Disclaimer for Using Tribal-FERST

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tribal-Focused Exposure Risk and Sustainability Tool (Tribal-FERST) is an interactive online tool designed to provide communities with information and a process to assist in understanding and evaluating their environmental health concerns.  Tribal-FERST is intended to serve the needs of a broad range of users including the general public, environmental professionals, state and local risk assessors, and EPA community involvement coordinators and EJ coordinators working on local-scale issues. Community groups or members of the public and these professionals may benefit from working together to identify and evaluate issues and to interpret the data and results in Tribal-FERST.

Tribal-FERST is intended to provide a screening-level assessment to guide priority setting, additional testing, or information gathering.  Tribal-FERST data should not be used as the sole basis to characterize risk, make decisions regarding public health, or determine regulatory compliance. Data available through Tribal-FERST are generally limited to those which are nationally available.  The data and information provided on this website are made available by EPA as a public service. 

To the best of our knowledge, the data and information on this website are accurate, but no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Neither EPA, EPA contractors, nor any other organizations cooperating with EPA assume any responsibility for damages or other liabilities related to the accuracy, availability, use, or misuse of the information provided on this website. EPA reserves the right to update information at any time without public notice. Any errors or omissions should be reported to the Tribal-FERST Team. We welcome your feedback on all aspects of this web-based tool especially your suggestions for how it can be improved (Tribal-FERSTMail@epa.gov).  Tribal-FERST is a tool that will continue to be developed and evolve over the coming years with periodic public releases. 

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