Proposed Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations

Tribal Consultation Period

In August 2021,  the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) began tribal pre-consultations on the development of Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations . On February 7, 2022, the California Native American Heritage Commission initiated a 45-day first round tribal comment and consultation period on the Proposed Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations. On Friday, January 19, 2024, the Commission voted to circulate the revised Proposed Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations for a minimum of 60-days for a second round of tribal comment and consultation which will end on Friday, March 29, 2024. Please submit written comments to tribal.consultation@nahc.ca.gov. For tribes requesting individual tribal consultations, please submit your request to tribal.consultation@nahc.ca.gov.

The NAHC will be hosting (2) Virtual Listening Sessions via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024,  2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024,  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Zoom link – https://tkoworks.zoom.us/j/83335277493

Conference dial-in number: (669) 900-6833 – (webinar ID#: 833 3527 7493)

The NAHC sought early tribal consultation and input on the draft regulations to fully consider diverse tribal viewpoints, expertise, and values relative to the tribal dispute resolution and mediation. Tribal consultations and input are critical to ensure that the NAHC meaningfully considers the unique circumstances of each California Native American tribe in planning, drafting, and implementing these regulations.

February 7, 2022, Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations

Summary of Tribal Comments

Current Proposed Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations

Overview of Changes from February 7, 2022 Draft to Current Proposed Regulations

Summary of Comments – (to be posted after the conclusion of the tribal consultation period)

Response to Comments – (to be posted after the review of the Summary of Comments)

Following the completion of the Tribal Consultation Period, the Proposed Draft Dispute Resolution Mediation Regulations will be reviewed and may be revised prior to entering the Rulemaking Process set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additional information on the Rulemaking Process may be found on the Office of Administrative Law’s webpage.