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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Clean Energy and Climate Change: Tribes

Tribal Consultation

Presentations on Climate Change and the
National Water Program: Tribal Consultation
part 1

Part 1 (PDF)
(23 pp, 1.2M)

part 2

Part 2 (PDF)
(22 pp, 1.3M)

part 3

Part 3 (PDF)
(15 pp, 535K)

Webinar Information»

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Tribal Consultation Discussion Guide

EPA has been implementing the current Strategy since 2008 and the NWP Climate Workgroup is now working to revise it for 2012 and beyond.  The Strategy is available online. The EPA NWP Climate Workgroup schedule to update the Strategy is as follows:

November 2010-February 2011:  Development of Options; Tribal Consultation
January 2011:  EPA NWP Workgroup retreat to agree on Strategy Framework
March 2011:  EPA Water Division Directors and Office Divisions Recommendations
April/May 2011:  Draft Strategy
Summer 2011:  Public Comment Period
October 2011:  Publication of Final Revised Strategy

While tribes are not obligated to participate in the consultation process, EPA invites and encourages you to do so.  By participating in the process, tribes can provide recommendations to EPA regarding mitigation and adaption measures for tribal lands.  To facilitate tribal consultation we are hosting three webinars to review the current Strategy, our current understanding of climate change impacts to water resources, and provide an opportunity for discussion.  All webinars will use the content attached to the tribal invitation to consult and follow the same agenda posted here. 

We also recommend tribes read the United States Global Change Research Program report, National Assessment Native Peoples/Native Homelands.  Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Here is a list of questions to consider in developing recommendations for the revised Strategy:

  • What changes have you observed already?  Do you have additional insight into impending changes?  How might these changes affect your tribe specifically?
  • What might resilience or adaption look like for your tribe?
  • Based on EPA’s and the EPA Office of Water’s (OW) responsibilities/mission, what should EPA in general  and OW in particular seek to accomplish in the long term to help your tribe to build resilience and adapt? What building blocks need to be put in place in the next 3-8 years to achieve this?
  • What information, analysis, evaluation or outreach is needed?
  • What EPA or cross-Federal partnerships are important to address climate change?
  • What are the main points to include in the NWP climate strategy?
  • Are there any topics that were not covered that we should consider?

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Webinar Sessions Information and Content

Important Note:  Access to the webinar is only possible by clicking on the link contained in an email generated by EPA’s electronic online portal webinar system.  Save the emails you receive from the webinar portal system and click on the link when you are ready to join the webinar.  You may only want to attend one of the three webinars as they are all the same but are provided to accommodate different schedules.  The climate change power point presentations that will be used in the webinars are attached in the EPA email from Alexis Strauss to Tribes seeking consultation.  Since no new information will be provided in the webinars, EPA is providing them as an opportunity to facilitate consultation.

Dates:   December 15, 2010; Repeated on January 6, 2011 and on January 21, 2011
Times:   1:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Title of Webinar:  Tribal Consultation on Climate Change Strategy Revision
Capacity:  60 people
Main Contact:  Cheryl McGovern
Contact Emailmcgovern.cheryl@epa.gov
Contact Phone:  415-972-3415
Call in Number:  415-947-8590
Password for Participants:  1122#
EPA Help Contact:  For phone bridge – Terri Maldonado or Steven Jong at 415-760-5460/415-760-5395
EPA Help Computer Contact:  Ted Gross , 415-972-3615

Webinar Agenda

1:00 pm Introduction to EPA Revision of the NWP Climate Change Strategy
1:15 pm Introduction to the Tribal Consultation Process
1:30 pm Review of the Current 2008 NWP Climate Change Strategy
1:45 pm Climate Change Power Point Presentation (attached to EPA’s Email to Tribes Seeking to Consult)
2:15 pm Clarify Questions
2:30 pm Open Discussion, Comments, Recommendations
3:00 pm Adjourn

Webinar Instructions

  1. For each webinar, you will receive an email from EPA’s Webinar Portal Computer Program that invites you to participate in that webinar, so there will be a total of three emails:  one for the December 15, 2010 Webinar; one for the January 6, 2011 Webinar, and one for the January 21, 2011 Webinar.
  2. Save these email invitations because they contain THE LINK YOU MUST CLICK ON TO JOIN THE WEBINAR.  If you delete the email or lose it, you will not be able to attend that webinar.  You will still be able to attend another webinar if you save the email associated with it.
  3. Once you click on the link from the webinar email of your choice, you will be taken to the meeting site.
  4. You will need to call into the bridge line by dialing 415-947-8590 and enter password 1122#.

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