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


Last updated 11/6/2016 at Noon

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the approval of the Pala Band of Mission Indians’ application for “Treatment in a similar manner as a State” under the federal Clean Water Act.

Tomás Torres, EPA’s Water Division Director for the Pacific Southwest, presented the signed Certificate of Achievement to Tribal Water Resources Specialist Heidi Brow in a ceremony at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee meeting in San Francisco.

“I am pleased to announce that the Pala Band of Mission Indians will now administer their own program to...

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