1. Consultation with Indian Tribes
During development of the Steam Electric Effluent Guidelines proposed rule, EPA initiated consultation and coordination with federally-recognized tribal governments, pursuant to the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.
2. Consultations for Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and Executive Order on Federalism
EPA has consulted with elected state and local government officials and their representatives, pursuant to Executive Order 13132 entitled "Federalism," and UMRA.
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Notification of Consultation and Coordination on Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards Proposed Rulemaking (PDF)(21 pp, 503 K,
March 6, 2012)
EPA invitation to tribal representatives to participate in further discussions about the rulemaking process and objectives, with a focus on identifying specific ways that the rulemaking may affect tribes
U.S. EPA – Tribal Consultation Process: Rulemaking Process to Revise the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines (PDF)(12 pp, 477 K,
March 28, 2012)
Presentation materials for conference call with tribal representatives
Steam Electric ELG Rulemaking - UMRA and Federalism Implications: Consultation Meeting (PDF)(23 pp, 560 K,
October 11, 2011)
Presentation materials for meeting with elected state and local government officials and their representatives
Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines Rulemaking: Supplemental Information Package #2 for Federalism and Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) Consultations (PDF)(13 pp, 186 K,
October 18, 2011)
Additional information provided to elected state and local government officials and their representatives