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Region 10 Tribal Programs

Clean Water Resources for Tribes in Region 10

If your clean water project will involve collecting or using environmental data, learn about developing a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).

This page highlights some of the EPA resources available to help protect tribal water resources in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. For additional information, visit Clean Water in Indian Country and Safe Drinking Water on Tribal Lands.

You can also subscribe to EPA's National Tribal Water Program Updates E-Newsletter.

On this page:

Grants and Loans

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Water Quality Standards

  • Water Quality Standards Regulations and Resources: Federal requirements, standards, policy, guidance and references, and technical resources for tribes.
  • Tribes and Water Quality Standards: Water quality standards provide the regulatory and scientific foundation for protecting water quality under the Clean Water Act. To administer a water quality standards program under the Clean Water Act, a tribe must apply to EPA for authorization to be treated in a similar manner as a state (TAS).
  • EPA Actions on Tribal Water Quality Standards: A listing of EPA approvals for tribes to administer a water quality standards (WQS) program, and EPA’s approvals of those tribes’ WQS.

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Drinking Water

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Geographic Priority Areas

Bristol Bay

  • Engaging Bristol Bay's Tribal Communities: Summary of tribal engagement in EPA's assessment of the potential effects of large scale mining on the salmon ecosystems of the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed.

Columbia River

Puget Sound/Salish Sea

  • Puget Sound: Highlights EPA’s work in the Puget Sound and opportunities for funding and collaboration.
  • Health of the Salish Sea Report: Collaboration between EPA and Environment and Climate Change Canada to report to the public on the health of our shared ecosystem.
  • Puget Sound Partnership-NWIFCExit: The federally recognized Puget Sound tribes and tribal consortia work with the Puget Sound Partnership to restore and maintain the health of Puget Sound. These tribes and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) provide input and guidance to the Puget Sound Partnership. This site provides progress reports for each tribal participant.
  • Salish Sea Ecosystem ConferenceExit: Focuses on protection and restoration of the Salish Sea (the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, Puget Sound, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca). The conference is held every two years.

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Visit the Training and Technical Assistance Opportunities page to find a wide variety of other water quality trainings for tribes. 

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EPA Region 10 Tribal Water Team
Staff Focus Area/Expertise
Lisa Chang (
Puget Sound
Maja Eberhardt (
Water quality standards
Catherine Gockel (
Tribal Specialist
Rochelle Labiosa (
Algal blooms
Krista Mendelman (
Clean Water Act Section 106 and 316 grants
Jenna Manheimer (
Drinking water
Jayshika Ramrakha (
Tribal Specialist
Mary Lou Soscia (
Columbia River
Linda Storm (
Matthew Szelag (
Bristol Bay

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