Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) Program for the 2010 Census-Notice of Final Criteria and Guidelines, 65572-65582 [E8-26234]

Download as PDF 65572 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 214 Tuesday, November 4, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 070913515–81311–02] Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) Program for the 2010 Census—Notice of Final Criteria and Guidelines Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of final criteria, guidelines, and program implementation. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is providing notification of final criteria and guidelines for Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of statistical data. ANAs are geographic entities within the state of Alaska defined for the collection, tabulation, and presentation of decennial census data and will be used for the 2010 Census. ANAs also will be used to tabulate and present period estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) after 2010 and potentially other Census Bureau statistical data. ANAs consist of two types of unique geographic entities: Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native village statistical areas (ANVSAs)1. The Census Bureau has not changed the process for naming and delineating boundaries of ANRCs from that used in Census 2000. The Census Bureau announces revisions to the criteria and guidelines for eligibility, location, delineation, and 1 For Census Bureau purposes, the Annette Island Reserve in Alaska is considered an American Indian area (AIA), more specifically an American Indian reservation (AIR), not an ANA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 naming of ANVSAs to ensure more consistent and comparable ANSVAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANAs.2 This Notice also contains definitions of key terms used in the ANVSA criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register with final criteria and guidelines for American Indian Areas (AIAs) for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will offer designated tribal governments or associations an opportunity through the Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and names of their ANAs. DATES: Effective Date: This Notice’s final criteria and guidelines will be effective on November 4, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, via e-mail at geo.tsap.list@census.gov or telephone at (301) 763–3056. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Title 13 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(a) (2000), the Secretary of Commerce, as delegated to the Census Bureau, undertakes the decennial census every ten years ‘‘in such form and content as he may determine.’’ This language gives wide discretion to the Census Bureau in taking the census. The Census Bureau portrays the boundaries of both legal and statistical geographic entities for the purpose of collecting, tabulating, and presenting meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data from the decennial census, the ACS, and potentially other censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau attempts to develop objective criteria and guidelines to establish geographic entities that meet this purpose. The Census Bureau is committed to delineating geographic entity boundaries in partnership with tribal, 2 The term Alaska Native used throughout this document refers to anyone who (a) self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races, and (b) resides in Alaska. If using race data from Census 2000 rather than some other data source, use data for ‘‘American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races’’ to determine if an ANVSA meets the final delineation criteria and guidelines. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 state, and local officials using criteria and guidelines developed in an open process. It is the responsibility of the Census Bureau to ensure that geographic entity criteria and guidelines achieve the goal of providing meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data. While aware that there are non-Census Bureau uses of ANAs and the data tabulated for them, the Census Bureau will not modify ANA boundaries or attributes specifically to meet the requirements of any of these programmatic uses, including any attempt to meet the specific program requirements of other government agencies. Further, changes made to a geographic entity to meet the requirements of a specific non-Census Bureau program may have detrimental effects on uses of the same geographic entity for other programs. In addition, the Census Bureau makes no attempt to specifically link the establishment of statistical geographic entities to federal, tribal, or state laws. The development of the ANAs has been an evolutionary process in which the Census Bureau has worked with various data users to develop geographic entities that both aid in census enumeration and tabulation activities and are meaningful for Alaska Natives, their governments, associations working with Alaska Natives, and the federal and state agencies administering tribal programs benefiting Alaska Natives. ANRCs are corporate entities organized to conduct both for-profit and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (as amended) (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. (2000)). ANRCs are geographic entities with legally defined boundaries that subdivide all of Alaska into twelve regions, except for the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community). A thirteenth nongeographic ANRC represents Alaska Natives who do not belong to one of the other twelve ANRCs; the Census Bureau does not tabulate or present data for this thirteenth ANRC. The twelve geographic ANRCs are what the Census Bureau terms ‘‘legal geographic entities.’’ There are no changes to the process by which the Census Bureau acquires updates to ANRC boundaries and names. ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the residences, E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receive governmental services from the defining Alaska Native village (ANV), and that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV’s historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a substantial proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are unpopulated or that do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV. For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau has adopted the ANVSA criteria and guidelines conveyed within this Notice. The final criteria and guidelines are discussed more fully below. I. History of Alaska Native Areas in the Decennial Census Prior to the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau had no program specifically designed to recognize or tabulate data for ANAs. Data were published for most of the ANVs as either incorporated places or ‘‘unincorporated places’’ (referred to as census designated places (CDPs) in later censuses). Congress used data tabulated from the 1970 Census for these places, in conjunction with other information, to determine if they qualified as a ‘‘Native village’’ or a ‘‘Native group’’ in accordance with the ANCSA. Upon enactment of the ANCSA, the Census Bureau began to report data specifically for ANAs beginning with the 1980 Census. The types of ANAs included in the 1980 Census were based on recommendations of an ad hoc interagency committee established by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to examine how the federal government could provide improved data for Alaska Natives. In addition to input from OMB, the Census Bureau also consulted directly with Alaska Native tribal governments and associations, as well as Alaska State officials. The Census Bureau used approximate boundaries for the ANRCs to tabulate data from the 1980 Census. Data for ANRCs were not published as part of the standard decennial census tabulations, but were included in a supplementary report. In sparsely populated areas, the ANRC boundaries were generalized to follow visible features and the boundaries of other census geographic entities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau worked with Alaska State officials to identify the names and locations of ANVs recognized in accordance with the ANCSA, and to delineate their boundaries. The boundaries of most ANVs coincided with the boundaries of other census geographic entities, in particular incorporated places and CDPs. For the few remaining ANVs whose boundaries did not coincide with incorporated place or CDP boundaries, the Census Bureau delineated boundaries that corresponded to one or more enumeration districts (similar to the block groups of later censuses). For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau identified 209 ANVs. After reviewing these data from the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau discovered that the territory encompassing housing units and population associated with an ANV did not necessarily correspond with the territory of an incorporated place or CDP of the same name. In addition, ANV and ANRC officials commented that the ANV boundaries for the 1980 Census were not their historical or traditional boundaries. The ANV boundaries also did not represent the land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances for the Alaska Native Village Corporations (ANVCs) made pursuant to the ANCSA or the lands historically or traditionally used for subsistence activities, including hunting and fishing. In response to these concerns and to emphasize that these points were all valid, the Census Bureau changed the term for these statistical geographic entities from ANVs to ANVSAs to indicate that while they still were based on the historical or traditional location of the ANV, they did not necessarily represent the ANV’s historical or traditional boundary. To improve the accuracy of ANRC boundaries for the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau transferred the ANRC boundaries from a source map provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) onto a series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:250,000-scale topographic maps. The Census Bureau implemented a review process, which included the participation of each ANRC, to verify that the ANRC regional boundary was updated correctly. At the request of ANRCs, the Census Bureau worked directly with the ANRC’s nonprofit associations, whose purpose is to conduct the sociocultural outreach and support for members and other Alaska Natives within their region, in reviewing each regional boundary. ANV government officials and ANRC non-profit association officials were PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65573 encouraged to delineate ANVSA boundaries for the 1990 Census to facilitate enumeration of Alaska Natives, especially in remote Alaska. To meet the need for suitable boundaries for use in collecting, tabulating, and presenting data for ANV housing and population by aiding in the correct allocation of housing units and thus population, ANVSA boundaries were required to follow physical features that would likely be visible to census enumerators, such as roads, trails, shorelines, rivers, streams, and ridgelines, or locally known boundaries of other legal geographic entities, such as boroughs,3 ANRCs, etc. For the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau identified 217 ANVSAs. There were no changes to the types of ANAs identified for Census 2000. Similar to the 1990 Census, ANRC boundaries were reviewed by officials of the ANRC non-profit associations. A few small boundary corrections were made for some of the ANRCs. The new development seen in the Census 2000 was the introduction of tribaldesignated statistical areas (TDSAs) in Alaska. TDSAs had existed in some of the forty-eight conterminous states for the 1990 Census, but they had purposely been excluded from Alaska because ANVSAs were thought to cover all the ANVs in Alaska. Some data users stated that there was a difference between those ANVs that participated in the ANCSA and those that did not, but were recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as tribes and eligible to receive services from the BIA. In an attempt to remedy this, the Census Bureau introduced TDSAs in Alaska. For Census 2000, the Census Bureau identified 205 ANVSAs and 2 TDSAs in Alaska. Fewer ANVSAs were delineated for Census 2000 primarily because some of the ANVs identified in previous censuses were not recognized in accordance with the ANCSA or recognized by the BIA. II. Summary of Comments Received in Response to the ‘‘Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census’’ March 17, 2008 Federal Register (73 FR 14203) The March 17, 2008, Federal Register Notice (73 FR 14203) requested 3 For Census Bureau purposes, boroughs in Alaska are the equivalent of counties in other states. For purposes of this notice, the term borough includes the legal designation in Alaska of ‘‘cities and boroughs’’ and ‘‘municipalities,’’ as well as ‘‘census areas.’’ Census areas are comparable to and the equivalent to boroughs for collecting, tabulating, and presenting Census Bureau data. They were created cooperatively by the State of Alaska and the Census Bureau to subdivide the large portion of Alaska not within an organized borough into geographic entities more comparable with the organized boroughs. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65574 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices comment on proposed criteria and guidelines for ANAs for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau received no comments during the allotted 90-day comment period. The proposed criteria and guidelines reflected input received during various meetings and discussions with ANV and ANRC non-profit association representatives, including a conference held in Anchorage, Alaska, in October 2007. The Census Bureau also consulted with its American Indian and Alaska Native Advisory Committee in November 2006 to obtain input on potential proposed criteria and guidelines. Although no comments were received in response to the published proposed criteria and guidelines, the Census Bureau, based on previous discussions and consultations, is confident that these criteria and guidelines are acceptable and, therefore, adopts the criteria and guidelines as published in the March 17, 2008, Federal Register (73 FR 14203). Comments and concerns expressed in these discussions and consultations were reflected in the published proposed criteria and guidelines. III. Final Alaska Native Areas for the 2010 Census A. Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) The Census Bureau is not changing the process for delineating the ANRC boundaries for the 2010 Census; the process will remain the same as in 2000. The boundaries used by the Census Bureau for the ANRCs represent their regional boundaries established pursuant to the ANCSA. These boundaries do not take into consideration land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances under the ANCSA, nor any form of land ownership. Each ANRC’s boundary will be reviewed, especially in relation to the boundaries of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) townships and sections, to confirm that it is the correct legal boundary for that region as developed under the ANCSA. Each ANRC will also be reviewed to determine if the correct ANVSAs are depicted within its regional boundary. At the request of the ANRCs, the Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the twelve ANRC non-profit associations to review their regional boundaries and to ensure that the name for each region continues to closely match the name of the for-profit ANRC for that region (see Table 1). TABLE 1—ANRC FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS AND NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS ANRC name 1 ......... 2 ......... 3 ......... 4 ......... 5 ......... 6 ......... 7 ......... 8 ......... 9 ......... 10 ....... 11 ....... 12 ....... For-profit Alaska Native Regional Corporation Ahtna ................ Aleut ................. Arctic Slope ...... Bering Straits .... Bristol Bay ........ Calista ............... Chugach ........... Cook Inlet ......... Doyon ............... Koniag .............. NANA ............... Sealaska ........... Ahtna, Incorporated .......................................................... The Aleut Corporation ....................................................... Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ................................... Bering Straits Native Corporation ..................................... Bristol Bay Native Corporation ......................................... Calista Corporation ........................................................... Chugach Alaska Corporation ............................................ Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated ....................................... Doyon, Limited .................................................................. Koniag, Incorporated ......................................................... NANA Regional Corporation ............................................. Sealaska Corporation ....................................................... dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES B. Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (ANVSAs) The goal for the 2010 Census is to improve the delineation of ANVSA boundaries to result in more consistent and comparable ANVSAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANVs. The majority of ANVSAs from Census 2000 meet this goal. ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV located within the region and vicinity of the ANV’s historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only areas where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are unpopulated or do not include VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Non-profit Alaska Native Regional Association Copper River Native Association. Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association. Arctic Slope Native Association. Kawerak, Incorporated. Bristol Bay Native Association. Association of Village Council Presidents. Chugachmiut, Incorporated. Cook Inlet Tribal Council. Tanana Chiefs Conference. Kodiak Area Native Association. Maniilaq Association. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes. concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV. The delineation of ANVSAs is not meant to necessarily depict land ownership, including any land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances for the ANVCs, nor to represent all of the area over which an ANV has any form of governmental authority or jurisdiction, nor to represent all of the traditional or historical areas associated with the ANV, including areas used for subsistence activities. Representation of ANVSA boundaries in Census Bureau products is solely for the purpose of data collection, tabulation, and presentation and does not convey or confer any rights to land ownership, governmental authority, or jurisdictional status. Although ANVSAs represent relatively densely settled concentrations of Alaska Natives and therefore are similar to places, there are some key differences. The two place-level geographic entities for which the Census Bureau publishes data are incorporated places (cities in Alaska) and census PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 designated places (CDPs). Incorporated places are governmental entities sanctioned by the state of Alaska to perform general purpose functions and whose boundaries are defined without specifically considering ANV members or other Alaska Natives. CDPs are unincorporated places delineated by state and borough officials in Alaska and are intended to encompass all people at a given location, including ANV members. Incorporated places and CDPs are mutually exclusive of each other because, by definition, a CDP represents a named, unincorporated area. Because ANVSAs are defined specifically to represent concentrations of Alaska Natives, they are not constrained by other place-level geographic entities; that is, ANVSAs may overlap incorporated places and CDPs. An ANVSA may be delineated to encompass only a part of an incorporated place and/or a CDP; it may encompass multiple incorporated places or CDPs; or it may cover an area that has neither incorporated places nor CDPs. In addition, ANVSAs are used in census E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices data collection activities and are included in the specific American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy for tabulating and presenting data from the 2010 Census; incorporated places and CDPs do not appear in the American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy. Incorporated places and CDPs do not clearly identify geographic entities that are specific to Alaska Natives, and therefore, data for incorporated places and CDPs likely will reflect the characteristics of both Alaska Native and non-Native populations. ANVSAs will be used to tabulate and present data from both the 2010 Census and the ACS. Defining officials should take into consideration that ACS period estimates of demographic characteristics for geographic entities that are small in population size will be subject to higher variances than comparable estimates for geographic entities with larger populations. Thus, if an ANVSA contains only a small number of housing units occupied by Alaska Natives during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months), then the quality, reliability, and availability of the sample data may vary significantly from year to year. In addition, the Census Bureau’s disclosure avoidance and data quality assurance methodologies may have the effect of restricting the availability and amount of data for geographic entities with small populations. On the other hand, if an ANVSA encompasses too large of a total population and that population does not truly represent the ANV’s membership and/or the Alaska Native population receiving governmental services from the ANV, then the data for the Alaska Native population may be subsumed, or ‘‘masked,’’ by the characteristics of the non-Alaska Native population. The more closely an ANVSA’s boundary relates to the distribution of ANV members and Alaska Natives receiving governmental services from the ANV, and does not include large numbers of people and households not affiliated with the ANV, the more likely that data presented for the ANVSA will reflect the characteristics of the ANV population. Therefore, when delineating ANVSAs, it is important to strike an appropriate balance, avoiding a definition that is too small to obtain meaningful sample data and one that is so large that data for the Alaska Native population are masked by the presence of a high percentage of non-Native households. The Census Bureau took these concerns into consideration when VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 developing the delineation criteria and guidelines below. In addition, officials designated to delineate boundaries also should consider that tribal affiliation data, including ANV affiliation, as collected by the Census Bureau, generally are not released for geographic entities that are small in population size, including ANVSAs, due to data disclosure concerns. If an ANVSA is defined in accordance with the program criteria and guidelines, the ANVSA data may provide a surrogate for tribal affiliation data for a specific, small geographic area, while tribal affiliation data are available for larger geographic entities such as the whole state of Alaska. Although eligible, ANV officials may elect not to delineate an ANVSA if it will not provide meaningful, relevant, or reliable statistical data. For example, these data may not be meaningful, relevant, or reliable because the member population now resides in other places or has been largely subsumed by nonmember and/or non-Alaska Native populations. However, these ANVs may still be able to receive meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for their ANV membership at higher levels of census geography, such as through the characteristic of tribal affiliation, but a geographic solution to their data issues, like an ANVSA, may not be possible. 1. Final ANVSA Criteria and Guidelines for the 2010 Census The Census Bureau announces the following criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of statistical data. a. Final ANVSA Eligibility Criteria An ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census if the ANV is: i. Recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA, or ii. Recognized pursuant to the ANCSA as either a Native village or Native group. BIA recognition (criterion i. above) is determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BIA’s list of recognized tribes or by addenda to the list as published by the BIA.4 ANCSA recognition (criterion ii. 4 Published regularly in the Federal Register pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–454; 25 U.S.C. 479a–1). Last published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553–18557). