The US EPA Agency-Wide Plan to Provide Solid Waste Management Capacity Assistance to Tribes
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The Environmental Protection Agency-Wide Plan to Provide Solid Waste Management Capacity Assistance to Tribes (PDF) (38 pp, 368 KB) (The Plan) is a strategy for building tribal capacity to manage solid waste. The Plan promotes the development and implementation of integrated waste management plans, a top priority of EPA's tribal solid waste efforts, and describes how EPA will prioritize its resources to maximize environmental benefits. The Plan implements the recommendations made by a March 2011 EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Evaluation Report, EPA Needs an Agency-Wide Plan to Provide Tribal Solid Waste Management Capacity Assistance (PDF). (30 pp, 224 KB)
EPA has initiated formal consultation and coordination with federally recognized Indian tribes on the draft new tribal waste management performance measure: "Number of tribes where waste management program capacity has been improved through EPA technical assistance".
For more information, visit the American Indian Environmental Office Tribal Portal - Consultation Policy page.
- Response to Tribal Comments Received on the Plan (PDF) (8 pp, 89 KB)
- Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia (PDF) (86 pp, 585 KB) - addresses how funds are used to develop and implement tribal solid and hazardous waste programs