Tribal Air Agenda
2013 OAR Tribal Air Agenda
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) recognizes the important role that tribes have historically played in environmental issues including air quality. Tribal citizens are often disproportionately affected by air pollution, while their governments play an increasingly valuable role in controlling and reducing pollution and its adverse health effects. OAR’s national programs provide important air quality and health benefits to tribal communities while assisting the efforts of tribal governments. However our obligations to support tribes in addressing air quality goals extend beyond these national efforts to include tribal specific priorities. OAR created its annual Tribal Agenda in 2011 to reflect the specific actions we intend to take to directly support tribes in our joint efforts to reduce the health impacts of air pollution. This document discusses planned activities by OAR headquarter offices to support, expand and assist tribal implementation of air quality management activities nationwide in fiscal year (FY) 2013.