The main responsibility and goal of the Environmental Program is to protect Tribal members and resources. We accomplish that by working to ensure that Red Lake Nation is in compliance with federal environmental regulations. The program maintains a permanent staff of four; a Program Director, an Air Quality Specialist, an Environmental Response/Brownfields Coordinator and an Environmental Specialist. Program staff works closely with other DNR programs to assure that Tribal resources are well protected. Some of the Environmental Programs goals and objectives include; develop and promote waste reduction, recycling and household hazardous waste management, develop renewable energy capabilities through the solar energy pilot project, protect tribal groundwater and surface waters from contamination, manage an Underground Storage Tank (UST) Compliance Assistance, Inspection and Technical Support Program to ensure all regulated USTs are in compliance with federal regulations, protect the health and safety of individuals and the environment from accidental chemical releases by maintaining and practicing our Tribal Emergency Response Plan, monitor dwellings and office buildings for radon, lead, asbestos, and other contaminants, and develop and monitor Source Water Protection Areas for three tribal public water systems.