National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Tribal P2 Workgroup Conference Call

Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT

  1. Introductions of call participants
    • Workgroup Co-Chair: Shannon Judd, Fond du Lac Environmental Program
    • Guest Speaker: Lynn Petrazzuollo, Avanti Corporation
    • Mary Lauterbach, US EPA OPPTS
    • David Jaber, Natural Logic
    • Jean McInnis, Mohegan Tribe (Connecticut)
    • Dan O'Lone, EPA Region 4
    • Myla Kelly, Peaks to Prairies
    • Luke Terry, Kickapoo Tribe (Kansas)
    • Michelle Baker, EPA Region 9
    • Mary Sands, EPA-RA
    • Tod Legarde, Grand Portage Band (Minnesota)
    • Ken Harmon, US EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)
    • Jessica Bayliss Brown, Avanti Corporation
    • Diane Jourdan, Oneida Tribe of Indians (Wisconsin)
    • Sara Johnson, New Hampshire P2 Program, NPPR board liaison
    • Bill Matt, Spokane Tribe (Washington)
    • Pat Donovan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    • Garrett Smith, Solid Waste Circuit Rider as Senior Environmental Employee for USEPA Regions 1 and 2
    • Dolly Tong, EPA Region 5
    • Becky Geier, EPA Region 5
    • Elaina Curley, Intertribal Council of Arizona
    • Dan Hill, EPA Region 2
    • Patricia Young, Tetlin Village Council (Alaska)
    • Kim Haire, Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
    • Laura Tesch
    • Charlie Lippert, Mille Lacs Band (Minnesota)
    • Jennifer Pond, Salt River Pima Maricopa
    • Catherine Tunis, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)
    • Tamara Henry
  2. Guest Speaker
    Lynn Petrazzuolo of Avanti Corporation. Lynn has worked as a consultant to EPA for 23 years specializing in the NPDES permitting program. She has a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and is a descendent of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe - Grand Portage Reservation. Lynn took over as President of Avanti Corporation in 2001 and got the company certified as a Native American woman-owned 8(a) firm. Their current contracts include Support for NPDES Permitting (EPA Office of Wastewater Management), Remediation of LUSTs in Indian Country (EPA Region 8), and Support to the OPPTS for Tribal outreach.

    Lynn gave a PowerPoint presentation on the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) document "Grant Opportunities for Indian Tribes." This document was created in 1998 and is currently being revised. Information included in this document will include an overview of OPPT, a description of the various OPPT programs, OPPT programs for tribes and information about grant opportunities for tribes. Lynn gave a summary of each grant program they cover in the document and asked for input on how to make the format user friendly, while still ensuring that the document will not become outdated in the near future. See discussion section below for comments and recommendations made during the call. They would also like to know more about Tribes' experiences with PPGs.

    In addition to the presentation on "Grant Opportunities for Tribes," Lynn and Mary Lauterbach spoke about the OPPT Tribal News publication. They would like to highlight innovation in Indian Country for an upcoming edition and are seeking stories from Tribes of how they have used grants to help conduct an innovative project. Please contact them if you have a story you would like to contribute: or

  3. Discussion
    Comments regarding the format of the document were that it should include basic information on the grant rather than specific information such as RFP dates, etc. and links should be provided to the grant website for obtaining up-to-date information. It was also suggested that the grant information be put in table format to make it more user-friendly. Dolly Tong from EPA Region 5 provided additional information on the Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Grant and suggested adding the Resource Conservation Challenge Grant.

    Input was requested as to whether or not examples of grant applications that received funding should be included to assist Tribes in developing ideas and their own applications. It was suggested that brief descriptions of awarded grant projects be included rather than full applications. Full applications would have to have a lot of sensitive information blocked out to be included.

  4. Reminder about the Tribal P2 listserv
    The email address to send any kind of announcement (e.g. about resources, events, opportunities), is All listserv participants are welcome to post items of broad interest. The listserv consists of about 140 members

  5. Next call
    Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
    Time: 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT
    Call in Number: 888-296-6500 Pass code 547845

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