3P (Project Proposal process)
In Keeping with the Record of Decision (CCT 2001) signed by the Chair of the Colville Business Council (Resolution 2001-248) and the BIA Colville Agency Superintendent, this process is meant to ensure proposed actions are in line with the Colville Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR) Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP).
Because the majority of activities on Indian trust lands include Federal funding or approval through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), many proposed projects must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process is intended to facilitate public participation and disclosure in the federal planning process, and also help officials “make decisions that are based on the understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment” (40 CFR 1500.1(c)). The NEPA process analyzes and discloses the significant impacts a proposed action may have on the quality of the human environment.
Click the 3P Handbook link above to review the full handbook.
Current projects Available for Review
Please click the link below highlighted in orange to review the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, then follow the comments submission directions at the bottom of the page.
April 23, 2019
The Bridge Creek Forestry Project proposes to harvest approximately 23 million board feet of timber from 3,034 acres of tribal land in the San Poil District of the Colville Reservation. The Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available for a 14-day review and comment period at the following locations:
Omak Public Library
Omak Senior Meal Site
Nespelem Senior Meal Site
Keller Senior Meal Site
Inchelium Senior Meal Site
Your comments are welcome; the deadline is May 8, 2019.
To submit comments on any of the projects contact the IRMP Coordinator. Make sure to include the project name.
By Email: Chasity.Swan.firstname.lastname@example.org
By Mail: Chasity Swan, IRMP Coordinator
PO BOX 111, Nespelem, WA 99155