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Tribal Consultation: Additional Federal Actions Needed for Infrastructure Projects

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Under Secretary for Rural Development The Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development should document in the agency's tribal consultation policy how agency officials are to communicate with tribes about how tribal input from consultation was considered in agency decisions on proposed infrastructure projects. (Recommendation 6)

As of August 2021, Rural Development plans to address this recommendation as part of the development of a draft manual, which is underway, to compliment USDA's existing tribal consultation policy guidance.

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