EPN Comments on EPA’s Proposed Federal Baseline Water Quality Standards for Indian Reservations

On Friday, July 28, 2023, EPN submitted comments on EPA’s proposed federal baseline water quality standards for Indian reservations. While we commend EPA on proposing baseline water quality standards that can be customized for each Tribe based on the best available science, local water quality and tribal traditions, and statutory requirements, we note that it has taken far too long for these critically important standards to be established for the thousands of miles of waterways and millions of acres of lakes and reservoirs in Indian reservations throughout the country. We urge EPA to finalize these standards as quickly as possible. 

Read the comments.