An official website of the United States government.

EPA Policy for the Administration of Environmental Programs on Indian Reservations (1984 Indian Policy)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was one of the first federal agencies with a formal policy specifying how it would interact with tribal governments and consider tribal interests in carrying out its programs to protect human health and the environment. The EPA Policy for the Administration of Environmental Programs on Indian Reservations, signed in 1984, remains the cornerstone for EPA’s Indian program. 

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.