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Commission Member Description

Title: Tribe-Appointed Member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe/State of Colorado Environmental Commission.

Closing Date: Position Closes at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on December 20, 2019.

Commission Purpose:
Establish rules and regulations applicable to the Reservation Air Program; and
Review appealable administrative actions taken by the Tribe.

Summary of Commission Duties:
Determine air programs that should apply to the Reservation;
Promulgate rules and regulations necessary for proper implementation and administration of air programs that apply to the Reservation, including determining which administrative actions are appealable to the Commission;
Establish procedures for the Commission to follow in promulgating rules and regulations and review appealable administrative actions taken by the Tribe;
Review and approve the long-term plan;
Monitor relationships among State and tribal environmental protection agencies;
Review administrative actions by the Tribe;
Approve and adopt fees for permits and other regulatory services conducted by the Tribe or the State;
Ensure consistency and adherence to applicable standards and resolve disputes involving third parties;
Review emission inventories developed by the Tribe and State
Conduct public hearings pertaining to adoption of rules and regulations or review of appealable administrative actions, and issue subsequent orders.
Request administrative or clerical assistance from tribal staff when necessary to issue orders and conduct Commission business; and
Any other duties necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the State of Colorado Concerning Air Quality Control on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

Preferred Commission Member Qualifications:
Knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order
Knowledge of the Clean Air Act
Ethical, strong integrity
Ability to identify conflicts of interest
Knowledge of environmental issues affecting the Reservation
Able to attend regular Commission and stakeholder meetings
Cooperative and able to work as a team player

Commission Member Appointment Terms and Conditions:
Commission members are appointed by the Tribal Council.
Commission members serve three year terms and are not subject to term limits.
Commission meetings are generally held twice per year but more frequent meetings are possible. Stakeholder meetings occur on an as-needed basis.
Failure to attend two consecutive Commission or Stakeholder meetings or demonstrated unethical conduct may result in appointment removal by Tribal Council.
Compensation is $100.00 per half-day meeting for Commission members who are not employees of the Tribe.

Meeting Location:
Justice & Regulatory Administration Building
EPD Large Conference Room
71 Mike Frost Way
Ignacio, CO 81134

How to Apply:
Send letter of interest to the:

Air Quality Program Office
C/O Marlene Scott-Jewett
PO Box 737 MS# 84
Ignacio. CO 81137

Or Hand deliver to:

Justice & Regulatory Administration Building
Air Quality Program
Marlene Scott-Jewett
71 Mike Frost Way
Ignacio, CO 81137

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Published in Durango Herald
November 20, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2019
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