Tribal Disaster Debris Management Training August 19-20, 2019

Hosted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 5 and the Oneida Nation


U.S. EPA Region 5 is sponsoring a Tribal Disaster Debris Management Training in partnership with the Oneida Nation and the National Tribal Emergency Management Council. This training is geared towards tribal staff involved in emergency management, waste management, public works, planning, and other areas. Debris management is an integral part of emergency management, especially in response to extreme weather or other disasters. Tribes that incorporate sustainable materials management into their disaster debris management plans will also be better prepared to handle disaster debris in a more efficient, environmentally beneficial manner. Tribal staff will have the opportunity to work in small groups with staff from other tribal and other governmental agencies to begin developing effective, sustainable debris management plans before disasters strike.

Training Objectives:

  • Develop the essential components of a disaster debris management plan.
  • Understand the climate resilience, disaster debris, and emergency response interconnection.
  • Engage in dialogue with various entities representing potential stakeholders critical to disaster debris response and recovery.
  • Learn about available tools and resources for effective, sustainable disaster debris management.

See draft agenda below or attached flyer.

Registration – NO FEE!

Space is limited. Please register by June 21, 2019 by emailing Dolly Tong at your:  

Name, Title

Affiliation, Address

Phone, Email

This training is offered at no cost as part of the National Tribal Emergency Management Conference. Conference attendance is optional.

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Hotel Room Block

A block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel has been reserved for this training as part of the “National Tribal Emergency Management Council’s Room Block” (covering August 18-23, 2019). Please call (800) 333-3333 or (920) 494-7300 by July 28, 2019 to reserve a room.

Tribal Disaster Debris Management Training

August 19-20, 2019

Radisson Hotel Conference Center

2040 Airport Drive

Green Bay, Wisconsin  54313


August 19

8:00 am        Registration Sign-In

8:30 am        Welcome and Introductions

8:45 am        Climate Resilience, Disaster Debris, and Emergency Response Interconnection

9:45 am        Tribal Disaster Debris Management Experiences

10:00 am      Break

10:15 am      Overview of Components of a Disaster Debris Management Plan

11:15 am      Small Group Exercise:  Identifying different sources and types of debris

12:00 pm      Lunch on your own

1:00 pm        Small Group Exercises – Continued

  • Building resilience and sustainable materials management capacity
  • Alternative waste diversion/disposal facilities 
  • Debris hazards/health and safety considerations
  • Community outreach plan

5:00 pm        Adjourn

August 20

8:15 am        Recap of Day One

8:30 am        Small Group Exercises – Continued

  • Priority routes/sites for debris clearance/removal
  • Temporary debris staging and reduction sites

10:30 am      Field trip – Temporary debris staging and reduction sites

12:00 pm      Lunch on your own

1:00 pm        Tabletop Exercise

3:00 pm        Break

3:15 pm        Stafford Act Level Federal Resources

3:45 pm        Debris Damage Assessments

4:15 pm        Summary/Round Robin

4:30 pm        Adjourn

We hope to see you there! Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone else interested.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact:


Dolly Tong
Tribal Solid Waste & Pollution Prevention Coordinator

Materials Management Branch

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 5
77 W. Jackson Boulevard (LM-16J)
Chicago, IL  60604
312-886-1019 phone
312-692-2039 fax