Treatment as a State (EPA DATA)
Database of Tribal Programs with Environmental Treatment As a State (TAS)
What is the Data Source?
The data source is a mix of EPA and other federally FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) obtained data.
Why did I do this Project?
I didn’t see a centralized listing of all the tribes and their designations for Treatment As a State. I wanted the information to help planning training and to help create a data set for measuring progress for tribes across the different EPA regions. TAS, especially regulatory TAS, is fairly rare for a lot of tribes. Many are still building their environmental protection capacity.
If you want to learn more about TAS and what it means for tribes you can check out this website: https://www.epa.gov/tribal/tribal-assumption-federal-laws-treatment-state-tas
But basically TAS is a big step in taking over tribal sovereignty for specific aspects of Environmental Protection.