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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

Tribal Consultation for Federally Recognized Tribes in the Gulf

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force conducted consultation and coordination with affected federally recognized tribes in Gulf Coast states during the development of the Strategy (128pp, 4.6MB, About PDF). EPA facilitated the Task Force consultation following Executive Order 13175 on consultation and coordination with tribes and EPA’s Tribal Consultation Policy (10pp, 141KB, About PDF), and was also informed by the consultations supporting the oil spill response and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process. The tribal consultations and coordination included face-to-faceMeetings, webinars and conference calls. Tribes had access to background documents and could provide comments via EPA’s Tribal Portal. All comments were summarized and provided via the Tribal Portal. In response to discussions with tribal representatives from the federal recognized tribes, the Task Force also sought input from tribes with ancestral lands in the Gulf. The consultation and coordination documents were removed from EPA’s Tribal Portal once the consultation was complete in September 2011. These documents are now available below:

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Consultation Timeline

Reference Documents

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