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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 249 / Friday, December 28, 2012 / Notices Dated: December 20, 2012. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–31181 Filed 12–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meetings. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will meet as indicated below. DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held as follows: Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, January 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818; telephone (405) 257–6250; fax (405) 257–3875; or email osageregneg@bia.gov. Additional Committee information can be found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, 2011, the United States and the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged mismanagement of the Osage Nation’s oil and gas mineral estate, among other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed that it would be mutually beneficial ‘‘to address means of improving the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.’’ Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register. Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:15 Dec 27, 2012 Jkt 229001 Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; and (7) closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted on www.bia.gov/ osagenegreg prior to each meeting. Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osagenegneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period. The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257–6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline. Dated: December 19, 2012. Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee will meet as indicated below.

DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held as follows: Thursday, 
January 24, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, January 25, 2013, 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, Pawhuska, 
Oklahoma 74056.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, 
Seminole, OK 74818; telephone (405) 257-6250; fax (405) 257-3875; or 
email osageregneg@bia.gov. Additional Committee information can be 
found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, 2011, the United States and 
the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a 
Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged 
mismanagement of the Osage Nation's oil and gas mineral estate, among 
other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed 
that it would be mutually beneficial ``to address means of improving 
the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal 
Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.'' Settlement Agreement, 
Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the 
existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed 
to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement 
Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA 
will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register.
    Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and 
Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) 
Members' round robin to share information and identify key issues to be 
addressed; (4) Committee Members' review and discussion of subcommittee 
activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which 
will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the 
afternoon; and (7) closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted on 
www.bia.gov/osagenegreg prior to each meeting.
    Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through 
written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the 
public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, 
or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, preferably via email, at osagenegneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail 
to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time 
constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read 
written public comments submitted into the record.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the 
public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. 
Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had 
wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public 
comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form 
to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There 
will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak 
during the public comment period.
    The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, 
however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to 
preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email 
to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities 
requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing 
impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven 
calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate 
those who are unable to meet this deadline.

    Dated: December 19, 2012.
Michael S. Black,
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-31329 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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