Nez Perce Tribe

Air Quality Program


The Nez Perce Tribe operates a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegated burn permit program within the exterior boundaries of the 1863 Nez Perce Reservation pursuant to the EPA Federal Air Rules for Reservations (FARR).  The FARR protects human health and the environment through the administration of agricultural, open, and forestry burn permitting. EPA retains enforcement authority of the rules.



The mission of the Air Quality office is to develop a long-term air program strategy to improve and/or maintain air quality on the Nez Perce Reservation.