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  1. Tribal Participation in the NEI Sally Dombrowski EPA–OAQPS

  2. History of Tribal Submissions • 2002 – 28 tribal submissions • Navajo Nation, first tribe to submit using a node • 2005 – 3 tribes • 2008 -20 tribes • 9 Facility • 14 Point • 16 Nonpoint • 7 Onroad • 8 Nonroad • 2011 – Submission due date 12/31/2012

  3. How WAS the NEI created? • If no tribal data - • Point inventory • Augmented data from state files, TRI, etc. • Double reporting state/tribes • Nonpoint • Past NEIs were county-based data • Onroad/Nonroad • Past NEIs used county-level activity data

  4. How is the NEI created now? • Several values from various data sources • General Purpose Release to public is a single value • Tribal and state value is our first choice • No tribal data creates a hole

  5. Creating the NEI with EIS If no tribal data… …NO REPRESENTATION

  6. Timelines for Submission • Next tri-annual submission (2011) • Window opens June 1, 2012 • December 31, 2012

  7. Uses of the NEI • The NEI is a key input for • Modeling of national rules • NAAQS reviews, CSAPR, etc • Non-attainment designations • NATA review • Toxics risk modeling • Trends reports and analyses

  8. EIS/NEI • YOUR DATA IS IMPORTANT • Help is available • ITEP • Sally Dombrowski, 919-541-3269 or dombrowski.sally@epa.gov

  9. Grant Opportunities • Exchange Network Grants • IT assets, data storage and internet connectivity • Automate current systems • Amend systems to accommodate EIS format • St Regis Mohawk Tribe success story • http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/success/stregis.html • http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/ • Announcement for applications in summer • Applications generally due early November