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The Bad River Ma'iingan Management Plan is Open for Public Comment...(Read More)

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted an Emergency Response Plan utilizing funds through the U.S. Department of Transportation - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The Purpose of this Emergency Response Plan is to facilitate the protection of lives, property, and the environment in major disasters impacting the Bad River Reservation and to coordinate disaster response, damage assessments, and recovery efforts. (Read More)

 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the application received for the
Zompolas Shoreline Stabilization Project.

In accordance with Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Bad River Band of Lake
Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is evaluating if there is reasonable assurance—with
conditions attached—that the activities associated with this authorization will be consistent
with relevant water quality considerations. (Read More)
 
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted the Water Quality Certification and
Water Quality Review Code that would apply within the exterior boundaries of the Bad River
Reservation and on select activities upstream of the Bad River Reservation. The Bad River Tribe
is soliciting input from the public on this draft code. (Read More)

On July 6, 2011, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians adopted Water Quality
Standards (WQS). One of the three key components of the WQS is an antidegradation policy, which
protects existing uses and prevents clean waters from being unnecessarily degraded. Under the
antidegradation policy, each waterbody is assigned to a tier that provides a basis for addressing
activities that would, or have the potential to, lower the quality of a body of water. Tiers identified in
the Tribe's antidegradation policy include: Outstanding Tribal Resource Waters (Tier 3 waters),
Outstanding Resource Waters (Tier 2.5 waters), and Exceptional Resource Waters (Tier 2 waters). New
or increased discharges may be allowed in Outstanding Resource Waters and Exceptional Resource
Waters if the applicable antidegradation demonstration and decision requirements are met.

The Tribe seeks comments on the proposed antidegradation decision related to the Bad River Head
Start Project. This project includes the construction of a new 8000 sqft facility, playground, and
parking lot within the vicinity of a tributary to Denomie Creek, an Exceptional Resource Water (Tier 2). (Read More)

 

 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing the application for a Letter of Permission
(LOP-10R) permit for the Bad River Head Start Project.


In accordance with Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Bad River Band of Lake
Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians is evaluating if there is reasonable assurance—with
conditions attached —that the activities associated with this permit will be consistent with
relevant water quality considerations. (Read More)

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has drafted a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan utilizing funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The goal of this hazard mitigation plan is for the Bad River Band to identify long-term protection for members and tribal resources. Mitigation is defined as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from hazards and their effects. (Read More)