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07/01/2011Tribal Waste Journal: Innovations in Tribal Waste Management: Open Dump PreventionPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal relates information from tribal waste managers that are responsible for initiating, maintaining, and fostering support for new programs that provide ways to prevent open dumping. This issue aims to give a new perspective on open dumping by highlighting an assortment of successful environmental programs at various stages of development or implementation
 
05/01/20113 Steps to Developing a Tribal Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP)Publication
 Description: This document provides information for Tribes on how to develop an Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP), which is the blueprint of a comprehensive waste management program. A successful IWMP can effectively lower total operating costs, increase efficiency, reduce the use of open dumps, and improve protection of human health and the environment in Indian Country.
 
09/01/2009Tribal Waste Journal: What is an Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP)?Publication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs), which may offer tribes an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce open dumping, effectively manage solid waste, and protect human health and the environment for this generation and the next.
 
06/01/2008Tribal Waste Journal: Methamphetamine: Threatening the Health and Environment of Tribal CommunitiesPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses methamphetamine use, a growing problem in the United States and Indian Country. Once seen as only a rural issue in Western states, labs used to produce meth are multiplying throughout the nation and are becoming a major public health and environmental concern for many communities. This document discusses the hazards associated with this dangerous drug, how to identify a meth lab, success stories about fighting meth labs, and funding opportunities for meth prevention, training, and cleanup programs.
 
06/01/2006Tribal Waste Journal: Construction and Demolition Materials: Concrete Reasons to Manage Them NowPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses ways for tribal environmental managers to prevent illegal dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) materials; save money on disposal costs of these heavy, bulky materials; and maintain clean lands.
 
06/01/2005Tribal Waste Journal: Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and TraditionPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal discusses the benefits of composting, tips for composting on Tribal land, and the link between composting and Native American traditions and culture. It also provides additional resources and contacts for further information about composting.
 
02/01/2004Tribal Waste Journal: Alaska Villages Chart Their Own Course Toward Solid Waste SolutionsPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal deals with several Alaskan villages that have overcome obstacles associated with solid waste management.
 
11/01/2003Tribal Decision-Maker's Guide to Solid Waste ManagementPublication
 Description: This document discusses solutions to solid waste management problems faced by Native American tribes and villages, ways to improve existing solid waste systems, and how tribes and villages can develop new and more effective solid waste management programs.
 
05/01/2003Tribal Waste Journal: Against All Odds: Transfer Stations TriumphsPublication
 Description: This issue of the Tribal Waste Journal deals with developing solid waste management plans that integrate transfer station operations with the rest of the solid waste management services.
 
03/01/2003Open Dump Cleanup Project Helps Tribes Fight WastePublication
 Description: This document explains the Open Dump Cleanup Project and describes how the multi-agency commitment will help tribes throughout Indian Country close open dumps, clean up waste on tribal land, and develop safe solid waste management practices.
 
05/01/2002Tribal Waste Journal: Respect Our Resources: Prevent Illegal DumpingPublication
 Description: The premiere issue of the Tribal Waste Journal focuses on preventing illegal dumping.
 
04/01/2000Waste Reduction Tips for Hotels and Casinos in Indian CountryPublication
 Description: This document provides waste reduction tips for tribally owned hotels, motels, resorts, casinos, and bingo halls. It also provides practical examples of waste reduction programs in Indian Country.
 
03/01/2000Native American Network (Spring 2000)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network features articles on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe's Duck Valley Reservation's integrated solid waste management plan, ways to encourage environmental efforts on tribal lands, the 5th National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, and the successful open dump cleanup by the Yurok Tribe.
 
10/01/1999Native American Network (Issue #11) (Fall 1999)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network features an article on federal agencies uniting to help tribes solve solid waste problems; announces EPA's response to the National Tribal Environmental Council Forum's recommendations; describes the Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network (TSWAN), formed by ten tribes from the Pacific Northwest, to collectively explore innovative waste management; and addresses preparations for the fifth National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, plans to enhance the role of states and tribes in the Superfund Program, the Native American Issues Panel held by EPA at the National Department of Defense Task Force Meeting, the inaugural summer internship program by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and EPA, the development of a RCRA Subtitle C social siting brochure, the buying recycled satellite forum, and the CERCLA training session held at the Haskell Indian Nations University. This issue also includes new resources.
 
07/01/1999Publications on Mining Waste Management in Indian CountryPublication
 Description: This document includes descriptions of EPA publications designed to assist tribal leaders, environmental personnel, and the general public with mining and mineral processing issues. These publications address mining waste issues including mining source reduction and recycling opportunities, innovative waste management techniques, mineral processing of specific ores, and EPA's mining research and waste management activities. The listing includes ordering information and Internet availability for each document.
 
