United States
                       Environmental
                       Protection Agency
                       Washington, D.C.  20460
 Solid Waste
 and Emergency
 Response  (5105)
 EPA 500-F-01-361
 December 2001
 www.epa.gov/brownfields/
                      Brownfields  Job Training
                      and  Development
                      Demonstration  Pilot
                          Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,
                                                          Nespelem,  Washington
                                                                 Quick Reference Fact Sheet
EPA's Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower states, communities, and other
stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and
sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a site, or portion thereof, that has actual or perceived contamination and
an active potential for redevelopment or reuse. EPA is funding: assessment demonstration pilot programs (each funded
up to $250,000 over two years) to assess brownfields sites and to test cleanup and redevelopment models; job training
pilot programs (each funded up to $200,000 over two years) to provide training for residents of communities affected
by brownfields to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites and prepare trainees for future employment in the environmental
field; and cleanup revolving loan fund programs (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) to capitalize loan funds
to make loans for the environmental cleanup of brownfields. These pilot programs are intended to provide EPA, states,
tribes, municipalities, and communities with useful information and strategies as they continue  to seek new methods
to promote a  unified approach to site assessment, environmental cleanup, and redevelopment.
BACKGROUND

EPA has selected the Confederated Tribes of the
Colville Reservation for a Brownfields Job Training
and  Development Demonstration Pilot.  The
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation also
is a recipient of a Brownfields Assessment Pilot. The
Reservation is located in a remote area of north-
central Washington near the Canadian border. Tribal
membership is 8,500 and approximately half of the
members  live  on  the  Reservation,  where
unemployment is 45 %.

The Indian Health Service has identified 10 brownfields
on the Reservation, and the Tribal Planning Department
has identified 173 illegal dump sites on the Reservation.
The Brownfields Assessment Pilot is addressing the
Agency Headquarters site in Nespelem and another
site located in Inchelium. The sites are located within
two of four federal Enterprise Communities on the
Reservation. The Enterprise Communities are actively
engaged in housing, infrastructure, and economic
redevelopment projects. Because of its remote location
and the lack of trained environmental technicians
living on the Reservation, the cost of bringing trained
technicians onto the Reservation to address known or
PILOT SNAPSHOT
Nespelem,
Washington
Date of Announcement:
December 2001
Amount: $200,000
Profile: The Pilot will train 40
students as  environmental
technicians. Students will be
recruited from  low-income
residents of the  Colville
Reservation, where  the
unemployment rate is 45% and
173 illegal dumpsites have been
identified.
Contacts:

Confederated Tribes of the
Colville Reservation
(509)634-2723
Regional Brownfields Team
U.S. EPA-Region 10
(206)553-7299
    Visit the EPA Region 10 Brownfields web site at:
          http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/

   Forfurtherinformation,includingspecific Pilot contacts,
 additional Pilot information, brownfields news and events, and
 publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
        http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/

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suspected contamination hinders Tribal redevelopment
efforts. Training is needed for local residents to allow
the Tribe to  address brownfields  and  other
contamination problems.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
plans to train 40 students, achieve a 75% placement
rate, and support career placement of graduates for
one year after the training is completed. Students will
be recruited from low-income residents of the Colville
Reservation. The 224-hour Pilot hazardous materials
technician  training program will  consist of
HAZWOPER, lead abatement, asbestos abatement,
confined space, spill response, and trenching and
excavation safety, including training in the use of
innovative assessment and cleanup technologies.

The training efforts of the Confederated Tribes of the
Colville Reservation  will be  supported by
organizations such  as  the  Tribal Vocational
Rehabilitation Program, Tribal Employment and
Training Program, Wenatchee Valley College North,
Highline Community College, and Worksafe Institute
of Washington. The Colville Tribes have enacted a
 Tribal Employment  Rights  Ordinance  requiring
 employers operating on the Reservation to give hiring
 preference to members of the Colville Tribes. Training
 program participants will earn Continuing Education
 Units that may be applied to an associates or bachelors
 degree in the environmental field.

 ACTIVITIES

 Activities planned as part of this Pilot include:

  Conducting outreach to recruit low-income residents
   of the Colville Reservation;

  Conducting training for entry-level positions  as
   brownfields technicians, including courses in the
   use of  innovative assessment and cleanup
   technologies; and

  Supporting career placement  of students  for one
   year after the job training is completed.
  The cooperative agreement for this Pilot has not yet been negotiated;
  therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.
 Brownfields Job Training and Development Demonstration Pilot
 December2001
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Nespelem, Washington
                                   EPA500-F-01-361

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