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Region 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.
Tribal Performance Partnership Grants
Regional Tribal Operations Committee
The Regional Tribal Operations Committee met on August 7, 2013, in Isleta, NM.
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.
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 F – March 8, 2006 Granta Nakayama Memorandum (4 pp, 1.52M, About PDF)
Region 6 General Assistance Program
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 2013 Funding Opportunity packet and workplan template.