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Road dust from unpaved roads is a major air quality concern in many tribal communities. Dust (also called Particulate Matter (PM)) has negative impacts on health, road safety and quality of life. This webinar is the second of a series of four webinars to help tribal environmental and transportation staff to manage road dust, resulting in improved air quality.

Presenters from US Environmental Protection Agency, University of Alaska, Alaska Department Environmental Conservation, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals will provide information to help tribal environmental and transportation staff create community partnerships to:
  1. assess current roads,
  2. develop community education messages leading to behavioral changes,
  3. develop plans to improve road design,
  4. consider appropriate use of dust suppressants,
  5. continue with air quality assessments,
  6. create a dust management plan and
  7. identify potential funding sources.

Participants will also be introduced to a variety of online resources to help with planning for road dust management.
  1. Webinar #1 - Introduction to Managing Road Dust (Completed, Recording available)
  2. Webinar #2 - Introduction to Dust Suppressants (palliatives)
  3. Webinar #3 - Engaging Community Leaders in Road Dust Management
  4. Webinar #4 - Case Studies on Road Dust Management

Webinar #1 covers:
  1. Assessment of roads and capacity
  2. Behavioral changes
  3. Road design and maintenance

While the technical information from this webinar series will apply to any unpaved road, the focus of these webinars will be on Alaska communities.

Webinar Video:
Video

Presentation:
ITEP Dust Webinar [pdf]

Youth activity guides for learning about PM:
Activity AQ-PM [pdf]
I Breath WHAT [pdf]
Up In The Air [pdf]

Presenters:
Presenter bios [pdf]


Webinar Resources:
Webinar Training Certificates and Note Taking Guide [docx]
Rural Alaska Dust Toolkit [pdf]
AQ Related Work Plan Template [pdf]


Road dust from unpaved roads is a major air quality concern in many tribal communities. Dust (also called Particulate Matter (PM)) has negative impacts on health, road safety and quality of life. This webinar is the second of a series of four webinars to help tribal environmental and transportation staff to manage road dust, resulting in improved air quality.

Presenters from US Environmental Protection Agency, University of Alaska, Alaska Department Environmental Conservation, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals will provide information to help tribal environmental and transportation staff create community partnerships to:
  1. assess current roads,
  2. develop community education messages leading to behavioral changes,
  3. develop plans to improve road design,
  4. consider appropriate use of dust suppressants,
  5. continue with air quality assessments,
  6. create a dust management plan and
  7. identify potential funding sources.

Participants will also be introduced to a variety of online resources to help with planning for road dust management.
  1. Webinar #1 - Introduction to Managing Road Dust (Completed, Recording available)
  2. Webinar #2 - Introduction to Dust Suppressants (palliatives)
  3. Webinar #3 - Engaging Community Leaders in Road Dust Management
  4. Webinar #4 - Case Studies on Road Dust Management

Webinar #2 covers:
  1. Dust Suppressants
  2. Dust monitoring

While the technical information from this webinar series will apply to any unpaved road, the focus of these webinars will be on Alaska communities.

Time: 9am (Alaska), 10am (Pacific), 11am (Mountain), 12pm (Central), 1pm (Eastern)

Duration: 90 Minutes

This webinar will introduce tribal professionals to the world of tribal air quality programs and projects using tribal case studies as a teaching tool to show how different tribes developed their programs/projects and the various ways that effort is being accomplished. Webinar one will focus on how Tribes develop air quality programs utilizing the Clean Air Act, the Tribal Authority Rule, and Inherent Tribal Sovereignty. In addition to the case studies, there will be information provided on where specific resources are available. This is the first of five webinars hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional’s, American Indian Air Quality Training Program.

Webinar #1 Topics
  1. Introduction to the Clean Air Act and the Tribal Authority Rule.
  2. Introduction to tribal air quality programs.
  3. Case studies of Tribes implementing their tribal air programs.
  4. Q & A session with presenters.
  5. Training and other resources on how to develop a tribal air program.

Webinar Video:
Video

Moderator:
Christopher Lee, Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center

Presenters:
James Payne, Community & Tribal Programs Group, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
Natalene Cummings, Air Program Manager
Joe Cebe, Air Monitoring Specialist, Forest County Potawatomi Natural Resources
Harriett BlackHoop, Standing Rock Sioux

Please direct any questions to:
Christal Black, Program Coordinator Senior, ITEP’s American Indian Air Quality Training Program, Christal.Black@nau.edu

To Register:
Please click here. The webinar is free.


Road dust from unpaved roads is a major air quality concern in many tribal communities. Dust (also called Particulate Matter (PM)) has negative impacts on health, road safety and quality of life. This webinar is the third in a series of four webinars to help tribal environmental and transportation staff managing road dust, resulting in improved air quality.

Presenters from Seldovia Village Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, and Ugashik Traditional Village will share experiences with dust management planning and projects. These community experiences will provide information to help tribal environmental and transportation staff create community partnerships to:

  1. Assess current roads.
  2. Develop community education messages leading to behavioral changes.
  3. Develop plans to improve road design.
  4. Consider appropriate use of dust suppressants.
  5. Continue with air quality assessments.
  6. Create a dust management plan.
  7. Identify potential funding sources.
  8. Work with multiple levels in the community to collaborate on road dust management.

Road Dust Webinar Series:

  1. Assess current roads.
  2. Develop community education messages leading to behavioral changes.
  3. Develop plans to improve road design.
  4. Consider appropriate use of dust suppressants.

Webinar #3 will focus on Sharing Community Experiences

While the technical information from this webinar series will apply to any unpaved road, the focus of these webinars will be on Alaska communities.