Tribal Environmental Permit

TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT APPLICATION

The EBCI Natural Resources Department (NRD) works with community members, EBCI programs, and contractors to ensure the Cherokee environment is protected and all ground-disturbing activities comply with Tribal and federal law. NRD oversight and regulatory actions are triggered through a variety of Tribal and federal actions including:

  • Commercial, infrastructure, and multifamily site plan review process (Cherokee Code Chapter 47)
  • Single-family house site review process (Cherokee Code Chapter 47)
  • National Environmental Policy Act review initiated by federal permitting, signatory, or funding actions

NRD will provide a series of review and consultation functions with project managers and ultimately must issue a Tribal Environmental Permit prior to a project being initiated.

For more information, please consult our interactive PDF guide or download the Tribal Environmental Permit Application.