Region 9 Tribal Program

EPA Region 9 is committed to helping tribes strengthen their abilities to manage environmental programs in Indian country, and to ensure that tribes have a voice in decisions that affect their land, air and water. The region serves 148 federally recognized tribes with the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

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Annual Tribal/EPA Conference, October 25-27, 2016

For the past 24 years, the annual conference has been an important opportunity for partnership and ongoing collaboration between Tribes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Owens Valley Indian Water Commission will serve as co-sponsors of this historic event. The annual conference has provided the Tribes, EPA, and other agencies with valuable training, networking opportunities, and resource-sharing. We look forward to another great conference. The Tribal/EPA conference will be held in San Francisco, CA on October 25-27, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. The Fall Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting and RTOC Tribal Caucus will be held on October 24, preceding the conference.

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Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) provides an opportunity for discussion between tribes and EPA.

Region 9 holds quarterly RTOC meetings.


The Indian General Assistance Program (GAP) in Region 9

GAP is guided by the Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Inter-tribal Consortia. For more information regarding the administration of GAP in Region 9, see the GAP Officers contact list.


Tribal Consultation Procedures for Region 9

Under the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes, EPA consults on a government‐to‐government basis with federally recognized tribes. For more specific guidelines on consultation with tribes in Region 2, see the regional procedures below.


Federally-Recognized Tribes within Region 9

Hawaii has no indian nations designated at this time.
Map showing tribal lands in EPA's Region 9

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