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Mississippi Band of Choctaw develop Lead Program Strategy using GAP funds

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians leveraged FY2015 GAP funds to develop an EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP) document, in which the tribe identified as a priority building capacity for a lead-based paint and asbestos program under Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In FY2018, EPA Region 4 granted the Tribe $30,000 in TSCA funds to begin developing its TSCA program. The tribe’s ultimate goal is to gain treatment in a manner similar to a state (TAS) to implement and enforce the program.

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