Consultation is a meaningful and timely process of seeking, discussing, and considering carefully the views of others, in a manner that is cognizant of all parties’ cultural values and, where feasible, seeking agreement. Consultation between government agencies and California Native American Tribes shall be conducted in a way that is mutually respectful of each party’s sovereignty. Consultation shall also recognize a Tribes’ potential needs for confidentiality with respect to places that have traditional tribal cultural significance.
Process in which California Tribes can Request to be Notified of Water Boards’ CEQA Lead Projects (per AB 52)
On September 25, 2014 Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 52, which created a new category of environmental resources, Tribal Cultural Resources, that must be considered under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). AB 52 also created new requirements for consultation with Tribal governments regarding projects that may affect a Tribal Cultural Resource.
We encourage California Native American Tribes to request to be notified of Water Boards CEQA lead projects.
- 1) Consistent with the government to government process, we request that your request to be placed on our AB 52 List is submitted on formal letterhead from your Tribal leadership, in writing, and mailed to:
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street
P.O. Box 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
- 2) We also kindly request that you provide us with maps or a way for our agency to be aware of the geographic area that is traditionally and culturally affiliated with your Tribe.
- 3) Lastly, we kindly request that your Tribal leadership designate a lead contact person to receive formal notification of proposed projects.
A Tribe’s request to be notified of Water Boards CEQA lead projects (per AB 52) will be interpreted as a notification request for both the State Water Board and any geographically appropriate Regional Water Boards.
California Tribes Requesting to be Notified of Water Boards’ CEQA Lead Projects (per AB 52)
The following list includes Tribes that are currently receiving notification of Water Boards’ CEQA lead projects:
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|Area Affiliation by County
|Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley||Napa, Sonoma|
|Wilton Rancheria||Sacramento, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado|
|Colorado River Indian Tribes||Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino|
|Elk Valley Rancheria||Del Norte|
|Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria||Marin, Sonoma|
|Winnemem Wintu Tribe||Shasta, Siskyou|
|United Auburn Indian Community||Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yuba. Portions of Butte, Plumas, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano and Yolo.|
|San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians||San Diego, Riverside|
|Yurok Tribe||Del Norte, Humboldt|
|Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians||Riverside, Imperial, Desert Cahuilla|
|Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria||Humboldt County|
|Barona Band of Mission Indians||San Diego|
|Gabrieleño Band of Mission Indians- Kizh Nation||Los Angeles, Orange|
|Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Tribe||Kings, Fresno, Tulare & Kern|
|Shasta Indian Nation||Siskiyou, Shasta|
|Gabrieleno Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indian||Los Angeles, Orange|
|Blue Lake Rancheria||Humboldt|
|Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley||Inyo, Mono, Northern San Bernardino, Northeast Kern|
|San Manuel Band of Mission Indians||San Bernardino, southeast Kern, eastern Los Angeles, northwestern Riverside County|
|Pit River Tribe||Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta and Lassen|
|Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians||San Diego and Imperial Counties|
|Karuk Tribe||Siskiyou, Del Norte, Humboldt|
|Buena Vista Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians||Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Counties|
|Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation||Del Norte|
|Morongo Band of Mission Indians||Riverside, San Bernardino|
|Pala Band of Mission Indians||San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino|
|Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians||Tuolumne, Calaveras|
|Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe||Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego|
|Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation||Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Lake, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Kern, San Benito, San Luis Obispo|
|Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake||Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Lake, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Kern, San Benito, San Luis Obispo|
|Tamien Nation||Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma|
|Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians|