Indian Environmental Office
Region 5 Tribal Programs
On February 6, 2014, EPA released its Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) within Indian Country. This plan covers RUP dealers located in Indian country, as well as private and commercial applicators who intend to apply RUPs in Indian country. For additional information about the plan, including application instructions, please visit Federal Certification to Apply Restricted Use Pesticides in Indian Country
The Region 5 Indian Environmental Office (IEO) works with the 35 Federally recognized Indian tribal governments in the Midwest Region to implement the Agency's 1984 EPA Indian Policy (PDF) (4pp, 213K About PDF ) and to protect the ecosystems, human health, and cultural resources of Indian country.