Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Environmental Commission

All lands located within the exterior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation are under the jurisdiction of the Reservation Air Program established by the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the State of Colorado Concerning Air Quality Control on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation (Pub. L. No. 108-336, 118 Stat. 1354). The Intergovernmental Agreement is managed by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and State of Colorado Environmental Commission, which serves as the policy-making and administrative review authority for the Reservation Air Program, and the Air Quality Division of the Tribe has been delegated the administration of the Reservation Air Program.

Stated Purpose

To establish the rules and regulations applicable to the Reservation Air Program and conduct review of appealable administrative actions (per Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) Section VII).

The Commission consists of six members: three appointed by the Tribal Council of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and three appointed by the Governor of Colorado. The Commission members shall serve for terms of three years, with the possibility of being re-appointed at the end of the term. The Commission will annually elect a person to preside as chair. The chair shall alternate annually between a Tribal and State member. During their term of service, a member may be removed with or without cause only by the authority that appointed that member.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission will conduct regular meetings to discuss and rule on air quality issues on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The majority of these meetings will be open to the public and interested parties. The meetings will consist of informational presentations by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Air Quality Division and others to aid the Commission in decision making, as well as rule-making hearings.

Environmental Commission Meetings

Please contact Michael Kirsch, Air Quality Scientist II- Planning, 970-563-2258 or for more information about future Environmental Commission Meetings or check back with this webpage periodically for future updates.

Meeting Location
71 Mike Frost Way
Ignacio, CO 81137

UPCOMING Environmental Commission Meeting Agenda

Environmental Commission Meeting Presentations

PAST Environmental Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes

November 29, 2023 Meeting Agenda
April 26, 2023 AgendaApril 26, 2023 Meeting Minutes
November 9, 2022 Meeting AgendaNovember 9, 2022 Meeting Minutes
October 22, 2019 Meeting AgendaOctober 22, 2019 Meeting Minutes
April 24, 2019 Meeting AgendaApril 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Procedural Rules

The Procedural Rules of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and State of Colorado Environmental Commission establish the procedures the Commission will follow in holding meetings, selecting air quality programs that should apply to the Reservation and promulgating the standards, rules, and regulations for those programs, and reviewing appealable administrative actions taken by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

View the  Procedural Rules of the Southern Ute Tribe and State of Colorado Environmental Commission.

Intergovernmental Agreement

Reservation Air Code

Long-Term Plan for the Reservation Air Program

Minor Source Program (MSP)

Historical Documents