AB 52

AB 52 Consultation

As part of the AB 52 consultation process, CEQA lead agencies consult with tribes in determining whether a proposed project may result in a significant impact to tribal cultural resources that may be undocumented or known only to the tribe and its members.

As set forth in Public Resources Code Section 21080.3.1(b), the law requires:

Prior to the release of a negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, or environmental impact report for a project, the lead agency shall begin consultation with a California Native American tribe that is traditionally and culturally affiliated with the geographic area of the proposed project if: (1) the California Native American tribe requested to the lead agency, in writing, to be informed by the lead agency through formal notification of proposed projects in the geographic area that is traditionally and culturally affiliated with the tribe, and (2) the California Native American tribe responds, in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the formal notification, and requests the consultation.

The County initiated consultation with the Tribes on its AB52 contact list by letter. Requests for data and follow-up correspondence occurred as follows:

Native American tribes that have submitted to Shasta County written requests for notification of CEQA projects within their geographic area of traditional and cultural affiliation as of 12/08/2017.

  • Pit River Tribe
  • Wintu Tribe of Northern California and Toyon-Wintu Center

Letters were sent the Tribe that identified the area within which the project is proposed as within their geographic area of traditional and cultural affiliation