Environmental Protection Office

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What is the Seminole Nation Enviromental Protection Office?

We are a tribal program federally funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Our main objective is to protect the environment for our tribal members by gathering data and monitoring environmental media such as the land, air and water for any long term subtle changes or immediate abrupt changes. For example we sample and monitor 42 surface water sites including the North and South Canadian Rivers , Seminole, Wewoka and Konowa Lake and major and minor creeks and streams in Seminole County Oklahoma in an effort to monitor existing problems or identify possible problems.


What services do you provide for the tribal people?

  • We assist our tribal members with oil and gas production concerns such as regulatory non- compliance, spills and damages on their property by utilizing technical assistance provided by the correct agencies available to address those problems.
  • We assist in open dump cleanup sites in partnership with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs on restricted property across Seminole County pursuant to available funding.
  • We hold various public workshops dealing with our natural resources.
  • We assist the Seminole Nation with real property issues concerning housing, tribal enterprises and trust property owned by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

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EPO Important Links:

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
    www.deq.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Corporation Commission
    www.occ.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Water Resources Board
    www.owrb.state.ok.us

Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
    www.oerb.com

United States Environmental Protection Agency
    www.epa.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency
    www.fema.gov

Start 2 Native American Resources
    www.cowboy.net/native/index.html

Oklahoma Flood Plain Managers Association
    www.okflood.org

US Fish and Wildlife Service
    www.fws.gov

United States Department of Agriculture
    www.usda.gov

USEPA Waste Management in Indian Country
    www.epa.gov/tribalmsw/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS)
    www.ihs.gov