Brownfields Response Program

In 2006, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes began a Tribal Brownfields Response Program funded by grants from EPA. Residential and industrial sites containing hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants are prioritized by risk to human health and the environment, remediated if feasible, then prepared for reuse and revitalization.

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.

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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:

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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.

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