Assembly Bill 52 to expand CEQA’s scope and impose new consultation requirements

by Hunton & Williams LLP : lexology – excerpt

On September 25, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 52, which expands the reach of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by requiring the lead agency on a proposed project to consult with any California Native American tribes affiliated with the geographic area. Further, the legislation creates a broad new category of environmental resources, “tribal cultural resources,” which must be considered under CEQA… (more)

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