Tribes, EPA announce clean air rule proposals


Last updated 10/19/2022 at 9:25am

Colville Business Council members, environmental staff and EPA leaders pose for a photo after speeches outside the Lucy Covington Government Center. Council Chair Jarred-Michael Erickson in the white shirt is flanked by EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, left, and Regional Administrator Casey Sixkiller, right. - Scott Hunter photo

The Colville Tribes and top federal officials of the Environmental Protection Agency met Tuesday to discuss and announce proposed changes to air quality regulations that affect some Indian reservations, including the Colville Reservation.

The Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR) apply to all residents and businesses on or within 39 reservations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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