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Area Designations for 1997 Fine Particle (PM2.5) Standards

Tribal Recommendations and EPA Responses

Information provided for informational purposes only Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful for historical purposes. See the PM Designations Home Page for more recent information about PM Designations.

EPA requested that states and tribes submit recommendations to EPA for PM2.5 attainment and nonattainment areas by February 15, 2004. EPA responded to state and tribal recommendations during the summer of 2004, and designations became effective on April 5, 2005.

Tribal recommendations are presented below.

State information is available on the State Recommendations page.

Tribes Providing PM2.5 Designation Recommendations

U.S. map showing recommended non-attainment areas and approximate boundaries for tribes providing recommendations.  Tables enumerating counties recommended for non-attainment are available from the regional pages within the "Where You Live" section.

Blue markers on the map indicate tribes participating in the recommendation process in 2004.

For more detailed geographical information about tribal lands, see the Bureau of Indian Affairs map.

The National Tribal Environmental Council Exit EPA Disclaimer and that Tribal Council's workgroup, The National Designation & Implementation Work Group have been addressing tribal issues with respect to the designation process.

Recommendation Documents

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The documents listed below are tribes' responses to EPA's request for recommendations on the designation of areas for the PM2.5 standard. These responses are provided here in PDF format for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and do not represent EPA's views on the appropriateness or adequacy of a tribe's recommendations.

The quality of these PDF files are quite variable, and are the result of the quality of the documents provided by the tribes.

Tribal recommendations received by EPA

Tribe 2004 Recommendation EPA Response Tribe Remarks on EPA Response
Aroostook Band of Micmacs Letter (PDF) (1 p, 93KB)
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Letter (PDF) (1 p, 112KB) Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 183KB)
Blackfeet Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Chippewa Cree Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Cortina Band of Indians Cortina Indian Rancheria Wintun Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 97KB)
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Crow Tribal Council Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 218KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 62KB)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 122KB)
Eastern Shoshone Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Gila River Indian Community Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 149KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF) (5 pp, 109 KB)
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 208KB)
Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Letter (PDF) (1 p, 97KB)
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 594KB)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Letter (PDF) (1 p, 28KB) Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 207KB)
Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 615KB)
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 224KB) Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 178KB)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Council Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2.0MB)
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Letter (PDF) (1 p, 99KB)
Mohegan Tribe Letter (PDF) (1 p, 96.KB)
Narragansett Indian Tribe Letter (PDF) (1 p, 97KB)
Northern Arapaho Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Northern Cheyenne Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 87KB) Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Oglala Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 12MB)
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Letter (PDF) (1 p,42 KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 59 KB)
Oneida Indian Nation Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 72KB)
Onondaga Nation Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 70 KB)
Paiute Indian Tribes of Utah Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Pala Band of Mission Indian Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 33 KB)
Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indians of Pleasant Point Letter (PDF) (1 p, 98KB)
Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indians of the Indian Township Reservation Letter (PDF) (1 p, 98KB)
Penobscot Indian Nation Letter (PDF) (1 p, 97KB)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Letter (PDF) (6 pp, 330KB)
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 57KB)
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB)
Revision 1 (PDF) (1 p, 48KB)
Letter (PDF) (1 p, 613KB)
Pueblo of San Ildefonso Letter (PDF) (1 p, 88 KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 66KB)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 150KB)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 1MB)
Sac and Fox Nation Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 212KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 62KB)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 161KB)
Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB)
Revision 1 (PDF) (2 pp, 59KB)
Letter (PDF) (1 p, 599KB)
Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 617KB)
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 72KB)
Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 624KB)
Seneca Nation of Indians Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 70KB)
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 97KB) Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Spirit Lake Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Swinomish Tribal Community Letter (PDF) (1 p, 753 KB) Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 61KB)
Three Affiliated Tribes Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 70KB)
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Tuscarora Nation Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 69KB)
Ute Indian Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 98KB)
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Letter (PDF) (1 p, 42KB) Letter (PDF) (1 p, 612KB)
Yankton Sioux Tribe Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 2MB)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 163KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 59KB)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 140KB)

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