Brownfields Response Program
Environmental Site Assessments Public Database
EWMP Tribal Brownfields Response Program
In 1995, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Brownfields Program and it has since grown into a nationwide plan of environmental restoration. Since 2006, the EWMP Tribal Brownfields Response Program has provided identification, assessment, cleanup, oversight and monitoring of sites within the Reservation that contain contaminants, pollutants or other materials with the potential to adversely affect human health and the environment.
Areas of Action
Sites containing hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants will then be prioritized by risk to human health and the environment. Decisions on conducting assessments will be based on:
The site meeting the US Environmental Protection Agency definition of a Brownfields site
2 Evaluation of Prioritization Criteria that includes, but is not limited to:
3 Type and extent of contamination,
environmental, health, and safety impacts, land ownership (such as Tribal, Allotted, etc.), costs and available funding, cultural and historic issues, potential for reuse, creation of jobs, andsupport from the Tribes Fort Hall Business Council.