Solicitation of Comments on Request for United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction; Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, 16867-16868 [2013-06280]

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AGENCY: This notice solicits public comments on the Request for United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction recently submitted to the Office of Tribal Justice, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16868 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2013 / Notices Department of Justice by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe pursuant to the provisions of 28 CFR 50.25. DATES: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before May 3, 2013. Comments received by mail will be considered timely if they are postmarked on or before that date. The electronic Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) will accept comments until Midnight Eastern Time at the end of that day. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Submit written comments via regular or express mail to Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2310, Washington, DC 20530. • Fax: Submit comments to the attention of Mr. Tracy Toulou, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, (202) 514–9078 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, at (202) 514–8812 (not a toll-free number). To ensure proper handling of comments, please reference ‘‘Docket No. OTJ 105’’ on all electronic and written correspondence. The Department encourages all comments be submitted electronically through http://www.regulations.gov using the electronic comment form provided on that site. Paper comments that duplicate the electronic submission are not necessary as all comments submitted to http://www.regulations.gov will be posted for public review and are part of the official docket record. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Posting of Public Comments. Please note that all comments received are considered part of the public record and made available for public inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov. Such information includes personal identifying information (such as your name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter. You are not required to submit personal identifying information in order to comment on this rule. Nevertheless, if you want to submit personal identifying information (such as your name and address) as part of your comment, but do not want it to be posted online, you must include the phrase ‘‘PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION’’ in the first paragraph of your comment. You also must locate VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Mar 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 all the personal identifying information you do not want posted online in the first paragraph of your comment and identify what information you want redacted. If you want to submit confidential business information as part of your comment but do not want it to be posted online, you must include the phrase ‘‘CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION’’ in the first paragraph of your comment. You also must prominently identify confidential business information to be redacted within the comment. If a comment has so much confidential business information that it cannot be effectively redacted, all or part of that comment may not be posted on http:// www.regulations.gov. Personal identifying information and confidential business information identified and located as set forth above will be placed in the agency’s public docket file, but not posted online. If you wish to inspect the agency’s public docket file in person by appointment, please see the paragraph above entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Statutory Background For more than two centuries, the Federal Government has recognized Indian tribes as domestic sovereigns that have unique government-to-government relationships with the United States. Congress has broad authority to legislate with respect to Indian tribes, however, and has exercised this authority to establish a complex jurisdictional scheme for the prosecution of crimes committed in Indian country. (The term ‘‘Indian country’’ is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151.) Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country typically depends on several factors, including the nature of the crime; whether the alleged offender, the victim, or both are Indian; and whether a treaty, Federal statute, executive order, or judicial decision has conferred jurisdiction on a particular government. The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) was enacted on July 29, 2010, as Title II of Public Law 111–211. The purpose of the TLOA is to help the Federal Government and tribal governments better address the unique public-safety challenges that confront tribal communities. Section 221(b) of the new law, now codified at 18 U.S.C. 1162(d), permits an Indian tribe with Indian country subject to State criminal jurisdiction under Public Law 280, Public Law 83–280, 67 Stat. 588 (1953) to request that the United States accept concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute violations of the General Crimes Act and the Major Crimes Act within that tribe’s Indian country. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Justice Regulation Implementing 18 U.S.C. 1162(d) On December 6, 2011, 76 FR 76037 the Department published final regulations that established the framework and procedures for a mandatory Public Law 280 tribe to request the assumption of concurrent Federal criminal jurisdiction within the Indian country of the tribe that is subject to Public Law 280. 28 CFR 50.25. Among other provisions, the regulations provide that upon receipt of a tribal request the Office of Tribal Justice shall publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments from the general public. Request by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe By a request dated February 22, 2013, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe located in the State of Minnesota requested the United States to assume concurrent Federal jurisdiction to prosecute violations of 18 U.S.C. 1152 (the General Crimes, or Indian Country Crimes, Act) and 18 U.S.C. 1153 (the Major Crimes Act) within the Indian country of the tribe. This would allow the United States to assume concurrent criminal jurisdiction over offenses within the Indian country of the tribe without eliminating or affecting the State’s existing criminal jurisdiction. Solicitation of Comments This notice solicits public comments on the above request. Dated: March 13, 2013. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[Docket No. OTJ 105]


Solicitation of Comments on Request for United States Assumption 
of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction; Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

AGENCY: Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice solicits public comments on the Request for United 
States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction recently 
submitted to the Office of Tribal Justice,

[[Page 16868]]

Department of Justice by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe pursuant to the 
provisions of 28 CFR 50.25.

