RHPWG Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee

Haze Event, Strawberry Mountain Class I Wilderness Area, Oregon Station Fire, Sunset, California Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park Class I Area, North Dakota Space Needle with Mount Rainier National Park Class I Area behind, Seattle, Washington
Regional Haze Planning Workgroup Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee


Overview/Purpose for all RHPWG Subcommittees:
The purpose of the subcommittees in their subject areas would be to:
  1. Interact and coordinate with other appropriate WRAP Work Groups for Regional Haze SIP preparation tasks.
  2. Develop principles or protocols to guide RH SIP preparation tasks that are appropriate for western state circumstances.
  3. Determine when and what contract work is needed and assist in preparation of contract tasks and evaluation of work products.
  4. Keep pace of work on schedule for RH SIP preparation
The Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee develops protocols for consulting with Federal Land Managers and States, and coordinating with Tribes. Through regular conference calls, the subcommittee provides for ongoing consultation and coordination among WRAP member agencies and serves as a forum to coordinate regional consultation efforts and collaborate on resources that may be of use to States and Tribes responsible for Regional Haze SIP preparation.

Responsibilities and Deliverables
The subcommittee will maintain a record of conversations, work products, and resources on this webpage for reference in SIP preparation. Anticipated deliverables include:
  • A list of key contacts for western States and Tribes,
  • A timeline of recommended key consultation junctures (both formal and informal) in the SIP preparation process, and
  • A white paper including protocols, templates, and recommendations for outreach regarding Regional Haze among states, tribes, FLMs, EPA regions, local air agencies, affected sources, and the public.
Work Products
  • Haze Key Contacts List (10/03/2018) – This document is a list of primary Regional Haze contacts for the western U.S. It includes state, local, tribal, FLM, and EPA contacts. It should be considered a living document that will be updated periodically as needed. The tribal contacts list will be updated in late-2018 in coordination with the WRAP Tribal Data Work Group.
Members

Rebecca HarbageMontana rharbage@mt.gov
Molly BirnbaumAlaska molly.birnbaum@alaska.gov
Elias ToonArizona Toon.Elias@azdeq.gov
Natalie MuilenbergArizona Muilenberg.Natalie@azdeq.gov
Jaslyn DobrahnerEPA Region 8dobrahner.jaslyn@epa.gov
Carl Brown Idaho Carl.Brown@deq.idaho.gov
Pat BrewerNational Park Service (DOI) patricia_f_brewer@nps.gov
Frank ForsgrenNevada fforsgre@ndep.nv.gov
Neal ButtNew Mexico neal.butt@state.nm.us
Julie SimpsonNez Perce julies@nezperce.org
Tim AllenUS FWStim_allen@fws.gov
Bret AndersonUSFSbaanderson02@fs.fed.us
Jay BakerUtah jbaker@utah.gov
Tom MooreWRAP-WESTAR tmoore@westar.org


Subcommittee Calls

November 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes

October 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes

September 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes

August 14, 2018 Agenda Minutes

July 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes

June 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes

May 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes


Other Resources

TRIBES
Resources for better understanding Federal Agency consultation and coordination with Tribal Governments.

EPA Headquarters Consultation Procedures

EPA Resources on Consultation and Coordination with Tribes
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/forms/consultation-and-coordination-tribes

EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes, May 4, 2011
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-08/documents/cons-and-coord-with-indian-tribes-policy.pdf

EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes: Guidance for Discussing Tribal Treaty Rights, February 2016
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-02/documents/tribal_treaty_rights_guidance_for_discussing_tribal_treaty_rights.pdf

Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000
https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-executive-order-13175-consultation-and-coordination-indian-tribal

EPA Tribal Consultation Implementation: Frequently Asked Questions, August 2016
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/tribal_consultation_implementation_faqs.pdf

EPA Tribal Consultation at a Glance (infographic)
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/epa_tribal_consultation_at_a_glance_infographic.pdf

 

EPA Regional Office Consultation Procedures

EPA Regional Office Consultation Procedures
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/regional-and-headquarters-office-consultation-procedures

