Who We Are

OETA assists 22 Pueblos and Tribes in NM and TX in promoting the enhancement of environmental resources, environmental health and in the protection of tribal lands from environmental hazards and pollutants.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Environmental Technical Assistance (OETA) is to promote, protect and preserve tribal environments by assisting Pueblos and Tribes in building capacity to enhance tribal values, culture, lands and health.


EPA Region 6 Tribal Summit & RTOC Mtg

Tribal Caucus
April 12, 2016 All day

RTOC Full Caucus
April 13th 8am to 12 pm

Tribal Summit
April 14-15, 2016 All day

Wyndham Suites
7800 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75204

Room reservation deadline:
March 10, 2016

To register for summit go to:
4.2016 RTOC & Summit Agenda.doc
click to download

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities
April 19-21,2016
Taos, NM

Travel Scholarships Available

Contact ITEP for more information:
Ph: (928) 523-5504
Fax: (928) 523-1266
PreReg-IAQ-Taos 4.2016.pdf
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2016 National Assoc. of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Training Program
May 2-6, 2016
Wyndham Grand Pittsburg Downtown Hotel
Pittsburg, PA
To register visit website:
2016NARPMInfo Sheet.pdf
click to download
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Floodplain Management

101 Floodplain Management
May 4, 2016
8:30 to 4:30
Cherokee Nation Osiyo Training Room
17725 S Muskogee Ane.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Participation limited to 40

To register contact:
Karen Dye
Ph: (918)453-5109
Cell: (918)316-2395
Fax: (918)453-2904
101Floodplain Agenda 5.2016.docx
click to download

Solid Waste

Developing & Implementing
Solid Waste Codes
May 10-12, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
ITEP- Roberta Tohannie
(928) 523-2082


Travel Scholarships available!

Download registration form below
ITEP Tribal SW Codes ABQ 5.2016.docx
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Tribal Lands Forum

August 15-18, 2015
Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort
Uncasville, Connecticut

To register go to:

Travel scholarship deadline:
June 6, 2016 5pm Pacific time

Upcoming ITEP Trainings

Get Involved...JOBS!

Check out available job announcements from the 22 tribes and pueblos we serve! For more information please directly contact the tribal administration or human resources office.

What's new?

Rio Grande Trail Commission

The "Rio Grande Trail Commission" is created to establish the Rio Grande trail to run the length of the state from Colorado to Texas. The Rio Grande trail shall be a recreation trail for New Mexico residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico and the Rio Grande and learn about the culture and history of New Mexico. The trail shall be established in a manner that seeks to minimize environmental impacts and preserve sensitive habitat. The commission shall define and recommend viable path routes of the Rio Grande Trail, mitigate challenges related to its establishment and define and recommend other features, facilities and enhancements needed on the trail. The commission shall also make recommendations to the legislature as needed and report annually to the governor and the appropriate interim committees that deal with water and natural resources and rural and economic development.

Janurary 6, 2016
Las Cruces at the Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Boulevard, 88011.

For more information contact:
January 2016 Agenda RGTC FINAL.DOCX
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