California Tribal communities are unique stakeholders. Tribal communities are the original inhabitants of California and have a special relationship with both the federal and state governments. Tribes are distinctly different from each other in culture and government structure.
Learn about the Tribal Affairs in California:
Draft Tribal Consultation Policy
We are pleased to share our draft policy with you for your feedback and suggestions. This policy outlines the DTSC Tribal consultation process with the foundational principles of collaboration, communication, education, and Tribal sovereignty.
How to Submit Comments
The policy comment period will run until Wednesday, August 1, 2018. You may submit your comments via email to Brittani Orona, Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs Specialist at Brittani.Orona@dtsc.ca.gov or via mail to:
DTSC is partnering with the California Air Resources Board and California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) to host three workshops across the state. The workshops will provide information on each agency/department and their respective draft Tribal policies and protocols. The workshops will be open to both Tribal representatives and community members interested in the policy process.
Central California (webcast available)
Northern California (webcast available)
The workshop venues offer free parking and all rooms are ADA complaint and offer wheelchair
Questions? Please contact Malinda Dumisani at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 445-9480