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National Water Quality Monitoring Council. TRIBAL TOPICS  What is ITCA  Water Quality – Tribes  SW Water Issues  Need for Involvement  Lack of Funding.

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1 National Water Quality Monitoring Council

2 TRIBAL TOPICS  What is ITCA  Water Quality – Tribes  SW Water Issues  Need for Involvement  Lack of Funding

3 INTER TRIBAL COUNCIL OF ARIZONA, INC. HISTORY  1952, Established “United Voice”  1975, Established a private, non- profit corporation, ITCA, Inc.  By Tribes for Tribes

4 MEMBER TRIBES Ak Chin Indian Community Cocopah Tribe Colorado River Indian Tribes Ft. McDowell Yavapai Tribe Ft. Mojave Tribe Gila River Indian Community Havasupai Tribe Hopi Tribe Hualapai Tribe Kaibab-Paiute Tribe Pascua Yaqui Tribe Quechan Tribe Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community San Carlos Apache Tribe Tohono O’Odham Nation Tonto Apache Tribe White Mountain Apache Tribe Yavapai Apache Nation Yavapai Prescott Tribe

5 TRIBAL LANDS IN ARIZONA

6 MEMBERS OF ITCA, INC.  Highest elected tribal officials –Chairpersons –Presidents –Governors  Shared Historical experience  Shared governmental status  Similar relationship with federal and state governments

7 ITCA, INC. OPERATION To ensure the self-determination of Indian tribes in Arizona through their participation in development of the polices and programs which affect their lives.  Operates more than 20 projects  Employs 65+  Works on Local, Regional and National Level for Tribes

8 ITCA, INC. PROMOTES… Indian self reliance through public policy development

9 ITCA, INC. PROVIDES…  Independent capacity to obtain, analyze and disseminate information  Clearinghouse of Information  Technical assistance and training to tribal governments –Program planning & development –Resource development –Management –Evaluation

10 ITCA, INC. ORGANIZES…  Seminars  Workshops  Conferences  Public Hearings

11 TRIBAL PROGRAMS  Health –National AIDS Minority Information and Education –Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  Human Services –Area Agency on Aging –Indian Child Welfare Project  Housing Weatherization  Epidemiology  Community Tobacco Education

12 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM  Pesticide  Solid Waste  Underground Storage Tanks  EPCRA/Emergency Response/Chemical Emergency Response  Radon  Asthma Risk Reduction  Air  Lead  Tribal Water Systems

13 TRIBAL WATER SYSTEMS PROGRAM  In cooperation with:  Indian Health Service, Phoenix Area Office  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX  Office of Community Service, Health & Human Services  Association of Boards of Certification  USDA- Rural Development – Technical Assistance

14 WATER QUALITY  LIFE GIVING AND SACRED  DRINKING WATER  AGRICULTURE/  LIVESTOCK WILDLIFE/PLANTS  CEREMONIAL

15 TRIBAL ISSUES: SOUTHWEST  WATER QUALITY  DROUGHT  ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER  WATER SECURITY  WATER QUALITY STANDARDS/TMDL’S  INFRASTRUCTURE/TRAINING

16 DROUGHT

17 DROUGHT CONDITIONS/FIRE  OVER 200 FIRES  WORST TIME AHEAD  LANDS CLOSED  40% OF COUNTRY-WORST IN SW/MIDWEST  REVENUE LOST TO TRIBES  IN TUCSON AREA=  NO RAIN FOR 104 STRAIGHT DAYS AT END OF JUNE  TRIBES FORCED TO SELL LIVESTOCK

18 WATER/FIRE AGRICULTURE

19 FIRES  JULY 1, OVER 200 LARGE FIRES  US DROUGHT MONITOR PREDICTS HOTTER/ DRIER

20 FIRES  RODEO/  CHEDISKI FIRE COMPLEX LARGEST FIRE IN NATION  469,000 ACRES BURNED  500 STRUCTURES LOST

21 ARSENIC

22 SECURITY ISSUES  TRIBAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION  WATER SECURITY PLANS UNDERWAY  FEMA/STATE/ LOCAL COORD.  FIRE/DROUGHT/ FLOOD/SPILLS/ TERRORISM

23 WATER QUALITY STANDARDS  141 TRIBES IN 3 STATES (CA,NV,AZ)  72 CAPABLE OF 106 $ TO ID WATERS/ STANDARDS MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH MONITORING: $/MINING/TOPO/ WATER//FLOWS/ STAFF SHORTAGES

24 TMDL’S FOR TRIBES

25 INFRASTRUCTURE/ OPERATOR TRAINING

26 CERTIFIED OPERATOR  Education (High School Diploma or GED)  Job Experience – currently responsible for day-to-day operation of water or wastewater facility for 6 weeks on tribal lands

27 TRIBAL DIVERSITY

28 FUNDING  SDWA/CWA = 1.5 % FOR TRIBES  SECTION 319 = ½ OF 1 %  NEED FOR MORE $$$$

29 ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTED - WATER

30 Deborah Patton Water Quality Administrator Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc N. Central Ave Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ FAX


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