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65575 above) is determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BLM’s list of ANCSArecognized Native villages and Native groups; the BLM’s list of those ANVs recognized pursuant to the ANCSA is available from the BLM’s Alaska State Office. Table 2 provides a list of the 237 ANVs that meet these criteria and that are eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census. Table 2 also lists the BIA-recognized name for each ANV 5 and indicates whether each is a Native village or Native group under the ANCSA. Any new ANV recognized by the BIA or in accordance with the ANCSA as of January 1, 2010 (the reference date for geographic entity boundaries for the 2010 Census) also will be eligible to delineate an ANVSA. The following three tribes in Alaska recognized by the BIA are not eligible to be represented by ANVSAs because they are not ANVs, are large regional tribal associations, and/or have a legally defined American Indian reservation (AIR): • Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes; • Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope; • Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Island Reserve. All ANVs that were eligible to consider delineating TDSAs for Census 2000 are eligible to consider delineating ANVSAs for the 2010 Census if the resulting ANVSA meets all the program’s criteria. TDSAs will not be delineated in Alaska for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the BIArecognized ANV to delineate their ANVSA for the 2010 Census. If the ANV is not recognized by the BIA, or if the BIA-recognized ANV government does not respond to the Census Bureau’s invitation to participate in the ANVSA program, the Census Bureau will work with the ANVC or Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC), as applicable, to delineate their ANVSA. If neither replies to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau will work with the ANRC nonprofit associations in whose region the ANV is located to delineate the ANVSA. If none of the entities referenced above reply to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau, time and resources permitting, may delineate an ANVSA for the ANV. b. Final ANVSA Location Criteria All eligible ANVs shall be located in areas of historical and traditional 5 From the Federal Register notice published Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553–18557). E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65576 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES significance. These locations are referenced in: • The BIA-recognized name for an ANV—e.g., Native Village of Atka; • The former BIA-recognized name for an ANV—e.g., Iqurmuit Traditional Council (formerly the Native Village of Russian Mission); and/or • The BLM ANCSA-recognized name for a Native village or Native group— e.g., Buckland or Canyon Village. The latitude and longitude coordinates listed in Table 2 represent the point location of each eligible ANV, as determined by the Census Bureau. Each point location has been verified using the ANRC boundaries, the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) point locations, USGS topographic maps, location information from previous censuses, BLM core townships, ANCSA 14(c) survey plats, location information from the state of Alaska, and Native allotment boundaries. The latitude and longitude coordinates listed for an ANVSA provide the starting point for delineation of that area. Each ANVSA must primarily include land immediately surrounding the corresponding point locations listed in Table 2 for each ANV, but may include additional territory according to the other final program criteria and guidelines. The point location information for each ANV included in Table 2 is used in the specific ANVSA delineation criteria and guidelines listed below. c. Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria and Guidelines The Census Bureau has received comments from data users, tribes, and ANV officials over the past 20 or more years regarding the purpose of American Indian/Alaska Native statistical geographic entities, including ANVSAs, and how they should be defined to facilitate tabulation and presentation of meaningful data. In response, the Census Bureau adopts the following criteria and guidelines to help ensure that ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census support their intended purpose, provide useful and meaningful data for the ANV they represent, and enhance the ability of data users to make more meaningful comparisons between ANVSAs. These final criteria must be followed by all officials delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census. The guidelines are provided to assist delineating officials in defining a more meaningful ANVSA. Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria i. ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census shall not overlap. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 ii. An ANVSA shall not completely surround the location of another ANV as listed in Table 2. iii. All portions of an ANVSA must be located within 50 miles of the ANV’s point location listed in Table 2. iv. An ANVSA shall not include more water area than land area. v. Officials delineating ANVSAs shall create nonvisible lines for an ANVSA boundary only if other acceptable boundary features are not available. vi. ANVSAs shall not include military installations or area within a Census 2000 urbanized area. Final ANVSA Delineation Guidelines i. An ANVSA should not extend beyond the regional boundary of the ANRC in which the ANV is located (see Table 2). ii. An ANVSA should not exceed 325 square miles in area. iii. Housing units occupied by Alaska Natives, even if seasonal, should constitute the majority of housing units within an ANVSA.6 iv. The population within an ANVSA should be majority Alaska Native, and, of that population, the majority should be members of the delineating ANV. v. An ANVSA should not contain large areas without housing or population. Specifically, an ANVSA should have a housing unit density of at least three housing units per square mile. vi. An ANVSA should be contiguous. vii. Water area should be included only to maintain contiguity, to provide a generalized version of the shoreline, or if the water area is completely surrounded by land area included in the ANVSA. viii. An ANVSA’s boundary should follow visible, physical features, such as rivers, streams, shorelines, glaciers, roads, trails, and ridgelines. ix. An ANVSA boundary may follow the nonvisible, legally defined boundaries of ANRCs, boroughs, or cities in Alaska. d. Final ANVSA Naming Criteria The name for an ANVSA must match the corresponding ANV name in Table 2. If an ANV wishes to use a name that deviates from the corresponding ANV name, the ANV must submit a brief statement describing the reason for the change. Changes to the name of an ANVSA will be considered only if submitted in writing and signed by the 6 If using race data from Census 2000 rather than some other data source, use data for ‘‘American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races’’ to determine whether an ANVSA meets the final delineation criteria and guidelines. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 highest elected official (Chairperson, Chief, or President) of the ANV. 2. ANVSA Review Process As with all of the Census Bureau’s statistical geographic entities, the Census Bureau reserves the right to modify, create, or reject any boundary or attribute as needed to meet the final program criteria or to maintain geographic relationships before the tabulation geography is finalized for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will accept an ANVSA only if it meets the final program criteria. Any decision to reject a particular ANVSA delineation will be conveyed to the delineating official in writing. The delineating official may redelineate the ANVSA and resubmit it to the Census Bureau for review. Interested parties will be able to review and comment on delineated ANVSA boundaries and names. If a dispute between two or more parties occurs over the boundary delineated for a specific ANVSA, the Census Bureau encourages the respective parties to reach a mutually acceptable agreement that complies with the final program criteria and follows the final program guidelines. There may be instances in which a mutually acceptable boundary for an ANVSA cannot be delineated, or the mutually acceptable boundary does not follow the final program criteria and guidelines. In such instances when only one of the parties is an ANV, the Census Bureau shall give priority to the boundary submitted by the ANV delineating official, in recognition of the government-to-government relationship with the ANV, provided that the delineated ANVSA meets the final program criteria. If a mutually acceptable ANVSA is not delineated in accordance with final program criteria by the program’s deadline, the Census Bureau may independently delineate an ANVSA. IV. Definitions of Key Terms and Acronyms Alaska Native—For purposes of this Notice, Alaska Native refers to anyone who self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska Native (AIAN) alone or in combination with one or more other races and resides in Alaska. Alaska Native area (ANA)—A geographic entity within the state of Alaska that is defined for the collection and tabulation of decennial census data for Alaska Natives. For the 2010 Census, ANAs include Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native Village statistical areas (ANVSAs). E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)—Federal legislation (Pub. L. 92–203, 85 Stat. 688 (1971); 43 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (2000)) enacted in 1971 that recognized Native villages and Native groups, and established ANRCs and their regional boundaries. Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets for and on behalf of a Native group. Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA as a ‘‘Regional Corporation’’ and organized under the laws of the State of Alaska to conduct both the for-profit and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives within a defined region of Alaska. For the Census Bureau, ANRCs are considered legal geographic entities. Twelve ANRCs cover the entire state of Alaska except for the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community). Alaska Native Urban Corporation (ANUC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets for and on behalf of one of the four Alaska Native urban communities recognized under the ANCSA: Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, and Sitka. Alaska Native village (ANV)—A local governmental unit in Alaska that constitutes an association, band, clan, community, group, tribe, or village recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA and/or in accordance with the ANCSA as a Native village or Native group. Alaska Native Village Corporation (ANVC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and assets for or on behalf of a Native village. Alaska Native village statistical area (ANVSA)—A statistical geographic entity that represents the residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV’s historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 portion of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are primarily unpopulated or do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV. American Indian reservation (AIR)— A type of legal geographic entity that is a recognized American Indian land area with a boundary established by final treaty, statute, executive order, and/or court order and over which the tribal government of a federally recognized American Indian tribe (federal AIR) or a state recognized American Indian tribe (state AIR) has governmental authority. Along with reservation, designations such as colony, pueblo, rancheria, and reserve may apply to AIRs. ANCSA 14(c) Survey Plat—A map issued by the BLM that depicts the surveyed boundaries for each Native village and its ANVC in accordance with the process set out in Section 14(c) of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1613(c) (2000)). Digital versions of the completed plats are available online at ftp://ftp.dcbd.dced.state.ak.us/14cPlats/ 14c-Plats.htm. BLM Core Township—A PLSS township or townships designated pursuant to the ANCSA, 43 U.S.C. 1641(b) (2000), in which all or part of a Native village was determined to be located. Borough—A legal geographic entity within the state of Alaska. For purposes of this program, the Census Bureau treats boroughs as equivalent to a county in other states for data collection, tabulation, and presentation purposes. In addition, when used generically, this term also includes ‘‘cities and boroughs,’’ ‘‘municipalities,’’ and ‘‘census areas’’ in Alaska. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)—The primary agency of the federal government, located within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), charged with the trust responsibility between the federal government and federally recognized AIAN tribal governments and communities, including BIA-recognized ANVs. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)— The primary agency of the federal government, located within the DOI, charged with carrying out the ANCSA. Census area—A statistical geographic entity that serves as the equivalent of a borough in Alaska and that is delineated cooperatively by the state of Alaska and the Census Bureau solely for the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65577 purposes of subdividing that portion of Alaska that is not within an organized borough to allow more efficient census data collection and more useful census data tabulations. Census designated place (CDP)—A statistical geographic entity encompassing a concentration of population, housing, and commercial structures that is clearly identifiable by a single name, but is not within an incorporated place. CDPs are the statistical counterparts of incorporated places for distinct unincorporated communities. City—A legal designation for incorporated places in most states, including Alaska. Contiguous—A description of a geographic entity having an uninterrupted outer boundary such that it forms a single, connected piece of territory. Noncontiguous areas form separate, disconnected pieces. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)—The GNIS is the federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The USGS developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names as the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names used by all departments of the federal government; and the source for applying geographic names to federal electronic and printed products. The GNIS is available online at http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ index.html. Incorporated place—A legal geographic entity that is a governmental unit, incorporated under state law as a city, town (except in New England, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village, to provide governmental services for a concentration of people within a legally defined boundary. Legal geographic entity—A geographically defined governmental, administrative, or corporate entity whose origin, boundary, name, and description result from charters, laws, treaties, or other governmental action. Examples are the United States, states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, minor civil divisions, incorporated places, congressional districts, AIRs and off reservation trust lands (ORTLs), school districts, and ANRCs. The legal geographic entities that will be recognized for the 2010 Census are those in existence on January 1, 2010. Native allotment—Land in Alaska allotted to Alaska Native adults primarily pursuant to the Native Allotment Act of 1906 (Pub. L. 171, Chap. 2469; 34 Stat. 197, Chap. 2469 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 65578 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices (1906)). A Native allotment can be up to 160 acres in area (.25 of a square mile), and its title is held in restricted fee status (see ‘‘Restricted fee land’’). Native allotments were provided from the public lands at large in Alaska and required each Alaska Native applicant to demonstrate use and occupancy of the allotment for at least a five-year period. Although many Native allotments are still used for subsistent activities, most do not include housing units. Native group (NG)—Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, village, or village association of Alaska Natives designated by the Secretary of the Interior composed of less than twentyfive, but more than three, Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census. Native village (NV)—Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, village, or village association of Alaska Natives listed in Sections 11 and 16 of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1610 and 1615 (2000)) or which the Secretary of the Interior determines was composed of twenty-five or more Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census. Nonvisible feature—A map feature that is not visible from the ground such as a city, borough, or ANRC boundary through space, a property line, or lineof-sight extension of a road. Off-Reservation Trust Land (ORTL)— A type of legal geographic entity that is a recognized American Indian land area for which the United States federal government holds fee title in trust for the benefit of a tribe (tribal trust land) or for an individual American Indian (individual trust land). Trust lands can be alienated or encumbered only by the owner with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior or his/her authorized representative. Trust lands may be located on (on-reservation trust land) or off an AIR. The Census Bureau recognizes and tabulates data for AIRs and ORTLs because the tribe has governmental authority over these lands. Primary tribal governmental authority generally is not attached to tribal lands located off the AIR until the lands are placed in trust. In Census Bureau data tabulations, ORTLs are always associated with a specific federal AIR and/or tribal government. Public Land Survey System (PLSS)— A rectangular system of surveys used to subdivide and describe land in the United States. The PLSS typically divides land into six-mile-square townships. These townships are subdivided into 36 one-mile-square VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 sections. Sections can be further subdivided into quarter sections, quarter-quarter sections, or irregular government lots. The PLSS consists of a series of separate surveys. Most PLSS surveys begin at an initial point, and townships are surveyed north, south, east, and west from that point. The north-south line that runs through the initial point is a true meridian and is called the Principal Meridian. There are five Principal Meridians in Alaska— Copper River, Fairbanks, Kateel, Seward, and Umiat—that should be used when describing a particular township or section. For more information on the PLSS see http:// nationalatlas.gov/articles/boundaries/ a_plss.html. Regional Corporation—see Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC). Restricted fee land—A land area for which an individual American Indian/ Alaska Native or a tribe holds fee simple title subject to limitations or restrictions against alienation or encumbrances as set forth in the title and/or by operation of law. Restricted fee lands may be located on or off a federally recognized AIR. Native allotments in Alaska are one type of restricted fee land. The Census Bureau does not identify restricted fee lands as a specific geographic category. Section—A PLSS region approximately one mile square that is a division of a PLSS township. Statistical geographic entity or statistical area—A geographic entity specifically defined for the collection and/or tabulation of statistical data from the Census Bureau. Statistical entities are not generally established by law and their designation by the Census Bureau neither conveys nor confers legal ownership, entitlement, jurisdiction, or governmental authority. Tribal statistical geographic entities, also called statistical areas, include ANVSAs and TDSAs, among others. Township—A PLSS region approximately six miles square that contains thirty-six approximately one mile square PLSS sections. Tribal designated statistical area (TDSA)—A statistical geographic entity identified and delineated for the Census Bureau by a federally recognized American Indian tribe that does not currently have an AIR and/or ORTL. A TDSA is intended to be comparable to the AIRs within the same state or region, especially those for tribes that are of similar size. A TDSA encompasses a compact and contiguous area that contains a concentration of individuals who identify with the delineating federally recognized American Indian tribe and within which there is structured and organized tribal activity. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although two TDSAs were delineated within Alaska for Census 2000, TDSAs will not be delineated within Alaska for the 2010 Census. All ANVs eligible to delineate TDSAs within Alaska for Census 2000 are eligible consider delineating an ANVSA within Alaska for the 2010 Census. Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP)—New for the 2010 Census, the TSAP is intended to consolidate the various AIAN statistical geographic entities into one program. New delineations, updates, and redelineations of the various tribal statistical geographic entities, including ANVSAs, will be processed through the TSAP. Visible feature—A map feature that can be seen on the ground, such as a road, railroad track, major above-ground transmission line or pipeline, river, stream, shoreline, fence, sharply defined mountain ridge, or cliff. Nonstandard visible features are a subset of visible features that may not be clearly defined on the ground (such as a ridge), may be seasonal (such as an intermittent stream), or may be relatively impermanent (such as a fence). The Census Bureau generally requests verification that a nonstandard visible feature used as a boundary for a statistical geographic entity poses no problem for census enumerators in locating it during field work. Executive Order 12866 This Notice has been determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, the Census Bureau requested, and the OMB granted its clearance for the information collection requirements for geographic partnership programs on September 24, 2008, (OMB Control Number 0607–0795, expires on March 31, 2009). The Census Bureau’s request for an extension of this clearance until March 31, 2009, was sent to the OMB on September 9, 2008. Dated: October 29, 2008. Steve H. Murdock, Director, Bureau of the Census. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices 65579 TABLE 2—ELIGIBLE ANVS ANCSA type 7 ANRC 1 ........ 2 ........ 3 ........ 4 ........ 5 ........ 6 ........ 7 ........ 8 ........ 9 ........ 10 ...... 11 ...... 12 ...... 13 ...... 14 ...... 15 ...... 16 ...... 17 ...... 18 ...... Afognak ................... Akhiok ..................... Akiachak ................. Akiak ....................... Akutan ..................... Alakanuk ................. Alatna ...................... Aleknagik ................ Alexander Creek ..... Algaaciq .................. Allakaket ................. Ambler .................... Anaktuvuk Pass ...... Andreafsky .............. Angoon ................... Aniak ....................... Anvik ....................... Arctic Village ........... Koniag ..................... Koniag ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Aleut ........................ Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Cook Inlet ............... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... NANA ...................... Arctic Slope ............ Calista ..................... Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NG NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 19 20 21 22 23 24 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES ANV name ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Asa’carsarmiut ........ Atka ......................... Atmautluak .............. Atqasuk ................... Ayakulik .................. Barrow .................... Calista ..................... Aleut ........................ Calista ..................... Arctic Slope ............ Koniag ..................... Arctic Slope ............ NV NV NV NV NV NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Beaver .................... Belkofski ................. Bill Moore’s ............. Birch Creek ............. Brevig Mission ........ Buckland ................. Cantwell .................. Canyon Village ....... Caswell ................... Chalkyitsik ............... Cheesh-Na .............. Chefornak ............... Chenega ................. Chevak .................... Chickaloon .............. Chignik Bay ............ Chignik Lagoon ....... Chignik Lake ........... Chilkat ..................... Chilkoot ................... Chinik ...................... Chitina ..................... Chuathbaluk ............ Chulloonawick ......... Circle ....................... Clark’s Point ........... Council .................... Craig ....................... Crooked Creek ....... Curyung 9 ................ Deering ................... Dot Lake ................. Douglas ................... Eagle ....................... Eek .......................... Egegik ..................... Eklutna .................... Ekuk 9 ...................... Ekwok ..................... Elim ......................... Emmonak ................ Evansville ................ Eyak ........................ False Pass .............. Fort Yukon .............. Doyon ..................... Aleut ........................ Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Bering Straits .......... NANA ...................... Ahtna ...................... Doyon ..................... Cook Inlet ............... Doyon ..................... Ahtna ...................... Calista ..................... Chugach ................. Calista ..................... Cook Inlet ............... Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Sealaska ................. Sealaska ................. Bering Straits .......... Ahtna ...................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Bering Straits .......... Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. NANA ...................... Doyon ..................... Sealaska ................. Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Cook Inlet ............... Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Bering Straits .......... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Chugach ................. Aleut ........................ Doyon ..................... NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NG NG NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV n/a NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV UC NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 BIA recognized name 8 Longitude Native Village of Afognak ........................ Native Village of Akhiok ........................... Akiachak Native Community .................... Akiak Native Community ......................... Native Village of Akutan .......................... Village of Alakanuk .................................. Alatna Village ........................................... Native Village of Aleknagik ...................... n/a ............................................................ Algaaciq Native Village ............................ Allakaket Village ...................................... Native Village of Ambler .......................... Village of Anaktuvuk Pass ....................... Yupiit of Andreafski .................................. Angoon Community Association .............. Village of Aniak ........................................ Anvik Village ............................................ Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Arctic Village). Asa’carsarmiut Tribe ................................ Native Village of Atka .............................. Village of Atmautluak ............................... Atqasuk Village ........................................ n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Beaver Village .......................................... Native Village of Belkofski ....................... Village of Bill Moore’s Slough .................. Birch Creek Tribe ..................................... Native Village of Brevig Mission .............. Native Village of Buckland ....................... Native Village of Cantwell ........................ n/a ............................................................ n/a ............................................................ Chalkyitsik Village .................................... Cheesh-Na Tribe ..................................... Village of Chefornak ................................ Native Village of Chanega ....................... Chevak Native Village ............................. Chickaloon Native Village ........................ Chignik Bay Tribal Council ...................... Native Village of Chignik Lagoon ............ Chignik Lake Village ................................ Chilkat Indian Village ............................... Chilkoot Indian Association ..................... Chinik Eskimo Community ....................... Native Village of Chitina .......................... Native Village of Chuathbaluk ................. Chuloonawick Native Village ................... Circle Native Community ......................... Village of Clarks Point ............................. Native Village of Council ......................... Craig Community Association ................. Village of Crooked Creek ........................ Curyung Tribal Council ............................ Native Village of Deering ......................... Village of Dot Lake .................................. Douglas Indian Association ..................... Native Village of Eagle ............................ Native Village of Eek ............................... Egegik Village .......................................... Eklutna Native Village .............................. Native Village of Ekuk ............................. Ekwok Village .......................................... Native Village of Elim .............................. Emmonak Village ..................................... Evansville Village ..................................... Native Village of Eyak ............................. Native Village of False Pass ................... Native Village of Fort Yukon .................... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Latitude ¥152.7652 ¥154.1703 ¥161.4276 ¥161.2222 ¥165.7809 ¥164.6612 ¥152.7563 ¥158.6189 ¥150.5999 ¥163.1769 ¥152.6506 ¥157.8671 ¥151.7286 ¥163.1934 ¥134.5824 ¥159.5487 ¥160.1965 ¥145.5283 58.0221 56.9456 60.9026 60.9119 54.1384 62.6797 66.5636 59.2789 61.4218 62.0534 66.5597 67.0874 68.1480 62.0476 57.4975 61.5750 62.6515 68.1243 ¥163.7279 ¥174.2095 ¥162.2795 ¥157.4135 ¥154.5072 ¥156.7811 62.0906 52.2106 60.8591 70.4736 57.1949 71.2909 ¥147.4026 ¥162.0423 ¥163.7767 ¥145.8190 ¥166.4885 ¥161.1246 ¥148.9105 ¥142.0878 ¥149.9479 ¥143.7286 ¥144.6542 ¥164.2723 ¥148.0124 ¥165.5807 ¥148.4916 ¥158.4129 ¥158.5302 ¥158.7522 ¥135.8964 ¥135.4460 ¥163.0287 ¥144.4412 ¥159.2481 ¥164.1628 ¥144.0723 ¥158.5471 ¥163.6764 ¥133.1253 ¥158.1124 ¥158.4670 ¥162.7283 ¥144.0354 ¥134.3992 ¥141.1113 ¥162.0247 ¥157.3536 ¥149.3613 ¥158.5534 ¥157.4866 ¥162.2576 ¥164.5454 ¥151.5100 ¥145.6351 ¥163.4121 ¥145.2497 66.3628 55.0865 62.9449 66.2590 65.3350 65.9767 63.3921 67.1548 62.0047 66.6534 62.5718 60.1538 60.0664 61.5285 61.8002 56.3037 56.3084 56.2496 59.3997 59.2240 64.5443 61.5240 61.5774 62.9504 65.8261 58.8330 64.8950 55.4870 61.8720 59.0487 66.0780 63.6503 58.2781 64.7808 60.2170 58.2173 61.4606 58.8035 59.3519 64.6165 62.7787 66.9272 60.5263 54.8520 66.5627 65580 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 4, 2008 / Notices TABLE 2—ELIGIBLE ANVS—Continued dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES ANV name 70 ...... 71 ...... 72 ...... 73 ...... 74 ...... 75 ...... 76 ...... 77 ...... 78 ...... 79 ...... 80 ...... 81 ...... 82 ...... 83 ...... 84 ...... 85 ...... 86 ...... 87 ...... 88 ...... 89 ...... 90 ...... 91 ...... 92 ...... 93 ...... 94 ...... 95 ...... 96 ...... 97 ...... 98 ...... 99 ...... 100 .... 101 .... 102 .... 103 .... 104 .... 105 .... 106 .... 107 .... 108 .... 109 .... 110 .... 111 .... 112 .... 113 .... 114 .... 115 .... 116 .... 117 .... 118 .... 119 .... 120 .... 121 .... 122 .... 123 .... 124 .... 125 .... 126 .... 127 .... 128 .... 129 .... 130 .... 131 .... 132 .... 133 .... 134 .... 135 .... 136 .... 137 .... 138 .... 139 .... 140 .... ANRC Gakona ................... Galena .................... Gambell .................. Georgetown ............ Gold Creek ............. Goodnews Bay ....... Grayling .................. Gulkana .................. Hamilton .................. Healy Lake .............. Holy Cross .............. Hoonah ................... Hooper Bay ............. Hughes ................... Huslia ...................... Hydaburg ................ Igiugig ..................... Iliamna .................... Inalik ....................... Iqurmuit ................... Ivanof Bay ............... Kaguyak .................. Kake ........................ Kaktovik .................. Kalskag ................... Kaltag ...................... Kanatak ................... Karluk ...................... Kasaan .................... Kasigluk .................. Kenai ....................... Ketchikan ................ Kiana ....................... King Cove ............... King Salmon ........... Kipnuk ..................... Kivalina ................... Klawock .................. Kluti Kaah ............... Knik ......................... Knugank .................. Kobuk ...................... Kodiak ..................... Kokhanok ................ Kongiganak ............. Kotlik ....................... Kotzebue ................. Koyuk ...................... Koyukuk .................. Kwethluk ................. Kwigillingok ............. Kwinhagak .............. Lake Minchumina ... Larsen Bay ............. Lesnoi ..................... Levelock .................. Lime Village ............ Lower Kalskag ........ Manley Hot Springs Manokotak .............. Marshall .................. Mary’s Igloo ............ McGrath .................. Mekoryuk ................ Mentasta ................. Minto ....................... Montana Creek ....... Nagamut ................. Naknek .................... Nanwalek ................ Napaimute .............. Ahtna ...................... Doyon ..................... Bering Straits .......... Calista ..................... Cook Inlet ............... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Ahtna ...................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Sealaska ................. Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Bering Straits .......... Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Koniag ..................... Sealaska ................. Arctic Slope ............ Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Koniag 10 ................. Koniag ..................... Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... Cook Inlet ............... Sealaska ................. NANA ...................... Aleut ........................ Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... NANA ...................... Sealaska ................. Ahtna ...................... Cook Inlet ............... Bristol Bay .............. NANA ...................... Koniag ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... NANA ...................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Koniag ..................... Koniag ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Ahtna ...................... Doyon ..................... Cook Inlet ............... Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Chugach ................. Calista ..................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 ANCSA type 7 NV NV NV NV NG NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV n/a NV NV NV UC n/a NV NV n/a NV NV NV NV NV NG NV UC NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NG NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NG NG NV NV NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Frm 00009 BIA recognized name 8 Longitude Native Village of Gakona ......................... Galena Village ......................................... Native Village of Gambell ........................ Native Village of Georgetown .................. n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Goodnews Bay ............. Organized Village of Grayling .................. Gulkana Village ........................................ Native Village of Hamilton ....................... Healy Lake Village ................................... Holy Cross Village ................................... Hoonah Indian Association ...................... Native Village of Hooper Bay .................. Hughes Village ......................................... Huslia Village ........................................... Hydaburg Cooperative Association ......... Igiugig Village .......................................... Village of Iliamna ..................................... Native Village of Diomede ....................... Iqurmuit Traditional Council ..................... Ivanoff Bay Village ................................... Kaguyak Village ....................................... Organized Village of Kake ....................... Kaktovik Village ....................................... Village of Kalskag .................................... Village of Kaltag ....................................... Native Village of Kanatak ........................ Native Village of Karluk ........................... Organized Village of Kasaan ................... Kasigluk Traditional Elders Council ......... Kenaitze Indian Tribe ............................... Ketchikan Indian Corporation .................. Native Village of Kiana ............................ Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove ................. King Salmon Tribe ................................... Native Village of Kipnuk .......................... Native Village of Kivalina ......................... Klawock Cooperative Association ........... Native Village of Kluti Kaah ..................... Knik Tribe ................................................. n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Kobuk ........................... Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak ............................ Kokhanok Village ..................................... Native Village of Kongiganak .................. Village of Kotlik ........................................ Native Village of Kotzebue ...................... Native Village of Koyuk ........................... Koyukuk Native Village ............................ Organized Village of Kwethluk ................ Native Village of Kwigillingok ................... Native Village of Kwinhagak .................... n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Larsen Bay ................... Lesnoi Village .......................................... Levelock Village ....................................... Lime Village ............................................. Village of Lower Kalskag ......................... Manley Hot Springs Village ..................... Manokotak Village ................................... Native Village of Marshall ........................ Native Village of Mary’s Igloo .................. McGrath Native Village ............................ Native Village of Mekoryuk ...................... Mentasta Traditional Council ................... Native Village of Minto ............................. n/a ............................................................ n/a ............................................................ Naknek Native Village ............................. Native Village of Nanwalek ...................... Native Village of Napaimute .................... 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Napakiak ................. Napaskiak ............... Nelson Lagoon ....... Nenana ................... New Koliganek ........ New Stuyahok ........ Newhalen ................ Newtok .................... Nightmute ............... Nikolai ..................... Nikolski ................... Ninilchik .................. Noatak .................... Nome ...................... Nondalton ............... Noorvik .................... Northway ................. Nuiqsut .................... Nulato ..................... Nunakauyarmiut ...... Nunam Iqua ............ Nunapitchuk ............ Ohogamiut .............. Old Harbor .............. Orutsararmuit .......... Oscarville ................ Ouzinkie .................. Paimiut .................... Pauloff Harbor ........ Pedro Bay ............... Perryville ................. Petersburg .............. Pilot Point ............... Pilot Station ............ Pitkas Point ............. Platinum .................. Point Hope .............. Point Lay ................. Point Possession .... Port Alsworth .......... Port Graham ........... Port Heiden ............. Port Lions ............... Portage Creek 9 ...... Rampart .................. Red Devil ................ Ruby ....................... Saint George .......... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Aleut ........................ Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Aleut ........................ Cook Inlet ............... NANA ...................... Bering Straits .......... Bristol Bay .............. NANA ...................... Doyon ..................... Arctic Slope ............ Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Koniag ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Koniag ..................... Calista ..................... Aleut ........................ Bristol Bay .............. Bristol Bay .............. Sealaska ................. Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Arctic Slope ............ Arctic Slope ............ Cook Inlet ............... Cook Inlet 11 ............ Chugach ................. Bristol Bay .............. Koniag ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Aleut ........................ NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV n/a NV NV NV NV NV NV NG NG NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV 189 .... 190 .... Saint Michael .......... Saint Paul ............... Bering Straits .......... Aleut ........................ NV ........... NV ........... 191 .... 192 .... Salamatof ................ Sand Point .............. Cook Inlet ............... Aleut ........................ NV ........... NV ........... 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 Savoonga ................ Saxman ................... Scammon Bay ........ Selawik ................... Seldovia .................. Shageluk ................. Shaktoolik ............... Shishmaref .............. Shungnak ................ Sitka ........................ Skagway ................. Sleetmute ................ Solomon .................. South Naknek ......... Bering Straits .......... Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... NANA ...................... Cook Inlet ............... Doyon ..................... Bering Straits .......... Bering Straits .......... NANA ...................... Sealaska ................. Sealaska ................. Calista ..................... Bering Straits .......... Bristol Bay .............. NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV UC n/a NV NV NV dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Frm 00010 BIA recognized name 8 Longitude Native Village of Napakiak ...................... Native Village of Napaskiak ..................... Native Village of Nelson Lagoon ............. Nenana Native Association ..................... New Koliganek Village Council ................ New Stuyahok Village .............................. Newhalen Village ..................................... Newtok Village ......................................... Native Village of Nightmute ..................... Nikolai Village .......................................... Native Village of Nikolski ......................... Ninilchik Village ........................................ Native Village of Noatak .......................... Nome Eskimo Community ....................... Nondalton Village ..................................... Noorvik Native Community ...................... Northway Village ...................................... Native Village of Nuiqsut ......................... Nulato Village ........................................... Nunakauyarmiut Tribe ............................. Native Village of Nunam Iqua .................. Native Village of Nunapitchuk ................. Village of Ohogamiut ............................... Village of Old Harbor ............................... Orutsararmuit Native Village .................... Oscarville Traditional Village ................... Native Village of Ouzinkie ....................... Native Village of Paimiut ......................... Pauloff Harbor Village .............................. Pedro Bay Village .................................... Native Village of Perryville ....................... Petersburg Indian Association ................. Native Village of Pilot Point ..................... Pilot Station Traditional Village ................ Native Village of Pitkas Point .................. Platinum Traditional Village ..................... Native Village of Point Hope ................... Native Village of Point Lay ...................... n/a ............................................................ n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Port Graham ................. Native Village of Port Heiden .................. Native Village of Port Lions ..................... Portage Creek Village .............................. Rampart Village ....................................... Village of Red Devil ................................. Native Village of Ruby ............................. Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands (Saint George Island). Native Village of Saint Michael ................ Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands (Saint Paul Island). Village of Salamatoff ................................ Qagun Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village. Native Village of Savoonga ..................... Organized Village of Saxman .................. Native Village of Scammon Bay .............. Native Village of Selawik ......................... Seldovia Village Tribe .............................. Shageluk Native Village ........................... Native Village of Shaktoolik ..................... Native Village of Shishmaref ................... Native Village of Shungnak ..................... Sitka Tribe of Alaska ............................... Skagway Village ...................................... Village of Sleetmute ................................. Village of Solomon ................................... South Naknek Village .............................. 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Stebbins .................. Stevens Village ....... Stony River ............. Takotna ................... Tanacross ............... Tanana .................... Tatitlek .................... Tazlina .................... Telida ...................... Teller ....................... Tetlin ....................... Togiak ..................... Tuluksak ................. Tuntutuliak .............. Tununak .................. Twin Hills ................ Tyonek .................... Uganik ..................... Ugashik ................... Ukivok ..................... Umkumiute .............. Unalakleet ............... Unalaska ................. Unga ....................... Uyak ........................ Venetie .................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Calista ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Doyon ..................... Chugach ................. Ahtna ...................... Doyon ..................... Bering Straits .......... Doyon ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Calista ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Cook Inlet ............... Koniag ..................... Bristol Bay .............. Bering Straits .......... Calista ..................... Bering Straits .......... Aleut ........................ Aleut ........................ Koniag ..................... Doyon ..................... NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 233 234 235 236 237 .... .... .... .... .... Wainwright .............. Wales ...................... White Mountain ....... Wrangell .................. Yakutat .................... Arctic Slope ............ Bering Straits .......... Bering Straits .......... Sealaska ................. Sealaska ................. NV NV NV n/a NV ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... BIA recognized name 8 Stebbins Community Association ............ Native Village of Stevens ........................ Village of Stony River .............................. Takotna Village ........................................ Native Village of Tanacross ..................... Native Village of Tanana ......................... Native Village of Tatitlek .......................... Native Village of Tazlina .......................... Telida Village ........................................... Native Village of Teller ............................ Native Village of Tetlin ............................. Traditional Village of Togiak .................... Tuluksak Native Community .................... Native Village of Tuntutuliak .................... Native Village of Tununak ....................... Twin Hills Village ..................................... Native Village of Tyonek .......................... n/a ............................................................ Ugashik Village ........................................ King Island Native Community ................ Umkumiute Native Village ....................... Native Village of Unalakleet .................... Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska ................ Native Village of Unga ............................. n/a ............................................................ Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Village of Venetie). Village of Wainwright ............................... Native Village of Wales ........................... Native Village of White Mountain ............ Wrangell Cooperative Association ........... Yakutat Tlingit Tribe ................................. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. E8–26234 Filed 11–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 61–2008] dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 7 In this column, ‘‘NV’’ means a ‘‘Native village’’, ‘‘NG’’ means a ‘‘Native group’’, ‘‘UC’’ means an ‘‘Urban Corporation’’, and ‘‘n/a’’ means that the ANV is not recognized pursuant to the ANCSA. 8 The BIA recognized name for each ANV is taken from the Federal Register notice published Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553). ‘‘n/a’’ in this column means that the ANV is not recognized by the BIA and is not listed in the BIA’s Federal Register notice. 9 The ANVs Curyung, Ekuk, and Portage Creek are all represented by the same ANVC, Choggiung, Limited. Choggiung, Limited also represents the ANCSA 14(c) sites of Igushik and Lewis Point that should be considered when these three ANVs are delineating their ANVSAs. 10 The Kanatak ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC in the Census Bureau’s records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau’s records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC for the 2010 Census. 11 The Port Alsworth ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC in the Census Bureau’s records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau’s records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC for the 2010 Census. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Nov 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Foreign–Trade Zone 119 – Minneapolis, MN, Application for Expansion/Reorganization and Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, Subzone 119B – Uponor, Inc., (Polyethylene Tubing) An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Greater Metropolitan Area Foreign Trade Zone Commission (Minneapolis, Minnesota), grantee of FTZ 119, on behalf of Uponor, Inc. (formerly, the Wirsbo Company), operator of Subzone 119B at the Uponor polyethylene tubing manufacturing and distribution facilities in Apple Valley and Burnsville, Minnesota, requesting authority to expand and reorganize the subzone and to expand the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority to include new manufacturing capacity. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on October 28, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Longitude Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Latitude ¥162.2820 ¥149.1039 ¥156.5898 ¥156.0870 ¥143.3565 ¥152.0763 ¥146.6779 ¥145.4284 ¥153.2785 ¥166.3628 ¥142.5239 ¥160.3764 ¥160.9630 ¥162.6696 ¥165.2588 ¥160.2836 ¥151.1494 ¥153.4046 ¥157.3887 ¥168.0718 ¥165.1989 ¥160.7914 ¥166.5337 ¥160.5050 ¥154.0078 ¥146.4149 63.5208 66.0055 61.7891 62.9723 63.3762 65.1716 60.8664 62.0589 63.3840 65.2613 63.1351 59.0619 61.1020 60.3424 60.5827 59.0774 61.0716 57.7565 57.5027 64.9643 60.4997 63.8777 53.8746 55.1841 57.6336 67.0178 ¥160.0202 ¥168.0960 ¥163.4042 ¥132.3791 ¥139.7435 70.6448 65.6082 64.6805 56.4752 59.5543 Subzone 119B was approved by the Board in 1993 with authority granted for the manufacture of polyethylene tubing at Uponor’s manufacturing plant (Site 1)(135,000 sq.ft./6 acres) in Apple Valley, Minnesota (Board Order 640, 58 FR 30143, 5–26–93). Activity at the facility (427 employees) includes product development, manufacturing, testing, warehousing, and distribution of cross–linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for residential and commercial indoor/ outdoor hydronic radiant heating systems. In 2005, the Board authorized an expansion of the subzone to include an additional site in Burnsville, Minnesota (Site 2)(Board Order 1398, 70 FR 36116, 6–22–2005). The applicant is now requesting authority to reorganize and expand the subzone to include a new warehouse facility (285,000 sq.ft./18.2 acres), currently under construction, located at 21900 Dodd Boulevard in Lakeville (Dakota County), Minnesota, that will replace existing Site 2 in Burnsville. Under the current expansion plan, the boundaries of Site 1 (manufacturing plant) will be expanded to include 13 additional acres and 196,000 square feet of production area that would double the facility’s capacity. The applicant E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 070913515-81311-02]


Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) Program for the 2010 Census--Notice of 
Final Criteria and Guidelines

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of final criteria, guidelines, and program 
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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is providing 
notification of final criteria and guidelines for Alaska Native Areas 
(ANAs) for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions 
that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are 
procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the 
utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis 
of statistical data. ANAs are geographic entities within the state of 
Alaska defined for the collection, tabulation, and presentation of 
decennial census data and will be used for the 2010 Census. ANAs also 
will be used to tabulate and present period estimates from the American 
Community Survey (ACS) after 2010 and potentially other Census Bureau 
statistical data. ANAs consist of two types of unique geographic 
entities: Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native 
village statistical areas (ANVSAs)\1\. The Census Bureau has not 
changed the process for naming and delineating boundaries of ANRCs from 
that used in Census 2000. The Census Bureau announces revisions to the 
criteria and guidelines for eligibility, location, delineation, and 
naming of ANVSAs to ensure more consistent and comparable ANSVAs and 
more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska 
Natives and their ANAs.\2\ This Notice also contains definitions of key 
terms used in the ANVSA criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census.
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    \1\ For Census Bureau purposes, the Annette Island Reserve in 
Alaska is considered an American Indian area (AIA), more 
specifically an American Indian reservation (AIR), not an ANA.
    \2\ The term Alaska Native used throughout this document refers 
to anyone who (a) self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an 
Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races, 
and (b) resides in Alaska. If using race data from Census 2000 
rather than some other data source, use data for ``American Indian 
and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races'' 
to determine if an ANVSA meets the final delineation criteria and 
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    The Census Bureau will publish a separate notice in the Federal 
Register with final criteria and guidelines for American Indian Areas 
(AIAs) for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will offer designated 
tribal governments or associations an opportunity through the Tribal 
Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) to review and, if necessary, suggest 
updates to the boundaries and names of their ANAs.

