Welcome to NTAA’s newest associate member Maggie Li, who is currently pursuing a PhD at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Ms. Li recently presented at the 2022 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality. To learn more about joining NTAA as an associate member, click here on NTAA’s website.
NTAA recently hosted and recorded an informational webinar to provide the key findings from NTAA’s national baseline needs assessment last week. You can view the recorded webinar on NTAA’s homepage under “Latest News!”
Yesterday, NTAA submitted this comment letter to EPA regarding the proposed updates to the 2015 Ozone Transport Rule. Learn what NTAA has submitted and what EPA actions you can comment on in the next few weeks on NTAA’s Policy Resource Kit page!
Be sure to join us tomorrow for NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Work Group call at 2pm ET! Attend by clicking here. We will be discussing NTAA’s participation in the National Radon Action Plan.
The new National Radon Action Plan 2021–25, which was released in January, sets a goal for the nation to find, fix and prevent high indoor radon levels in 8 million buildings by 2025 and prevent at least 3,500 lung cancer deaths per year. Here is a link to a Tribal-specific questionnaire developed by the four goal area work groups to get a better sense of what is occurring or has occurred on Tribal lands as it pertains to radon.
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