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Tribal Resources

Regional Haze Rule Severable Elements under Section 309 PDF or DOC (01/08/08)

The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC), with assistance from the Tribal Caucus of the Western Regional Air Partnership, has developed a guidance document, entitled “Regional Haze Rule: Severable Elements under Section 309,” which contains our thoughts and recommendations as to the “reasonably severable” and non-severable elements under Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule and in accordance with the Tribal Authority Rule (see 40 C.F.R. Parts 9, 35, 49, 50 and 81). While the guidance document is non-binding and does not represent the official position of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to tribal implementation plans (TIPs) and Section 309, NTEC encourages tribes to utilize this document as a reference during their conversations with EPA personnel when developing TIPs specific to their needs and concerns.

If you should have any questions concerning the document, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Gruenig via phone at (505) 242-2175 ext. 103 or e-mail at bgruenig@ntec.org.


Introduction to WRAP for Tribes (10/24/06) PDF (2.78 MB) or PPT (5.1 MB)

Tribal Caucus Presentation Regarding the Future of WRAP PDF (1.6 MB) or PPT (1.3 MB)
On September 14, 2006, members of the WRAP Tribal Caucus gave a well-received presentation to the WRAP Board regarding the tribal perspective on what the future of the WRAP might look like, including addressing several issues beyond regional haze the WRAP should consider addressing.

NTEC Presents Video, Presentations and Other Information Related to Mercury Concerns
While the effects of mercury on human health are gaining increased exposure across the country, it is particularly important to the tribes as it not only affects health, but traditional lifestyles as well.  An informational session, prepared by the National Tribal Environmental Council, was held at the December WRAP Board meeting to aid in addressing these concerns.

WRAP Tribal News

Issue 22, February 2007 PDF

Fact Sheets and Forms

  • WRAP Fact Sheet PDF
  • NTEC/WRAP Fact Sheet PDF
  • Committees and Forums Fact Sheet PDF
  • Tribal Data Development Work Group Fact Sheet PDF
  • WRAP Participation: Commitments and Benefits PDF
  • Interest/Sign-up Form PDF
  • Travel Reimbursement Form For Tribal Representatives XLS or PDF (revised 07/24/06)

Tribal Template

General Tribal Template - PDF or WPD
All forums and contractors preparing WRAP reports should read the Tribal Template for information on the regulatory framework for tribal visibility implementation plans and the role of tribes in the WRAP, and include the memo's text where appropriate in WRAP work products.

Tribal Implementation Plan

EPA-Tribal Protocol, Regional Haze TIP Development and Rulemaking Action (FINAL)
The EPA-Tribal Protocol is intended to facilitate a collaborative process of developing, reviewing and implementing Section 309 Tribal Implementation Plans (TIPs) under the Regional Haze Rule. The protocol contains the commitments and expectations for both the EPA and tribes involved in the TIP process. Deadline for submission of comments was March 11, 2005. PDF or DOC

Section 309 Tribal Guidance Document
The Section 309 Tribal Guidance Document has been developed to assist tribes within a nine-state region (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming) to develop regional haze implementation plans. The guidance document is meant to offer information relevant to making a commitment to a visibility-based Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP), as well as giving options to a tribe regarding a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP). (09/17/04) PDF or DOC

Model Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) Template for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule (FINAL)
The 309 Regional Haze TIP template may be used by those federally recognized tribes located in any of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The template contains general language and other elements that are necessary in obtaining U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of regional haze implementation plans. Adoption of a regional haze TIP is optional for tribes. (02/15/05) PDF or DOC

Maps

The maps presented here in Adobe Acrobat are best viewed on your computer screen. You can zoom in and out using Acrobat. However, if you print them off on an 8 ½” by 11” paper some details will be lost. If you are interested in obtaining a large print out of a particular map, please contact Todd Barnell at the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Todd.Barnell@nau.edu.

