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Region 10 Tribal Programs

Consultation and Coordination with Tribes in Region 10

EPA's policy is to consult on a government-to-government basis with federally recognized tribal governments when EPA actions and decisions may affect tribal interests.

To view current EPA consultation opportunities, visit the Tribal Consultation Opportunities Tracking System (TCOTS).

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Region 10 Consultation and Coordination Procedures

The EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes (May 4, 2011) establishes national guidelines and institutional controls for consultation across EPA.

The EPA Region 10 Tribal Consultation and Coordination Procedures (PDF)(24 pp, 505 K, About PDF) are consistent with the agency-wide consultation policy, but include more specific guidelines for the consultation process to meet the needs and practices of tribes in EPA Region 10.

To learn more about EPA's consultation standards and policies, visit Consultation and Coordination in Indian Country.

For questions about consultation in Region 10, contact Stacy Murphy (, 206-553-2106.

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Region 10 Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)

The RTOC is a partnership between EPA Region 10 and elected tribal representatives to further tribal environmental objectives at the regional level, serve as a liaison between the EPA and tribes regarding information exchange, and provide assistance to the National Tribal Operations Committee.

Funding for the RTOC is provided under a grant/cooperative agreement from EPA Region 10.

For questions about RTOC, contact Michael Ortiz (, 206-553-6234.

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