2014 Tribal Operator of the Year Award, Deadline to Nominate is August 1st

Dear Tribal Operators/Managers/Supervisors:

The Tribal Water Systems Operator Certification Program, brought to you by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), is seeking nominations for the 2014 “Tribal Operator of the Year” Award. The purpose of this award is to formally recognize an outstanding and well-deserving water/wastewater system operator, whose commitment and dedication to providing safe drinking water or adequate sanitation to Tribal communities has directly lead to the protection of public health and the environment.

The selection will be made by the Program’s Advisory Committee based on a review of each nomination description provided on the nomination form. Each nominee will be notified by ITCA and encouraged to attend the Tribal Operator Workgroup Meeting on August 27, 2014. Travel expense reimbursements will be available to eligible Tribal personnel for attending the Workgroup Meeting.

ITCA will acknowledge each nominee and present the award at the Tribal Operator Workgroup Meeting, which is scheduled for August 27, 2014, in Maricopa, Arizona.

If you would like to nominate an operator for this award, please fill out the “Tribal Operator of the Year” nomination form, which can be downloaded below, and send it back to ITCA via fax or email. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.

“Tribal Operator of the Year” Nomination Form: Click Here

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the TWS Team by phone at (602) 258-4822.

WIC Directors’ Meeting July 30-31

The ITCA WIC Directors’ Meeting is scheduled for July 30-31, 2014. The meeting will be held at:
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community WIC Program
10005 E. Osborn Annex Bldg. 14
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
480-362-7300

Note that the PCS Meeting will be held August 1, 2014 at ITCA.

Travel Memo
Agenda

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center (ITCA TEC) invites you to attend the Tribal Leaders’ Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health meeting, which will be held on June 3, 2014.

Tribal Public Health on the Horizon: A Tribal Leaders Symposium on Strengthening Governance and Public Health

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Please note time change)
Location:
Heard Museum – Monte Vista Room
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix AZ, 85004

The Tribal Leaders Symposium includes an Arizona-focused Tribal Public Health Accreditation Roundtable for Tribal and State leaders to discuss Public Health Authority and Accreditation.

A memorandum, tentative agenda, registration form, and hotel list are available below.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Serena Denetsosie, Epidemiologist, by email at serena.denetsosie@itcaonline.com or by phone at 602-258-4822 with any questions or concerns.

Memo & Tentative Agenda
Registration Form
Hotel List

Invitation for Public Comment

You are invited to comment on the ITCA WIC State Plan for 2015. Click the link below for more information.
Invitation-for-Public-Comment

Introduction to Injury Prevention

Introduction to Injury Prevention

This 3-½ day course introduces participants to injuries as a public health problem. It addresses the principles of effective injury prevention through a combination of presentations, case histories, and group exercises.

Open Enrollment Exam Period #2, May 30th through August 22nd, 2014

Application & Exam Timeframe

May 30, 2014 through August 22, 2014

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: The Tribal Water & Wastewater Certification Program of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) serves to meet the needs of personnel working on American Indian lands and to provide an alternative to state certification programs. The ITCA is a U.S. EPA-approved provider of certification services under the U.S. EPA National Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program, and makes its services available to all Tribal water and wastewater personnel working in Indian Country.

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIODS: In an effort to provide improved pathways for Tribal water and wastewater personnel to achieve professional certification, ITCA is offering the final Open Enrollment Period of 2014. The Open Enrollment Period is a window of time in which Tribal water and wastewater utility personnel may apply and test for the following professional certifications through ITCA, independent of attending ITCA training courses.

Drinking Water                           Wastewater
Treatment—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 Collection—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Distribution—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 Treatment—Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4

Utility Management
Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level 1

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

ITCA Operator Certification Application Packet: Click Here!

ITCA Tribal Utility Management Certification Level-1 Application Booklet: Click Here!

