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Since its founding in 2002, the National Tribal Air Association has been a leading voice for Tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies. With over seventy (70) principal member tribes, the NTAA’s mission is to advance air quality management and policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives. Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.
--Bill Thompson, Penobscot Nation Vice Chief
National Tribal Air Association
NTAA Weekly Update
Week of December 2nd-6th, 2013
"If we are serious about public health and environmental protection for all, we have to be serious about reducing the harmful carbon pollution that fuels climate change and we must work to prepare cities to be more resilient in the face of climate risks."
-- U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy quoted in a recent Op-ed
National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA)’s Weekly Washington Update.
Marten Law’s Legal Newsletter.
FREE WEBINAR, December 4th, 2013 at 12:00pm-1:30pm EST: The Impact of Air Pollution on Children’s Health Presented by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the Virginia Healthy Air Coalition, a program of the American Lung Association. The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, recognizing that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. How does air pollution impact children’s health? Call in to find out! Meeting Dial in Number: US Toll Free 1-877-668-4493 with access code: 669 925 740. Click here to follow the presentation online.
U.S. EPA will host a conference call to discuss EGU and non-EGU Emission Projections Methodologies to Support the Air Pollution Transport Rule on Thursday, December 12th at 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EST). The Dial-In Number is 866-299-3188 with code: 5410878. The agenda items for this discussion will include a summary and status of IPM base case platform; summary and status 2011 modeling platform, announcement of early January conference call on the 2011 emissions platform and how to submit comments on the data, and an overview of methodologies for EGU and non-EGU emission projections for 2018.
In December, the U.S. EPA is hosting a three-part webcast series on communications strategies and methods that state and local governments can use to ensure the ongoing success of climate and clean energy programs. The structure of the three webcasts will parallel the general phases of program development and implementation: attracting stakeholder support and participation, sustaining change, and gaining momentum from program successes. Participants will learn how to design communications strategies to engage and empower stakeholders, use communications methods to produce sustained behavior change and foster individual and community solutions, and effectively communicate their programs’ successes and resulting benefits to diverse audiences. The webcasts will be held over three Wednesdays: December 4, 11, and 18. For more information, visit the TEEIC Web site.
- U.S. EPA: Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program Grant – The total estimated available funding for awards under this competitive opportunity is $1,200,000. Awards will be made in amounts of up to $120,000 per award for a two year project period. Interested applicants are invited to participate in conference calls with EPA to address questions about the EJCPS Program and this solicitation. For more information about this program, including dates and times for upcoming informational conference calls, click here.
- The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program has a new funding rebate opportunity for the construction diesel equipment, which is open to tribes – there is total of $2 million available (Please see information above on a webinar about this program).
- HOST SITES NEEDED FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals – Environmental Education Outreach Program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona is seeking air quality focused offices and programs to host a college student for a 9-week summer internship. Tribal environmental offices, EPA offices, and other tribal environmental organizations are encouraged to apply. A recent article about the program recently appeared in the Arizona Republic
- U.S. EPA’s Tribal Climate and Energy Information’s webpage will help you find information on Tribal Communities and Climate Change.
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