Statewide Integrated Waste Management Plan Assessment Report
The purpose of this project was to determine the number of Tribes having solid waste management (SWM) plans. A secondary purpose was to collect plans from willing Tribes to build a “library” accessible to other Tribes to collect examples and ideas in writing or revising their own plans. While design plans are required for construction of new facilities, whether plans in and of themselves are useful to Tribes in addressing their overall SWM situations, and what makes plans useful, was not clear. Without some measure of this question, the number of plans becomes irrelevant in the context of solving the tremendous SWM challenges faced by Alaska Tribes. The survey is the first to attempt to answer the question of plan usefulness.
An instrument meeting National Institute of Health standards was developed and provided to Alaska Tribes via a variety of methods, with primary follow-up conducted by a Tribal member whose recent work was that of the target audience.
This project was funded by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and carried out by Zender Environmental.
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