Welcome to the Tribal Waste and Response Steering Committee

This committee is composed of ten dedicated people working in the fields of solid waste, Superfund, USTs, emergency response, and brownfields for Tribal Nations and Alaskan Native Villages. They produce an annual Priority Document, that provides senior US EPA staff with feedback on Tribal concerns and priorities; assist ITEP with the TLEF and other activities; serve as mentors to their Tribal colleagues across the country; work in cooperation with other Tribal Partnership Groups; and provide US EPA with Tribal feedback on a regular basis.
Welcome to the website of the Tribal Waste and Response Steering Committee (TWAR SC). The TWAR SC is an official Tribal Partnership Group that strives to communicate the concerns and perspectives of Tribal professionals engaged in the fields of Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Superfund, Underground Storage Tanks, Brownfields, and other contaminated sites to US EPA staff. As part of this work the TWAR SC develops, on an annual basis, a Priorities Document. The purpose of this document is to communicate the evolving needs and priorities of Native American and Alaskan Native village. This document is shared with US EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), the National Tribal Caucus, other EPA Partnership Groups, and the environmental community to use for discussion and transformation of environmental policy and programmatic change. The TWAR SC also meets annually with the leadership of US EPA’s OLEM to discuss the Priorities Document and other issues of importance to tribal professionals. Please share your perspectives with the TWAR SC on the media that are important to you by completing the Priority Document feedback form.

Members of the TWAR SC also provide their input on other environmental issues that come up from time to time and work collaboratively with the National Tribal Superfund Working Group and their Advisory Committee to assist with the advocacy that is needed within that specific arena.

Finally, the TWAR SC assists ITEP with the planning and coordination of the Tribal Lands Environmental Forum (TLEF), a national conversation on Tribal land and water resources.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to working with you!

Contact Us

Tribal Waste and Response Steering Committee
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004

Priority Document
Priority Document Feedback Form
Tribal Lands & Environmental Forum (TLEF)
ITEP's Tribal Waste & Response Program

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The Tribal Waste and Response Steering Committee (TWAR SC) is a Federal U.S. EPA Tribal Partnership Group comprised of subject matter experts from federally recognized Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages from various EPA regions. The views expressed by the TWAR SC are those of the SC members and not of individual Tribes and/or Alaskan Native Villages. Furthermore, interaction with the TWAR SC is not a substitute for, or constitutes government-to-government consultation, which can only be achieved through direct, early and meaningful consultation between the Federal government and individual Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages.