Welcome to the Standing Rock Tribal DER/EPA Program
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe DER/EPA has five programs under this department: General Assistance Program (GAP), Pesticides Enforcement Program, Underground Storage Tank Program / Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program (UST/LUST), Brownfields / Tribal Response Program (TRP) and Environmental Quality Support Services (EQSS).
Department employees include: Allyson Two Bears, Environmental Specialist/Director; Tia White Eagle, Program Assistant; Jake Luger, Pesticides Coordinator; Janet Frazier, UST/LUST Coordinator; Hans Bradley, Brownfields Coordinator; Lisa Thompson, Brownfields Public Information Officer; Palani Luger, EQSS Coordinator; Gary Marshall, Jr., Enforcement Officer, Lee Vetter, Enforcement Officer
The General Assistance Program (GAP) funds two positions: Environmental Specialist and Administrative Assistant. the purpose of GAP is to provide the necessary technical assistance for planning, developing and establishing the capability to implement the environmental programs listed above. This program offers the Tribe the opportunity to develop an integrated environmental program and to develop the capability to manage specific programs and establish a core program for environmental protection on The Standing Rock Reservation. Another goal of GAP is to develop program capacity in all areas of the environmental programs.
Pesticides Enforcement Program funds one enforcement coordinator position. The objectives of this program are to develop and maintain a Pesticides program that will address all aspects of Pesticides enforcement activities and special Pesticides initiatives, such as: sponsoring cooperative survelliance, monitoring and regulatory activities.
Underground Storage Tank Program/Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program (UST/LUST) is responsible for the monitoring, reporting and compliance with all federal and tribal regulations regarding petroleum underground storage tanks. This program does not monitor underground diesel fuel tanks, above ground petroleum or diesel fuel storage tanks.
Brownfields/Tribal Response Program (TRP) is responsible for identifying and prioritizing hazardous waste sites on the reservation, which are tribally-owned. The purpose of the Brownfields Program is to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse Brownfields. A Brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
The Environmental Quality Support Services (EQSS) Program provides administrative and field support services to the current EPA Programs in all areas of environmental protection activities that may affect the health and environment on the Standing Rock Reservation. the EQSS Technician also is responsible for handling many of the solid waste activities within the SRST DER/EPA.