EPA Seeking Tribal Representatives to Provide Input on Draft Lead Strategy

The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety to Children (https://ptfceh.niehs.nih.gov/) is developing a federal strategy on lead to focus federal efforts on actions to reduce childhood blood lead levels. The Task Force would like to invite tribal representatives to share their perspectives on what they should include within the Federal Lead Strategy on Tuesday, March 27th from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET. This may be the only opportunity for tribes to provide input.
The Strategy will influence policy, decision-making, funding and technical resources of 12 federal agencies and 7 White House Offices for years to come. Proposed goals of the strategy are to: 1) Reduce sources of lead in children’s environments; 2) Improve identification and monitoring of lead-exposed children; 3) Improve the health of children identified as lead-exposed; 4) Communicate effectively and consistently with stakeholders about childhood lead exposure; and 5) Research to advance our scientific understanding of the effects, evaluation, and control of lead hazards in children’s environments.
In preparation for the Tuesday, March 27th Meeting, the National Tribal Toxics Council is hosting a tribal ONLY discussion. Please see the details below. If you are interested in participating, please provide your contact information to Amanda Hauff at hauff.amanda@epa.gov or at 202-566-0603 to be added to the meeting invitations.
Meeting 1 – Pre-Meeting for Tribal Representatives ONLY, Hosted by the National Tribal Toxics Council (NTTC)

  • Date: Monday, March 26th from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET
  • Purpose: To provide an overview of the Task Force, Federal Lead Strategy and to brainstorm tribal input on the Strategy in preparation for Tuesday’s meeting. The NTTC is seeking participants with knowledge on lead exposures in Indian country.

Meeting 2 – Meeting with the President’s Task Force to discuss the Strategy

  • Date: Tuesday, March 27th from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET
  • Purpose: For tribal representatives to provide input on the Strategy to the Task Force.