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CHEROKEE NATION / INTER-TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OPEN DUMP DATA EXCHANGE By Randy Gee Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs April 25, 2007.

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1 CHEROKEE NATION / INTER-TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OPEN DUMP DATA EXCHANGE By Randy Gee Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs April 25, 2007

2 Goal-Use Exchange Network for Data Exchange

3 Cherokee Nation Facility Data

4 Cherokee Nation CWA 106 Data Baseline Assessments Continued Monitoring

5 Cherokee Nation Air Quality Monitoring Data Cherokee Nation enters data in EPA’s Air Quality System (AQS) database

6 ITEC CWA 106 Data –Cherokee Nation –Osage Nation –Eastern Shawnee Tribe –Otoe-Missouria Tribe –Kaw Nation –Quapaw Tribe –Pueblo of Taos

7 ITEC CWA 106 Data

8 ITEC Air Quality Monitoring Data Mobile air quality monitoring at the Pueblo of Taos

9 ITEC Air Quality Monitoring Data ITEC staff provides assistance in entering data into AQS

10 Cherokee Nation Open Dump Data Cherokee Nation provides open dump data to EPA Region 6

11 ITEC Open Dump Data ITEC staff provides assistance in open dump assessment

12 Tribal Open Dumps Background –Public Law , Indian Lands Open Dump Cleanup Act of 1994 –Enacted October 22, 1994 –Congressional concerns on solid waste open dump sites located on Indian lands

13 Tribal Open Dumps Background –Purposes of Act Locate open dumps on Indian lands Assess the relative health and environmental hazards Provide financial and technical assistance to close open dumps to comply with Federal and/or Tribal standards

14 Tribal Open Dumps Background –Indian Health Service (IHS) assigned to conduct inventory of all open dumps on Indian lands –Submit annual report to Congress –IHS to also identify level of funding needed to bring dumps into compliance and develop solid waste management plans

15 Tribal Open Dumps Background –Act requires IHS to consult with EPA, tribes, state and other federal entities

16 Tribal Open Dumps Status Today – EPA Strategic Plan By 2011, close 138 open dumps on Indian land compared to FY 2006 By 2011, increase by 118 the number of tribes covered by ISWMP compared to FY 2006

17 Tribal Open Dumps Status Today –Official List –1998 Report

18 Tribal Open Dumps Status Today –EPA and IHS to use OMDS database as new “official” open dump inventory –Currently meeting to fully develop system

19 Exchange Network Can Play Important Role –EPA and IHS staff resources lacking –Tribal staff closer to sites on land –EPA has provided funding to develop capacity to assess environmental concerns

20 Exchange Network Can Play Important Role –In the past, paper assessment reports submitted to IHS

21 Exchange Network Can Play Important Role –Initiative to develop data flow to use EN to exchange data –Pilot flow could be done between IHS OMDS, EPA’s Tribal Information Management System and Cherokee Nation Node

22 Exchange Network Can Play Important Role –Currently gathering data elements –Looking to re-use schema as much as possible –enfoTech-contractor

23 Exchange Network Can Play Important Role –Initial XML schema and Flow Configuration Document by the end of FY 2007

24 Questions?


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