RESCHEDULED: Wastewater Collection – Level 3 Training and Exam, September 9-12, 2014, Camp Verde, Arizona

Wastewater Collection – Level 3 Training and Certification Exam
For Wastewater Operators
September 9-12, 2014

Hosted by the Yavapai-Apache Nation

Yavapai Apache Housing Building
1500 East Cherry Creek Road
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

ITCA Application Packet: Click Here!

Water Treatment – Level 3 Training and Exam, July 28-August 1, 2014, Pinetop, Arizona

Water Treatment – Level 3 Training and Certification Exam
For Water Operators
July 28-August 1, 2014

Hon-Dah Resort-Casino & Conference Center
777 Highway 260
Pinetop, AZ 85935

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

ITCA Application Packet: Click Here!

Wastewater Treatment – Level 1 Training and Exam, August 12-15, 2014, in Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Wastewater Treatment – Level 1 Training and Certification Exam
For Wastewater Operators
August 12-15, 2014

Hosted by the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh

Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Highway 68, between Santa Fe and Taos
Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico 87566

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

ITCA Operator Certification Application Packet: Click Here

SDWA 202: COMPLIANCE MONITORING AND LAB AWARNESS Training August 19-21, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona

SDWA 202: COMPLIANCE MONITORING & LAB AWARENESS
August 19-21, 2014

TestAmerica Phoenix Laboratory
4625 E. Cotton Center Blvd. Suite 189
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

TWS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, August 26, 2014, Maricopa, Arizona

TWS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
August 26, 2014

Hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community

Ak-Chin Water Reclamation (Wastewater Treatment) Facility
42600 W. Ralph St.
Maricopa, Arizona 85138

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

Joint Meeting: TRIBAL WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR WORKGROUP and the Arizona Chapter of NAWMA, August 27, 2014, Maricopa, Arizona

Joint Meeting of the:
TRIBAL WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR WORKGROUP
and the
Arizona Chapter of Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA)
August 27, 2014

Hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community

Ak-Chin Water Reclamation (Wastewater Treatment) Facility
42600 W. Ralph St.
Maricopa, Arizona 85138

Announcement and Registration: Click Here

C.U.P.S.S. & Effective Utility Management Training Workshop, August 28-29, 2014, Maricopa, Arizona

C.U.P.S.S. & Effective Utility Management Training Workshop
August 28-29, 2014

Hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community

Ak-Chin Water Reclamation (Wastewater Treatment) Facility
42600 W. Ralph St.
Maricopa, Arizona 85138

Announcement and Registration: Coming Soon!

WATER DISTRIBUTION – LEVEL 3 TRAINING & EXAM, SEPTEMBER 8-12, 2014, CHANDLER, ARIZONA

WATER DISTRIBUTION – LEVEL 3 TRAINING & EXAM
September 8-12, 2014

Hosted by the Gila River Indian Community

Anthony B. Shelde Building
5718 W. North Loop Road
Chandler, Arizona 85226

Announcement and Registration: Coming Soon!

BACKFLOW TRAINING COURSE AND BACKFLOW TESTER CERTIFICATION, September 15-19, 2014

BACKFLOW TRAINING COURSE AND BACKFLOW TESTER CERTIFICATION
September 15-19, 2014

Location to be determined

Announcement and Registration: Coming Soon!

NEW! Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level One (TUMC-1)

For Tribal Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel

The purpose of the Tribal Utility Management Certification-Level 1 (TUMC-1) is to create a standardized pathway for Tribal water professionals to advance into and ascend through the field of water and wastewater utility management.  The TUMC-1 is designed specifically for experienced Tribal water/wastewater utility professionals that are newly entering into utility program management.  The TUMC-1 professional certification is a voluntary mechanism that can be used to strengthen one’s career as well as the credibility and integrity of Tribal water utility programs

Testing for TUMC-1 is available during the current Open Enrollment Exam Period #2, May 20, 2014 through August 22, 2014.

