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Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines: Consultations

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Consultation with Indian Tribes

EPA initiated consultation and coordination with federally-recognized tribal governments in August 2011, sharing information about the steam electric effluent guidelines rulemaking with the National Tribal Caucus and the National Tribal Water Council. EPA has continued this government-to-government dialogue and in March 2012 invited tribal representatives to participate in further discussions about the rulemaking process and objectives, with a focus on identifying specific ways that the rulemaking may affect tribes. The invitation letter and supplemental information sent to tribal representatives can be viewed at the links below. In addition to mailing an invitation letter directly to those tribes that EPA preliminarily identified as potentially affected by the rulemaking, EPA issued an invitation to all federally-recognized tribal governments encouraging them to participate in the consultation process.

This consultation and coordination process is being conducted in accordance with the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.

Consultations for Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and Executive Order on Federalism

EPA has consulted with elected State and local government officials and their representatives, pursuant to Executive Order 13132 entitled "Federalism," and the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). The consultation process provides opportunity for potentially affected State and local governments to provide meaningful and timely input regarding the consideration of revisions to the effluent guidelines.

EPA held a joint Federalism/UMRA consultation meeting at EPA Headquarters on October 11, 2011. EPA provided information about the characteristics of the wastewater streams under consideration for revised effluent guidelines and the treatment technologies being evaluated. The following information was provided to the participants of the consultation process.

For further information

For additional information regarding Steam Electric Power Generating effluent guidelines, please contact Ron Jordan (jordan.ronald@epa.gov) or 202-566-1003.

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