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Brownfields Tribal Response Program (TRP)
 
Art Carmona - Brownfields TRP Coordinator
SLT-EPA Office
PO Box 99
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Phone: 701-766-1259
Fax: 701-766-1218

Spirit Lake Tribe mentioned in Region 8 Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter

SLT receives $200K for cleanup project

PSA on Air Base Homes

"Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by actual or suspected environmental contamination. By investigating and cleaning up brownfields sites, many of which are abandoned properties that pose an immediate threat to the local community, development can take place without fear of environmental legal liabilities. This benefits the Spirit Lake Nation and surrounding communities by bringing jobs to the area, making abandoned property functional, and possibly preserving sites that might have historical significance to the community."

Enhancing Tribal Capacity for Continued Success

PA’s Brownfields Program builds and enhances tribal capacity by:

  • Providing financial support for tribes to develop and enhance their voluntary response programs-under the new law, $50 million has been provided to tribes and states;
  • Providing protection form federal Superfund liability at properties addressed under state voluntary response programs, and;
  • Forming effective partnerships with tribal and state governments to bolster efforts to clean up brownfield properties under the Brownfields Revitalization Act or through Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) with individual states.

If you or someone you know has an idea of where we can identify new contaminated Brownfields locations, please call SLT Tribal EPA Office at 701-766-1259