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Tribal Consultation and Coordination Procedures - EPA Region 6

A wide range of EPA Region 6 activities are appropriate for consultation under the EPA Tribal Consultation Policy. Regional activities may include the development of regulations, rules, permits, guidance documents, policies, directives, budget and priority planning development, legislative comments, civil enforcement and compliance monitoring actions, response actions and emergency preparedness, state or Tribal authorizations or delegations, and EPA activities in implementation of United States’ obligations under an international treaty or agreement. The EPA Tribal Consultation Policy makes clear that certain actions, such as legislative comments and EPA’s enforcement authorities, may be subject to policy and time constraints. EPA Region 6 defines “actions” as regulatory or policy decisions, but not necessarily every step taken within a decision-making process.

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