Tribal Program and Consultation Policy

Governor Brown signed Executive Order B-10-11 in September 2011, directing state agencies and departments to engage in effective government-to-government cooperation, collaboration, communication and consultation with tribes concerning the development of legislation, regulations, rules and policies on matters that may affect tribes. The Resources Agency adopted a tribal consultation policy in November 2012, that implements Executive Order B-10-11. The Energy Commission's policy, adopted on December 10, 2014, furthers the state effort to promote effective government-to-government tribal consultation. The Energy Commission's Policy is being revised to reflect greater consistency with Assembly Bill 52 amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act.

Please contact Thomas Gates, Energy Commission Tribal Liaison at (916) 654-5008, should you wish to discuss the Energy Commission's tribal program or policy.