|(a) Exhumation is a form of investigation to resolve
the adverse effects of a project on a cemetery.
(b) Exhumation efforts may be staged as a separate
phase of work from burial identification. Following procedures set
forth in Health and Safety Code, Chapter 711, exhumation may begin
once any required notifications of next of kin or other procedures
required by Health and Safety Code, Chapter 711 have been conducted.
(c) The following tasks represent a sufficient, reasonable
and good faith effort to identify remains and any next of kin associated
with burials in unknown or abandoned cemeteries:
(1) making inquiries through the local County Historical
(2) posting notices with local news outlets; and
(3) posting notices with local churches.
(d) An exhumation project is itself not a type of investigation
that requires an outreach effort or curation of materials at a state-certified