KBIC TAS Approval & Water Quality Standards 


The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) is very excited to announce that on April 21, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed KBIC’s approved application for Treatment as a State (TAS) status for Water Quality under §518(e) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). KBIC is the first tribe in Michigan to achieve TAS regulatory authority for water quality. TAS permits KBIC to administer a water quality standards (WQS) program for KBIC's L'Anse Indian Reservation under CWA §303 and the certification program under CWA §401.


Please see the links below for additional information about KBIC's TAS approval and development of the KBIC water quality standards program. 


TAS Water Press Release from KBIC

EPA approves KBIC TAS Application for Water Quality Standards Program (Full Article)

EPA Authorizes Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to Set Water Quality Standards for L’Anse Reservation in Michigan

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Application for Treatment as a State for Water Quality Standards

Water quality set up at KBIC reservation, The Mining Journal

EPA gives authority to KBIC to develop clean water standards, TV 6 News 



Water Program Contact:

Stephanie Cree, Water Resources Specialist