Natural Resources Element (Public Hearing Draft, 5/1/13)
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Archeological and Paleontological Resources

The City of San Clemente protects its archeological and paleontological resources. These resources are sometimes exposed during development-related activities such as grading and construction. Federal and state regulations guide their assessment, handling and preservation. State law also requires consultation with local Native American tribes during local planning processes to ensure that archeological and cultural resources are protected, preserved and archived.


Protect archaeological and paleontological resources in a manner which preserves history or cultural traditions, provides scientific or cultural knowledge or provides educational value.


NR-3.01. Project Impacts. We require assessment and mitigation of potential impacts to archaeological and paleontological resources as part of applications for general plan amendments, zoning changes, or any projects requiring environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
NR-3.02. Notification. We require the notification of cultural organizations, including California Native American organizations, of proposed projects that have the potential to adversely impact archaeological or cultural resources.
NR-3.03. Inventory of Archeological and Paleontological Resources. We maintain up-to-date information regarding archaeological and paleontological resources and contact information for responsible organizations and qualified individuals who can analyze, record, and preserve findings.


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