Environmental Protection

About The Commission

The Cherokee Nation Environmental Code establishes a five-person board called the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) to oversee environmental programs. The Code gives the EPC authority to regulate traditional areas of environmental concern, such as solid waste and underground storage tanks, toxic and hazardous substance control, and water quality. The Code reserves Article 9 for Historical and Cultural Preservation.

Environmental Complaint

A complaint is defined as information provided to Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs alleging site-specific environmental pollution.

Environmental Laws

Here you will find Cherokee Nation laws dealing with a variety of environmental issues including air quality, environmental quality, hazardous waste, lead based paint, solid waste and underground storage tanks.

Environmental Programs

Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs provide many testing services to Tribal programs/facilities.

EPC Meeting Minutes

The Environmental Protection Commission conducts business at regularly scheduled meetings. A schedule of regular meetings for each calendar year can be obtained from the Office of the CNEPC Administrator.

EPC Rules

The current rules of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission, in effect prior to the adoption of the Cherokee Nation Administrative Procedures Act in 2007.

Lead-Based Paint Management Act

This tribal statute designates the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as the official agency for implementing the lead-based paint (LBP) reduction and regulation program.