Congratulations to Mr. Arvind Patel!

Arvind Patel was selected to be a member of a National Committee, Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program (TWRAP). His 2 year term begins in Nov.

The work the TWRAP Steering Committee does in cooperation with ITEP is extremely vital, and has assisted tribes throughout the entire nation. The work closely with me and my team to put on the annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum, which this year is attracting over 400 tribal professionals from throughout the country, as well as their colleagues from multiple federal agencies, who are involved in solid waste, brownfields, UST, Superfund, emergency response, and tribal programs. They also serve a critical role in providing two-way communication between tribes and senior staff at US EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. I have been working closely with this steering committee since its inception in 2009, and I can tell you that senior federal staff really listen to this steering committee. They have garnered a great amount of respect for their professionalism and dedication. And I know Mr. Patel will be an outstanding addition.

Mr. Patel’s two-year term will begin on November 1, 2015. If you would like to learn more about this steering committee, and who is currently serving on it, you may visit our website at

Todd Barnell, Program Manager

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program

Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program

Please Congratulate and Thank Mr. Patel when you see him for all the hard work he does for Acoma Pueblo and the Acoma Community Members.