  • American Tribal Data Maps Census 2000 (ITEP)
    From ITEP Tribal Environmental Resource Center
  • The Clean Air Corridor for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule PDF (228 kb)
  • Class 1 Areas of the WRAP Region PDF (3.4 MB)
  • Indian Tribes and the Clean Air Corridor PDF (3.7 MB)
  • Non-Attainment Areas for Criteria Pollutants PDF (3.6 MB)
  • Metropolitan Areas of the WRAP PDF (3.7 MB)
  • Maps of Indian Country PDF (1.5 MB) or PPT (2 MB)
  • Indian Tribes of the WRAP Region PDF (3.6 MB)
  • Indian Tribes and Class 1 Areas of WRAP Region PDF (300 kb)
  • Native American Tribes and Class 1 Areas of the WRAP Region (Class 1 Areas Named) PDF (240 KB)
  • Tribal Areas in the WRAP Region PDF (1 MB)
  • Tribal Lands and Class 1 Areas in the WRAP Region (color) PDF (1 MB)

Spreadsheets

  • Tribes within Five KM of mandatory Class I Federal Areas XLS
  • Tribes within Five KM of the WRAP Region Clean Air Corridor XLS
  • Tribes within Five KM of the WRAP Region Metropolitan Statistical Areas XLS
  • Tribes within Five KM of the WRAP Region Criteria Pollutant Non-Attainment Area XLS
  • WRAP Census XLS (350 kb)

PowerPoint Presentations

Introductory WRAP Presentation

  • WRAP Presentation ZIP (PowerPoint/Zipped, 8.2MB Updated 12/04/02)

Updated Presentations

  • WRAP Annex Update for the Region 9 Conference PPT (07/29/02)

WRAP Reports and Projects of Special Relevance for Tribes

Air Pollution Prevention

  • TRIBAL RENEWABLES REPORT PDF (07/03/03)
    Recommendations of the Air Pollution Prevention Forum to increase the generation of electricity from renewable resources on Native American lands.

    • Appendix A PDF (07/03/03)
      Fact Sheet: Final Regional Haze Regulations For Protection of Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
      • Provides an overview of the important aspects of the Regional Haze
    • Appendix B PDF (4.2 MB File, 07/03/03)
      Renewable Energy Systems and Resources
      • Describes the pertinent renewable energy conversion techniques (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro).
      • Provides a tribe-by-tribe summary of the renewable energy resources available on Indian lands.
    • Appendix C PDF (9.7MB file, 07/03/03))
      Renewable Energy Resource Maps
      • Provides maps displaying the renewable resources available to tribes within the WRAP region (solar, wind, biomass and geothermal).
    • Appendix D PDF (07/03/03)
      Information Sources
      Provides references and contact information for those seeking more information on the following topics:
      • Renewable Energy Contact Information
      • Laws and Regulations
      • TIP Guidance
      • Western Regional Air Partnership
      • Economic Development Bibliography
    • Appendix E PDF (07/03/03)
      WRAP Tribes
      A listing of the tribes located in the geographical region within the purview of the Western Regional Air Partnership
  • TRIBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORT PDF (07/03/03)
  • Energy Department to Fund Tribes' 'First Steps' In Developing Clean Energy (08/08/03)
    • Eight Native American Tribes to Develop Renewable Energy PDF(08/08/03)

Market Trading Forum

  • Annex Executive Summary
    The executive summary outlines the key provisions of the Annex, (the WRAP Proposal for a backstop SO2 Emission Trading Program) and is a good overview of the overall document. PDF or WPD
  • Attachment F Conceptual Proposal for Re-Allocation of Tribal Set-Aside PDF or WPD
  • Equity in Implementation
    A Tribal Position Paper on Market Trading Options in the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP), Developed by the National Tribal Environmental Council, March 1999. WPD
  • Analysis of Tribal Allowance Set-Aside in WRAP Proposed Market Trading Program 
    One unique feature of the Annex is a provision for a tribal "set aside" of 20,000 tons/year. This set aside, which has an anticipated value of $25-40 Million per year, is in addition to any allowances individual tribes may receive to cover existing sources or from the new source set aside. The manner in which this set-aside would be divided among or used by the tribes in the region has not yet been determined. The WRAP's comments on the proposed Annex rule recommend that the final rule require this decision to be made within one year of the program being triggered.

