Part 10 WRAP Resources RH SIP Cronin

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Information about Part 10 WRAP Resources RH SIP Cronin

Published on March 14, 2008

Author: Stentore


Slide1:  Presented by Ken Cronin, WRAP Tribal Caucus Coordinator Improve and Protect Air Quality in Alaska workshop November 2007 Overview:  Overview Origins of the WRAP Scope of WRAP Tribal Participation Resources available to Tribes to facilitate participation in the RH SIP Process Origins of the WRAP:  Origins of the WRAP Haze pictures Pima Point, Grand Canyon, April 2000 The WRAP has its roots in the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission Mission Statement:  Mission Statement The purpose of the WRAP is to develop data, tools, and policies needed by states and tribes to improve visibility in parks and wilderness areas across the West. Regional Haze Rule:  Regional Haze Rule Adopted by Congress in 1999 Mandates that the regional haze levels be reduced back to “natural” levels by 2064 Mandates Regional Haze State Implementation Plans (RH SIPs) 2018 is first 10-year strategic planning milestone –emission projections being done. §309 v §308 :  §309 v §308 2 major phases of the Regional Haze Rule §309 – Phase I 9 states (and tribes) were allowed to opt into a program to reduce haze at 16 specific Class I (national parks and wildernesses) on the Colorado Plateau by December 2003 5 states (AZ, NM, OR, UT, WY) opted in No Tribal §309 TIPs were submitted §308 – Phase II All States have to submit §308 RH SIPS by 12/17/07 Q: What is “Regional Haze?” A: Pollutants that affect visibility:  Q: What is “Regional Haze?” A: Pollutants that affect visibility Sulfates (SO2) Nitrates (NOx) Ozone Organic Carbon Particulate Matter (PM) Smoke Dust Volatile Air Toxics 188 pollutants i.e Mercury Carbon Monoxide Lead Carbon Dioxide Methane INCLUDES: DOES NOT INCLUDE: “Reasonable Progress” Goal:  “Reasonable Progress” Goal Map of RPO’s:  Map of RPO’s WRAP has 75% of all Class I Areas (153):  WRAP has 75% of all Class I Areas (153) Slide11:  83% (468) of Tribes located in the WRAP Region (231 are Alaska Native Villages) Slide12:  All 6 Tribal Class I Areas are in WRAP region Hualapai WRAP Organization:  WRAP Organization Numerous Meetings Many Policy and Technical products/reports for review Participation requires large time commitment Benefits of Tribal Participation:  Benefits of Tribal Participation Overall, WRAP has proven a successful partnership between Tribes, States, and Federal Agencies Tribal participation has ensured that tribal issues are addressed Tribal participants have learned a great deal The WRAP has developed policy & technical products that can benefit Tribes “Visibility is a Cultural Resource”:  “Visibility is a Cultural Resource” Smoke from wildfire obscuring Mt. Tom – Bishop Paiute Tribal Issues:  Dust in Owens Valley Tribal Issues Slide17:  Taos Pueblo Tribal Issues: Wood Burning:  Tribal Issues: Wood Burning Before Tribal participation, there was talk of regional bans on residential wood burning Tribes “reeducated” the state/federal partner Mescalero Apache Tribe Traditional and ceremonial burning exempted from regulation due to tribal participation Current Tribal Participation:  Current Tribal Participation 14 Tribal Board Member positions 10 have been actively participating Tribal Co-Chairs for major committees Technical Oversight Committee Initiatives Oversight Committee Air Manager’s Committee AMC being revitalized to create expanded workplan Have good participation in many of the forums, work groups and committees WRAP Co-Chairs:  WRAP Co-Chairs Councilman Lloyd Irvine Confederated Tribes of Salish & Kootenai Governor Janet Napolitano Arizona WRAP Tribal Board Members:  WRAP Tribal Board Members Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians Mike Connolly Melissa Estes (alt) Confederated Tribes of Salish and Kootenai Randy Ashley Cortina Indian Rancheria David C. Jones Karen Flores (Alt) Hopi Tribe  Gayle Shingoitewa-Honanie Hualapai Nation of the Grand Canyon Cisney Havatone Native Village of Shungnak Hazel Apok Nez Perce Tribe Gabriel Bohnee Julie Simpson (alt) Northern Cheyenne Tribe William Walksalong Pueblo of Acoma Governor Fred S. Vallo, Sr. Stanley Paytiamo (alt) Pueblo of San Felipe Michael Romero Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall Roger Turner Zuni Tribe Head Councilman Carlton Albert, Sr. Councilman Joseph C. Peynetsa (alt) Tribes Actively Involved in WRAP:  Tribes Actively Involved in WRAP Quinault Nation Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Shoshone Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall Southern Ute Taos Pueblo Tohono O’odham