Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.
In September 1999 an EPA cooperative agreement was awarded to Native Ecology Initiative (NEI) to organize a national group -- the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC). Membership will initially include 30 Tribes that now have EPA pesticide programs and a number of Tribes with pesticide interests. The TPPC will promote and enhance tribal pesticide program development, raise pesticide issues important to Tribes and their people, and deal with policy at the national level. TPPC issues will include pesticide registration, training, enforcement, certification, ground water, disposal and spray drift. The national group gives Tribes a mechanism for communication and organization similar to that provided by the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) for the States. The TPPC is a tribal technical resource and program and policy dialogue and development group, focused on pesticide issues and concerns. It is composed of authorized representatives from federally recognized tribes and Indian nations and intertribal organizations.
Name: Irving Provost, Director, Pesticide Enforcement
Site or Location Name: National Tribal Pesticide Program Council