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EPA Awards Over $200,000 to Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma for Environmental Protection Program

Release Date: 11/20/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 20, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $219,997 to the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to manage several specific environmental programs and establish a core program for environmental protection. The tribe will use the funds to attend environmental meetings, establish water quality standards and codes, develop quality assurance documents, create maps using geographic information systems and global positioning system tools, and to pursue community outreach.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#112007_iowa

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