DATES: Effective Date: This Notice's final criteria and guidelines will 
be effective on November 4, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Geographic Standards and Criteria 
Branch, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, via e-mail at 
geo.tsap.list@census.gov or telephone at (301) 763-3056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Title 13 of the United States 
Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(a) (2000), the Secretary of Commerce, as 
delegated to the Census Bureau, undertakes the decennial census every 
ten years ``in such form and content as he may determine.'' This 
language gives wide discretion to the Census Bureau in taking the 
census.
    The Census Bureau portrays the boundaries of both legal and 
statistical geographic entities for the purpose of collecting, 
tabulating, and presenting meaningful, relevant, and reliable 
statistical data from the decennial census, the ACS, and potentially 
other censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau attempts to develop 
objective criteria and guidelines to establish geographic entities that 
meet this purpose.
    The Census Bureau is committed to delineating geographic entity 
boundaries in partnership with tribal, state, and local officials using 
criteria and guidelines developed in an open process. It is the 
responsibility of the Census Bureau to ensure that geographic entity 
criteria and guidelines achieve the goal of providing meaningful, 
relevant, and reliable statistical data. While aware that there are 
non-Census Bureau uses of ANAs and the data tabulated for them, the 
Census Bureau will not modify ANA boundaries or attributes specifically 
to meet the requirements of any of these programmatic uses, including 
any attempt to meet the specific program requirements of other 
government agencies. Further, changes made to a geographic entity to 
meet the requirements of a specific non-Census Bureau program may have 
detrimental effects on uses of the same geographic entity for other 
programs. In addition, the Census Bureau makes no attempt to 
specifically link the establishment of statistical geographic entities 
to federal, tribal, or state laws.
    The development of the ANAs has been an evolutionary process in 
which the Census Bureau has worked with various data users to develop 
geographic entities that both aid in census enumeration and tabulation 
activities and are meaningful for Alaska Natives, their governments, 
associations working with Alaska Natives, and the federal and state 
agencies administering tribal programs benefiting Alaska Natives.
    ANRCs are corporate entities organized to conduct both for-profit 
and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives pursuant to the Alaska Native 
Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (as amended) (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. 
(2000)). ANRCs are geographic entities with legally defined boundaries 
that subdivide all of Alaska into twelve regions, except for the area 
within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental 
authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community). A thirteenth non-
geographic ANRC represents Alaska Natives who do not belong to one of 
the other twelve ANRCs; the Census Bureau does not tabulate or present 
data for this thirteenth ANRC. The twelve geographic ANRCs are what the 
Census Bureau terms ``legal geographic entities.'' There are no changes 
to the process by which the Census Bureau acquires updates to ANRC 
boundaries and names.
    ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the 
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permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or 
receive governmental services from the defining Alaska Native village 
(ANV), and that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's 
historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent 
the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include 
only an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining 
ANV, represent a substantial proportion of the population during at 
least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). 
ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are unpopulated or that 
do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of 
the defining ANV. For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau has adopted 
the ANVSA criteria and guidelines conveyed within this Notice. The 
final criteria and guidelines are discussed more fully below.

I. History of Alaska Native Areas in the Decennial Census

    Prior to the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau had no program 
specifically designed to recognize or tabulate data for ANAs. Data were 
published for most of the ANVs as either incorporated places or 
``unincorporated places'' (referred to as census designated places 
(CDPs) in later censuses). Congress used data tabulated from the 1970 
Census for these places, in conjunction with other information, to 
determine if they qualified as a ``Native village'' or a ``Native 
group'' in accordance with the ANCSA.
    Upon enactment of the ANCSA, the Census Bureau began to report data 
specifically for ANAs beginning with the 1980 Census. The types of ANAs 
included in the 1980 Census were based on recommendations of an ad hoc 
interagency committee established by Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to examine how the federal government could provide improved data 
for Alaska Natives. In addition to input from OMB, the Census Bureau 
also consulted directly with Alaska Native tribal governments and 
associations, as well as Alaska State officials.
    The Census Bureau used approximate boundaries for the ANRCs to 
tabulate data from the 1980 Census. Data for ANRCs were not published 
as part of the standard decennial census tabulations, but were included 
in a supplementary report. In sparsely populated areas, the ANRC 
boundaries were generalized to follow visible features and the 
boundaries of other census geographic entities.
    For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau worked with Alaska State 
officials to identify the names and locations of ANVs recognized in 
accordance with the ANCSA, and to delineate their boundaries. The 
boundaries of most ANVs coincided with the boundaries of other census 
geographic entities, in particular incorporated places and CDPs. For 
the few remaining ANVs whose boundaries did not coincide with 
incorporated place or CDP boundaries, the Census Bureau delineated 
boundaries that corresponded to one or more enumeration districts 
(similar to the block groups of later censuses). For the 1980 Census, 
the Census Bureau identified 209 ANVs.
    After reviewing these data from the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau 
discovered that the territory encompassing housing units and population 
associated with an ANV did not necessarily correspond with the 
territory of an incorporated place or CDP of the same name. In 
addition, ANV and ANRC officials commented that the ANV boundaries for 
the 1980 Census were not their historical or traditional boundaries. 
The ANV boundaries also did not represent the land withdrawals, 
selections, or conveyances for the Alaska Native Village Corporations 
(ANVCs) made pursuant to the ANCSA or the lands historically or 
traditionally used for subsistence activities, including hunting and 
fishing. In response to these concerns and to emphasize that these 
points were all valid, the Census Bureau changed the term for these 
statistical geographic entities from ANVs to ANVSAs to indicate that 
while they still were based on the historical or traditional location 
of the ANV, they did not necessarily represent the ANV's historical or 
traditional boundary.
    To improve the accuracy of ANRC boundaries for the 1990 Census, the 
Census Bureau transferred the ANRC boundaries from a source map 
provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) onto a series of 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:250,000-scale topographic maps. The 
Census Bureau implemented a review process, which included the 
participation of each ANRC, to verify that the ANRC regional boundary 
was updated correctly. At the request of ANRCs, the Census Bureau 
worked directly with the ANRC's non-profit associations, whose purpose 
is to conduct the sociocultural outreach and support for members and 
other Alaska Natives within their region, in reviewing each regional 
boundary.
    ANV government officials and ANRC non-profit association officials 
were encouraged to delineate ANVSA boundaries for the 1990 Census to 
facilitate enumeration of Alaska Natives, especially in remote Alaska. 
To meet the need for suitable boundaries for use in collecting, 
tabulating, and presenting data for ANV housing and population by 
aiding in the correct allocation of housing units and thus population, 
ANVSA boundaries were required to follow physical features that would 
likely be visible to census enumerators, such as roads, trails, 
shorelines, rivers, streams, and ridgelines, or locally known 
boundaries of other legal geographic entities, such as boroughs,\3\ 
ANRCs, etc. For the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau identified 217 
ANVSAs.
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equivalent of counties in other states. For purposes of this notice, 
the term borough includes the legal designation in Alaska of 
``cities and boroughs'' and ``municipalities,'' as well as ``census 
areas.'' Census areas are comparable to and the equivalent to 
boroughs for collecting, tabulating, and presenting Census Bureau 
data. They were created cooperatively by the State of Alaska and the 
Census Bureau to subdivide the large portion of Alaska not within an 
organized borough into geographic entities more comparable with the 
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    There were no changes to the types of ANAs identified for Census 
2000. Similar to the 1990 Census, ANRC boundaries were reviewed by 
officials of the ANRC non-profit associations. A few small boundary 
corrections were made for some of the ANRCs. The new development seen 
in the Census 2000 was the introduction of tribal-designated 
statistical areas (TDSAs) in Alaska. TDSAs had existed in some of the 
forty-eight conterminous states for the 1990 Census, but they had 
purposely been excluded from Alaska because ANVSAs were thought to 
cover all the ANVs in Alaska. Some data users stated that there was a 
difference between those ANVs that participated in the ANCSA and those 
that did not, but were recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) as tribes and eligible to receive services from the BIA. In an 
attempt to remedy this, the Census Bureau introduced TDSAs in Alaska. 
For Census 2000, the Census Bureau identified 205 ANVSAs and 2 TDSAs in 
Alaska. Fewer ANVSAs were delineated for Census 2000 primarily because 
some of the ANVs identified in previous censuses were not recognized in 
accordance with the ANCSA or recognized by the BIA.

II. Summary of Comments Received in Response to the ``Alaska Native 
Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census'' March 17, 2008 Federal Register (73 
FR 14203)

    The March 17, 2008, Federal Register Notice (73 FR 14203) requested

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comment on proposed criteria and guidelines for ANAs for the 2010 
Census. The Census Bureau received no comments during the allotted 90-
day comment period.
    The proposed criteria and guidelines reflected input received 
during various meetings and discussions with ANV and ANRC non-profit 
association representatives, including a conference held in Anchorage, 
Alaska, in October 2007. The Census Bureau also consulted with its 
American Indian and Alaska Native Advisory Committee in November 2006 
to obtain input on potential proposed criteria and guidelines. Although 
no comments were received in response to the published proposed 
criteria and guidelines, the Census Bureau, based on previous 
discussions and consultations, is confident that these criteria and 
guidelines are acceptable and, therefore, adopts the criteria and 
guidelines as published in the March 17, 2008, Federal Register (73 FR 
14203). Comments and concerns expressed in these discussions and 
consultations were reflected in the published proposed criteria and 
guidelines.

III. Final Alaska Native Areas for the 2010 Census

A. Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs)

    The Census Bureau is not changing the process for delineating the 
ANRC boundaries for the 2010 Census; the process will remain the same 
as in 2000. The boundaries used by the Census Bureau for the ANRCs 
represent their regional boundaries established pursuant to the ANCSA. 
These boundaries do not take into consideration land withdrawals, 
selections, or conveyances under the ANCSA, nor any form of land 
ownership. Each ANRC's boundary will be reviewed, especially in 
relation to the boundaries of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) 
townships and sections, to confirm that it is the correct legal 
boundary for that region as developed under the ANCSA. Each ANRC will 
also be reviewed to determine if the correct ANVSAs are depicted within 
its regional boundary. At the request of the ANRCs, the Census Bureau 
will continue to work with representatives of the twelve ANRC non-
profit associations to review their regional boundaries and to ensure 
that the name for each region continues to closely match the name of 
the for-profit ANRC for that region (see Table 1).

                        Table 1--ANRC For-Profit Corporations and Non-Profit Associations
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                                                       For-profit Alaska Native       Non-profit Alaska Native
                               ANRC name                 Regional Corporation           Regional Association
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1.................  Ahtna.........................  Ahtna, Incorporated..........  Copper River Native
                                                                                    Association.
2.................  Aleut.........................  The Aleut Corporation........  Aleutian-Pribilof Islands
                                                                                    Association.
3.................  Arctic Slope..................  Arctic Slope Regional          Arctic Slope Native
                                                     Corporation.                   Association.
4.................  Bering Straits................  Bering Straits Native          Kawerak, Incorporated.
                                                     Corporation.
5.................  Bristol Bay...................  Bristol Bay Native             Bristol Bay Native
                                                     Corporation.                   Association.
6.................  Calista.......................  Calista Corporation..........  Association of Village
                                                                                    Council Presidents.
7.................  Chugach.......................  Chugach Alaska Corporation...  Chugachmiut, Incorporated.
8.................  Cook Inlet....................  Cook Inlet Region,             Cook Inlet Tribal Council.
                                                     Incorporated.
9.................  Doyon.........................  Doyon, Limited...............  Tanana Chiefs Conference.
10................  Koniag........................  Koniag, Incorporated.........  Kodiak Area Native
                                                                                    Association.
11................  NANA..........................  NANA Regional Corporation....  Maniilaq Association.
12................  Sealaska......................  Sealaska Corporation.........  Central Council of Tlingit
                                                                                    and Haida Indian Tribes.
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B. Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (ANVSAs)

