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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    All, Please send your feedback on the materials posted at the website below. www.noopnoop.com/outdoorburning Background and details below available. Thanks man
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2005
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      Please send your feedback on the materials posted at the website below.


      Background and details below available.



      Hello everyone --
      I wanted to ask for your feedback on a draft poster we have developed
      for the Federal Air Rules for Reservations (General Outdoor Burning
      Rule). We are "heavily influenced" by Ecology's wonderful poster at (
      http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0202004.pdf ) because the words can be easily
      substituted for Spanish or native words and we wanted a visually
      compelling image that would convey the basic meaning of both the rule
      and also refer to the health effects of this kind of burning. (Please
      let me know if we should formally seek permission to use the same
      concept.) Also, we'd like to use the " You burn it, You breathe it" tag
      line and I am not sure whose that is... and we probably should seek
      permission there too.

      Here is some background:
      (1) The FARR
      In June this year, Region 10's new Federal Air Rules for Indian
      Reservation became effective on 39 Indian Reservations in ID, OR and WA.
      One of these rules (General Outdoor Burning Rule) prohibits the outdoor
      burning of a list of prohibited materials. These rules apply within the
      "exterior boundary of Indian Reservations" and apply to both tribal and
      non-tribal members and all land, regardless of legal status (fee or
      trust land).

      (2) Outreach Challenge
      The outdoor burning rule represents an enormous outreach challenge for
      Region 10 and the Tribes, many of whom are interested in helping us with
      outreach on the reservations. There are over 200,000 people affected
      by the rule, many of them have garbage pick up but a number have
      significant solid waste challenges and little infrastructure. We have
      formed an advisory group of tribal air staff, nontribal members who live
      on Indian reservations, tribal outreach specialists, a toxicologist who
      works closely with Tribes, engineers and others to help design
      Our advisory group decided to reach out to two audiences at once: (1)
      adults and teens and (2) middle school aged children.

      We have some of the school age materials up on our worksite, but they
      are very early drafts and are going to change significantly in look and
      feel, so please keep that in mind.

      We would like your input on the poster found at:


      We are seeking feedback on the image -- particularly ideas how to better
      represent more difficult to indicate items like "asphalt / tar paper."

      * Is this a compelling image that would attract your attention?
      * Do you have a sense immediately of what it means?
      * Would you have a good sense of what materials should not be burned?
      * Do you think this would reach a broad audience at the 6-8th grade
      * How can we improve our icons?
      * How can we improve the poster overall?

      We are also working on a companion brochure that will explain the rule
      in more detail, including fires exempted from the rule (like
      traditional/cultural burning).

      Thanks for feedback on this! If we could get feedback by Sept 14th --
      that would be great! Please feel free to circulate to others for
      additional feedback!



      Anne Dalrymple, JD
      Team Lead: Federal Air Rules for Reservations
      State and Tribal Programs, Office of Air Quality EPA Region 10
      1200 6th Ave., Seattle WA 98101
      dalrymple.anne@... | 206.553 6313 | 206.553.0110 (fax)

      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University North Union
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 3, APT A
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
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