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Unless otherwise dictated by enacting Tribal Resolution, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to:

(a) All existing and proposed point source and nonpoint source pollution discharges into surface or ground waters;

(b) All activities which have the potential to affect the Yurok Tribe and its members’ cultural, ceremonial, religious, fisheries, economic, subsistence, seasonal residential, public health and safety, welfare, and water quality lifeways and resources;

(c) All wellhead protection areas within the boundaries of Yurok Waters;

(d) All government and private actions on or near Yurok Reservation lands, trust or fee; and

(e) All activities in areas with the potential to affect water quality, public health and safety, welfare, and other fundamental interests of the Yurok Tribe, including:

(1) Landfills and open dumps;

(2) Storage of animal waste;

(3) Automobile junkyards;

(4) Land filling of sludge or septic system waste;

(5) Individual, residential, industrial, commercial, or agricultural sewage treatment facilities;

(6) Individual, residential, industrial, commercial, fire protection, or agricultural water control devices, including but not limited to treatment facilities or systems, dams, reservoirs, ponds, pools, tanks, wells, pipelines, flumes, canals, and intake or diversion systems;

(7) Underground and above-ground liquid storage containers;

(8) Surface and subsurface removal of mineral resources, overburden, rock, or soil, including quarry operations (borrow pitting) for road surfacing or other uses;

(9) All prospecting activities involving removal of soil or rock materials, including operations involving the reopening of existing mine pits, tunnels, or quarries;

(10) Sand and gravel operations;

(11) Activities, such as suction dredging, that have the potential to affect the riparian area, water quality, or channel morphology;

(12) Potential nonpoint source pollution problem areas including, but not limited to, agricultural, mining, construction, urban runoff, silviculture, salt water intrusion, hydrological modification, and residential activities;

(13) Potential point source pollution problems including oil, chemicals or other hazardous material that may impact the environment; and

(14) Application of herbicide, insecticide or other pesticide or toxic material or fertilizer for nondomestic use. [Ord. 73 § 4004, amended, 5/21/2020.]