Water Quality Standards Regulations: Grand Portage Band of Minnesota Chippewa
Presented are water quality standards in effect for Clean Water Act (CWA) purposes.
EPA is posting these standards as a convenience to users and has made a reasonable effort to assure their accuracy. For each document listed under "Tribe Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes", EPA has made a reasonable effort to identify parts of the standards that are disapproved or are otherwise not in effect for CWA purposes. Additionally, please note the documents may also contain provisions that EPA does not have the authority and duty to act on under the Clean Water Act because the provisions are not water quality standards.
Authority to Administer Standards Program
This tribe was granted treatment in a manner similar to a state (TAS) on July 16, 1996.
Tribe Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes
The tribe’s initial water quality standards were approved on November 2, 2005. The standards include designated uses, antidegradation, and other policies and procedures establishing water quality standards for waters of the tribe.
- Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Water Quality Standards (pdf) (1.39 MB) (Effective July 2, 2018)
Variances from Water Quality Standards (pdf)
(Effective July 7, 2022) This table presents approved WQS variances.
Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards
Water Quality Guidance for the Great Lakes System (Amended September 16, 2011)
This guidance establishes required minimum standards, antidegradation policies, and implementation procedures for waters of the Great Lakes System, and is applicable to states and tribes.
Final Water Quality Standards Bacteria Rule for Coastal and Great Lakes Recreation Waters (Effective December 16, 2004)
The goal of this rule is to ensure human health protection for coastal and Great Lakes recreation waters by protecting water quality at our nation’s beaches.
The document suggests how states and authorized tribes can conduct online public hearings in lieu of in-person public hearings, consistent with federal public hearing requirements.