Confirmation notice of direct final rulemaking

EPA Commission’s Reservation Air Code

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission hereby confirms that no adverse comments were received in response to the Commission’s notice of direct final rulemaking that was published on Oct. 27, 2015, and the Commission’s action (i.e., certain non-controversial revisions to the Commission’s Reservation Air Code), therefore, became final on Dec. 26, 2015.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Air Quality Program has submitted the revisions to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review and the revisions will become effective upon EPA’s approval. The purpose of the revisions were to : (1) add an express statement regarding the Tribe’s pre-permitting investigation and information requesting authority, (2) add a provision confirming the Tribe’s authority to issue emergency cease-and-desist orders, and (3) add an “all other incidental powers” provision.

A copy of the Commission’s Reservation Air Code is available at the following website: www.southernute-nsn.gov/environmental-commission.

For further information contact: Mark Hutson, Program Manager, Air Quality Program, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, P.O. Box 737 MS#84, Ignacio, Colorado, 81137; telephone number 970-563-0100, ext. 2206; and mhutson@southernute-nsn.gov.

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