Solid Waste Management for Tribal Communities

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

FY16 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Grant

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, integrated pest management, and wastewater-related training.

Deadline to apply is January 14, 2016

To view the full announcement click here:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA has released an updated version of RE-Powering’s Electronic Decision Tree tool.  This update (version 1.1) represents modest improvements to the original tool released last month and addresses two important issues associated with the original product:

  1. For potentially contaminated sites with a landfill and for the landfill only scenario, the tool can now consider acreage on the parcel apart from the engineered landfill unit; and
  2. The tool makes greater distinction between those answers skipped because of the need for additional information and those answered skipped because the user, with their knowledge of location-specific circumstances, believes that the criteria presented may not apply.

Finally, as we have had more people using the tool and providing us feedback, we have enhanced some of the information and functionality. 

If you have already downloaded and installed Version 1,  first uninstall (do not delete) this version.  Then install the new version 1.1 which can be found at   

Brownfields Workshop Handouts - US EPA/DTSC

Workshop handouts:

Online Course

 Solid Waste Management In Indian Country:  The focus of the course is on critical issues like illegal dumping, the development and enforcement of tribal codes, jurisdictional conflicts, reduction and recycling, hazardous household waste, hazardous waste resulting from meth labs, RCRA issues and other updates on solid waste management. This course is designed for tribal elected officials, tribal environmental personnel, tribal court personnel, tribal law enforcement with the capacity to enforce tribal environmental laws, state and federal EPA personnel that work with tribes to address solid waste management issues and others interested in increasing the capacity of tribes to address solid waste management issues.


Model Solid Waste and Water Codes: