Tribal Consultation Policy
CARB released its draft Tribal Consultation Policy in 2018 to guide CARB in its daily operations to work with tribes in a knowledgeable, sensitive, and respectful manner. The Tribal Consultation Policy details how CARB will continue to work to improve and strengthen its relationships with tribal governments and communities.
Shannon Martin Dilley
Attorney and Tribal Liaison
California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 107B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Local Air Districts
Tribes may interact with California's 35 local air districts, which are responsible for promulgating rules and regulations for stationary sources in the local areas. CARB interacts with air districts through support and oversight. The below links provide information on district rules, district maps, a directory of key personnel at each district, and the District Rules Log Database showing district rulemaking activity:
The programs listed below have hundreds of millions of dollars available over the next several years to reduce air pollution across the State. Tribes may apply for funds from these programs to reduce air pollution on tribal lands. While CARB oversees these funding programs overall, some of these programs (such as the Carl Moyer Program) are implemented in partnership with local air districts.
Cap-and-Trade Compliance Offset Program and Tribes
CARB’s Cap-and-Trade Regulation is a set of rules that establishes a limit on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state’s biggest sources of GHGs. Tribes can voluntarily participate in the Cap-and-Trade program to generate offset credits, which can then be sold on the market. Tribes participate in Cap-and-Trade through the Compliance Offset Program by submitting a forest offset project. Because of their unique status as sovereign nations, to participate in the program, tribes must include a limited waiver of sovereign immunity that is legally binding under the tribe’s laws before any offset project located on tribal land can be listed. More information can be found at: