Regional Exchange Network Coordinators (RENCs) serve as representatives of the EPA Exchange Network Grant Program in their respective EPA regions. RENCs also serve as project officers for Exchange Network grants in their region, receiving and reviewing grant management reporting forms from grant recipients.
US EPA National Environmental Information Exchange Network
Grants Program Manager
Phone (202) 566-0466
Reynolds.Salena [at] epa.gov
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
lydia.scheer [at] nau.edu
Headquarters Indian Coordinators serve as the point of contact for tribal issues and topics related to their specific EPA Program Office (e.g., Office of Water, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Land and Emergency Management, etc).
Tribes and the Exchange Network
E-Enterprise for the Environment puts into practice cooperative federalism for environmental co-regulators. Working together, environmental leaders at US EPA, States, and Tribes are using E-Enterprise to deliver better results, often with lower costs and less burden, for the benefit of the public, the regulated community and government agencies. It helps foster greater trust among these groups by improving data integrity and communication.
Regional Indian Coordinators serve as their Regional point of contact for tribal issues and topics related to the tribes they serve; RICs are regional counterparts to Headquarters Indian Coordinators, and together RICs and HICs make up the EPA’s Tribal Program Managers group.