Tribal Air Program
Air Program Tribal Coordinators
Monika Lacka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cynthia Meyer (email@example.com)
National Air and Tribal Information
Region 5 is committed to protecting the health of the people and the environmental resources in Indian Country, while supporting tribal self-government, fulfilling the Federal trust responsibility, and strengthening government-to-government relations between tribes and the EPA.
The Tribal Authority Rule authorizes "treatment of an Indian tribe in the same manner as states" for tribes to implement EPA-approved Clean Air Act programs in Indian Country. Tribes may implement only those programs they wish, or even only the portions of programs that are most relevant to the air quality needs of the tribe. Eligible TAR tribes have the authority to develop Tribal Implementation Plans, which may impose air quality requirements in Indian Country that meet or exceed those defined in the CAA.
Region 5 administers CAA mandated programs in Indian Country in instances where a tribe does not wish to administer any or all provisions of these programs. The programs currently available for EPA's direct implementation include:
Title V Operating Permit
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Construction Permit
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
Tribal Minor NSR
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Attainment Status Designations
Compliance and enforcement
Where tribes choose to develop their own CAA programs, EPA identifies and provides resources, tools, and technical support that tribes need to develop and implement these programs.
- Funding Announcement Guidelines for FY 2015 Tribal Air Funding (PDF) (13 pp, 204K) - September 2014
- FY 2015 Tribal Air Funding Announcement Q&A (PDF)(1 pp, 54K) - September 2014
- Region 5's Indian Environmental Office's General Assistance Program - information about grants to tribes implementing environmental programs.
- Grant Application Forms
Draft Minor New Source Review Permit for G&K Services, Inc.
EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for G&K Services, Inc. (Permit No. SYN-ON-5500900021-2014-01) through October 15, 2014. G&K Services, Inc., is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin’s reservation. The permit establishes a synthetic minor emission limit on volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and authorizes the replacement of a washing machine, three dryers, and the steam tunnel.
Draft Permit Documents
GK – Public Notice (Public Notice) (PDF)(2pp, 69KB)
GK – Part 49 Synthetic Minor – Draft (Draft Permit)(PDF) (22pp, 788KB)
GK – Part 49 Synthetic Minor TSD – Draft (Technical Support Document) (PDF) (28pp, 788KB)
Part 49 Construction and Part 71 Operation Permit Applications (PDF)(104pp, 5.7MB)
Parts 49 and 71 Permit Applications – Supplemental Information 7-17-2013 (Supplemental Information for 6-14-2013 Application) (PDF) (12pp, 721KB)
G&K Green Bay – Part 49 Construction Permit Application Submitted 8-15-2015 (8-15-2013 Permit Application) (PDF) (51pp, 3.2MB)
Revised Part 49 Construction Permit Application Submittal 3-5-2014 (3-5-2014 Revised Permit Application) (PDF) (54pp, 2MB)
GK – Application Completeness Determination (Letter of Application Completeness)(PDF)(1pp, 60KB)
2012_EmissionSummaryFinal (2012 Emission Summary)(PDF)(16pp, 50KB)
GK – Call Notes – 3-14-2014 (3-14-2014 Call Notes)(PDF)(2pp, 95KB)
GK – Email – Heat Exchanger Discussion (Heat Exchanger Discussion)(PDF)(2pp, 106KB)
ESA/NHPA Supporting Information
GK – ESA Determination – 9-27-2013(9-27-2013 ESA Analysis) (PDF)(3pp, 46KB)
GK – ESA Determination FWS Concurrence (9-27-2013 ESA Analysis Concurrence) (PDF)(2pp,36KB)
GK – ESA Determination – 9-9-2014 (9-9-2014 ESA Analysis) (PDF)(3pp, 44KB)
Wisconsin Countty List Feb 2014 (Feb. 2014 Species Distribution List) (PDF) (20pp, 306KB)
Green Bay Zoning Map (PDF)(1pp, 1.3MB)
GK – NHPA Determination Memo – 9-27-2013.pdf (NHPA Determination Memo) (PDF)(2pp, 86KB)
GK – NHPA 3 mi 5 mi ring (NHPA Map)(PDF)(1pp, 67KB)
Draft Minor New Source Review Permit for Pitlik & Wick, Inc.
EPA requests public comment on the draft minor New Source Review Permit for Pitlik & Wick, Inc. (Permit No. SYN-LDF-5577738024-2014-01) located in Eagle River, Wisconsin through October 3, 2014. The permit will authorize Pitlik & Wick to construct a portable crushing plant within the exterior boundaries of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians’ Reservation.
Public Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 83K)
Draft Permit (PDF) (26 pp, 626K)
Technical Support Document (PDF) (7pp, 356K)
Application Part I (PDF) (10 pp, 1.59MB)
Application Part II (PDF) (17 pp, 232K)
Application Part III (PDF) (16 pp, 3MB)
Application Part IV (PDF) (14 pp, 1.6MB)
Application Part V (PDF) (1p, 232K)
National Historic Preservation Act Documents:
Permit General Information
- Scott Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) 312-353-4775
- Anthony Ross (email@example.com) 312-353-0826
Indoor Air and Radon
- Indoor Air - Fayette Bright (firstname.lastname@example.org) 312-886-6069
- Radon - Michael Murphy (email@example.com) 312-353-6686
- Ozone Information, Guidance on 8-hour Ozone Designations - Doug Aburano (firstname.lastname@example.org) 312-353-6960
Eligibility Determinations and the Tribal Authority Rule
- Ben Giwojna (email@example.com) 312-886-0247
Regulation Development and Tribal Implementation Plans
- Ben Giwojna (firstname.lastname@example.org) 312-886-0247