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§ 3901.
Findings and purposes
The Congress finds that—
there are at least 600 open dumps on Indian and Alaska Native lands;
these dumps threaten the health and safety of residents of Indian and Alaska Native lands and contiguous areas;
many of these dumps were established or are used by Federal agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service;
these dumps threaten the environment;
the United States holds most Indian lands in trust for the benefit of Indian tribes and Indian individuals; and
most Indian tribal governments and Alaska Native entities lack the financial and technical resources necessary to close and maintain these dumps in compliance with applicable Federal laws.
The purposes of this chapter are to—
identify the location of open dumps on Indian lands and Alaska Native lands;
assess the relative health and environmental hazards posed by such dumps; and
provide financial and technical assistance to Indian tribal governments and Alaska Native entities, either directly or by contract, to close such dumps in compliance with applicable Federal standards and regulations, or standards promulgated by an Indian tribal government or Alaska Native entity, if such standards are more stringent than the Federal standards.
(Pub. L. 103–399, § 2, Oct. 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 4164.)
cite as: 25 USC 3901