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 The workshop will be held at the following location:

               Atlantis Hotel
           3800 South Virginia Street
              Reno, NV 89502
           Phone: (800) 723-6500,
              or (775) 825-4700

 We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the
 hotel. Please reference the EPA Workshop on Mining
 Impacts to receive the special rate. Reservations are on a
 space-available basis and must be made by August 16,
 2003. The workshop rate is $55 plus 12% tax per night.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
 Registration information will be available in May 2003.
 Visit EPA's website for information at:


          www.6pa.2ov/ttbnrmrl
For additional information, please direct inquiries to
Alma Martin, SAIC, at (703) 318-4678. Email:
martinali@saic.com

For technical inquiries please contact:
Norma Lewis
U.S. EPA, NRMRL
26 West Martin L. King Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: (513) 569 - 7665
Email: lewis.norma@epa.gov
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PURPOSE

 The  workshop  will unite  Tribal  members  and
 representatives, and government officials to examine
 technical and policy issues related to historic, current,
 and future mining impacts on Native American lands.


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 The workshop goals are to educate individuals involved
 with  mining issues affecting reservation and other
 Native American  lands in the  U.S., to identify current
 approaches to these issues, and to provide a compre-
 hensive  annotation of those issues, which include
 mining and mine waste impacts, support mechanisms,
 cleanup processes, and other key areas of mining and
 reclamation.

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   Tribal leaders
   Tribal environmental natural resource managers
    and staff
   Tribal attorneys and consultants
   Native American grassroots environmental groups
   Environmental and natural resource
    organizations
   Local communities
   Federal, regional, state and local agencies
   Tribal health professionals
   Interested parties involved in mining, management,
    land use, and cleanup of Native American lands and
    resources impacted by mining.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

 Abstracts for oral presentations must be submitted by
 April 11,2003. Abstracts should be l/z -1 page in length,
 and include the presentation title, authors' names and
 affiliations, title/tribal responsibility, email and mailing
 addresses, phone number, mining type and main topic.
 Abstracts will be accepted by email, fax, or regular mail.
                   Jina Martit
                 SAIC MS R-4-5
            11251 Roger Bacon Drive
             Reston, VA 20190 USA
              Phone: (703) 318-4678
               Fax: (703) 736-0826
           Email: rnartinali@saic.cor
 Submissions will be accepted from all interested parties.
 Representatives  from Native American tribes and
 community-based grass roots organizations are especially
 encouraged to submit abstracts.  Speakers will be
 notified by the end of May 2003 of abstract acceptance.


TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

 A limited number of Travel Scholarships are available
 for  tribal members employed by a tribe or individuals
 representing tribal organizations.  You  can request an
 application  for travel assistance by contacting Alina
 Martin.
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   Air or Water Quality Impacts
   Sacred Lands Impacts
   Reclamation Practices and Consequences
   Visual and Cultural Issues
   Bonding and Insurance Issues
   Legacy Mine Waste
   Current Mine Closure
   Current and Proposed Mining Activities
   Siting of Mines
   Air/Water/Soil Issues
   Legal and Policy Issues
   Human Health and Environmental Effects
   Analysis of the 1872 Mining Law
   Environmental Justice/Racism Issues
   Trust Responsibilities by Federal Agencies
   Ecosystem Impacts
   Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
   Community Outreach/Involvement
   The Future of Environmental
    Protection Regarding Mining in the U.S.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 U.S. EPA, ORD, NRMRL & Regional Offices
 U.S. EPA, OSWER, National Hardrock Mining Team
    and Abandoned Mine Lands Team
 Montana Tech & MSE-TA, Inc.
 UNR/Great Basin Mine Watch
 Laguna Acoma Coalition For A Safe Environment
    (LACSE)
 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
 Gros  Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes, Fort Belknap
    Indian Community
 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
 National Tribal Environmental Council
 Mineral Policy Center
 Natives Impacted by  Mining (NIBM)

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