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Title: Shoshone Bannock Tribes Tribal Brownfields Response Program 2009


1
Shoshone Bannock Tribes Tribal
Brownfields Response Program 2009
  • Brownfields Day
  • Fort Hall Elementary School
  • September 22, 2009

2
Response Program Description
  • The Brownfields Site definition is found in
    Public Law 107-118 (H.R. 2869) - "Small Business
    Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization
    Act" signed into law January 11, 2002. With
    certain legal exclusions and additions, the term
    'brownfield sites' means real property, the
    expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may
    be complicated by the presence or potential
    presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or
    contaminant.

3
EWMP Response Program Definition
  • The Shoshone Bannock Tribes Brownfields program
    provides identification, assessment, cleanup,
    oversight and monitoring of sites within the
    reservation that contain contaminants, pollutants
    or other materials with the potential to
    adversely affect human health and the
    environment. The program continues to identify
    contaminated sites, provide oversight of
    contaminated sites and works on program planning
    and management, establishing and enhancing
    elements of the program for site specific
    activities.

4
Staff Size
5 Staff personal 1 Manager oversees program as
whole 1 Scientist Oversees projects, compilation
of data, Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA, RFP,
Sampling, planning projects 1 Waste Activity
Coordinator, Oversees budgets for projects, pay,
RFP, other projects as assigned 1 Environmental
Education Specialist, Community Outreach 1
Consultant, Proposals
5
Agency Jurisdiction
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are located in
Southeast Idaho eight miles north of Pocatello
along Interstate 15.
6
Organizational Background
  • Environmental Waste Management Program
  • Brownfields
  • Mining
  • Superfunds
  • Underground Storage Tanks

7
Status Established/Enhanced
  • Training for Employees
  • Hazardous waste (HAZWOPER/OSHA)
  • ASTM
  • ACRES
  • RCRA/CERCLA
  • Mold Assessment/Remediation
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • CPR/1st Aid
  • Other trainings, these are only to list a few

8
Number of Years Active
  • Currently on 4th year of funding.
  • 2008-2009
  • 2007-2008
  • 2006-2007
  • 2005-2006

9
Fiscal Year 2005-2006
  • First year of Grant
  • Began work on standards and regulations
  • Set up of Program

10
Fiscal Year 2006-2007
  • Began working on Outreach to Community
  • Still working on Regulations and Guidelines
  • Set out public record of pending sites
  • Made Website sbtribes-ewmp.com
  • Begin assessment of 17 sites

11
Working on Outreach to Community
Ross Fork District Community meeting.
12
Assessment of 17 sites
13
Fiscal Year 2007-2008
  • Working on Comment era of Waste Management Act
  • Developed Public Record Database
  • Assessed
  • Pending
  • Assessed 9 Sites, initialized institutional
    controls
  • Asbestos Work
  • Other hazardous waste
  • Implemented Environmental Complaint forms
  • Continued work from previous year on sites

14
Initialized institutional controls
A new roof was put on building. Gate was
constructed for building.
15
Continuation FY 2007-2008
  • Obtained surveys from public for pending sites
  • Implementation of ASTM Standards/PPF forms
  • Presenter at Western Brownfields Conference
  • Initialized Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • Update of Website
  • Conducted Monthly District Meetings/outreach

16
Fiscal Year 2008-2009
  • Waste Management Act under review
  • Household Hazardous Waste Day
  • New projects
  • Redevelopment of historical buildings into
    productive buildings for community
  • Update of Webpage sbtribes-ewmp.com
  • Update of Database, new surveys conducted
  • Outreach conducted monthly at district meetings

17
The Tribal Courts Building may be redeveloped
into shared office space for the Lemhi Project
Program and the Fort Hall Veterans Association.
A Phase I ESA was completed in 2008 and a Phase
II ESA will be conducted in 2009 by the EWMP. The
programs are researching funding sources to
finish cleaning out the building for
redevelopment.
Future Success Story Shared Office Space
18
Built in 1922 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs the
Old Hospital is considered a historical landmark.
In 2008 a historical Phase I ESA was conducted by
the EWMP and the structure was evaluated as
sturdy. A local business Partners for Prosperity
is looking for grants to revitalize the building
into a community education and technology center.
Future Success Story Environmental Educational
Center
19
Activities Fiscal Year 2008-2009
  • Brownfields Days at district lodges
  • Further development of historical buildings
  • Assessment/begin on 17 new sites
  • Community Outreach

20
Brownfields Days at District Lodges
Youth, parents and tribal elders attended the
Brownfields Day and listened and learned about
the program.
21
Public Record
  • Found on Database on Website
  • sbtribes-ewmp.com
  • Updated quarterly instead of annually (program
    preference)
  • Placed on Microsoft Access and than locked.

22
Brownfields Inventory
  • Sites on Public Record
  • 76 sites (Total Inventory)
  • Brownfields Sites
  • 26 Sites (Phase I or more)
  • Types of Sites
  • Abandoned -- Petroleum
  • Polluted -- Suspect Meth
  • Contaminated -- Biological Hazards

23
Public Record Future
  • Hoping to add computers to library linked to our
    database for easy reference.
  • Initiating our records into tribal records
    department.
  • Welcome public to office, where they can find a
    computer with only Brownfields information on it,
    locked for no alternations.

24
Oversight Enforcement
25
Oversight and Enforcement
  • Waste Management Act
  • Land Use
  • Working with other Departments
  • Continuous involvement with other entities

26
Regulations
  • Waste Management Act
  • Currently undergoing comment stage.
  • Finding resolutions, acts from tribal government.
  • Collaborating with other departments.
  • Finalization of Waste Management Act.

27
Resources
28
Partnerships
29
Working on Outreach to Community
Eastern Idaho State Fair Community Preparedness
Tent. Departments setup information booths and
showcased their activities to the southeast
public which consisted of thousands of people.
Below is the Brownfields booth.
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