Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2007 or Calendar Year 2007, 73023 [E5-7019]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 235 / Thursday, December 8, 2005 / Notices of the ACWI and placement in the official file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) comments to Ms. Johnson for distribution at the ACWI meeting. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR United States Geological Survey; Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from eight ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include presentation of a proposed Design for a National Water Quality Monitoring Network for Coastal Waters and Their Tributaries. The ACWI has been established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M92–01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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[FR Doc. 05–23774 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2007 or Calendar Year 2007 Office of Self-Governance, Interior. ACTION: Notice of application deadline. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2006, deadline for tribes/ consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2007 or calendar year 2007. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to William A. Sinclair, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 4618–MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, Telephone 202–208–5734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub L. 103–413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub L. 104–208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73023 self-governance negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. Purpose of Notice 25 CFR Parts 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2007 and calendar year 2007. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2007 or calendar year 2007 must respond to this notice, except for those which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; (2) one of the 90 tribal entities with signed agreements; or (3) one of the tribal entities already included in the applicant pool as of the date of this notice. Dated: November 22, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E5–7019 Filed 12–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–920–1320–01; NMNM 8128, NMNM 8130, and NMNM 11670] Notice of Availability, Record of Decision (ROD) for the Thermal Energy Company Preference Right Lease Applications (PRLAs), San Juan County, NM Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 235 (Thursday, December 8, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2007 
or Calendar Year 2007

AGENCY: Office of Self-Governance, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application deadline.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a March 1, 2006, deadline for tribes/consortia to submit 
completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-
governance program in fiscal year 2007 or calendar year 2007.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to William A. Sinclair, Director, Office of Self-
Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 4618-MIB, 1849 C 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of 
Self-Governance, Telephone 202-208-5734.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 
(Pub L. 103-413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus 
Appropriations Bill (Pub L. 104-208), the Director, Office of Self-
Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/
consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and 
negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each 
participating tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary submit copies 
of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed 
effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to 
each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency 
that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. 
Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or 
agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance 
negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. 
Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be 
signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 
31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1.

Purpose of Notice

    25 CFR Parts 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the 
application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their 
participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2007 
and calendar year 2007. Applicants should be guided by the requirements 
in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these 
subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified 
in this notice.
    Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the 
tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2007 or calendar year 
2007 must respond to this notice, except for those which are: (1) 
Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; (2) one of the 
90 tribal entities with signed agreements; or (3) one of the tribal 
entities already included in the applicant pool as of the date of this 
notice.

    Dated: November 22, 2005.
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E5-7019 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]
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