    To assist the tribes in developing a methodology for utilizing the set-aside, NTEC commissioned ICF Consulting to analyze two basic questions: What would be the effect on market prices and compliance costs of the tribes "retiring" (not trading on the market) various proportions of the set-aside, and what is the range of numbers of allowances buyers would be interested in purchasing from a single entity. PDF or PPT

Tribal Data Development Work Group

  • An Assessment of Tribal Air Quality Data and Programs in the Western United States PDF

Tribal Links and Other Resources

Key Tribal Contacts

Air Managers Committee Co-Chair

Randy Ashley
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
P.O. Box 278
Pablo, MT 59855
T: (406) 675-2700
F: (406) 675-2713
randya@cskt.org
http://www.cskt.org

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Lisa Riener
Air Quality Program Manager
Quinault Nation
P.O. Box 189
Taholah, WA 98587
T: (360) 276-8211, x484
F: (360) 276-4682
lriener@quinault.org

Technical Oversight Committee Co-Chair

David Jones
Air Quality Program
Cortina Indian Rancheria
P.O. Box 1630
Williams, CA 95987
T: (530) 473-3318
F: (888) 255-5244
M: (707) 548-2248
davidj@cortinawepa.org

Tribal Data Development Work Group Co-Chairs

Mel Joseph
Air Quality Technician
Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservation
LPPSR Environmental Department
P. O. Box 747
1101 E-Sha Lane
Lone Pine, CA 93545
T: (760) 876-4690
F: (760) 876-4682
T: 760-876-4690
mel@lppsr.org

Kermit Snow
Air Quality Specialist
Fort Belknap Indian Community
RR 1 Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526
T: (406) 353-8368
F: (406) 353-4358
c2nites2000@yahoo.com
airqlty@mtintouch.net

WRAP Tribal Support Staff

Lewis McLeod
WRAP Tribal Co-Director
National Tribal Environmental Council
5309 Whispering Pines Dr.
Ronan, Montana 59864
T: (406) 675-3166
F: (406) 675-3166
M: (253) 203-5547
lmcleod@ntec.org

Ken Cronin
Tribal Caucus Coordinator /
Regional Planning Organization Specialist (WRAP)
National Tribal Environmental Council
4520 Montgomery Blvd. Suite 3
Albuquerque, NM 87109
T: (505) 242-2175
F: (505) 242-2654
kcronin@ntec.org

Bob Gruenig
Senior Policy Analyst
National Tribal Environmental Council
4520 Montgomery Blvd. Suite 3
Albuquerque, NM 87109
T: (505) 242-2175
F: (505) 242-2654
bgruenig@ntec.org

Jerry Pardilla
Alaskan Natives Outreach Coordinator
4700 El Alamo Court, SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
M: (505) 850-7637
jpardilla@ntec.org

Tribal News Archive

  • Issue 1, February 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 2, March 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 3, June 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 4, July 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 5, August 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 6, September 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 7, October 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 8, November 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 9, December 2005 PDF or DOC
  • Issue 10, January 2006 PDF
  • Issue 11, February 2006 PDF
  • Issue 12, March 2006 PDF
  • Issue 13, April 2006 PDF
  • Issue 14, May 2006 PDF
  • Issue 15, June 2006 PDF
  • Issue 16, July 2006 PDF
  • Issue 17, August 2006 PDF
  • Issue 18, September 2006 PDF
  • Issue 19, October 2006 PDF
  • Issue 20, December 2006 PDF
  • Issue 21, January 2007 PDF
 
 
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