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  1. Tribal Air QualityPriorities National Tribal Air Association Executive Committee 2014 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

  2. Introduction • NTAA founded in 2002 • 80Principal Member Tribes • Mission: ‘To advance air quality management, policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests and unique legal status of American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Natives’ www.ntaatribalair.org

  3. NTAA Principles • Sovereignty/ Self-Determination of Tribes • Tribes have the right to know the quality of their air • Tribes are leaders, strong partners and co-regulators

  4. NTAA Principles • Tribes have the legal authority to regulate under the Tribal Authority Rule (TAR) • Tribal Population Exposure to Air Pollution from off Reservation sources

  5. Process to Determine Priorities • Regional calls/emails by NTAA Executive Committee Regional Representatives • Face-to-face discussions and/or meetings with Tribes and NTAA Executive Committee Regional Representatives • Documents identifying regional Tribal priorities utilized

  6. 2014 NTAA National Priorities AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION WITHIN TRIBAL AIRSHEDS • Oil and Gas development issues • Air Pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing • Transport 126 and 110 (a)2(d) Guidance • Tribal NSR issues including: • Registration, Permits, Implementation, Delegation, Enforcementand Permit Review • NSR Training, Guidance and Support

  7. 2014 NTAA National Priorities AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION WITHIN TRIBAL AIRSHEDS • Regional Haze Implementation Plans • Ozone Concerns • Mining and Exploration • Carbon based fuels: Oil, gas, tar sands, coal, frac gas • Hard Rock minerals ENFORCEMENT ISSUES • Federal and State enforcement on TVs in ceded territories

  8. 2014 NTAA National Priorities INDOOR AIR QUALITY • Asthma • Mold • Radon • Funding and Technical support CLIMATE CHANGE • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation • Regulations

  9. 2014 NTAA National Priorities TRIBAL CONSULTATION • Consultation – Early and Often • Communication and coordination with Tribes early in process and well before public comment periods. • NTAA involved at the policy development level • Examples: Ozone and Tribal NSR workgroups • Early involvement in the designation processes and the implementation of new and revised rules.

  10. 2014 NTAA National Priorities TRIBAL AIR PROGRAM SUPPORT • EPA Support for Tribal- Specific: • Technical Assistance • Training • Guidance and Policies • Increase and stabilize funding for new and existing Tribal Air Programs • Both Indoor and Ambient Air Programs

  11. NTAA Regional Tribal Priorities

  12. Alaska • Capacity building and funding • To conduct indoor/outdoor air quality assessments vs. emission inventories • Need support from EPA • Fugitive dust from large scale mining • Road dust (PM) • Rural road system is gravel • majority of vehicles are ATVs

  13. Alaska • Climate change impacts on Villages • Open burning in rural Alaska • Outreach to Tribal leaders on health effects • Funding language • Alaskan Villages vs. “Reservations” • Japan radiation pollution concerns

  14. Region 10 • Ambient Air Quality • NAAQS & Toxics – Atm. Deposition • Coal, Oil & Gas Train/Barge Transport • Regulatory • FARR Revision Process • Regional Haze Rule Implementation • Tribal NSR Implementation • Support for Title V permit reviews • Smoke Management Coordination

  15. Region 10 • Increase Overall Funding • Grants.gov • Separate IAQ and Climate Change, do not take away from existing funds • Tribal Capability & Capacity Increasing, Success Limited by Funding • Enforcement – No OECA Funds for Inspectors • Radon Funding Cut • IAQ(Mold, Woodstoves, Radon, Pests) • Need resources identified for mitigation • Training on building/sanitation codes • Building inspectors

  16. Region 9 • Funding • Air programs for all Tribes who request them • Streamline designation process • Consistent relationships between Tribes, EPA R9 Air Division, and Headquarters

  17. Region 9 • Realization that the majority of bad air is from off-reservation sources • Emphasis Tribal indoor air within a broader scope • Training, tools, and resources for Tribes • Recognition of the Tribal Authority Rule

  18. Region 8 • EPA post schedule Through-The-Probe Audit and Performance Evaluation Audits (PEP)? • Las Vegas Lab Radon Survey Service • IMPROVE and Mercury Data • Oil and Gas Development and Regulation • QAPP concerns • Thank you for addressing this

  19. Region 7 • Radon Implementation and Mitigation • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) • New Air Monitoring Technology • Fiscal Year 2014 Region 7 Notification of Funding Availability for Clean Air Act Section 103/105 Funding (NOFA)

  20. Region 6 • Funding • Hydraulic Fracturing • Climate Change as it’s own media • Treatment As State-more EPA support for Oklahoma Tribes • NCORE Sites-Better support with Filter based requirements and data certification issues

  21. Region 6 • AQS Support for Data Certification • Request consistently trained support staff • Two Year QAPP Approval • Radon • Indoor Air • NSR Training Support

  22. Region 5 • Monitoring and Data Analysis • Air Toxics, PM, O3, Mercury • Tribal mNSR • 1,000 letters sent ~ 56 registered ~ 1 Tribal mNSR permit ~ 7 pending • Mercury • Production, Deposition, Impacts & Regulation • Alt Energy and Energy Efficiency • Air Modeling and Risk Assessment • Education & Outreach

  23. Region 5 • Unique Mining Impacts to R5 • Ferrous and non-ferrous • Sulfide side effects on environment • Aggregates – frac sands and transport • Lack of resources for new Programs • TARJ ~ 28 Tribal entries, 14 EPA funded • LADCO Involvement – O3, training • Non-attainment impacts in ceded territories

  24. Region 4 • Air Program Development and TAS • Indoor Air Quality • Climate Change research/ adaptation planning incorporating Tribal Knowledge (TEK) • Increased dust pollution from drought caused by climate change

  25. Region 4 • Pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing • Mercury • Increase Tribal Participation with Region 4 EPA

  26. Region 2 • Climate Change Adaptation and Planning • Hydraulic Fracturing of Marcellus Shale • Alcoa and other industries with effects on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne

  27. Region 2 • Mobile Sources • Emissions from the international shipping industry; on-road/non-road • IAQ

  28. Region 1 • Lack of Federal Trust Responsibly: Carcieri legal decision, Tribe is not eligible for air program funding • Additional Air Program Funding • Support stack testing every 5 vs 3 yrs due to limited resources • PCB contamination • Building capacityand requests for MDN component

  29. Region 1 • Landfill gas/ energy production • East-west highway to cross Maine and traverse Tribal lands • International Refinery Emissions • Unmet needs in Air Program personnel • TIP compliance issues

  30. www.ntaatribalair.org