New Course On Offer in 2014

ITEP will be offering a new course on developing and implementing tribal solid waste codes in 2014. The first offering will be May 2014 in Nashville. It will be offered a second time later in the summer of 2014 (tentatively in Seattle). To access the course description and application please Click HERE.

Waste & Response:
Working with our federal partners, as well as tribes throughout Indian Country and Alaska, ITEP has developed two distinct programs focused on a broad range of waste management activities. The Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program (TSWEAP) is funded by US EPA's American Indian Environmental Office and is currently focused on providing tribes with training and technical assistance in creating and implementing tribal solid waste codes.

The Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program (TWRAP) is funded by US EPAs Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and has a broader mandate. TWRAP provides training and assistance, but covers additional areas of concern, such as brownfields, contaminated sites, hazardous materials, Underground Storage Tanks, and emergency response programs conducted by Native American communities and Alaskan Native villages. As part of TWRAP activities, ITEP also helps coordinate a national steering committee of tribal professionals and conducts the annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum.

As part of ITEP's waste and response activities, we also recruit tribal "mentors" - tribal staff members who have expertise in various aspects of waste management, brownfields, contaminated sites, USTs, and emergency response - who are willing to give their time and share their knowledge with other tribal employees who may be facing challenges in these areas. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out the online form below. Wed love to hear from you!

Tribal Hazardous Substances site:
    Click HERE to access this site.

Mentorship Program:
    Online Application for Potential Mentors
    Interested in working with a mentor? Contact us

Full Circle - Waste Management & Tribal Response Newsletter:
All files are in pdf format.
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For more information, please contact:
Todd Barnell, Program Manager
Tel: 928/523-3840

John Mead, Program Coordinator
Tel: 928/523-2005
Jennifer Williams, Alaska Program Coordinator, Sr.
Tel: 907/250-3826

Roberta Tohannie, Program Coordinator
Tel: 928/523-2082

Last updated: April 29, 2014


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