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Welcome to the
OPPT AND TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
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EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has established
a Tribal program to better communicate our programs and activities with
Native American Indian tribes, and to build more effective
partnerships with Native American tribes in protecting and safeguarding
OPPT's Tribal program was developed in 1997 with the assistance from
other EPA offices, the National Indian Workgroup, the EPA’s Tribal Operations
Committee, the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA), and members of Native American tribes. Some major activities of the tribal
program include grants funding, internal training on tribal issues, follow-up
activities from EPA Tribal Operations Committee meetings, interagency
coordination efforts, and stakeholder outreach.
OPPT is committed to working in partnership with tribal governments to
safeguard and protect the environment from toxic hazards and to promote
pollution prevention in Indian country. OPPT has taken steps to foster
better communication links through its newly established tribal program.
The first priority of this program is improving communication so that
we can better exchange information regarding environmental concerns and
issues facing Indian country today.