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Tribal Science Council

The Tribal Science Council (TSC), established in 1999, is a forum for interaction between Tribal and Agency representatives to work collaboratively on environmental science issues. The Council is comprised of EPA representatives from across the Agency, a tribal representative from each of the EPA regions with federally recognized tribes, and a representative of the Alaska Native Villages. The TSC is committed to the development of sound scientific approaches to meet the needs of Tribes.


The TSC seeks to:

  • Better understand (1) the priority science issues of tribes from across the nation, and (2) EPA's ability to address these issues and consider them as part of its formal planning process.
  • Collaborate on approaches for addressing priority scientific issues.
  • Share EPA products or activities that could help address the important science issues of tribes.
  • Promote partnerships between tribal and EPA scientists in the development and application of science tools.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other Agencies and organizations to more effectively respond to issues.

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