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Water: Tribal Training

2012 Nonpoint Source Pollution Management and the Watershed Approach Workshop

Contact Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

George Craft
 (craft.george@epa.gov)
 Phone: 214-665-6684
or
Nikole Witt
 (witt.nikole@epa.gov)
 Phone: 214-665-2781

   
Related Topics

Primary:

  • Nonpoint Source
  • Watershed Protection

Take Note: Information presented below is specific to tribal participants and may not apply to all attendees.

Level of Training: 100    Explanation of training levels
Course Description:  This workshop is designed for tribal programs addressing nonpoint source (NPS) issues under Clean Water Act Section 319 and for those currently seeking eligibility under Section 319. EPA's objective is to assist tribes in gaining funding to pursue NPS projects and to integrate these projects into an overall watershed-based planning framework.

The workshop will cover the basics of the Section 319 grant program, including applying for Treatment as a State (TAS), writing the assessment report and management program plan, and meeting eligibility requirements. There will be a focus on developing watershed-based plans to address NPS pollution problems and to achieve on-the-ground water quality improvements.

The workshop will include:

  • Review of basic water quality concepts and NPS pollution management
  • NPS best management practices (BMPs) and management measures
  • Meeting basic Section 319 eligibility requirements (including TAS)
  • Development of NPS Assessment Reports and Management Plans
  • Differentiating base grants and competitive grants
  • Development and implementation of watershed-based plans on Tribal lands
  • Online tools for watershed assessment, planning, and management
  • Optional site visit
  • Face-to-face networking time with tribal, federal, and state agency partners

URL: http://www.tetratech-ffx.com/tribal/index.htm

Schedule

Date/Time Location
April 24-26, 2012 Tulsa, Oklahoma


Course Details
Target Audience: Tribes only.
Is there a final test associated with this course?: None.
Is there a certificate of completion presented at the conclusion of the course?: Yes..
Other relevant notes: None.
Registration

How to register: The registration website or by requesting a PDF that can be mailed/faxed/emailed.
Registration Deadline: None, walkins welcome but registration guarantees materials.
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No
Additional registration information: None.

Event Details

Format for the course: Lecture, Interactive, Field Activity, and Group Activity
Are there any pre-requisites for this event?: No
Is there any pre-course preparation associated with this event?: No

Logistics

Sleeping room accommodations: DoubleTree Hotel Tulsa, 616 West 7th Street, Tulsa, OK 74127, 919-587-8000
Sleeping room details: April 23-26, 2012, $77.00 (plus tax) per night
Sleeping room reservations (online): Go to www.tulsadowntown.doubletree.com. Fill in the dates (between 4/23 and 4/26) and click "Go." On the next page see the "Special Accounts" section on the right. Enter the Group ID Code "NPS" in the "Group/Convention code" box. Complete the remaining steps to finish your reservation and a confirmation number will be emailed to you.
Sleeping room reservations (phone): Call 1-800-838-7914. Give your dates and tell them you are with the EPA Tribal Nonpoint Source workshop by giving them the code "NPS." They should give you the group rate when you use this code.
Other costs paid by EPA: None


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