DATES: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must 
be submitted on or before May 3, 2013. Comments received by mail will 
be considered timely if they are postmarked on or before that date. The 
electronic Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) will accept comments 
until Midnight Eastern Time at the end of that day.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Submit written comments via 
regular or express mail to Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal 
Justice, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2310, 
Washington, DC 20530.
     Fax: Submit comments to the attention of Mr. Tracy Toulou, 
Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, (202) 514-9078 (not a 
toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Mr. Tracy Toulou, 
Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, at (202) 
514-8812 (not a toll-free number). To ensure proper handling of 
comments, please reference ``Docket No. OTJ 105'' on all electronic and 
written correspondence. The Department encourages all comments be 
submitted electronically through http://www.regulations.gov using the 
electronic comment form provided on that site. Paper comments that 
duplicate the electronic submission are not necessary as all comments 
submitted to http://www.regulations.gov will be posted for public 
review and are part of the official docket record.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Posting of Public Comments. Please note that all comments received 
are considered part of the public record and made available for public 
inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov. Such information 
includes personal identifying information (such as your name and 
address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter.
    You are not required to submit personal identifying information in 
order to comment on this rule. Nevertheless, if you want to submit 
personal identifying information (such as your name and address) as 
part of your comment, but do not want it to be posted online, you must 
include the phrase ``PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION'' in the first 
paragraph of your comment. You also must locate all the personal 
identifying information you do not want posted online in the first 
paragraph of your comment and identify what information you want 
redacted.
    If you want to submit confidential business information as part of 
your comment but do not want it to be posted online, you must include 
the phrase ``CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION'' in the first paragraph 
of your comment. You also must prominently identify confidential 
business information to be redacted within the comment. If a comment 
has so much confidential business information that it cannot be 
effectively redacted, all or part of that comment may not be posted on 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    Personal identifying information and confidential business 
information identified and located as set forth above will be placed in 
the agency's public docket file, but not posted online. If you wish to 
inspect the agency's public docket file in person by appointment, 
please see the paragraph above entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Statutory Background

    For more than two centuries, the Federal Government has recognized 
Indian tribes as domestic sovereigns that have unique government-to-
government relationships with the United States. Congress has broad 
authority to legislate with respect to Indian tribes, however, and has 
exercised this authority to establish a complex jurisdictional scheme 
for the prosecution of crimes committed in Indian country. (The term 
``Indian country'' is defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151.) Criminal jurisdiction 
in Indian country typically depends on several factors, including the 
nature of the crime; whether the alleged offender, the victim, or both 
are Indian; and whether a treaty, Federal statute, executive order, or 
judicial decision has conferred jurisdiction on a particular 
government.
    The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) was enacted on July 29, 2010, 
as Title II of Public Law 111-211. The purpose of the TLOA is to help 
the Federal Government and tribal governments better address the unique 
public-safety challenges that confront tribal communities. Section 
221(b) of the new law, now codified at 18 U.S.C. 1162(d), permits an 
Indian tribe with Indian country subject to State criminal jurisdiction 
under Public Law 280, Public Law 83-280, 67 Stat. 588 (1953) to request 
that the United States accept concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute 
violations of the General Crimes Act and the Major Crimes Act within 
that tribe's Indian country.

Department of Justice Regulation Implementing 18 U.S.C. 1162(d)

    On December 6, 2011, 76 FR 76037 the Department published final 
regulations that established the framework and procedures for a 
mandatory Public Law 280 tribe to request the assumption of concurrent 
Federal criminal jurisdiction within the Indian country of the tribe 
that is subject to Public Law 280. 28 CFR 50.25. Among other 
provisions, the regulations provide that upon receipt of a tribal 
request the Office of Tribal Justice shall publish a notice in the 
Federal Register seeking comments from the general public.

Request by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

    By a request dated February 22, 2013, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe 
located in the State of Minnesota requested the United States to assume 
concurrent Federal jurisdiction to prosecute violations of 18 U.S.C. 
1152 (the General Crimes, or Indian Country Crimes, Act) and 18 U.S.C. 
1153 (the Major Crimes Act) within the Indian country of the tribe. 
This would allow the United States to assume concurrent criminal 
jurisdiction over offenses within the Indian country of the tribe 
without eliminating or affecting the State's existing criminal 
jurisdiction.

Solicitation of Comments

    This notice solicits public comments on the above request.

    Dated: March 13, 2013.
Tracy Toulou,
Director, Office of Tribal Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-06280 Filed 3-18-13; 8:45 am]
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