    The goal for the 2010 Census is to improve the delineation of ANVSA 
boundaries to result in more consistent and comparable ANVSAs and more 
meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives 
and their ANVs. The majority of ANVSAs from Census 2000 meet this goal.
    ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the 
residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are 
members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV 
located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or 
traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively 
densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only areas where 
Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a 
significant proportion of the population during at least one season of 
the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not 
contain large areas that are unpopulated or do not include 
concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining 
ANV.
    The delineation of ANVSAs is not meant to necessarily depict land 
ownership, including any land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances 
for the ANVCs, nor to represent all of the area over which an ANV has 
any form of governmental authority or jurisdiction, nor to represent 
all of the traditional or historical areas associated with the ANV, 
including areas used for subsistence activities. Representation of 
ANVSA boundaries in Census Bureau products is solely for the purpose of 
data collection, tabulation, and presentation and does not convey or 
confer any rights to land ownership, governmental authority, or 
jurisdictional status.
    Although ANVSAs represent relatively densely settled concentrations 
of Alaska Natives and therefore are similar to places, there are some 
key differences. The two place-level geographic entities for which the 
Census Bureau publishes data are incorporated places (cities in Alaska) 
and census designated places (CDPs). Incorporated places are 
governmental entities sanctioned by the state of Alaska to perform 
general purpose functions and whose boundaries are defined without 
specifically considering ANV members or other Alaska Natives. CDPs are 
unincorporated places delineated by state and borough officials in 
Alaska and are intended to encompass all people at a given location, 
including ANV members. Incorporated places and CDPs are mutually 
exclusive of each other because, by definition, a CDP represents a 
named, unincorporated area. Because ANVSAs are defined specifically to 
represent concentrations of Alaska Natives, they are not constrained by 
other place-level geographic entities; that is, ANVSAs may overlap 
incorporated places and CDPs. An ANVSA may be delineated to encompass 
only a part of an incorporated place and/or a CDP; it may encompass 
multiple incorporated places or CDPs; or it may cover an area that has 
neither incorporated places nor CDPs. In addition, ANVSAs are used in 
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data collection activities and are included in the specific American 
Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy for tabulating and presenting 
data from the 2010 Census; incorporated places and CDPs do not appear 
in the American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy. Incorporated 
places and CDPs do not clearly identify geographic entities that are 
specific to Alaska Natives, and therefore, data for incorporated places 
and CDPs likely will reflect the characteristics of both Alaska Native 
and non-Native populations.
    ANVSAs will be used to tabulate and present data from both the 2010 
Census and the ACS. Defining officials should take into consideration 
that ACS period estimates of demographic characteristics for geographic 
entities that are small in population size will be subject to higher 
variances than comparable estimates for geographic entities with larger 
populations. Thus, if an ANVSA contains only a small number of housing 
units occupied by Alaska Natives during at least one season of the year 
(at least three consecutive months), then the quality, reliability, and 
availability of the sample data may vary significantly from year to 
year. In addition, the Census Bureau's disclosure avoidance and data 
quality assurance methodologies may have the effect of restricting the 
availability and amount of data for geographic entities with small 
populations. On the other hand, if an ANVSA encompasses too large of a 
total population and that population does not truly represent the ANV's 
membership and/or the Alaska Native population receiving governmental 
services from the ANV, then the data for the Alaska Native population 
may be subsumed, or ``masked,'' by the characteristics of the non-
Alaska Native population. The more closely an ANVSA's boundary relates 
to the distribution of ANV members and Alaska Natives receiving 
governmental services from the ANV, and does not include large numbers 
of people and households not affiliated with the ANV, the more likely 
that data presented for the ANVSA will reflect the characteristics of 
the ANV population. Therefore, when delineating ANVSAs, it is important 
to strike an appropriate balance, avoiding a definition that is too 
small to obtain meaningful sample data and one that is so large that 
data for the Alaska Native population are masked by the presence of a 
high percentage of non-Native households. The Census Bureau took these 
concerns into consideration when developing the delineation criteria 
and guidelines below.
    In addition, officials designated to delineate boundaries also 
should consider that tribal affiliation data, including ANV 
affiliation, as collected by the Census Bureau, generally are not 
released for geographic entities that are small in population size, 
including ANVSAs, due to data disclosure concerns. If an ANVSA is 
defined in accordance with the program criteria and guidelines, the 
ANVSA data may provide a surrogate for tribal affiliation data for a 
specific, small geographic area, while tribal affiliation data are 
available for larger geographic entities such as the whole state of 
Alaska.
    Although eligible, ANV officials may elect not to delineate an 
ANVSA if it will not provide meaningful, relevant, or reliable 
statistical data. For example, these data may not be meaningful, 
relevant, or reliable because the member population now resides in 
other places or has been largely subsumed by non-member and/or non-
Alaska Native populations. However, these ANVs may still be able to 
receive meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for their 
ANV membership at higher levels of census geography, such as through 
the characteristic of tribal affiliation, but a geographic solution to 
their data issues, like an ANVSA, may not be possible.
1. Final ANVSA Criteria and Guidelines for the 2010 Census
    The Census Bureau announces the following criteria and guidelines 
for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must 
be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and 
measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of 
statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of 
statistical data.
a. Final ANVSA Eligibility Criteria
    An ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 
Census if the ANV is:
    i. Recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA, or
    ii. Recognized pursuant to the ANCSA as either a Native village or 
Native group.
    BIA recognition (criterion i. above) is determined by inclusion of 
an ANV on the BIA's list of recognized tribes or by addenda to the list 
as published by the BIA.\4\ ANCSA recognition (criterion ii. above) is 
determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BLM's list of ANCSA-recognized 
Native villages and Native groups; the BLM's list of those ANVs 
recognized pursuant to the ANCSA is available from the BLM's Alaska 
State Office.
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    \4\ Published regularly in the Federal Register pursuant to the 
Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 25 
U.S.C. 479a-1). Last published in the Federal Register on Friday, 
April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553-18557).
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    Table 2 provides a list of the 237 ANVs that meet these criteria 
and that are eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 
Census. Table 2 also lists the BIA-recognized name for each ANV \5\ and 
indicates whether each is a Native village or Native group under the 
ANCSA. Any new ANV recognized by the BIA or in accordance with the 
ANCSA as of January 1, 2010 (the reference date for geographic entity 
boundaries for the 2010 Census) also will be eligible to delineate an 
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    The following three tribes in Alaska recognized by the BIA are not 
eligible to be represented by ANVSAs because they are not ANVs, are 
large regional tribal associations, and/or have a legally defined 
American Indian reservation (AIR):
     Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes;
     Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope;
     Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Island Reserve.
    All ANVs that were eligible to consider delineating TDSAs for 
Census 2000 are eligible to consider delineating ANVSAs for the 2010 
Census if the resulting ANVSA meets all the program's criteria. TDSAs 
will not be delineated in Alaska for the 2010 Census.
    The Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the 
BIA-recognized ANV to delineate their ANVSA for the 2010 Census. If the 
ANV is not recognized by the BIA, or if the BIA-recognized ANV 
government does not respond to the Census Bureau's invitation to 
participate in the ANVSA program, the Census Bureau will work with the 
ANVC or Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC), as applicable, to 
delineate their ANVSA. If neither replies to the Census Bureau, the 
Census Bureau will work with the ANRC non-profit associations in whose 
region the ANV is located to delineate the ANVSA. If none of the 
entities referenced above reply to the Census Bureau, the Census 
Bureau, time and resources permitting, may delineate an ANVSA for the 
ANV.
b. Final ANVSA Location Criteria
    All eligible ANVs shall be located in areas of historical and 
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significance. These locations are referenced in:
     The BIA-recognized name for an ANV--e.g., Native Village 
of Atka;
     The former BIA-recognized name for an ANV--e.g., Iqurmuit 
Traditional Council (formerly the Native Village of Russian Mission); 
and/or
     The BLM ANCSA-recognized name for a Native village or 
Native group--e.g., Buckland or Canyon Village.
    The latitude and longitude coordinates listed in Table 2 represent 
the point location of each eligible ANV, as determined by the Census 
Bureau. Each point location has been verified using the ANRC 
boundaries, the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) point 
locations, USGS topographic maps, location information from previous 
censuses, BLM core townships, ANCSA 14(c) survey plats, location 
information from the state of Alaska, and Native allotment boundaries. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates listed for an ANVSA provide the 
starting point for delineation of that area. Each ANVSA must primarily 
include land immediately surrounding the corresponding point locations 
listed in Table 2 for each ANV, but may include additional territory 
according to the other final program criteria and guidelines. The point 
location information for each ANV included in Table 2 is used in the 
specific ANVSA delineation criteria and guidelines listed below.
c. Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria and Guidelines
    The Census Bureau has received comments from data users, tribes, 
and ANV officials over the past 20 or more years regarding the purpose 
of American Indian/Alaska Native statistical geographic entities, 
including ANVSAs, and how they should be defined to facilitate 
tabulation and presentation of meaningful data. In response, the Census 
Bureau adopts the following criteria and guidelines to help ensure that 
ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census support their intended purpose, 
provide useful and meaningful data for the ANV they represent, and 
enhance the ability of data users to make more meaningful comparisons 
between ANVSAs. These final criteria must be followed by all officials 
delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census. The guidelines are provided 
to assist delineating officials in defining a more meaningful ANVSA.
Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria
    i. ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census shall not overlap.
    ii. An ANVSA shall not completely surround the location of another 
ANV as listed in Table 2.
    iii. All portions of an ANVSA must be located within 50 miles of 
the ANV's point location listed in Table 2.
    iv. An ANVSA shall not include more water area than land area.
    v. Officials delineating ANVSAs shall create nonvisible lines for 
an ANVSA boundary only if other acceptable boundary features are not 
available.
    vi. ANVSAs shall not include military installations or area within 
a Census 2000 urbanized area.
Final ANVSA Delineation Guidelines
    i. An ANVSA should not extend beyond the regional boundary of the 
ANRC in which the ANV is located (see Table 2).
    ii. An ANVSA should not exceed 325 square miles in area.
    iii. Housing units occupied by Alaska Natives, even if seasonal, 
should constitute the majority of housing units within an ANVSA.\6\
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data source, use data for ``American Indian and Alaska Native alone 
or in combination with one or more races'' to determine whether an 
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    iv. The population within an ANVSA should be majority Alaska 
Native, and, of that population, the majority should be members of the 
delineating ANV.
    v. An ANVSA should not contain large areas without housing or 
population. Specifically, an ANVSA should have a housing unit density 
of at least three housing units per square mile.
    vi. An ANVSA should be contiguous.
    vii. Water area should be included only to maintain contiguity, to 
provide a generalized version of the shoreline, or if the water area is 
completely surrounded by land area included in the ANVSA.
    viii. An ANVSA's boundary should follow visible, physical features, 
such as rivers, streams, shorelines, glaciers, roads, trails, and 
ridgelines.
    ix. An ANVSA boundary may follow the nonvisible, legally defined 
boundaries of ANRCs, boroughs, or cities in Alaska.
d. Final ANVSA Naming Criteria
    The name for an ANVSA must match the corresponding ANV name in 
Table 2. If an ANV wishes to use a name that deviates from the 
corresponding ANV name, the ANV must submit a brief statement 
describing the reason for the change. Changes to the name of an ANVSA 
will be considered only if submitted in writing and signed by the 
highest elected official (Chairperson, Chief, or President) of the ANV.
2. ANVSA Review Process
    As with all of the Census Bureau's statistical geographic entities, 
the Census Bureau reserves the right to modify, create, or reject any 
boundary or attribute as needed to meet the final program criteria or 
to maintain geographic relationships before the tabulation geography is 
finalized for the 2010 Census.
    The Census Bureau will accept an ANVSA only if it meets the final 
program criteria. Any decision to reject a particular ANVSA delineation 
will be conveyed to the delineating official in writing. The 
delineating official may redelineate the ANVSA and resubmit it to the 
Census Bureau for review.
    Interested parties will be able to review and comment on delineated 
ANVSA boundaries and names. If a dispute between two or more parties 
occurs over the boundary delineated for a specific ANVSA, the Census 
Bureau encourages the respective parties to reach a mutually acceptable 
agreement that complies with the final program criteria and follows the 
final program guidelines. There may be instances in which a mutually 
acceptable boundary for an ANVSA cannot be delineated, or the mutually 
acceptable boundary does not follow the final program criteria and 
guidelines. In such instances when only one of the parties is an ANV, 
the Census Bureau shall give priority to the boundary submitted by the 
ANV delineating official, in recognition of the government-to-
government relationship with the ANV, provided that the delineated 
ANVSA meets the final program criteria. If a mutually acceptable ANVSA 
is not delineated in accordance with final program criteria by the 
program's deadline, the Census Bureau may independently delineate an 
ANVSA.

IV. Definitions of Key Terms and Acronyms

    Alaska Native--For purposes of this Notice, Alaska Native refers to 
anyone who self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska 
Native (AIAN) alone or in combination with one or more other races and 
resides in Alaska.
    Alaska Native area (ANA)--A geographic entity within the state of 
Alaska that is defined for the collection and tabulation of decennial 
census data for Alaska Natives. For the 2010 Census, ANAs include 
Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native Village 
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    Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)--Federal legislation 
(Pub. L. 92-203, 85 Stat. 688 (1971); 43 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (2000)) 
enacted in 1971 that recognized Native villages and Native groups, and 
established ANRCs and their regional boundaries.
    Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC)--A corporation created 
pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets 
for and on behalf of a Native group.
    Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)--A corporation created 
pursuant to the ANCSA as a ``Regional Corporation'' and organized under 
the laws of the State of Alaska to conduct both the for-profit and non-
profit affairs of Alaska Natives within a defined region of Alaska. For 
the Census Bureau, ANRCs are considered legal geographic entities. 
Twelve ANRCs cover the entire state of Alaska except for the area 
within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental 
authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community).
    Alaska Native Urban Corporation (ANUC)--A corporation created 
pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets 
for and on behalf of one of the four Alaska Native urban communities 
recognized under the ANCSA: Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, and Sitka.
    Alaska Native village (ANV)--A local governmental unit in Alaska 
that constitutes an association, band, clan, community, group, tribe, 
or village recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA 
and/or in accordance with the ANCSA as a Native village or Native 
group.
    Alaska Native Village Corporation (ANVC)--A corporation created 
pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and assets for or on behalf 
of a Native village.
    Alaska Native village statistical area (ANVSA)--A statistical 
geographic entity that represents the residences, permanent and/or 
seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving 
governmental services from the defining ANV that are located within the 
region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or traditional location. 
ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion 
of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, 
especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant 
proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at 
least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large 
areas that are primarily unpopulated or do not include concentrations 
of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV.
    American Indian reservation (AIR)--A type of legal geographic 
entity that is a recognized American Indian land area with a boundary 
established by final treaty, statute, executive order, and/or court 
order and over which the tribal government of a federally recognized 
American Indian tribe (federal AIR) or a state recognized American 
Indian tribe (state AIR) has governmental authority. Along with 
reservation, designations such as colony, pueblo, rancheria, and 
reserve may apply to AIRs.
    ANCSA 14(c) Survey Plat--A map issued by the BLM that depicts the 
surveyed boundaries for each Native village and its ANVC in accordance 
with the process set out in Section 14(c) of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 
1613(c) (2000)). Digital versions of the completed plats are available 
online at ftp://ftp.dcbd.dced.state.ak.us/14cPlats/14c-Plats.htm. 
    BLM Core Township--A PLSS township or townships designated pursuant 
to the ANCSA, 43 U.S.C. 1641(b) (2000), in which all or part of a 
Native village was determined to be located.
    Borough--A legal geographic entity within the state of Alaska. For 
purposes of this program, the Census Bureau treats boroughs as 
equivalent to a county in other states for data collection, tabulation, 
and presentation purposes. In addition, when used generically, this 
term also includes ``cities and boroughs,'' ``municipalities,'' and 
``census areas'' in Alaska.
    Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)--The primary agency of the federal 
government, located within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), 
charged with the trust responsibility between the federal government 
and federally recognized AIAN tribal governments and communities, 
including BIA-recognized ANVs.
    Bureau of Land Management (BLM)--The primary agency of the federal 
government, located within the DOI, charged with carrying out the 
ANCSA.
    Census area--A statistical geographic entity that serves as the 
equivalent of a borough in Alaska and that is delineated cooperatively 
by the state of Alaska and the Census Bureau solely for the purposes of 
subdividing that portion of Alaska that is not within an organized 
borough to allow more efficient census data collection and more useful 
census data tabulations.
    Census designated place (CDP)--A statistical geographic entity 
encompassing a concentration of population, housing, and commercial 
structures that is clearly identifiable by a single name, but is not 
within an incorporated place. CDPs are the statistical counterparts of 
incorporated places for distinct unincorporated communities.
    City--A legal designation for incorporated places in most states, 
including Alaska.
    Contiguous--A description of a geographic entity having an 
uninterrupted outer boundary such that it forms a single, connected 
piece of territory. Noncontiguous areas form separate, disconnected 
pieces.
    Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)--The GNIS is the federal 
standard for geographic nomenclature. The USGS developed the GNIS for 
the U.S. Board on Geographic Names as the official repository of 
domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic 
names used by all departments of the federal government; and the source 
for applying geographic names to federal electronic and printed 
products. The GNIS is available online at http://geonames.usgs.gov/
domestic/index.html. 
    Incorporated place--A legal geographic entity that is a 
governmental unit, incorporated under state law as a city, town (except 
in New England, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and 
New York), or village, to provide governmental services for a 
concentration of people within a legally defined boundary.
    Legal geographic entity--A geographically defined governmental, 
administrative, or corporate entity whose origin, boundary, name, and 
description result from charters, laws, treaties, or other governmental 
action. Examples are the United States, states and statistically 
equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, 
minor civil divisions, incorporated places, congressional districts, 
AIRs and off reservation trust lands (ORTLs), school districts, and 
ANRCs. The legal geographic entities that will be recognized for the 
2010 Census are those in existence on January 1, 2010.
    Native allotment--Land in Alaska allotted to Alaska Native adults 
primarily pursuant to the Native Allotment Act of 1906 (Pub. L. 171, 
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(1906)). A Native allotment can be up to 160 acres in area (.25 of a 
square mile), and its title is held in restricted fee status (see 
``Restricted fee land''). Native allotments were provided from the 
public lands at large in Alaska and required each Alaska Native 
applicant to demonstrate use and occupancy of the allotment for at 
least a five-year period. Although many Native allotments are still 
used for subsistent activities, most do not include housing units.
    Native group (NG)--Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, 
village, or village association of Alaska Natives designated by the 
Secretary of the Interior composed of less than twenty-five, but more 
than three, Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the 
residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.
    Native village (NV)--Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, 
village, or village association of Alaska Natives listed in Sections 11 
and 16 of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1610 and 1615 (2000)) or which the 
Secretary of the Interior determines was composed of twenty-five or 
more Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the residents of 
a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.
    Nonvisible feature--A map feature that is not visible from the 
ground such as a city, borough, or ANRC boundary through space, a 
property line, or line-of-sight extension of a road.
    Off-Reservation Trust Land (ORTL)--A type of legal geographic 
entity that is a recognized American Indian land area for which the 
United States federal government holds fee title in trust for the 
benefit of a tribe (tribal trust land) or for an individual American 
Indian (individual trust land). Trust lands can be alienated or 
encumbered only by the owner with the approval of the Secretary of the 
Interior or his/her authorized representative. Trust lands may be 
located on (on-reservation trust land) or off an AIR. The Census Bureau 
recognizes and tabulates data for AIRs and ORTLs because the tribe has 
governmental authority over these lands. Primary tribal governmental 
authority generally is not attached to tribal lands located off the AIR 
until the lands are placed in trust. In Census Bureau data tabulations, 
ORTLs are always associated with a specific federal AIR and/or tribal 
government.
    Public Land Survey System (PLSS)--A rectangular system of surveys 
used to subdivide and describe land in the United States. The PLSS 
typically divides land into six-mile-square townships. These townships 
are subdivided into 36 one-mile-square sections. Sections can be 
further subdivided into quarter sections, quarter-quarter sections, or 
irregular government lots. The PLSS consists of a series of separate 
surveys. Most PLSS surveys begin at an initial point, and townships are 
surveyed north, south, east, and west from that point. The north-south 
line that runs through the initial point is a true meridian and is 
called the Principal Meridian. There are five Principal Meridians in 
Alaska--Copper River, Fairbanks, Kateel, Seward, and Umiat--that should 
be used when describing a particular township or section. For more 
information on the PLSS see http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/
boundaries/a_plss.html.
    Regional Corporation--see Alaska Native Regional Corporation 
(ANRC). 
    Restricted fee land--A land area for which an individual American 
Indian/Alaska Native or a tribe holds fee simple title subject to 
limitations or restrictions against alienation or encumbrances as set 
forth in the title and/or by operation of law. Restricted fee lands may 
be located on or off a federally recognized AIR. Native allotments in 
Alaska are one type of restricted fee land. The Census Bureau does not 
identify restricted fee lands as a specific geographic category.
    Section--A PLSS region approximately one mile square that is a 
division of a PLSS township.
    Statistical geographic entity or statistical area--A geographic 
entity specifically defined for the collection and/or tabulation of 
statistical data from the Census Bureau. Statistical entities are not 
generally established by law and their designation by the Census Bureau 
neither conveys nor confers legal ownership, entitlement, jurisdiction, 
or governmental authority. Tribal statistical geographic entities, also 
called statistical areas, include ANVSAs and TDSAs, among others.
    Township--A PLSS region approximately six miles square that 
contains thirty-six approximately one mile square PLSS sections.
    Tribal designated statistical area (TDSA)--A statistical geographic 
entity identified and delineated for the Census Bureau by a federally 
recognized American Indian tribe that does not currently have an AIR 
and/or ORTL. A TDSA is intended to be comparable to the AIRs within the 
same state or region, especially those for tribes that are of similar 
size. A TDSA encompasses a compact and contiguous area that contains a 
concentration of individuals who identify with the delineating 
federally recognized American Indian tribe and within which there is 
structured and organized tribal activity. Although two TDSAs were 
delineated within Alaska for Census 2000, TDSAs will not be delineated 
within Alaska for the 2010 Census. All ANVs eligible to delineate TDSAs 
within Alaska for Census 2000 are eligible consider delineating an 
ANVSA within Alaska for the 2010 Census.
    Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP)--New for the 2010 Census, 
the TSAP is intended to consolidate the various AIAN statistical 
geographic entities into one program. New delineations, updates, and 
re-delineations of the various tribal statistical geographic entities, 
including ANVSAs, will be processed through the TSAP.
    Visible feature--A map feature that can be seen on the ground, such 
as a road, railroad track, major above-ground transmission line or 
pipeline, river, stream, shoreline, fence, sharply defined mountain 
ridge, or cliff. Nonstandard visible features are a subset of visible 
features that may not be clearly defined on the ground (such as a 
ridge), may be seasonal (such as an intermittent stream), or may be 
relatively impermanent (such as a fence). The Census Bureau generally 
requests verification that a nonstandard visible feature used as a 
boundary for a statistical geographic entity poses no problem for 
census enumerators in locating it during field work.

