About the Program

The Tribal Response Program (also known as the Brownfields Program) is an enforcement program whose primary purpose is to provide the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe with enforcement authorities to ensure that hazardous sites (including brownfield sites) are assessed and cleaned-up in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations (see CERCLA Section 128(a)(2)(B)).

Current funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the discretion of the EPA, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe can also spend a limited amount of funding to conduct assessments and cleanups at brownfield sites.

In Brownfield News

May 16, 2019: Sampling activities will be conducted at the White Building, Rock Building, and Oil Pit on June 11-13, 2019. Please exercise caution when travelling through South Hollywood Road in Nixon during this time, as samples will be collected at the Oil Pit using big equipment (e.g., excavator).

February 19, 2020: The Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) report for the White Building, Rock Building, and Oil Pit sites has been completed. Please click on the Public Record tab for more information.

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OUR ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Natural Resources Department's annual newsletter is now available! Please click the following buttons to read our newsletter (due to file size limits, the newsletter has been split-up into sections):

Staff Contact Info:
 
Ruben Ramos-Avina
Environmental Specialist
775-574-0101, Ext. 10
ravina@plpt.nsn.us
Mervin Wright Jr.
Environmental Manager
775-574-0101, Ext. 17
mwright@plpt.nsn.us
Mailing Address:
 
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Natural Resources Department
Attn: Tribal Response Program
P.O. Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424
Physical Address:
210 Capitol Hill
Nixon, NV 89424
Other Websites:
 
Natural Resources Department
www.plptnaturalresources.org
Water Quality Program
www.plptwq.org
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
www.plpt.nsn.us