EPA Region 10 Tribal Consultation Website
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/region-10-tribal-programs#consultation

EPA Region 10 Tribal Consultation Procedures, EPA 910-K-12-002, October 2012
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100FFEY.txt

EPA Region 9 Tribal Consultation Website
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/region-9-tribal-program#consultation

EPA Region 9 Approach to Consultation with Tribal Governments Regarding Non-Enforcement Related Matters, April 2012
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/consultation-approach-final.pdf

EPA Region 8 Tribal Consultation Website
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/region-8-tribal-program#consultation

EPA Region 8 Consultation Policy: EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes, May 4, 2011
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-08/documents/cons-and-coord-with-indian-tribes-policy.pdf

EPA Region 8 Indian Country Environmental Protection Policy, March 14, 1996
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-04/documents/1996_r8_indian_country_environmental_protection_policy.pdf

EPA Region 6 Tribal Consultation Website
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/region-6-tribal-program#consultation

EPA Region 6 Tribal Consultation and Coordination Procedures
https://www.epa.gov/tribal/tribal-consultation-and-coordination-procedures-epa-region-6

EPA Region 6 Consultation and Coordination with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, May 2015
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/r6_epa_tribal_consultation_procedures_final.pdf

 

Federal Land Manager Consultation Policies and Procedures

U.S. Department of the Interior, Tribal Consultation Policy
https://www.doi.gov/tribes/Tribal-Consultation-Policy

National Park Service Consultation
https://www.nps.gov/history/howto/patoolkit/consult.htm

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Tribal Consultation Handbook, February 2018
https://www.fws.gov/TCG.pdf

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Native American Programs
https://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican/

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Native American Policy, January 20, 2016
https://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican/pdf/Policy-revised-2016.pdf

Bureau of Land Management, Tribal Consultation
https://www.blm.gov/services/tribal-consultation

U.S. Forest Service, Tribal Relations
https://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/
https://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/tribal-relations



STATE AND LOCAL AIR AGENCIESATE AND LOCAL AIR AGENCIES
In this section, you will find additional resources that may be helpful for States or Local Air Agencies seeking to understand their responsibilities related to consultation and coordination in the SIP development process.

FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS
This section contains resources specific to consultation with Federal Land Management Agencies.

OTHER
WRAP Policy and Guidance Documents

Regional Haze Principles of Engagement (adopted April 4, 2018)

WESTAR and WRAP Joint Operating Agreement– August 1, 2017

2014 WRAP Charter

WRAP Strategic Plan (March 2015)

WRAP Organizational Structure

Maps --- (Resources from WRAP 1.0)

Federally Recognized Tribal Nations of the WRAP Region
https://www.wrapair.org/tribal/wrap_base4.pdf

Class 1 Areas of the WRAP Region / Federally Recognized Tribal Nations of the WRAP Region
https://www.wrapair.org/tribal/class1_areas.pdf

EPA Regional Offices
https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/visiting-regional-office

Collaboration, Consensus-Building, Conflict Resolution Resources

Udall Foundation
https://www.fws.gov/refuges/AirQuality/docs/8_1_06FWS_NPS_RH%20CoordinationGENERIC%20ltrenclosure.pdf

Resources from first round of RH SIPs, draft guidance, etc.

Regional Haze Rule Consultation with Federal Land Management Agencies – “generic” letter sent to all state air directors by FWS Branch of Air Quality and NPS Resources Division, August 1, 2006
https://www.fws.gov/refuges/AirQuality/docs/8_1_06FWS_NPS_RH%20CoordinationGENERIC%20ltrenclosure.pdf

Connecticut Regional Haze SIP, Attachment C: Inter-RPO State/Tribal and FLM Consultation Framework, November 2009
http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/air/regulations/sip/regionalhaze/final/novattachc.pdf

EPA Draft Guidance on Progress Tracking Metrics, Long-term Strategies, Reasonable Progress Goals and Other Requirements for Regional Haze State Implementation Plans for the Second Implementation Period, EPA-457/P-16-001, July 2016
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-07/documents/draft_regional_haze_guidance_july_2016.pdf