Executive Order 12866

    This Notice has been determined to be not significant under 
Executive Order 12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of 
information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 
35, the Census Bureau requested, and the OMB granted its clearance for 
the information collection requirements for geographic partnership 
programs on September 24, 2008, (OMB Control Number 0607-0795, expires 
on March 31, 2009). The Census Bureau's request for an extension of 
this clearance until March 31, 2009, was sent to the OMB on September 
9, 2008.

    Dated: October 29, 2008.
Steve H. Murdock,
Director, Bureau of the Census.

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                                                                 Table 2--Eligible ANVs
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                          ANV name                   ANRC                ANCSA type \7\        BIA recognized name \8\       Longitude       Latitude
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1...............  Afognak................  Koniag.................  NV.....................  Native Village of Afognak..       -152.7652         58.0221
2...............  Akhiok.................  Koniag.................  NV.....................  Native Village of Akhiok...       -154.1703         56.9456
3...............  Akiachak...............  Calista................  NV.....................  Akiachak Native Community..       -161.4276         60.9026
4...............  Akiak..................  Calista................  NV.....................  Akiak Native Community.....       -161.2222         60.9119
5...............  Akutan.................  Aleut..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Akutan...       -165.7809         54.1384
6...............  Alakanuk...............  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Alakanuk........       -164.6612         62.6797
7...............  Alatna.................  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Alatna Village.............       -152.7563         66.5636
8...............  Aleknagik..............  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Native Village of Aleknagik       -158.6189         59.2789
9...............  Alexander Creek........  Cook Inlet.............  NG.....................  n/a........................       -150.5999         61.4218
10..............  Algaaciq...............  Calista................  NV.....................  Algaaciq Native Village....       -163.1769         62.0534
11..............  Allakaket..............  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Allakaket Village..........       -152.6506         66.5597
12..............  Ambler.................  NANA...................  NV.....................  Native Village of Ambler...       -157.8671         67.0874
13..............  Anaktuvuk Pass.........  Arctic Slope...........  NV.....................  Village of Anaktuvuk Pass..       -151.7286         68.1480
14..............  Andreafsky.............  Calista................  NV.....................  Yupiit of Andreafski.......       -163.1934         62.0476
15..............  Angoon.................  Sealaska...............  NV.....................  Angoon Community                  -134.5824         57.4975
                                                                                              Association.
16..............  Aniak..................  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Aniak...........       -159.5487         61.5750
17..............  Anvik..................  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Anvik Village..............       -160.1965         62.6515
18..............  Arctic Village.........  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Venetie         -145.5283         68.1243
                                                                                              Tribal Government (Arctic
                                                                                              Village).
19..............  Asa'carsarmiut.........  Calista................  NV.....................  Asa'carsarmiut Tribe.......       -163.7279         62.0906
20..............  Atka...................  Aleut..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Atka.....       -174.2095         52.2106
21..............  Atmautluak.............  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Atmautluak......       -162.2795         60.8591
22..............  Atqasuk................  Arctic Slope...........  NV.....................  Atqasuk Village............       -157.4135         70.4736
23..............  Ayakulik...............  Koniag.................  NV.....................  n/a........................       -154.5072         57.1949
24..............  Barrow.................  Arctic Slope...........  NV.....................  Native Village of Barrow          -156.7811         71.2909
                                                                                              Inupiat Traditional
                                                                                              Government.
25..............  Beaver.................  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Beaver Village.............       -147.4026         66.3628
26..............  Belkofski..............  Aleut..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Belkofski       -162.0423         55.0865
27..............  Bill Moore's...........  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Bill Moore's           -163.7767         62.9449
                                                                                              Slough.
28..............  Birch Creek............  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Birch Creek Tribe..........       -145.8190         66.2590
29..............  Brevig Mission.........  Bering Straits.........  NV.....................  Native Village of Brevig          -166.4885         65.3350
                                                                                              Mission.
30..............  Buckland...............  NANA...................  NV.....................  Native Village of Buckland.       -161.1246         65.9767
31..............  Cantwell...............  Ahtna..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Cantwell.       -148.9105         63.3921
32..............  Canyon Village.........  Doyon..................  NG.....................  n/a........................       -142.0878         67.1548
33..............  Caswell................  Cook Inlet.............  NG.....................  n/a........................       -149.9479         62.0047
34..............  Chalkyitsik............  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Chalkyitsik Village........       -143.7286         66.6534
35..............  Cheesh-Na..............  Ahtna..................  NV.....................  Cheesh-Na Tribe............       -144.6542         62.5718
36..............  Chefornak..............  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Chefornak.......       -164.2723         60.1538
37..............  Chenega................  Chugach................  NV.....................  Native Village of Chanega..       -148.0124         60.0664
38..............  Chevak.................  Calista................  NV.....................  Chevak Native Village......       -165.5807         61.5285
39..............  Chickaloon.............  Cook Inlet.............  NV.....................  Chickaloon Native Village..       -148.4916         61.8002
40..............  Chignik Bay............  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Chignik Bay Tribal Council.       -158.4129         56.3037
41..............  Chignik Lagoon.........  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Native Village of Chignik         -158.5302         56.3084
                                                                                              Lagoon.
42..............  Chignik Lake...........  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Chignik Lake Village.......       -158.7522         56.2496
43..............  Chilkat................  Sealaska...............  NV.....................  Chilkat Indian Village.....       -135.8964         59.3997
44..............  Chilkoot...............  Sealaska...............  n/a....................  Chilkoot Indian Association       -135.4460         59.2240
45..............  Chinik.................  Bering Straits.........  NV.....................  Chinik Eskimo Community....       -163.0287         64.5443
46..............  Chitina................  Ahtna..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Chitina..       -144.4412         61.5240
47..............  Chuathbaluk............  Calista................  NV.....................  Native Village of                 -159.2481         61.5774
                                                                                              Chuathbaluk.
48..............  Chulloonawick..........  Calista................  NV.....................  Chuloonawick Native Village       -164.1628         62.9504
49..............  Circle.................  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Circle Native Community....       -144.0723         65.8261
50..............  Clark's Point..........  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Village of Clarks Point....       -158.5471         58.8330
51..............  Council................  Bering Straits.........  NV.....................  Native Village of Council..       -163.6764         64.8950
52..............  Craig..................  Sealaska...............  NV.....................  Craig Community Association       -133.1253         55.4870
53..............  Crooked Creek..........  Calista................  NV.....................  Village of Crooked Creek...       -158.1124         61.8720
54..............  Curyung \9\............  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Curyung Tribal Council.....       -158.4670         59.0487
55..............  Deering................  NANA...................  NV.....................  Native Village of Deering..       -162.7283         66.0780
56..............  Dot Lake...............  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Village of Dot Lake........       -144.0354         63.6503
57..............  Douglas................  Sealaska...............  UC.....................  Douglas Indian Association.       -134.3992         58.2781
58..............  Eagle..................  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Native Village of Eagle....       -141.1113         64.7808
59..............  Eek....................  Calista................  NV.....................  Native Village of Eek......       -162.0247         60.2170
60..............  Egegik.................  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Egegik Village.............       -157.3536         58.2173
61..............  Eklutna................  Cook Inlet.............  NV.....................  Eklutna Native Village.....       -149.3613         61.4606
62..............  Ekuk \9\...............  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Native Village of Ekuk.....       -158.5534         58.8035
63..............  Ekwok..................  Bristol Bay............  NV.....................  Ekwok Village..............       -157.4866         59.3519
64..............  Elim...................  Bering Straits.........  NV.....................  Native Village of Elim.....       -162.2576         64.6165
65..............  Emmonak................  Calista................  NV.....................  Emmonak Village............       -164.5454         62.7787
66..............  Evansville.............  Doyon..................  NV.....................  Evansville Village.........       -151.5100         66.9272
67..............  Eyak...................  C