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.
- [See Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Water Quality Standards ]
(Effective July 2, 2018)
- [See Variances from Water Quality Standards ]
(Effective August 26, 2016) This table presents approved WQS variances in effect.
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.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.