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1 Tribal Air Quality Priorities National Tribal Air Association Executive Committee 2014 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

2 Introduction NTAA founded in 2002 80 Principal 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’

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, Enforcement and 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 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 – O 3, 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 capacity and 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


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