The Region 10 RTOC currently meets in-person once per quarter and monthly in-between via conference calls. We distribute the location of in-person meetings between regional headquarters in Seattle, WA and among Tribes who volunteer to host our quarterly meetings throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Submit Topics for discussion: Tribal Leaders or others who are authorized to request on behalf of a Tribal or Village government are encouraged to submit topics for discussion via this online Topic Request form or by downloading and emailing the 2017-18 RTOC Agenda Topic Request form. You may also at any time, contact any member of the Committee.
Attend a Meeting: Per the RTOC Charter (section III.B.1)
- Tribal leaders and Tribal environmental professionals are invited to attend RTOC meetings and calls. Tribal Caucus Members shall inform Tribal leaders and professionals in their represented area of RTOC meetings and the opportunity to attend. Prior to attending the meeting, Tribal leaders and Tribal environmental professionals are encouraged to contact the Tribal Co-Chair or their regional RTOC Member to inform them of their attendance.
- RTOC meetings do not fall under the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) group. As such, RTOC meetings are not open to the general public. A person attending the meeting who is not an RTOC Member, EPA employee, Tribal leader, Tribal environmental professional, or invited meeting participant/attendee, may be asked to leave the meeting.
2017 RTOC Meetings
Conference Calls 3rd Thursday @ 12:00 AK, 1:00 PST, 3:00 MT
January 19, 2017 – February 16, 2017 – April 20, 2017 – May 18, 2017
July 20, 2017 – August 17, 2017 – October 19, 2017 – November 16, 2017
In Person Meetings 2.5 days long, every 3rd month
- March 27-28, 2017 in Port Gamble, WA hosted by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
- June 20-22, 2017 in Juneau, AK hosted by the Yakama Nation
- September 19-21, 2017 in Spokane, WA in conjunction with ATNI Fall Convention
- December 12-14, 2017 Seattle, WA at Region 10 EPA Headquarters
Tribal communities who volunteer to host our quarterly meetings have the opportunity to educate the Tribal Caucus and the EPA representatives on their rich culture and life-ways while bringing light to the unique issues facing the environmental health and well-being of the local community.
A representative from the host tribe or village will be requested to assist the RTOC in planning the logistics of lodging, transportation and meeting space. The RTOC budget will cover the costs required to host the meeting, and pay for lodging and transportation of it’s members. The only expense to the tribe is that which they willingly choose to offer above and beyond the meeting times. Although it is not expected, hosts have enjoyed the opportunity to share unique tastes of their culture, whether it be in song, a tour of the village, a ride in a traditional canoe, or perhaps a sampling of traditional foods. In turn, our knowledge and understanding of each other grows, creating a more meaningful partnership.
Tribes or Alaska Native villages interested in hosting a quarterly meeting may inquire by submitting a letter of interest to host an RTOC meeting online, or by contacting any member of the Region 10 Tribal Operations Committee.