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  1. 40 HR Hazwoper Oct 2-6, 2017 Pechanga, Temecula, CA - by NaepcA1 (Posted Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:58:18 GMT)
    NAEPC, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and U.S. EPA Region 9 will be hosting a 40-hour HAZWOPER Training Course on October 2-6, 2017 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The training will be held at the Pechanga Tribal Government Center in Temecula, CA.

    This 5-day course is designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials. It provides basic information needed to meet the forty hours training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Participants must attend all 40 hours in order to become certified.

    After completing the course, participants will be able to:
    • Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances
    • Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
    • Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers.
    • Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standards operating procedures.
    • Select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment.
    • Demonstrate the use, calibration, and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.

    PLEASE NOTE: A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standards, 29 CFR 1910.134 is necessary in order to attend this course. Each student must include with their registration a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment. This must be received at least three weeks prior to the course start date. Registration will not be complete until such proof is received.

    A medical evaluation and must be received before or by September 25, 2017. Registration will not be complete, nor will confirmation be sent, until such proof is received by NAEPC. Please submit registration to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

    If interested, please fill out registration forms and submit via email to hmedina@naepc.com or fax to 951-894-5202. Please forward to those who would be interested in attending.


    For your convenience click on link for list of hotels nearby Pechanga Tribal Government Center:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=lodging ... ds=1&qop=0


    If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact me.


    Regards,

    Helen Medina
    Financial Manager
    Native American Environmental Protection Coalition
    41185 Golden Gate Circle, Suite 209


  2. Building Community Engagement for Environment Stewardship - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:52:53 GMT)
    Building Community Engagement for Environment Stewardship
    Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Pauma Tribal Hall
    1010 Pauma Reservation Road
    Pauma Valley, CA 92061

    Tribal Governments are formed by and through its tribal members. It isn't only traditional and cultural knowledge housed within a tribe’s members, but it is also the deep institutional knowledge held by them which provides the foundation for tribal governance. Only tribal members can serve as leaders of a tribe and often most of the tribal staff originates from the membership. Tribes depend upon their members to not only protect their interests but also for their future survival. Actively engaging the tribal community can be a powerful tool. Tribal members are the vehicle to passing laws and enforcing them. Engaging the tribal community is an invaluable asset to any environmental program and its goals. This training will provide an overview of successful tribal community engagement programs and offer tips and tools to initiate your own activities.


  3. Preventing Enviro Crimes through Enviro Code Development - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:51:30 GMT)
    Preventing Environmental Crimes through Environmental Code Development
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Pauma Tribal Hall
    1010 Pauma Reservation Road
    Pauma Valley, CA 92061

    Tribal Governments enact rules and regulations to protect their tribal resources including tribal members themselves. Tribal laws usually consider the tribe and its lands as a whole and may include laws over health, education, air, waste, water, fish and animals, elders and children and civil issues. Developing laws is an essential part of tribal governance and sovereignty. Enforcing tribal laws can be difficult if a tribe lacks the necessary tools. Tribes strengthen their sovereignty through asserting and utilizing jurisdictions given to them through federal laws. This workshop is intended for the layperson who is in the field and sees first hand issues to be addressed and resolved through regulatory development. An overview of a variety of existing tribal laws will be provided with special attention to steps taken by tribes to have their tribal laws promulgated through federal action. An anticipated outcome will be an outline for an ordinance. Ordinances should always be developed by working closely with a tribe’s legal office or representative.


  4. Developing an Environmental Ordinance for the Layperson - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:49:16 GMT)
    Developing an Environmental Ordinance for the Layperson
    August 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
    Nuwuvi Park Building
    1990 Palo Verde Drive
    Havasu Lake, CA 92363

    Tribal Governments enact rules and regulations to protect their tribal resources including tribal members themselves. Tribal laws usually consider the tribe and its lands as a whole and may include laws over health, education, air, waste, water, fish and animals, elders and children and civil issues. Developing laws is an essential part of tribal governance and sovereignty. Tribes strengthen their sovereignty through asserting and utilizing jurisdictions given to them through federal laws. This workshop is intended for the layperson who is in the field and sees first hand issues to be addressed and resolved through regulatory development. An overview of a variety of existing tribal laws will be provided with special attention to steps taken by tribes to have their tribal laws promulgated through federal action. An anticipated outcome will be an outline for an ordinance. Ordinances should always be developed by working closely with a tribe’s legal office or representative.


  5. 3Day Gant Writing Training Chemehuevi Aug 1-3 - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:48:05 GMT)
    3 Day Gant Writing Training
    August 1-3, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
    Nuwuvi Park Building
    1990 Palo Verde Drive
    Havasu Lake, CA 92363

    Is your tribe or organization considering the potential for federal grant funds? If so, this is the time to prepare your tribe both for the immediate opportunities. NAEPC will be hosting a THREE-day work shop that will guide participants to develop the skills required to research potential funding sources, communicate with them, and write proposals requesting grants. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to write a few grants and walk away with formalizing it for the next funding cycle. These skills are fundamental to any organization. This FREE workshop will take place on August 1-3 at Nuwuvi Park Building on the Chemehuevi Reservation. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Hope to see you all there.