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SUIT Proposed Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters & Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Procedures

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Proposed Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters & Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Procedures

A 60-day public comment period on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water quality standards and Clean Water Act section 401 certification procedures will be held from August 23 to October 22, 2021.

For all interested individuals, an online hearing regarding the Tribe’s Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Procedures will be held on:

Thursday October 7, 2021 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To attend the hearing, please register at https://bit.ly/3wnzxAb before the event.

To register for this event, open a new web browser and go to the above WebEx Events link then click on the “(Register)” link next to Event status. Prior to the WebEx Event, it is advisable to visit the following help site to test your browser and connection: https://bit.ly/3e7p7Ne. Should you have additional technical problems, please contact the SUSS helpdesk at 970-563-5050. To join using audio only call: 1-415-655-0003 and use audio access code: 145 895 0864.

The live online hearing will be recorded and posted on the Tribe’s website. The proposed water quality standards, 401 certification procedures, and related documents can be found on the Tribe’s website at https://southernute-nsn.gov/justice-and-regulatory/epd/public-comments/.

You can submit your comments by one of the following methods:
• E-mail: wqs@southernute-nsn.gov (Preferred Method)
• Mail: Water Quality Standards Committee, Environmental Programs Division, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, P.O. Box 737 #81, 71 Mike Frost Way, Ignacio, Colorado 81137.

SUIT WQS comment period announcement

SUIT WQS quick notes

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southern Ute Indian Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor” and Reopens Tribal Operations

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Melvin J. Baker, Chairman – 970.563.0100

Lindsay Box – 970.563.2313

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

 

Southern Ute Indian Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor” and Reopens Tribal Operations

 

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – On Friday, July 30, 2021 the Southern Ute Tribal Council, in consultation with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Incident Management Team (IMT), approved Resolution 2021-104, which amended the Tribe-wide Recovery Plan adopted in March of this year. Modifications were made to the metrics and restrictions within approved Phases of the Recovery Plan.

The revisions to the key metrics and restrictions support a move to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor,” which is one phase below the Fully Open phase. The IMT will continue to monitor the data closely and provide the tribal leadership with the most up-to-date information in an effort to support the tribal reopening while prioritizing the health and safety of the tribal membership, employees, and visitors. The following graphic outlines the Key Metrics and Restrictions to be followed during each of the Phases.

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will move to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor”. The Tribal offices will open to the public, employees, and visitors, all of whom will be required to follow COVID-19 health safety guidelines.

Below are examples of capacity restrictions when the Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor”.

  • Personal gatherings are restricted to no greater than 125 persons.
  • Indoor capacity is permitted up to 100% and 500 maximum capacity
  • Outdoor capacity is permitted up to 100% and 500 maximum capacity

More information can be found on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s website and social media, in the Southern Ute Drum, and on the air at KSUT Tribal Radio. Individuals can also call the Southern Ute Indian Tribe directly at (970) 563.0100 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

If you are sick, please self-isolate. If your symptoms begin to worsen, please call your primary healthcare provider or the Southern Ute Health Center at 970.563.4581. Do not arrive at your primary health care provider office without calling to notify the professionals of your symptoms.

Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, cough and sneeze into the bend of your elbow or in a tissue then throw the tissue away. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects in your home or workplace. Please continue to practice social distancing staying 6 feet away from others. Stay connected with your loved ones and our tribal elders.

 

Key Metrics and Restrictions for Phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic

20210803 – Southern Ute Indian Tribe moves to Phase III “Protect Our Neighbor” and Reopens Tribal Operations (Final)

20210803 – Revised SUIT Phase I Metrics & Restrictions