Monday, November 7, 2016

Pala Can Now Set Its Own Water Standards

Article in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News

EPA gives Pala Band of Mission Indians authority to govern tribal waters

Here is an excerpt:

The Pala Tribe can now develop water quality standards for their waters within the Tribe’s Reservation, similar to the process used by states under Sections 303 and 401 of the Clean Water Act. After the Tribe develops and EPA approves the standards, the Pala Tribe will administer surface water quality standards, building upon existing successful environmental programs run by the Pala Environmental Department.

You can read full article at link above.