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Region 10 Tribal Programs

Air and Climate Resources for Tribes in Region 10

If your air quality project will involve collecting or using environmental data, learn about developing a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).

This page highlights some EPA resources available for improving and maintaining healthy air quality in tribal communities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. For additional information, visit Tribal Air and Climate Resources.

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To learn about other EPA grants, visit Air Grants and Funding.

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Tribal Air Resources for Idaho, Oregon and Washington

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Tribal Air Resources for Alaska

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Northwest Tribal Climate Adaptation

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EPA Region 10 staff with expertise on various air-related issues on tribal lands.

EPA Region 10 Tribal Air Team Staff
Staff Focus Area/Expertise Grants Assigned
(CAA 103/105, DITCA, DERA, SIRG)
Sandra Brozusky
Tribal Air Team Lead (out of office through May 2021)  
Sarah Frederick
Tribal air and climate; tribal air grants; diesel grants; FARR and burn bans. Makah; Spokane; Nez Perce; DERA grants.
Althea Godfrey
FARR registration; emission inventories; burn bans; air monitor loan program.  
Kayla Krauss
Alaska tribal air; tribal air grants; tribal diesel grants. ANTHC; Umatilla; Warm Springs; Kootenai; Coeur d'Alene; Kalispel; Yakama; DERA grants.
Mike McGown
Smoke management; wildfires. Nez Perce; Shoshone-Bannock.
Erin McTigue
Alaska tribal air; tribal indoor air.  
Debra Suzuki
Air Planning and State/Tribal Coordination Branch Manager  
Lucita Valiere
Tribal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Lead; VW Settlement; tribal diesel grants. DERA grants.
India Young
Tribal air grants; air monitor loan program. Colville; Chehalis; Quinault; Tulalip; CLUSI; Shoshone-Bannock; Swinomish; Burns Paiute; Puyallup.
Other Region 10 Tribal Air Contacts
Staff Focus Area/Expertise
Nicole Briggs
Atmospheric scientist; air modeling.
Chris Hall
Air monitoring; quality assurance; Air Quality System (AQS).
Doug Hardesty
Air Permits Lead
Sara Conley
CAA Enforcement Officer
Vanessa Marshall
Radon grants.
Jay McAlpine
Atmospheric scientist; air modeling.
Jim McAuley
Radiation Safety Officer; radon; State Indoor Radon Grants (SIRG).
Gretchen Stewart
Children's health; schools; indoor air.
Claudia Vaupel
Air Planning Team Lead; State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
Sarah Waldo
Air monitoring.

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