NTAA: Policy Response Kits

Policy Response Kits:


Current US EPA actions:


The NTAA EC directed staff to craft and release Policy Response Kits on these current U.S. EPA actions:


U.S. EPA’s Regulatory Review under Executive Order 13777
NTAA has prepared a Policy Response Kit for your Tribe to use in commenting to the U.S. EPA by May 15, 2017.
The U.S. EPA is seeking comments on regulatory reform based on Presidential EO 13777 signed by President Trump. EO 13777 directs federal agencies like EPA to review the Code of Federal Regulations and identify those regulations that:

FY 18 Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Tribal Air Programs
NTAA has prepared a Policy Response Kit for your Tribe to use in commenting to the U.S. EPA on the FY18 proposed budget put forth by President Trump that would severely cut the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) appropriation and other federal grants for Tribes needed to build and sustain their air programs. As put forth in the President’s, “AMERICA FIRST: A BUDGET BLUEPRINT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” the 2018 Budget requests $5.7 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, a reduction of $2.6 billion, or 31%, from the 2017 annualized CR level. There is no public comment period but NTAA urges all Tribes to send a clear message to the U.S. EPA about how these proposed budget cuts would impact Tribal air quality work.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) draft Environmental Justice Strategy NTAA has prepared a Policy Response Kit for your Tribe to use in commenting on U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) draft Environmental Justice Strategy.

NTAA urges your Tribe to submit comments to HUD by February 15th, 2017 in order to better represent Tribal air quality concerns into the draft EJ Strategy of HUD.