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| Where the Sun Rays Touch First ̴̴ Spirit Helper
Brownfield State & Tribal Response Program (STRP)
State & Tribal Response Program
The State and Tribal Response Program (STRP) is a national, non-competitive program funded by Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and are awarded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The STRP programs address the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields sites.
As of February 2018, there are 28 STRP grantees in Alaska. These grantees are composed of tribes, consortia, non-profit organizations, and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
DIA has managed the Brownfield TRP since 2011. DIA has been able build inventory and data on potentially contaminated sites with our Traditional Territory. DIA was able to build capacity within our Environmental program to help address potential contamination in our Traditional Territory. DIA has also gained many federal & state agency partnerships through TRP. DIA has also been able to bring out awareness and education to the public and Tribal members about the potential risks of contaminated sites in our Traditional Territory.