NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENTThe Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) process was created under the authorization of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1251 et seq.) of 1977; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 USC 9601 et seq.) of 1980 as amended; Oil Pollution Act (33 USC 2701 et seq.) of 1990; Organic Act; State and Tribal Laws.
Such provisions authorize natural resource trustees to recover compensatory damages for injury to, destruction of, or loss of natural resources resulting from a discharge of oil into navigable waters (OPA) or a release of a hazardous substance (CERCLA).
Regulations provide an administrative process for conducting assessments as well as technical methods for the actual identification of injuries and calculation of damages.
NRDAR (under AID TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENT)
The Tribe has entered into an annual agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Aid to Tribal Government program. The current and effective dates of the funding grant are from October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007.
The Environmental Office administers the following duties:
- Attend NRDAR training
- Travel for NRDAR activities
- Review of NRDAR documents (Man-hours)
- Consultation Fees
- Cultural Resource Studies
J. L. Dixon