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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.

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, Forest County Potawatomi Natural Resources
Joe Cebe, Air Monitoring Specialist, Forest County Potawatomi Natural Resources
Harriett BlackHoop, Air Quality Coordinator, Standing Rock Sioux

Presentations:
ITEP Introduction and Resources [pdf]
CAA/TAR Overview [pdf]
Forest County Potawatomi [pdf]
Standing Rock Sioux [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 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.

This webinar will introduce tribal professionals to 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 two will focus on how Tribes develop air quality programs utilizing the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) and Clean Air Act Section 103 Grant funds. In addition to the case studies, there will be information and resources shared about air quality training resources, grants, and grant management.

Webinar #2 Topics

  1. Introduction to the GAP, CAA Section 103, and CAA Section105 grant funding.
  2. Case studies of Tribes using GAP and CAA Section 103 grants to develop their tribal air programs.
  3. Q & A session with presenters.
  4. Training and other resources on how to develop a tribal air program.

Moderator:
Christal Black, American Indian Air Quality Training Program

Webinar Video:
Video

Presenters:
Pat Childers, Senior Tribal Program Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation
Wilfred Nabahe, Director, Colorado River Indian Tribes
Mercedes Kaiser, Air Quality Specialist, Colorado River Indian Tribes
Pam Atcitty, Environmental Specialist II, Morongo Band of Mission Indians

Presentation:
ITEP Introduction and Resources [pdf]
Tribal Grants Presentation [pdf]
GAP [pdf]
CAA 103 [pdf]


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 three will focus on how Tribes develop air quality programs utilizing Clean Air Act Section 103 and Clean Air Act Section 105 Grant funds. In addition to the case studies, there will be information and resources shared about air quality training resources, grants and grant management.

Webinar #3 Topics

  1. Introduction to Tribal Air Coordinators/Project Officer.
  2. Case studies of Tribes using CAA Section 103 and CAA Section 105 grants to fund their tribal air programs.
  3. Q & A session with presenters.
  4. Training and other resources on how to develop a tribal air program.
  5. 30 minute live discussion with presenters.

Moderator:
Christal Black, American Indian Air Quality Training Program

Webinar Video:
Video

Presenters:
Pat Childers, Senior Tribal Program Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation
Aunjanee Gautreaux, Region 6 Tribal Air Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
April Hathcoat, Director, Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs/ITEC
Brandy Toft, Environmental Deputy Officer, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Presentation:
ITEP Introduction and Resources [pdf]
Tribal Grants Presentation [pdf]
CAA 103 [pdf]
CAA 105 [pdf]


Improved Air Quality can result in better health outcomes for your community. Do you have community members with asthma? Are you concerned about SARS-CoV-2 exposure? Do you have elders or young children in your community? Do you use wood stoves to heat your homes? Do you experience dust in your community?

The Research Education on Air and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) program:

  1. Citizen Science. Develop authentic research experiences using novel PM2.5 monitors with a focus on environmental health.
  2. Science Communication. Build student skills, confidence and interest in science by providing opportunities for students to translate their research findings to different audiences.
  3. Student Mentoring. Provide engagement and mentoring activities that support student research and expose students to environmental science and environmental health careers.
  4. Teacher Professional Development. Provide multiple learning opportunities for teachers and pre-service teachers in order to facilitate their understanding of environmental health concepts and their successful implementation of the REACH model with students.

This webinar series is intended for environmental professionals seeking introductory information on a wide range of tribal air quality programming topics. We feature tribal case studies as a teaching tool to provide examples of how different tribes have developed and implemented successful air quality programs & projects. Webinar #4 will introduce the important role of systematic planning using the Data Quality Objectives process as a foundation to project planning for developing a successful tribal air monitoring project.

Webinar #4 Topics

  1. Quality System, Data Quality Objectives, and Quality Assurance Project Plans/ Quality Management Plans
  2. Standing Rock Sioux case study
  3. White Mountain Apache case study
  4. Q & A session with presenters
  5. Training and other resources

Presenter:
Michael King, Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center
Harriett BlackHoop- Cruz, Air Quality Coordinator, Standing Rock Sioux
Delbert Altaha Jr, Air Quality Specialist, White Mountain Apache

Webinar Video:
Video

Presentation:
Planning an Air Quality Project [pdf]

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to emission inventories. We will discuss how tribal professionals can start the process of developing an emission inventory. Significant time will be allotted for questions and comments from webinar attendees. Even if you have already completed an emission inventory, please consider attending this webinar to share your experiences with the emission inventory process.

Webinar Topics

  1. Introduction to Emission Inventories
  2. Benefits of Completing an Emission Inventory
  3. Uses of Emission Inventory Data
  4. Sources Included in an Emission Inventory
  5. Overview of Available Online Emission Inventory Training Options Through ITEP

Presenter:
Angelique Luedeker, Technology Specialist II, Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center

Bio: Angelique started working for ITEP in 2002, and since her first day, she has been working with emissions inventories. She has 18 years of experience of providing tribes assistance with emission inventories. Before working for ITEP, Angelique was part of the Los Alamos National Lab air quality team. She has a BS in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University.

Webinar Video:
Video

Presentation:
Emission Inventories [pdf]
Emission Inventories Links [pdf]

If you have any questions contact: Christal.Black@nau.edu
A max of 25 participants: Weekly webinars are 90-120 minutes, once a week.

Webinar Series Description:
The webinar series will provide an overview of the permitting programs of the Clean Air Act, i.e. the New Source Review (NSR) – Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program and the Non-Attainment New Source Review Program, the Tribal Minor Source New Source Review Program, and the Title V Operating Permit Program. There will be presentations, tribal case studies, question and answer discussions, and other engagement activities in the weekly 90-120 minute webinar. The series is capped at 25 participants. Selected participants will receive a certificate of completion from ITEP for attending all webinars, engaging in discussions and submitting assignments.

Topics Include

  1. Purpose and Basic Requirements of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program
  2. Purpose and Basic Requirements of the Non-Attainment New Source Review Program
  3. Purpose and Basic Requirements of Tribal Minor Source New Source Review Program
  4. Purpose and Basic Requirements of Title V Operating Permit Program
  5. Understanding the permit review process of the different permitting programs and how tribes can participate as stakeholders in the process
  6. Understanding how a permit is constructed and organized
  7. Information on drafting effective comments on proposed permits
  8. Resources that can help with the permit review

Prerequisites: Registrants are required to have taken either the Clean Air Act and Permitting Course (Level 2) or the Tribal Participation in the State Implementation Plan (SIP) Process Course (Level 2). Registrants who have NOT taken either of the level 2 courses indicated will be required to complete two prerecorded webinars before attending this course.

  1. Webinar #1 will be an overview of the Clean Air Act.
  2. Webinar #2 will be an overview of the Clean Air Act Permitting Programs.
  3. Each webinar will have a listening guide to be completed and submitted to Darlene.Santos@nau.edu at ITEP.

If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Christal Black, Program Coordinator Sr. at Christal.Black@nau.edu or phone 928-523-8410.