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The mission of the NTTCisto advancepollution prevention and toxicsmanagementpoliciesand programs,consistentwith the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian tribes, Alaska Natives, andNativeHawaiians.
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A. Identify Tribal Exposures to Toxics:Address adverse health outcomes to tribal members and to tribal resources fromdisproportionate exposureto toxic chemicals bydemanding or assuring*compliance withfederal law-TSCA-in conducting risk assessments, considering sensitive subpopulations.*Council response to either word
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B. Petition EPA to support the establishment of tribal chemical management and risk reduction programs that address tribal needs.Demand*funding for tribes to developandimplement TribalPollution Prevention and Toxicsprograms.* Council response to word
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C. Increase TribalConsultation and Collaboration:Influencepolicy changeby advocatingfor tribal perspectives in decisionmaking.
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D. Network, Collaborate, and Provide Outreach:Support tribalenvironmental health initiatives byprovidingresources and education to helpimplement effective pollutionprevention and chemicalmanagementprograms.
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Focus Areas
A. Minimizedisproportionateadversehealth outcomes to tribal members from increased exposuretotoxics experienced through theiruniquecultural, ceremonial, andsubsistencepractices.
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B. Increasetribal capacity to understand, monitor, assess, and mitigate toxics’ impacts to local environmental media including subsistence foods andthoseresources handled, utilized,orconsumed in tribal lifeways.
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C. Enhancetribal consultation and coordination on national chemical risk management policy and pollution prevention initiatives.
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D. Maintaina cooperative exchange of information between tribes, federal partners, and other organizationsthatrepresent tribal interests in chemical risk management and pollution prevention initiatives that impact tribal lifeways.
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IncreasingCouncilRepresentationIncreasing Consultation ParticipationAdvocating theSaferChoice ProgramWorkingwith other TPGsHelpingEPA Risk AssessmentDivision EmbraceTribalLifewaysWorkingwith National GroupsIncreasingOPPT support/moneyfordata collection onthe 10workplanchemicalsDeveloping a pilot project: TribalExposures Risk Assessment for One WorkplanChemicalIncreasing Education of EPA and Industry about Chemical Disposal inAlaska
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Increasing ConsultationParticipationHowdo we get 30 people to callintonextTSCAconsultation?Usevideos.Discuss with NTC, that these changes to TSCA wereanational priorityand this is thetime to commentProvide draftwrite upsfor Counciltosendto their contactsFacilitatetribal participation in the consultationprocess with drafttemplatesfor tribes to use, including comment lettersImproveEPA education efforts onspecific topics.NTTC needs time before consultations to prepare info for tribal staff and leaders.Do tribes know their voice more powerful than NTTC? (EPA counting # of tribescommenting)
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Increase Council RepresentationWecan have about 12 based oncharter, and one alternate for each member.Need Regions3: DC, DE, MD,PA, VA,WVRegion 4: AL, FL,GA,KY,MS,NC, SC,TNRegion 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WIRegion 7: IA, KS, MO, NECall RTOCchairs for regionalnominations
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AdvocateSafer ChoiceNextyearat ITEP’sTribalLands, NTTC vendor table:outreach forCouncil membership, NTTC awareness for future consultations, and share about Safer ChoiceGet Safer Choice vendorstodonate SWAG samplestogive out with EPA info materialsRuss help us get into NCAI and do the same.Increase outreach:NCAI, TLEF,ATNI, ATCEM, SET, others?Present to atribal schools organization, to get the word out for schools.Havedraftordinance or policy aboutpurchasing less toxicproducts, share info about Safer Choice.Maybe get info from Mohicanwith theircasino.
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Work with other TPGsIdentifywhere we cross overEPA’s direct implementationfor riskassessments for tribal exposures: it is now a legal requirement for EPA.NTC and TPG’s work with AIEO to provide input on what EPA’s direct implementation should look like. E.g., Pesticidesonly has 80tribal programstotal, so for the other 400tribesthe responsibility falls onEPA. Whatwould beacceptabledirectimplementation?Tribes know that many programs are not fully or correctly implemented due to understaffing but local implementation is better.The Tribal Pesticides Program Council isdevelopinga statement of need.EPA doesn’t havefunds toimplementlawsthat Congresspasses.NTTC could dosomething similar forlead and risk assessments.Draftbriefing, resolution and letterthattribes, NCAI etc.coulduseWhat else can be done bring attentiontothis? What has worked in the past? The lindane example.
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Help EPA Risk Assessment Division Embrace TribalLifewaysAfter 4 years, tribal issues should be a known priority.Send the Wabanaki Tribe’s exposurescenariosdocument to Tala Henry, Division Director, and post on NTTC websiteRequest future meetings with Tala because almost starting over from the work did with Stan.Likethe fish commissionhas their TreatyRights101 document/ training to educatePuttogether aTribal Toxics 101, a briefer, more basic version of the NTTC Tribal Exposures reportLook into results of atribal risk assessors conference in the1990’s
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WorkingwithNational GroupsNCAI, TLEF, ATNI, ATCEM,SET, others?Our Council budget covers one conference or meeting for outreach. In FY16 it was TLEF.Where Council members are also membersof thoseorganizations.Onthe risk assessmentissue,NCAI would bea good help.Askfor more money to do these things.Counciloutreach to increaseSafer Choice, etc.
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Increase OPPTsupport/money for datacollectionon 10 workplan chemicalsEPA asking NTTC/tribes to provide data for tribal exposures.Tribes needmoney to do those things. Through Doug’senvironmental science student research, he could receiveresearch funding from EPA.Need analyses:food, water, sediments, other tribal resourcesEPA is expectingtribes toprovide thedata soEPA can do therisk assessment.And seem to be saying, ifthe tribes don’t give us their data we can’t do the risk assessment.PetitionOPPT formoney again, because every yearthe NTC writes budgetnumbers, and this has been included.
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Tribal Exposures Risk Assessment for One Workplan Chemical: apilot projectProof of principle: a way to demonstrate how this would work, usingone of the new 10 chemicals.OPPT has donelead grants forbaseline assessment.Pickaneco-region to be able to cover a cumulative population of tribal populationsDoug will contact Barbara Harper about eco-region approach she used.NTTC provide a letterofsupportfrom usfor the projectFred will talktoOscar Morales atscheduled DC meetingonDec. 13NTTC discuss soon to solidifythe idea.Itis importantthat the project be attainable.Doug canalso talk to Linda(Birnbaum?) at NIEHS
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IncreasingEducation of EPA and Industry about Chemical Disposalin AlaskaHow canindustrysupportus to prove that their chemical is safe for disposalin any environment?Point out the hole in problem formulation that doesn’t cover disposal in legally unlined landfills and burningAdd a sectionon disposalissues inour exposure document.In the problem formulation diagrams Tala presented, do a markup of the diagram, adding a bubblefordisposalAt DCmeetingwhen present NTTC priorities and accomplishments, includedisposalissuesHavewaterdata for unlined landfills, datamostly heavy metals andDROs.
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