Tribal Cultural Resources (AB 52)

Assembly Bill 52 (Chapter 532, Statutes 2014) required an update to Appendix G (Initial Study Checklist) of the CEQA Guidelines to include questions related to impacts to tribal cultural resources. Changes to Appendix G were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on September 27, 2016. OPR subsequently updated our version of Appendix G to include the questions and language that was approved by the Office of Administrative Law.

Information on the rulemaking process and associated documents for amendments to Appendix G required by AB 52 can be found on the Natural Resources Agency’s web-page.

 Appendix G with AB 52 Changes      PDF |    Word

 CEQA Guidelines Update Listserv


OPR in cooperation with the California Environmental Protection Agency, Native American Heritage Commission and the National Indian Justice Center provided training on AB 52 for lead agencies and Tribal governments.