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Tribal Air Program

Air Program Tribal Coordinators

Ben Giwojna
(giwojna.benjamin@epa.gov)
(312-886-0247

Monika Lacka (lacka.monika@epa.gov)
312-353-6556

Cynthia Meyer (meyer.cynthia@epa.gov)
312-886-5868 

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

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

EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for Summit Petroleum Corporation (Permit No. SYN-IS-N1617-2014-01) Please submit any comments as specified in the public notice document by Jan. 21, 2015.

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.

Draft Permit Documents

Permit Application

Supporting Information

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Draft Part 71 Permit to Operate for G&K Services, Inc. – Green Bay
Permit No. V-ON-5500900021-2014-01

EPA requests public comment on the draft Part 71 Permit to Operate for G&K Services, Inc. – Green Bay (Permit No. V-ON-5500900021-2014-01) Please submit any comments as specified in the public notice document by Jan. 5, 2015.

G&K Services, Inc. – Green Bay is located at 800 Isbell Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Since the facility is located on the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin’s reservation, EPA is the permitting authority responsible for issuing operating permits to the facility.  Final issuance of the permit will authorize the facility to operate industrial washing machines, industrial dryers, a natural gas-fired boiler, a natural gas-fired steam tunnel, and other processes used for industrial laundry operations.

Draft Permit Documents

Permit Application

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Draft Tribal Part 49 permit for Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork, Inc.
SYN-ON-55009R0004-2014-01

EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for Prestige Custom Cabinetry & Millwork, Inc. (Permit No. SYN-ON-55009R0004-2014-01) through Dec. 1, 2014. 

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.

Draft Permit Documents

Permit Applications

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Draft Part 71 Permit to Operate Renewal for Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Permit No. V-ML-2709500005-2014-10

EPA requests public comment on the draft part 71 permit to operate renewal for Grand Casino Mille Lacs (Permit No. V-ML-2709500005-2014-10). The due date for comments as specified in the public notice document was Nov. 24, 2014.

Grand Casino Mille Lacs is located at 777 Grand Avenue, Highway 169, Onamia, Minnesota.  Final issuance of the permit will authorize the source to operate five diesel-fired engines.  Four of the engines are used for backup power and peak load management.  One of the engines is used for emergency power generation only.

Draft Permit Documents

Permit Application

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Draft Minor New Source Review Permit for G&K Services, Inc.
Permit No. SYN-ON-5500900021-2014-01

EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for G&K Services, Inc. (Permit No. SYN-ON-5500900021-2014-01). The due date for comments as specified in the public notice document was Oct. 15, 2014. 

G&K Services, 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 (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and authorizes the replacement of a washing machine, three dryers, and the steam tunnel.

Draft Permit Documents

Permit Applications

Supporting Information

ESA/NHPA Supporting Information

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Draft Minor New Source Review Permit for Pitlik & Wick, Inc.
SYN-LDF-5577738024-2014-01

EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for Pitlik & Wick, Inc. (Permit No. SYN-LDF-5577738024-2014-01) located in Eagle River, Wisc. The due date for comments as specified in the public notice document was Oct. 3, 2014.

The permit will authorize Pitlik & Wick to construct a portable crushing plant within the exterior boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians’ Reservation.

Permit Documents

Permit Applications

Supporting Documents

National Historic Preservation Act Documents

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Grants

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, Monika Lacka (lacka.monika@epa.gov) 312-353-6556, Cynthia Meyer (meyer.cynthia@epa.gov) 312-886-5868

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Background

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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