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2011 Tribal NPS Webcasts

May 10, 2011 Webcast

Roadmap to Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution: Developing your CWA Section 319 Program

by Nancy Arazan, US EPA HQ 
     Audrey L Johnson, US EPA Region 9 
     Janette Marsh, US EPA Region 5 
     Dan Cozza, US EPA Region 5 
     Jenilynn Bohm, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

This webcast will cover basic need-to-know information for developing a tribal Clean Water Section 319 program. This training will cover basics of the CWA Section 319 program, acquiring Treatment in a Manner Similar to a State (TAS), and basics of creating assessment reports and management plans. The tribal case study will feature a tribe who has recently completed the CWA Section 319 application process and successfully received funding. Management measures (MM) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality will also be discussed.

Webcast Archive
Flier on May 10, 2011 Webcast (PDF) (1 pg, 204K, About PDF)

September 13, 2011 Webcast

Funding and Implementing your CWA 319 Program: Base and Competitive Funding and Developing Work Plans

by Nancy Arazan, US EPA HQ    
     Tiffany Eastman, US EPA Region 9    
     Audrey Johnson, US EPA Region 9     
     Josh Simmons, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

This webcast will review the Tribal 319 Program funding structure (including base and competitive grants) and compare the base and competitive grant processes.  Discussion on the competitive grant process will include an update on upcoming changes to the Fiscal Year 2012 Request for Proposals, differentiate Regional review and Committee review, explain the match component, and discuss the importance of linking the budget and work plan together.  The webcast will also cover steps for developing a good work plan and a tribal case study discussing lessons learned from the base and competitive grant processes.

Webcast Archive
MP4 of Webcast (64MB)
Webcast Slides (PDF) (51 pp, 918K, About PDF)

October 11, 2011 Webcast

Watershed-based Plans and the Watershed Approach to Addressing Nonpoint Source Pollution

     Janette Marsh, EPA Region 5 
     Naomi Tillison, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

A watershed approach is the most effective framework to address today's water resource challenges. Watersheds supply drinking water, provide recreation and respite, and sustain life. This webcast outlines the six-step iterative watershed plan development process and the nine basic elements that are included in watershed-based plans.  A tribal case study speaker will discuss an ongoing large scale watershed process with numerous stakeholders and partners.

Webcast Archive 
MP4 of Webcast (64MB)

  • For slide number 7 (Tribes and Watershed-based Planning) the correct percentage of CWA Section 319 funds that can be used towards developing a watershed-based plan is 20%. The number in the slide is accurate.

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