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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Tribal Reserved Rights WQS

August 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

This is an opportunity for tribes to provide input on potential revisions to the federal WQS regulations to protect tribal reserved rights

About this event

EPA is examining how it could revise the federal water quality standards (WQS) regulations to explain how applicable tribal reserved rights are to be considered when states or EPA are establishing and revising WQS. This is a listening session via webinar for tribal leaders and staff about the potential regulatory revisions.

This webinar will provide tribes an opportunity to ask questions, share their views, and learn more about this consultation opportunity and the potential revisions.

Tribes may submit written comments to Jennifer Brundage at Brundage.jennifer@epa.gov.

Tribes may access EPA’s consultation letter and related consultation information in EPA’s Tribal Consultation Opportunities Tracking System (TCOTS) located at https://tcots.epa.gov.

While listening sessions do not constitute individual tribal-EPA government-to-government consultation, it is hoped the sessions will provide further information to tribes to make an informed decision about whether to request an individual consultation and how to provide informed input. At any point during the consultation period EPA invites tribal nations to request government-to-government consultation with EPA. EPA looks forward to working with federally recognized tribes to better understand their needs and answer questions related to the potential revisions to the federal WQS regulation.

U.S. EPA will use your registration information solely for this event and will not share your information with any third party.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Jennifer Brundage at Brundage.jennifer@epa.gov or (202) 566-1265 by August 16, 2021, to make arrangements.