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Tribal Portal turtle logoTreatment in the Same Manner as a State

Laws and Regulations

Several federal environmental laws authorize EPA to treat eligible federally-recognized Indian tribe in the same manner as a state for implementing and managing certain environmental programs.

Below is a list of the environmental statutes with tribal eligibility for regulatory program authorizations:

The Clean Air Act (CAA)

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The Clean Water Act (CWA)

Water Quality Standards and 401 Certifications

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits

404 Dredge and Fill Permits

Sewage Sludge Management Program

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The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Public Drinking Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

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The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)

Lead (Pb) Program

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The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

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Related TAS Topics

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