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Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction


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Course Title: Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction
Course ID: POL-430
Status: OPEN
Date(s): February 20, 2018: 8:30am - 4:30pm
February 21, 2018: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Issaquah Fish Hatchery
125 W. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA
Instructor: Scott Andrews
Tuition: $645 / $595*
$595 / $545* (Before January 26, 2018)

** Registered attendees will receive a PDF copy of the course materials prior to the class. Physical book can be purchased for an additional $50 charge. To purchase, select "Physical Book".

 

Description:

*Updated Content for 2018

Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction is a two-day introductory course on environmental regulation and jurisdictional issues on and effecting Indian Reservations. Key issues explored include: when tribes have regulatory authority over who and what on reservation; the interplay of tribal sovereignty and ordinances, federal law and when state and local laws may apply.

After an introduction of the historical underpinnings of Federal Indian law and a basic overview of inherent authority of tribal governments and delegation of federal authority, the discussion will shift to the protection of air and water quality, waste management, environmental review process and the intersection of land-use and environmental regulation on Indian reservations.

The course also explores tribal federal reserve water rights and treaty hunting and fishing rights and the relationship of these to environmental protection and natural resource management. Topics such as climate change and new directions under the current administration are addressed within the context of the various regulatory issues.

"Very focused on practical issues and good balance of history and present day realities." B. Dam

"I really enjoyed getting a basic introduction to Indian regulation...his examples were all relevant...Mr. Andrews was able to make this easily understandable for someone with no prior knowledge of the subject matter." B. Davis


*Registration: Reduced tuition for employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, nonprofits, students and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members. You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425-270-3274.

Intended Audience:

- Tribal environmental staff to improve their knowledge of environmental regulatory roles, powers and options.
- Tribal leadership who want to better understand their power and sovereignty within the context of environmental protection.
- State, local and federal regulatory officials to improve their understanding of the boundaries of jurisdiction and how to work with tribes.
- Attorneys with interest, but little experience in Indian Law.
- Others who wish to better understand how to work in Indian Country or with tribal environmental regulations.

Continuing Education Units: 1.30 CEUs

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Course Topics

Day I

-       Introduction

-       Basic Federal Indian Law

-       Inherent Authority of Tribes

-       Delegation of Federal Regulatory Authority

-       Water Quality Regulation

-       Air Quality Regulation

 

Day 2

-       Hazardous Waste and Cleanup

-       Environmental Review – NEPA, TEPA and ESA

-       Land Use Regulation and the Environment

-       Treaty Hunting and Fishing Rights

-       Tribal Water Rights and the Environment

About the Instructor

Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews has been the Environmental Compliance Manager for the Swinomish Tribe since 2001, responsible for environmental regulation, enforcement and related policy and ordinance development, including programs in shoreline management, air quality and hazardous waste. Projects include the Swinomish Climate Change Initiative to develop a Tribal plan for climate change adaptation. He has worked in a variety of environmental and natural resources positions for governmental and non-profit organizations, including Legal Counsel for the Natural Resources Committee of the Nebraska Legislature. Mr. Andrews is currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji developing a fisheries aquaculture program. To fulfill his creative side, he writes and produces plays for the stage.

What to Bring

Pen or pencil, and a pad of paper to take notes. Drinks and snacks will be provided each day but lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at [email protected] or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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  •   125 W. Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027

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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements. Please review what to bring!

 

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