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Submitting & Adopting a Tribal Implementation Plan. Angela Benedict SRMT Environment Division Air Quality Program St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. TIP Development TIP–Table of Contents TIP Review TAS–Treatment as State Letter to EPA Tribal Council approval Public Comment Period Tribal

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    1. Submitting & Adopting a Tribal Implementation Plan Angela Benedict SRMT Environment Division Air Quality Program St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

    2. TIP Development TIP–Table of Contents TIP Review TAS–Treatment as State Letter to EPA Tribal Council approval Public Comment Period Tribal Tribal/nontribal MOA Develop Approval SRMT/EPA/CID TIP Submittal Approval Outreach and Education Outline

    3. Map of Reservation Boundaries

    4. Reynolds Before

    5. Reynolds After 2001

    6. TIP Development • 2 years, included data from emissions inventory • Criteria pollutants, permitting programs (minor source/burn) • Reason for TIP • Program getting large • Needed way to organize • Set our own standards, need permitting program w/o EPA involvement (sovereignty issue)

    7. TIP Development Timeline • Draft TIP 2001 • Final draft 2001 • Public comment • Tribal community public comment • Surrounding areas and tribal community public comment • Council approval 2002 • MOA with CID 2003–(not in original timeline) • EPA review and approval 2007

    8. TIP • Declaration of Policy • Section 1.0…….Organizational Structure • Section 2.0……..Legal Authority • Section 3.0……..Resources • Section 4.0……..Severability • Section 5.0……..Definitions • Section 6.0……..Public Participation • Section 7.0……..Revisions • Section 8.0……..Air Quality Control Region • Section 9.0……..Air Quality Standards • Section 10.0……Emissions Inventory • Section 11.0……General Permit Requirements • Section 12.0……Permits for Minor Facilities

    9. TIP • Section 13.0……Synthetic Minor Facilities • Section 14.0……Source Surveillance • Section 15.0……Open Burning • Section 16.0……Reserved • Section 17.0……Reserved • Section 18.0……Enforcement • Section 19.0……Review of State Permits • Section 20.0……Regional Haze Planning • Section 21.0……Reports

    10. Appendices • Appendix A-Notice of Public Comment • Appendix B- TCR99-43 • Appendix C- TCR89-19 • Appendix D-TCR89-34 • Appendix E-TCR2002-183 • Appendix F-Eligibility Determination September 19, 2000 • Appendix G-Eligibility Determination May 25, 2001 • Appendix H-Eligibility Determination March 5, 2003 • Appendix I-TCR2002-59 • Appendix J-Burn Regulation • Appendix K-TCR2003-06 • Appendix L-TCR2001-04 • Appendix M-TCR2001-26 • Appendix N-Safety and Civil Obedience Plan • Appendix O-Press Release Announcement of Formation of MANE-VU

    11. Truckstop on Reservation

    12. TIP Review • Informal review by R2 office • Review by admin, Council, lawyers • Informal review by community • Avenues for outreach • Website • Public repositories • Newspapers article

    13. TAS–Treatment as State Letter to EPA • Treatment as State letter to EPA • Receive comments from state • State can only comment on jurisdictional boundaries • approved • Concerned about boundaries • EPA approval of TAS must precede or coincide with TIP approval • Worse case- letter can be approved same time as TIP

    14. Tribal Council Approval • Difficulties explaining reasoning for regulations, technical aspects; not all chiefs formally educated • Difficulties pinning council down for meeting, need lead time to get on schedule • Steps to getting tribal resolution and time frame

    15. Alcoa West

    16. Formal Public Comment Period • TIP open to all (reservation and surrounding area) for comments • Avenues for getting information out • Website • Public repositories • Newspaper article • 30-day time frame from day published in paper

    17. Formal Public Comment Period(cont.) • At end of period, all comments addressed • If any comment is significant, public hearing will be held to address • After comments addressed, all material will be given to EPA for review • R2 EPA continued to informally review. TIP sent to EPA HQ for formal review • All comments must be documented and submitted with TIP

    18. TIP Approval • Tribal approval and tribal resolution in order • MOA on Enforcement/Compliance must be in place before TIP can be approved • EPA approval • Community must be given notice of effective date • Community/affected entity outreach and education

    19. General Motors Closed Dec 2008

    20. Outreach and Education • Local radio station CKON call-in talk show • “Tetewataron”-Let’s All Talk • Community education meetings • Mold/Mildew & ETS • Burn regulations–Res.2002-59 • TIP • IEN-Iroquois Environmental Newsletter • Published every spring & fall

    21. Domtar Closed 2006

    22. Map of Reservation Boundaries and Industries

    23. Summary • TIP Development • TIP Development Timeline • TIP–Table of Contents • TIP Review • TAS–Treatment as State Letter to EPA • Tribal Council approval • Formal Public Comment Period • MOA Approval • TIP Approval • Outreach and Education

    24. SRMT Environment Division Phone: 518-358-5937 website: www.srmtenv.org