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Tribal Air Program

Air Program Tribal Coordinators

Ben Giwojna

Monika Lacka (lacka.monika@epa.gov)

Cynthia Meyer (meyer.cynthia@epa.gov)

Region 5 Tribal Air Program Contacts

Air Monitoring

Emissions Inventory

Indoor Air and Radon

Criteria Pollutants

Eligibility Determinations and the Tribal Authority Rule

Regulation Development and Tribal Implementation Plans

National Air and Tribal Information
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Permits currently in process

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Permits recently issued

Part 71 Permit to Operate Renewal for Deer River Compressor Station No. 4
Permit No. V-LL-2706100011-14-01

Minor New Source Review Permit for Summit Petroleum Corporation
Permit No. SYN-IS-N1617-2014-01

Summit Petroleum Corporation is located in Rosebush, Mich., on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's reservation. The permit establishes a synthetic minor emission limit on sulfur dioxide emissions.

Tribal Part 49 permit for Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork, Inc.

Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork, Inc. is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin’s reservation. The permit establishes a synthetic minor emission limit on volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants and authorizes the after the fact construction and modifications to a wooden kitchen cabinet fabricating facility.

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Where tribes choose to develop their own CAA programs, EPA identifies and provides resources, tools, and technical support that tribes need to develop and implement these programs.

Contacts: Ben Giwojna (giwojna.benjamin@epa.gov) 312-886-0247, Shari Holloway (holloway.shari@epa.gov) 312-886-6778, Monika Lacka (lacka.monika@epa.gov) 312-353-6556, Cynthia Meyer (meyer.cynthia@epa.gov) 312-886-5868

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Region 5 is committed to protecting the health of the people and the environmental resources in Indian Country, while supporting tribal self-government, fulfilling the Federal trust responsibility, and strengthening government-to-government relations between tribes and the EPA.

The Tribal Authority Rule authorizes "treatment of an Indian tribe in the same manner as states" for tribes to implement EPA-approved Clean Air Act programs in Indian Country. Tribes may implement only those programs they wish, or even only the portions of programs that are most relevant to the air quality needs of the tribe. Eligible TAR tribes have the authority to develop Tribal Implementation Plans, which may impose air quality requirements in Indian Country that meet or exceed those defined in the CAA.

Region 5 administers CAA mandated programs in Indian Country in instances where a tribe does not wish to administer any or all provisions of these programs. The programs currently available for EPA's direct implementation include:

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2016 Tribal Environmental Program Management Conference – Air Track Presentations

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