Frequent Questions

Can Indian Tribes receive primacy for the Underground Injection Control Program?

Section 1451 of the Safe Drinking Water Act authorizes EPA to delegate primary enforcement responsibility for a UIC program to eligible Indian Tribes. Indian Tribes must first establish eligibility to be treated as a state before being eligible to apply for primacy enforcement responsibility.

Additional is available at http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/index.cfm.

 

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