US EPA - TAMS Center
4220 S. Maryland Parkway Bldg C
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Welcome to Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center

The TAMS Center offers different training courses that focus on a variety of topics related to ambient and indoor air quality monitoring. To date, over 1,100 tribal professionals have been trained by the TAMS Center, representing more than 185 tribes.

TAMS Center courses have been designed to complement other American Indian Air Quality Training Program courses, and generally address more advanced air quality issues. Each course is designed with tribal audiences and issues in mind, integrating tribal case studies and tribal professionals as part of the instructional team in every course. Class size is kept to a minimum to ensure a higher level of interaction and one-on-one training opportunities with the instructors.

Christopher Lee
Farshid Farsi

TAMS Technical Needs Assessment

In order to more accurately align the technical services of the TAMS Center to the future Tribal support needs, the TAMS Steering Committee has developed an online Technical Needs Assessment. The TAMS SC is requesting the participation from Tribes nationwide, with or without current air quality program/project funding, to complete the assessment. This online questionnaire will be open until March 10, 2017. The TAMS Center is planning to have the results of this assessment available by the National Tribal Forum in 2017.

Click HERE for online application.

Email Listserv

Tribal Air Monitoring Support Listserv (for air quality monitoring equipment, spare parts and project assistance and information exchange.)

Virgil Masayesva Tribal Air Programs Excellence Award

Purpose: Virgil Masayesva was the Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University from its inception until his passing in 2005. Virgil is commemorated for his leadership, dedication, innovation and commitment to the support of tribal air programs; their creation, development, advancement and ultimate success in promoting tribal sovereignty, tribal culture and tribal environmental protection. This award was developed to recognize and perpetuate continuing contributions to that legacy.
What: To recognize, memorialize and promote outstanding accomplishments, dedication and contributions to the advancement of human health and environmental protection in Indian country particularly as they relate to the improvement of air quality management. At this time, the award recognizes individuals and tribes that have shown exceptional dedication and accomplishment in advancing the interests of tribal air programs.
Who is eligible: Tribal environmental professionals, tribal programs, and environmental professionals in consortia, universities or other areas who have excelled in air quality protection efforts in Indian Country. EPA, TAMS and ITEP staff are ineligible for this award.

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TAMS Steering Committee Nomination

The TAMS Center Steering Committee is seeking nominations to fill two TAMS Steering Committee member position that will serve from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2019. The TAMS Steering Committee is composed of seven members whom represent tribal environmental programs or consortia nationwide. The TAMS Steering Committee provides input on support and services offered by the TAMS Center.

Click HERE for more information.

AQS Fasttrack

ITEP has developed a playlist of short video tutorials on the basic concepts of the Air Quality System (AQS) platform. While this is not intended to be a comprehensive training module, the 23 short videos will provide screen-by-screen demonstrations of various topics.

Click HERE for videos.