In addition to the classroom-style training courses offered by ITEP at the TAMS Center, the Center offers a number of technical-support services to assist tribes in their air quality programs.
- Technical Assistance is provided by the TAMS Center in a number of ways. The TAMS Center has several
technical experts on staff available via phone or email for questions and other air monitoring-related
requests. The TAMS Center will make an effort to accommodate every request, whether it is through referral
to another organization, hands-on training at a tribal site or at the TAMS Center, or through an exchange
with another tribe or state/local organization.
- A Training and Evaluation Platform was constructed near the TAMS Center to provide trainees with hands-on
training in a simulated environment. A variety of instruments are housed on the platform and are used to
demonstrate technical procedures as well as collect air quality samples for teaching purposes.
- The Resource Information Center houses documents and other resources for tribal air monitoring programs.
Resources include documents dealing with air pollutants and their health effects, monitoring/analysis equipment
information, EPA guidance documents, Tribal document templates (such as QAPPs), and other documentation from
- The Region 10 MiniVol Exchange Project has been made possible through donated equipment from US EPA's
Region 10 office. Half of the MiniVols will be available for loan to Region10 tribes, and the other half will
be available for other tribes across the country.
Last updated: February 11, 2011