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Main Title Tribal superfund program needs clear direction and actions to improve effectiveness
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Thompson, Katherine.
Kwok, Carol.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General,
Year Published 2004
Report Number 2004-P-00035 ; PB2005-101105
Stock Number PB2005-101105
OCLC Number 61194197
Subjects Indian reservations--Environmental aspects--United States ; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--Indian Territory ; Hazardous waste site remediation--Government policy--United States ; Land use--Law and legislation--United States--States
Additional Subjects United States--Environmental Protection Agency ; American Indians ; Superfund ; Waste management ; Hazardous materials ; Initiatives ; Roles ; Relationships ; Guidance ; Effectiveness ; Navajo Nation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  PB 2005-101105 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/03/2005
NTIS  PB2005-101105 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) strategy to achieve its goals, including those addressing the cleanup of hazardous waste, is dependent upon partnerships, notably those with tribes and States. While American Indian tribes are treated substantially similar to States regarding Superfund activity, EPA's Federal trust responsibility creates a special obligation to consult with tribes, consider tribal interests, and protect tribal rights. Formidable challenges in EPA's partnership efforts with tribes include the large number and wide dispersion of tribes and a 'close to the land' lifestyle that results in disproportionate impacts to tribes. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response asked that we evaluate the progress the Agency is making enhancing the role of Indian tribes in the Superfund program. We evaluated the effectiveness of: actions EPA has taken to enhance the role of the tribes; EPA's primary initiative for enhancing tribal relationships in Superfund; EPA's system for measuring and accounting for progress; and regional processes in enhancing working relationships with tribes.
"September 30, 2004." "Evaluation Report." "Report No. 2004-P-00035."