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Water: Tribal Training

2012 Nonpoint Source Pollution Management and the Watershed Approach New Mexico Workshop

Contact Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

George Craft 
Phone: 214-665-6684
Nikole Witt 
Phone: 214-665-2781

Related Topics


  • 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 and 200   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.

Topics will include:

  • Review of basic water quality concepts and NPS pollution management including BMPs
  • 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
  • Face-to-face networking time with tribal, federal, and state agency partners

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


Date/Time Location
October 23 - 25, 2012 Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico

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.

How to register: The registration website or by requesting a PDF that can be mailed/faxed/emailed.
Registration Deadline: None.
Is there a registration fee for this course?: No.
Additional registration information: For any questions regarding registration or logistics, please contact Amber Siegel, Amber.Siegel@tetratech.com, 703-385-6000 x328.

Event Details

Format for the course: Lecture, Interactive, Web-based, 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.


Sleeping room accommodations: This workshop will be held at the Sky City Casino Hotel in beautiful Acoma, New Mexico. Sleeping accommodations are also available, so that you will not need to travel between your room and the workshop space. The Sky City Casino Hotel is providing rooms at a special conference rate of 69.00* (plus 11% tribal lands tax) until Monday, October 8 – so make your reservation soon!
Sleeping room details: N/A.
Sleeping room reservations: Give the Sky City Casino Hotel your dates and tell them you are with the "EPA Tribal Workshop". They should give you the group rate of $69.00 per night when you call and use this code.
Sleeping room reservations (phone): 1-888-759-2489.
Other costs paid by EPA: None.

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