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CAA Permitting in 8 Tribal Nations-Region 2

EPA's Region 2 serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 8 Tribal Nations

8 Tribal Nations

Clean Air Act permitting (minor New Source Review (NSR), non-attainment NSR, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and Part 71 Operating permits) in the 8 Tribal Nations is the responsibility of the EPA Region 2 with the exception of the minor NSR permitting for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which is the responsibility of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division. However, thus far, there are only Part 71 Operating Permits issued by EPA for the 8 Tribal Nations.

Responsible Area
8 Tribal Nations

There are 8 tribal nations throughout New York State:

  • Cayuga Nation
  • Onondaga Nation
  • Oneida Indian Nation
  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Seneca Nation Of Indians
  • Shinnecock Indian Nation
  • Tonawanda Seneca Nation ("Tonawanda Band Of Seneca")
  • Tuscarora Nation

Agency Office/Air Permitting Info and Contacts

EPA Region 2-Contact Information for Region 2 CAA Air Permitting

Tribal Implementation Plan

EPA approves those tribal regulations that have been formally submitted as Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) revisions and which the Agency determines meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. St. Regis Mohawk is the only tribe, out of 8 tribes, that has a federally approved TIP.

EPA Approved TIP for St Regis Mohawk Tribe

Tribal Regulations

In addition to the federally approved TIP regulations the tribes may have rules pertaining to air pollution concerns that are typically not regulated by the federal government and consequently are not and will not be included in the federally approved TIP. Examples of this include odor and nuisance rules.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Air Regulations Exit