03/01/1999Training and Technical Assistance Directory for Tribal Solid Waste ManagersPublication
 Description: This document compiles information on technical assistance and training resources available to support tribal municipal solid waste programs. The handbook includes a listing of tribal colleges offering degrees and certificates in different environmental fields and a guide to useful listservers. The document also identifies the federal, regional and local solid waste resources available for waste/pollution prevention, recycling, composting and MSW waste collection, transfer, and disposal.
 
09/01/1998Grant Resources for Solid Waste Activities in Indian CountryPublication
 Description: This document serves as a resource tool to assist tribes, Alaskan native villages, and community and nonprofit organizations in identifying financial assistance opportunities for their solid waste management programs. It provides general information on developing effective grant proposals and describes potential funding sources for solid waste activities, including both federal and private sources for grants. The document also provides purpose, eligibility, types of support, uses and use restrictions, financial information, sample of previous awards, deadline, application information, criteria for selecting proposals, assistance considerations, post assistance requirements, information contacts, and related programs for each grant source. Also included are sample forms, a glossary, and a list of EPA regional tribal coordinators.
 
09/01/1998Reusable News (Fall 1998)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News highlights the success of EPA's Jobs Through Recycling Program and the second annual America Recycles Day. The newsletter also lists solid waste management resources for Native American tribes, announces the continuation of the Washington, D.C. recycling program, and provides a WasteWise update.
 
08/14/1998Publications on Solid Waste Management in Indian CountryPublication
 Description: This resource guide describes EPA, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Native American organization publications designed to assist tribal leaders, environmental personnel, and the public in developing, expanding, and implementing integrated solid waste management programs. The publications include pamphlets and newsletters that provide general outreach information as well as technical assistance.
 
05/01/1998Native American Network (May 1998)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network provides information about the National Tribal Environmental Council's national forum and EPA's upcoming forum on recycling measurement. It also contains information on the Nunagpet/Chugachmiut Environmental Consortium and an update on the Tribal Association on Solid Waste and Emergency Response (TASWER).
 
02/01/1998Native American Network (Issue #9) (Winter 1998)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network announces the Fourth National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, hosted by the Prairie Island Indian Community of Mdewakanton and Wahpekute Dakota Sioux on May 19 through 21, 1998, and includes a history of the Prairie Island Indian Community. This issue also provides a summary of EPA Deputy Administrator Fred Hansen's speech at the National Congress of American Indians 54th Annual Convention; announces OSW's new tribal MSW Web site; and contains articles on the awarding of FY97 MSW grants for Indian Country, solid waste focus meetings held by the National Tribal Environmental Council, news from around the EPA regions, summer courses in Indian Country environmental law offered by the Vermont Law School, and EPA funding of new Brownfields pilots in 1998.
 
12/01/1997Partnership in Solid Waste ManagementPublication
 Description: This tip sheet describes working in partnerships with other tribes, states, or local governments to address solid waste management issues. It discusses why partnerships are beneficial, what obstacles impede partnership, and how to develop a partnership agreement. The tip sheet provides a list of other partnership resources and a case study describing the partnership of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with Swain County, North Carolina.
 
12/01/1997Preparing Successful Grant ProposalsPublication
 Description: This tip sheet describes procedures that tribes and Alaska native villages can follow when applying for solid waste management grants. Tips are provided on proposal preparation and proposal writing. The tip sheet provides information describing resources for identifying grantors, a checklist for grant proposal writing, and a case study outlining The Sitka Tribe of Alaska's successful grant proposal.
 
12/01/1997SITE-SPECIFIC FLEXIBILITY REQUESTS FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS IN INDIAN COUNTRYMemo
 Description: The site-specific flexibility guidance is not intended to sanction illegal dumping activity or promote sub-standard landfill management practices on Indian lands; the document establishes a process to issue site-specific rules that provide owners and operators of municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) in Indian Country the same flexibility afforded to landfills in states with approved programs
 
09/01/1997Native American Network (September 1997)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network features the White Mountain Apache Tribe's efforts to close a former dump site and discusses two new EPA grant programs for Indian Country. Other articles include the formation of the Tribal Association on Solid Waste and Emergency Response (TASWER), EPA's Solid Waste Circuit Rider program, new flexibility for small landfills, expansion of the WasteWi$e program to tribal governments, Southern Ute Indian Tribe co-sponsors a solid waste round table with EPA, Tribal Operations Committee (TOC), and site-specific flexibility for landfills in Indian Country. Resources featured include grant resources for solid waste activities in Indian Country, publications on solid waste and mining waste management in Indian Country, and a tip sheet on the upcoming deadlines for municipal solid waste landfills.
 
