I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW: THE EPA’S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE INDIAN COUNTRY UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT

“Between 1998 and 2011, the skies over Indian country existed
in a regulatory gap. This gap was not merely inadvertent but was a
foreseeable consequence of congressional intent to delegate
regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Indian
tribes. In 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
published the Tribal Authority Rule, which allowed-but did not
require-Indian tribes to implement tribal programs under the
CAA, including programs for issuing permits to new and modified
sources of air emissions in areas under the tribe’s jurisdiction. At
the same time, the CAA continued to mandate analogous state
permitting programs for areas under state jurisdiction. The CAA is,
however, perhaps the most technically ambitious environmental
regulatory program for a state or tribal government to undertake.
While Indian tribes have, with some frequency, undertaken
regulations under the Clean Water Act, almost none have availed
themselves of the opportunity under the CAA. As a result, there
was no clear mechanism for tribes and other entities to obtain
permits for new and modified sources in most of Indian country.’

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

Download Day 4 Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, August 3

Download Day 3 Agenda Here

Agenda

Tuesday, August 2

Download Day 2 Agenda

7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates

 

Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)