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Notice of Service Area Designation
Document Number: 2017-10007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the designation of Kern County, California, as a service area for the Tejon Indian Tribe for purposes of operating the BIA financial assistance and/or social services programs as authorized under 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 20.
Early Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Document Number: 2017-08531
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the early renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076- 0114. This information collection expires August 31, 2017.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-08202
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2017-07190
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact entered into between the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the State of California is taking effect.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-06829
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2017-06796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0176. This information collection expires June 30, 2017.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2017-06795
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the ``Financial Assistance and Social Services'' authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0017. This information collection expires June 30, 2017.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2017-05815
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor ordinance of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The liquor ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Washington. Enactment of this ordinance will help provide a source of revenue to strengthen Tribal government, provide for the economic viability of Tribal enterprises, and improve delivery of Tribal government services.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2017-05814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2017-05813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2017-04546
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian Tribes may designate an agent other than the Tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. This notice includes the current list of designated Tribal agents for service of notice.
Three Affiliated Tribes; Amendments to Alcoholic Beverages Control Law
Document Number: 2017-03839
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Three Affiliated Tribes' Alcoholic Beverages Control Law (Law). The amended Law supersedes the existing Three Affiliated Tribes Alcoholic Beverages Control Law, first enacted by the Three Affiliated Tribes in 1986, with an amendment last published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2007 (72 FR 11049).
Traders With Indians
Document Number: 2017-02573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document announces details for Tribal consultation sessions to discuss the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Licensed Indian Traders, which the Department of the Interior (Department) published on December 9, 2016. The Department is interested in whether to address the Indian trader regulations and, if so, how.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety
Document Number: 2017-02201
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, will be conducting a public meeting by teleconference to obtain input from landowners served by Indian dams on the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety
Document Number: 2017-02200
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, will be conducting five consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2017-01076
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule provides for annual adjustments to the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) regulations to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Proposed Membership of the Bureau of Indian Education Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2017-01061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior has selected proposed members to form the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) which will recommend revisions to the existing regulations to implement the Secretary's responsibility to define the standards, assessments, and accountability system for Bureau-funded schools, as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Representatives were nominated by Tribes whose students attend Bureau-funded schools. After considering nominations, the Secretary proposes to appoint the persons named in this notice as Tribal Committee members. Tribes, Tribal organizations, and individual Tribal members may submit comments on the proposed Tribal Committee membership, apply for Tribal membership on the Committee, or submit other nominations for Tribal membership on the Committee. The Secretary also proposes to appoint Federal representatives to the Committee as listed.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2017-00912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 567 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on May 4, 2016 (81 FR 26826).
Land Acquisitions; Craig Tribal Association, Craig, Alaska
Document Number: 2017-00872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 1.08 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Craig Tribal Association, Alaska, for economic development and other purposes on January 10, 2017.
Reservation Proclamations
Document Number: 2017-00703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has updated its Fee-to- Trust Handbook to include procedural guidance for its employees on processing reservation proclamations, including simultaneous requests for trust acquisition and reservation proclamations.
Identifying Lands Subject to Secretarial Order of Restoration of February 22, 1945
Document Number: 2017-00556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On February 22, 1945, the Secretary of the Interior issued an Order restoring to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota (``Tribe'') certain lands that the Tribe had previously ceded to the United States for use by non-Indians. The lands restored to the Tribe by the 1945 Order are lands that were continuously held in trust by the United States since the cessions, that were never sold or otherwise disposed of, and for which the Tribe was never paid. This notice provides a partial list of the legal descriptions of lands restored to the Tribe by the 1945 Order. The Secretary included in the 1945 Order ``lands which have been assessed for drainage works by the State of Minnesota under the authority of the Volstead Act of May 20, 1908 . . . subject to any existing valid rights.'' The Department has reviewed and resolved title issues that arose regarding applicability of the Volstead Act. Thus, without further delay, these legal descriptions are published as representing lands among the lands restored to the Tribe as trust lands.
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians; Amendments to Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-31874
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Liquor Ordinance, Title 14, Chapter 4. In 2016, the Grand Traverse Tribal Council enacted the amendments to the Liquor Ordinance. The amended Liquor Ordinance supersedes the existing Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Liquor Ordinance that was last published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2005 (70 FR 34146).
Guidelines for Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act
Document Number: 2016-31726
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the availability of the Department's new Guidelines for Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act. These guidelines are intended to assist those involved in child custody proceedings in understanding and uniformly applying the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Department's regulations. All such parties including the courts, State child welfare agencies, private adoption agencies, Tribes, and family membershave a stake in ensuring the proper implementation of this important Federal law designed to protect Indian children, their parents, and Indian tribes.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-31725
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Santa Ana and the State of New Mexico entered into a compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Tule River Tribe's Proposed Fee-to-Trust and Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Project, Tulare County, California
Document Number: 2016-31724
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the Tule River Tribe's (Tribe) proposed Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Project in Tulare County, California. This notice also opens public scoping to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2018 or Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2016-30829
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline of March 1, 2017, for Indian Tribes and consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2018 or calendar year 2018.
Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation
Document Number: 2016-30820
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 9.39 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation for gaming and other purposes on November 29, 2016.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and a Revised Draft Conformity Determination for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California
Document Number: 2016-29991
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City of Galt, City of Elk Grove, Sacramento County (County), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. This notice announces that the FEIS is now available for public review. In accordance with Section 176 of the Clean Air Act and EPA's general conformity regulations, a Revised Draft Conformity Determination (DCD) also has been prepared for the proposed project.
Land Acquisitions; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
Document Number: 2016-29746
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 165.81 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana, for gaming and other purposes on November 17, 2016.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Michigan
Document Number: 2016-29744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and State of Michigan negotiated a Second Amendment to the Gaming Compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Second Amendment.
Traders With Indians
Document Number: 2016-29253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) is considering whether to propose an administrative rule that would comprehensively update 25 CFR part 140 (Licensed Indian Traders) in an effort to modernize the implementation of the Indian Trader statutes consistent with the Federal policies of Tribal self-determination and self- governance. The current regulations were promulgated in 1957 and have not been comprehensively updated since 1965. The purpose of this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) is to solicit public comments on whether and how the Department should update 25 CFR part 140, including how the Indian Trader regulations might be updated to govern who trades on Indian land and how the regulations can better promote Tribal self-determination regarding trade on Indian lands. In this ANPRM, the Department also announces dates and locations for Tribal consultations and public meetings to consider this issue.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-29076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California entered into compacts governing Class III gaming with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village of California, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. This notice announces that the compacts are taking effect.
Probate Regulation Updates
Document Number: 2016-28751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 20, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced Tribal consultation on potential updates to probate regulations and announced that it would accept written comments until August 1, 2016. We are reopening the comment period to allow additional time for Tribal and public comment and will accept all comments received before January 4, 2017.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-28750
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is adopting as final the interim final rule published on June 30, 2016, adjusting the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Indian Affairs regulations with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The Department of the Interior (Department) did not receive any significant adverse comments during the public comment period on the interim final rule, and therefore adopts the rule as final without change.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Redding Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Shasta County, California
Document Number: 2016-28757
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the Redding Rancheria's (Tribe) application requesting that the United States acquire approximately 232 acres of land in trust in Shasta County, California, for the construction and operation of a casino resort.
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
Document Number: 2016-28749
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control code of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana (the Band). The liquor control code regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Indiana.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Document Number: 2016-26858
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 359.11 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation of Washington.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation of Washington
Document Number: 2016-26853
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 24.76 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation.
Tribal Transportation Program
Document Number: 2016-26141
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule updates the Tribal Transportation Program regulations (formerly the Indian Reservation Roads Program) to comply with statutory updates. The Tribal Transportation Program is a program to address the surface transportation needs of Tribes. This rule reflects statutory changes in the delivery options for the program, clarifies the requirements for proposed roads and access roads to be added to, or remain in, the inventory, revises certain sections that were provided for informational purposes, and makes technical corrections.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26670
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26256
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation entered into a Tribal- State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26255
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California and the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26254
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California and the Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Amended Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2016-26253
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and State of South Dakota negotiated an Amended Gaming Compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended compact.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Amendment to Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2016-26252
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Coquille Indian Tribe and State of Oregon entered into an amendment to an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces approval of the amendment.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Amendment to Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26251
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Yurok Tribe (Tribe) of the Yurok Reservation and State of California (State) entered into an amendment to an existing Tribal- State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces approval of the amendment.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Amended Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of California
Document Number: 2016-26250
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (Tribe) and State of California entered into an amendment to the existing Tribal-State Compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces approval of the amendment.
Court of Indian Offenses Serving the Wind River Indian Reservation
Document Number: 2016-26041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice accompanies the interim final rule establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation. It waives the application of certain sections of the regulations for the Court of Indian Offenses serving the Wind River Indian Reservation to allow BIA to establish a CFR court when necessary. It will also allow the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs to appoint a magistrate without the need for confirmation by the tribal governing body.
Addition of the Wind River Indian Reservation to the List of Courts of Indian Offenses
Document Number: 2016-26039
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This interim final rule establishes a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation until the agency can promulgate a final rule that considers comments received.
Amended Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Farmington Field Office, New Mexico and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-25527
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1711-1712), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office, Farmington, New Mexico is preparing a Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of a scoping process to solicit public comments and to identify issues specifically related to analysis of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) managed mineral leasing and associated activity decisions pursuant to 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 200 et seq. as part of the EIS for the Farmington RMPA.