Authority to Administer Standards Program
The Quinault Indian Nation was granted treatment in a manner similar to a state (TAS) on September 20, 2018.
- Press Release: EPA Approves Quinault Tribe’s Application to Implement Water Quality Standards Program
- [See Cover Letter and Decision Document: EPA Approves Quinault Tribe's Application to Implement Water Quality Standards Program ], including the following:
- Appendix A, Supporting Information
- Appendix B, Response to Comments
- Appendix C, Maps of the Quinault Indian Reservation and Waters
The EPA approved the Quinault Indian Nation’s application for TAS for Clean Water Act (CWA) Sections 303(c) Water Quality Standards (WQS) and 401 Certification programs for all waters within the boundaries of the Quinault Indian Reservation. The EPA determined that the Quinault Indian Nation met the requirements of CWA Section 518(e) and 40 C.F.R. § 131.8, and therefore approved the tribe's application.
Materials from the Previous Comment Opportunity
Tribe Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes
At this time, there are no approved tribal water quality standards.
Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards
At this time, there are no federally proposed or promulgated standards applicable to this tribe.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Quinault Indian Nation Application for Treatment as a State Under the Clean Water Act (PDF)(392 pp, 12 MB, May 9, 2017)
- Cover Letter and Decision Document: Approval of the Quinault Indian Nation for TAS for CWA Sections 303(c) and 401 (PDF)(21 pp, 1 MB, September 20, 2018)