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 Program of the Tribe has been delegated the administration of the Reservation Air Program.
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 Program and others to aid the Commission in decision making, as well as rule-making hearings.
Environmental Commission Meetings
- The June 2020 joint commission meeting between the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission (Commission) and the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) has been cancelled.
- The spring 2020 Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission’s regular meeting has been moved to the fall of 2020. The public notice will be posted when the date is finalized.
If there are any questions, please contact Ms. Marlene Scott-Jewett, AQ Analyst 1 at (970) 563-2219.
71 Mike Frost Way
Ignacio, CO 81137
UPCOMING Environmental Commission Meeting Agenda
To be posted as next meeting date approaches…
PAST Environmental Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes
|October 22, 2019 Meeting Agenda||April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes|
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.