November 23, 2015:
The Native American Historic Resource Protection Act (AB 52) is one of many recent changes to the California Environmental Quality Act. In our latest PlaceViews, “AB 52: Beyond the Letter of the Law,” we share our professional insights about AB 52 compliance for lead agencies. This newest PlaceViews clarifies the basics and offers recommendations for some of AB 52’s more perplexing aspects. It gives useful answers to such questions as:
- What is a “tribal cultural resource”?
- Do I still have to comply with Senate Bill 18?
- What should be in the notification letter sent to tribal groups?
- What do I do until OPR issues guidelines?
“AB 52: Beyond the Letter of the Law” is for anyone trying to understand or convey the main issues of AB 52 compliance. Features include a process summary and graphical timeline as a framework for understanding what the state expects as well as available resources for more detailed information.