Our goal is to assist in the professional development and exchange of information for tribal staff in order to enhance the operations and performance outcomes of environmental management. We strive to achieve this by providing training in relevant and current topics through the use of accomplished trainers who also understand the cultural aspects of tribes throughout the United States.
Waste and Emergency Response and has a broader mandate. Although TSWEAP activities focus primarily on solid waste and solid waste reduction, TWRAP covers additional areas of concern, such as brownfields, contaminated sites, hazardous materials, Underground Storage Tanks, and emergency response programs conducted by Native American communities and Alaskan Native villages. As part of TWRAP activities, ITEP:
coordinates a national steering committee of tribal professionals,
conducts the annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum,
coordinates the Tribal Superfund Working Group
has developed the Tribal hazardous Substance Website, and
puts out Full Circle, a bimonthly newsletter highlighting success stories on Tribal lands, ITEP activities, and announcements
The first online courses to be developed under the Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program will be focused on Tribal Brownfields' programs.