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Tribal Consultation Implementation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The EPA’s Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes (Policy) establishes clear EPA standards for the consultation process, including defining the what, when, and how of consultation; designating specific EPA personnel responsible for serving as consultation points of contact to promote consistency in, and coordination of, the consultation process; and establishing a management oversight and reporting structure that will ensure accountability and transparency. The Policy sets a broad standard for when EPA should consider consulting with federally recognized tribal governments based upon Executive Order 13175 and the principles expressed in the 1984 EPA Policy for the Administration of Environmental Programs on Indian Reservations (1984 Policy).

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