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Environmental Compliance & Inspection

Sessions from:
Tribal Basic Inspector Training
April 2010
National Enforcement Training Institute
Lakewood, Colorado

This session provides an overview of the federal environmental enforcement process including identifying the players and the process of legal enforcement, tribal government role and responsibility, and civil versus criminal enforcement activities.

   Title: An Overview of Federal Environmental Enforcement:
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   Presented by: David Janik
   Legal Enforcement Program
   USEPA Region 8 Regional Counsel

This Session provides insight into a variety of issues that highlight some of the issues encountered when performing compliance inspections on a reservation. Ms. Lamb provides vivid examples of conflicts with jurisdiction and authority, compliance enforcement versus compliance assistance opportunities, and dealing with the press.

   Title: Tribal Inspector Issues
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   Presented by Lenore Lamb
   Environmental Director
   Pala Band of Mission Indians
   Pala, California

USEPA Tribal Compliance Assistance Center:
The USEPA has created a comprehensive website of information useful to tribal professionals working on environmental compliance. This site has information on all environmental media, from water quality to green purchasing practices.

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