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 Vacancy
Call for applicants – Tribe appointed member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission.
Closing date – April 23, 2022
Environmental Commission Meetings
There are currently no scheduled meetings of the Environmental Commission, due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates on the scheduling of the next regular meeting of the Environmental Commission.
If there are any questions please contact Danny Powers, Air Quality Program Manager, 970-563-2265.
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.