Tribal Basic Inspector Training
National Enforcement Training Institute
This session provides an overview of the federal environmental enforcement process including identifying the players and the process of legal enforcement, tribal government role and responsibility, and civil versus criminal enforcement activities.
Title: An Overview of Federal Environmental Enforcement:
Presented by: David Janik
Legal Enforcement Program
USEPA Region 8 Regional Counsel
This Session provides insight into a variety of issues that highlight some of the issues encountered when performing compliance inspections on a reservation. Ms. Lamb provides vivid examples of conflicts with jurisdiction and authority, compliance enforcement versus compliance assistance opportunities, and dealing with the press.
Title: Tribal Inspector Issues
Presented by Lenore Lamb
Pala Band of Mission Indians
- USEPA Tribal Compliance Assistance Center:
The USEPA has created a comprehensive website of information useful to tribal professionals working on environmental compliance. This site has information on all environmental media, from water quality to green purchasing practices.
- TAMS RIC - Resource Information Center:
This information retrieval site contains a searchable list of electronic and hard copy resources pertaining to tribal or environmental issues. This includes technical documents, educational lesson plans, catalogs, videos, brochures, fact sheets, and other types of resources.
- US EPA Tribal Compliance Resources:
- US EPA Compliance Training Information:
- US EPA Civil Enforcement Resources:
Last updated: March 11, 2013