On August 4, 2023, the public comment period ended for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on Federal Baseline Water Quality Standards (WQS) for Indian Reservations (88 FR 29496). The WSWC Submitted a comment letter based on Policy Position #490, Water Quality Standards, Protecting Tribal Reserved Rights, and Federal Baseline Water Quality Standards for Indian Reservations.
Twelve of our western states submitted separate comments – AK, AZ, CO, ID, MT, NE, ND, NV, OK, SD, TX, WY. Additionally, eight state attorneys’ general submitted a joint comment letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan from AK, ID, KS, MS, NE, ND, SC, and SD. See letters below.
North Dakota Department of Water Resources
Joint Comment Letter