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Interagency Project To Clean Up Open Dumps on Tribal Lands: Request for Proposals

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of availability.


The Tribal Solid Waste Interagency Workgroup (Workgroup) is soliciting proposals for its sixth year of the Tribal Open Dump Cleanup Project (Cleanup Project). Since FY99, the Workgroup has funded approximately $9 million in projects. In FY03, the Interagency Workgroup made approximately $2.1 million available to fully or partially fund 26 selected projects. A similar amount of funding is projected for FY04. The Cleanup Project is part of a federal effort to help tribes comprehensively address their solid waste needs. The purpose of the Cleanup Project is to assist with closing or upgrading tribal high-threat waste disposal sites and providing alternative disposal and integrated solid waste management.

The Workgroup was established in April 1998 to coordinate federal assistance to tribes in bringing their waste disposal sites into compliance with the municipal solid waste landfill criteria (40 CFR part 258). Current Workgroup members include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); the Indian Health Service (IHS); the Bureau of Land Management; the departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Housing and Urban Development.


For consideration, proposals must be received by close of business on January 30, 2004. Proposals postmarked on or before but not received by the closing date will not be considered. Please do not rely solely on overnight mail to meet the deadlines.


If sending the proposal by the U.S. Postal Service, please send to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Tribal Solid Waste Interagency Workgroup, Attn: Christopher Dege, Office of Solid Waste (MC-5306W), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

If sending the proposal using a commercial delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc.), please use the following address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Tribal Solid Waste Interagency Workgroup, Attn: Christopher Dege, Office of Solid Waste, 2800 Crystal Drive, 8th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202.

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Copies of the Request for Proposals package may be downloaded from the Internet at​tribalmsw by clicking on “Funding.” Copies may also be obtained by contacting EPA, IHS or BIA regional or area offices or one of the following Workgroup representatives:

EPA—Christopher Dege, 703-308-2392

IHS—Steve Aoyama, 301-443-1046

BIA—Debbie McBride, 202-208-3606

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Criteria: Eligible recipients of assistance under The Open Dump Cleanup Project include federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortiums. A full explanation of the submittal process, the qualifying requirements, and the criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals for this project may be found in the Request for Proposals package.

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Dated: November 14, 2003.

Robert Springer,

Director, Office of Solid Waste.

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[FR Doc. 03-30889 Filed 12-12-03; 8:45 am]