Rincon U Session: AB 52 of 2014: Tribal Cultural Resources and Native American Consultation Requirements for CEQA
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
noon - 1 p.m. PST
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Please join us for a discussion/training session regarding Assembly Bill 52 of 2014 (Gatto, Chapter 532, Statutes of 2014) (AB 52). AB 52 went into effect on July 1, 2015. This bill made two significant changes in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) with regard to Native American cultural resources and consultation. AB 52 created a new category of cultural resource called “tribal cultural resource (TCR)” to recognize that Native American cultural resources may have significant heritage value to tribes separate from the scientific data potential recognized in California Register of Historical Resources Criterion D. AB 52 also requires that lead CEQA agencies consult with culturally and geographically affiliated tribes for all projects in that agency’s oversight, provided the tribes have expressed written interest in receiving notifications. This presentation will describe what these two changes mean, provide guidance for the implementation and conduct of AB 52 consultation, and offer frank insight into how this process is affecting projects and being managed by other agencies to date.
Lilly Rudolph, firstname.lastname@example.org