Nation Ute Mountain Ute Walker River Paiute Tribe Wind River Yakama Tribe Bishop Paiute Tribe Campo Band of Mission Indians Colville Tribe Confederated Tribes of Salish & Kootenai Cortina Rancheria Fort Belknap Gila River Indian Community Hualapai Tribe Jemez Pueblo Jicarilla Apache Tribe Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation Manzanita Tribe Mescalero Apache Tribe Native Village of Shungnak Navajo Nation Nez Perce Tribe Northern Cheyenne Tribe Northwestern Band of the Shoshoni Nation Pueblo of Acoma Zuni Tribe Tribal Data Development Work Group (TDDWG):  Tribal Data Development Work Group (TDDWG) Workgroup comprised of tribal representatives Initial focus: filling tribal data gaps Current focus has broadened – helping Tribes to get most out of WRAP Major Project – Development of Tribal Emissions Inventory Software System (TEISS) Contractors: Lakes Environmental and ITEP Has helped nearly 50 Tribes either create or update their Emissions’ Inventories ITEP provides training on how to use it TDDWG Project: Tribal Causes of Haze Project – Representative Analysis:  TDDWG Project: Tribal Causes of Haze Project – Representative Analysis First use of scientific methodology to see if any air monitoring network represents tribal air quality 11 Tribes in WRAP region found not to be represented. Recommendation: additional monitors to cover gaps Great potential to help develop Tribal Air Monitoring Strategy Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Resources Available to Tribes:  Resources Available to Tribes TDDWG #1: Analysis of Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans for Tribal Implications/Issues A timely report will be generated to enable tribes to participate prior to public comment period Emphasizes role of Tribes as Partners in the WRAP TDDWG chose MACTEC Federal Programs as the contractor Contact: Sharon Kersteter – 919-941-0333 Will attend IWG meeting in April. Resources Available to Tribes:  Resources Available to Tribes TDDWG #2: Provide Technical Assistance to Native American Tribes in the WRAP Region pertaining to Regional Haze Will allow selected tribes to access the monitoring, modeling, and EI data collected by the WRAP via the Technical Support System Initial pilot project to determine amount of resources required per tribe – 3 tribes Campo, Fort Belknap, Southern Ute Contractor: ENVIRON Allison Pollack - (415) 899-0700 Resources Available to Tribes:  Resources Available to Tribes TDDWG #3: Tribal Environmental Inventories Project 4 Components TEISS License TEISS Training TEISS Technical Support Reconciliation of State and Tribal Data in the EDMS Contactor: ITEP Jenifer Pond (480) 985-9570 Resources Available to Tribes:  Resources Available to Tribes TDDWG #4: Phase II of the Representative Analysis of the IMPROVE monitoring network Purpose: to further refine the results gathered in Phase I Will include intervening terrain and a more detailed breakdown of representation by pollutant Tribes taking the lead on this, but can also be used to determine representation of IMPROVE monitors for large state parks as well Contractor: Desert Research Institute (DRI) Mark Green (702) 862-5445 WRAP Projects of Interest to Tribes:  WRAP Projects of Interest to Tribes Causes of Haze Assessment project (CoHA) - Does “back trajectories” for each Class I Area Tribes can ask to be a “receptor” for modeling Emissions Data Management System (EDMS) - Collects all updated emissions data Regional Modeling Center (RMC) - Current Status:  Current Status States will likely not make 12/17/07 deadline for RH SIPs Main issue: BART determinations Currently debating meaning of “Reasonable Progress” with EPA Short-term Future:  Short-term Future Regional haze funding cut severely FY07 - $2.5 M for all 5 RPO’s Down from $10M in FY05 WRAP will receive $650K of new funding for FY08 RH SIPs due in December Must be some long-term maintenance for 5-year updates to SIPs Very few RH meetings/travel after 2007 Future of WRAP:  Future of WRAP September 2006 – Tribal Caucus offers an action plan includes 9 issues beyond regional haze March 2007 – WRAP Board ratifies Tribal Caucus plan August 2007 – Air Manager’s Committee develops workplan with direct involvement of the Tribal Caucus Workplan will be used to shop around for funding Still needs to be ratified by WRAP Board Lewis McLeod, WRAP Tribal Co-Director:  Lewis McLeod, WRAP Tribal Co-Director Confederated Tribes of Salish & Kootenai member (253) 203-5547 For More Information::  For More Information: WWW.WRAPAIR.ORG Ken Cronin WRAP Tribal Caucus Coordinator National Tribal Environmental Council (505) 507-9376

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