08/01/1997Site-Specific Flexibility Requests for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Indian Country: Draft GuidancePublication
 Description: This document sets out a process designed to help owners and operators in requesting flexibility in federal municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) rules in Indian Country and to help EPA Regional offices in reviewing and processing such requests.
 
11/01/1996Third National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (Proceedings)Publication
 Description: This document presents the proceedings of the Third National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management, held on May 21-23, 1996, in Polson, Montana. The meeting brought together 500 participants, from various Tribes and villages, and numerous U.S. Government Agencies. This document summarizes the 37 sessions presented at the conference and includes a list of the conference participants.
 
01/01/1996Environmental Fact Sheet: Proposed Procedures and Criteria for Determining Adequacy of State/Tribal Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permitting ProgramsPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the requirements for public involvement during the permit application process. It also describes the advantage of flexibility that a state or tribe will obtain with approval of their permitting program.
 
01/01/1996Environmental Fact Sheet: State/Tribal Implementation Rule (STIR)Publication
 Description: This fact sheet provides a summary of the January 26, 1996 (61 FR 2583) proposed State/Tribal Implementation Rule and discusses the different regulatory options for Tribes, ranging from complete EPA control to a self-regulated program. It describes the approval criteria for Tribal MSWLF permitting programs and outlines EPA's evaluation process. The fact sheet also lists the components necessary for a complete program application.
 
09/01/1995Recycling Guide for Native American NationsPublication
 Description: This brochure provides useful information for tribes interested in developing recycling programs. Topics include setting up a recycling program (collecting materials, staffing, educating the community, and reducing waste), creating recycling jobs and buying recycled products.
 
12/01/1994Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #6) (Fall/Winter 1994)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network highlights EPA Administrator Carol Browner's speech at the Second National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management. Articles cover the new American Indian Environmental Office and its Director, EPA assistance to the Navajo-Zuni cooperative recycling project, proposed rules for tribal authority over air resources and RCRA Subtitle C authorization for tribes, and the Bethel (Alaska) Recycling Project. This issue also includes informational inserts on the definition of a hazardous waste under subtitle C of RCRA and funding tribal hazardous waste programs.
 
04/01/1994Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #5) (Spring/Summer 1994)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network focuses on EPAVISTA Alaska Project and its novel approach to solid waste management. Articles cover illegal dump sites on the Omaha Indian Reservation, an introduction to the new Office of Solid Waste Director, and household hazardous waste.
 
02/09/1994ALTERNATE FINAL COVER DESIGNS FOR SUBTITLE D LANDFILLSMemo
 Description: A state with an approved Subtitle D program has the flexibility to consider site-specific factors when interpreting and applying the regulations. It is neither necessary nor expected that an approved state or tribe will seek EPA agreement or interpretation of specific Subtitle D requirements. 258 does not explicitly require the use of a synthetic membrane in the final cover if the unit has a synthetic membrane liner at the bottom of the unit.
 
10/01/1993Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #4) (Summer/Fall 1993)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network contains articles on regional activities: the Solid Waste Network, ITCA and the Multi-Media Assistance Program, the Circuit Riders, and a meeting between Region 6 tribes and federal representatives. It also provides information on the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act of 1992, and describes IndianNet, a telecommunications network for Native American Indians.
 
07/01/1991Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #3) (Summer/Fall 1991)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network covers the Campo experience, money matters, IHS and solid waste, and a recycling project on the Cherokee Reservation.
 
04/01/1991Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #2) (Spring 1991)Publication
 Description: This issue of the Native American Network contains information about the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Blue Legs Decision, philosophy on training, clandestine drug labs, hot topics, and important solid waste contacts.
 
11/05/1990YAKIMA INDIAN NATION INVOLVEMENT IN RCRA ON TRIBAL AND CEDED LANDSMemo
 Description: Discussion of concerns raised by Yakima Indian Nation (YIN) during the comment period of the Washington State program revision decision. YIN interest in ensuring that the RCRA program does not adversely affect their tribal or ceded lands.
 
09/01/1990Native American Network: A RCRA Information Exchange (Issue #1) (Fall 1990)Publication
 Description: The Native American Network covers RCRA's solid waste management issues and serves as a forum to exchange experiences and ideas among tribes to enhance working relationships among tribal governments, EPA, other federal agencies, and state and local governments. The first issue includes citizen suit provisions, role of regional Indian coordinator, and listing of reference materials.
 
09/01/1987SUBTITLE D PROGRAMS ON INDIAN LANDSQuestion & Answer
 Description: State Subtitle D standards do not apply to Indian lands. Tribes are subject to federal guidelines in Part 257 (SUPERSEDED: See current Part 258).
 
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