For the Open Enrollment event page: Click Here

TWS 2014 Training and Exam Calendar

ITCA is excited for the 2014 Training year.

The 2014 Training and Exam Calendar of the ITCA Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Program is now available!  Hardcopies are being mailed to our Tribal contacts.

Please contact the Tribal Water Systems Program at (602) 258-4822 if you have any questions or if you would like us to mail you a calendar.

2014 Training and Exam CalendarClick on image to download

2014 Online PDH Training

ITCA-APPROVED COMPUTER-BASED PDH TRAINING
The ITCA Program offers FREE access to computer-based (online/internet) trainings that are ITCA-approved for renewal PDH credit. The goal of this endeavor is to make continuing professional development training more accessible to certified Tribal operators for renewal purposes, thus reducing the need for costly travel. ITCA purchased a limited number of access licenses from an online training provider to offer generalized PDH training courses during the 2014 fiscal year. These licenses will provide a certified operator with access to the online courses for a specified time period. Course durations (Professional Development Hours) vary, depending on subject and skill level being covered. Please note that training contact hours from these online training courses cannot be applied towards the 10 PDH certification-specific requirement described above. Tribal operators with ITCA-issued certification who have access to the internet are encouraged to apply for enrollment in this online continuing professional development training program. If interested, please download and submit the enrollment application form below.  For more information, please contact the TWS Program Staff at (602) 258-4822.

2014 ITCA Online PDH Training Announcement and Application Form

WIC: Strengthening Families for 40 Years

We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC! WIC is one of our country’s most important public health programs, and it has enriched the lives of millions of families over the years. WIC improves birth outcomes, reduces infant mortality, and prepares kids for learning.

We are excited to join with the National WIC Association in this celebration by sharing the video and print materials they created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC. They have developed short animated videos and print pieces to help illustrate what WIC does and how it helps strengthen families. Go to WICturns40.org to view these amazing materials.

 

Module I: UST Installation and Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal – March 11-13, 2014 – Temecula, CA

Module I: UST Installation and
Module III: UST Decommissioning and Removal
March 11-13, 2014
Pechanga Casino & Resort
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, California

Announcement: Click Here

Agenda: Click Here

 

MODULE I AND III PRESENTATION NOTES

Before attending ITCA Modules I and III UST Training, it is important that attendees either download or print the following three (3) presentation note pages and bring to class:

Binders will be provided by ITCA for attendees

 

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

Download the following electronic copies and store the items on work computers/thumb drives for class and future reference:

Federal Rule (40 CFR Part 280): http://www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/cfr.htm

USEPA Publications: http://www.epa.gov/oust/pubs/index.htm
• Closing Underground Storage Tanks – Brief Facts
• Automatic Tank Gauging Systems for Release Detection – Reference Manual for UST
Inspectors
• Operating and Maintaining UST Systems
• UST Systems: Inspecting and Maintaining Sumps and Spill Buckets
• Overfill Prevention: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank
• Financial Responsibility: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage
Tank
• Spill Buckets: Best Management Practices for Your Underground Storage Tank

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Legacy of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Legacy of ITCA

Legacy of ITCA Project
The ‘Legacy of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona’ Project (hereinafter referred to as “Project”) is analyzing the role of ITCA in the development of national Indian policy from the critical era following World War II to the present.  The Project is exploring the role of Tribes in Arizona and ITCA in the development of federal self-determination policy and practices focusing on the perspectives of tribal leaders who founded and led the Association. The Project is also documenting the evolution of ITCA, including interviews with executive staff, identifying the goals and activities from its earliest years, as well as the strategies and tactics used by ITCA’s leadership in accomplishing collective goals over time.

Read More: Click Here

2014 Family Caregiver Support Program Schedule

2014 AAA Caregiver Events Schedule

Analysis of Crashes Occurring on Tribal Lands in Arizona

Analysis of Crashes Occurring on Tribal Lands in Arizona