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In § 416.1438, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: § 416.1438 Notice of a hearing before an administrative law judge. * * * * * (b) Notice information. The notice of hearing will contain a statement of the specific issues to be decided and tell you that you may designate a person to represent you during the proceedings. The notice will also contain an explanation of the procedures for requesting a change in the time or place of your hearing, a reminder that if you fail to appear at your scheduled hearing without good cause the administrative law judge may dismiss your hearing request, and other information about the scheduling and conduct of your hearing. You will also be told if your appearance or that of any other party or witness is scheduled to be made in person, by video teleconferencing, or by telephone. If we have scheduled you to appear at the hearing by video teleconferencing, the notice of hearing will tell you that the scheduled place for the hearing is a video teleconferencing site and explain what it means to appear at your hearing by video teleconferencing. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2013–14894 Filed 6–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 83 [DR.5A211.IA000413] RIN 1076–AF18 Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation sessions and public meetings. AGENCY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is examining ways to improve the Department’s process for acknowledging an Indian tribe, as set forth in regulations. This document announces a comment period, tribal consultation sessions, and public comment sessions on a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 38617 preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to improve the Federal acknowledgment process. DATES: Comments must be received by August 16, 2013. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the tribal consultation sessions and public comment sessions. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for locations of the tribal consultation sessions and public hearings and a Web site where the preliminary discussion draft is available. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The rule is listed under the agency name ‘‘Bureau of Indian Affairs’’ and Docket ID ‘‘BIA–2013–0007.’’ —Email: consultation@bia.gov. Include ‘‘1076–AF18’’ in the subject line of the message. —Mail or Hand-Delivery: Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 4141, Washington, DC 20240. Include ‘‘1076–AF18’’ on the cover of the submission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Acting Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, (202) 273–4680, elizabeth.appel@bia.gov. The Department’s process for acknowledging an Indian tribe is set forth at 25 CFR part 83, ‘‘Procedures for Establishing that an American Indian Group exists as an Indian Tribe’’ (Part 83 Process). Through adherence to this process, the Department seeks to make consistent, well-grounded decisions when acknowledging a petitioner’s government-to-government relationship with the United States. The Part 83 Process is criticized for being, among other things, expensive, burdensome, less than transparent, and inflexible. The preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to part 83 is intended to generate comments on potential improvements to the process, while maintaining the integrity of the acknowledgment decisions. This notice announces the availability of a preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions for public review at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS–IA/ Consultation/index.htm. Comments on the discussion draft are due by the date indicated in the DATES section of this notice. We will be hosting several meetings to obtain input on the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27JNP1.SGM 27JNP1 38618 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2013 / Proposed Rules discussion draft. Morning sessions are tribal consultation sessions reserved only for representatives of federally recognized tribes. Afternoon sessions are open to the public. The meetings to obtain input will be held on the dates and at the locations shown below. All times are local. Date Tribal consultation session Public meeting Location Venue July 23, 2013 .............. 9 a.m.–12 p.m ......... 1 p.m.–4 p.m ........... Canyonville, Oregon ... July 25, 2013 .............. 9 a.m.–12 p.m ......... 1 p.m.–4 p.m ........... Solvang, California ...... July 29, 2013 .............. 9 a.m.–12 p.m ......... 1 p.m.–4 p.m ........... Petosky, Michigan ....... July 31, 2013 .............. 9 a.m.–12 p.m ......... 1 p.m.–4 p.m ........... Indian Island, Maine .... August 6, 2013 ............ 9 a.m.–12 p.m ......... 1 p.m.–4 p.m ........... Marksville, Louisiana ... Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, OR 97417, (541) 839–1111. Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Road Solvang, CA 93463, (800) 624–5572. Odawa Casino Resort, 1760 Lears Road, Petosky, MI 49770, (877) 442–6464. Sockalexis Arena, 16 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island, ME 04468, (800) 255–1293. Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351, (800) 946–1946. Following this first round of consultation and public input, we will review the comments received and then prepare a proposed rule for publication in the Federal Register. This will open a second round of consultation and the formal comment period to allow for further refining of the regulations prior to publication as a final rule. Dated: June 21, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–15329 Filed 6–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 27 CFR Part 9 [Docket No. TTB–2013–0004; Notice No. 135] RIN 1513–AB96 Proposed Establishment of the Eagle Peak Mendocino County Viticultural Area and Realignments of the Mendocino and Redwood Valley Viticultural Areas Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 26,260-acre ‘‘Eagle Peak Mendocino County’’ viticultural area in northern California. TTB also proposes to modify the boundaries of the existing Mendocino viticultural area and the Redwood Valley viticultural area. The proposed boundary modifications would decrease the size of the 327,437-acre Mendocino viticultural area by 1,900 acres and TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Jun 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 decrease the size of the 32,047-acre Redwood Valley viticultural area by 1,430 acres. The proposed modifications of the two existing viticultural areas would eliminate potential overlaps with the proposed Eagle Peak Mendocino County viticultural area. The proposed viticultural area and the two existing viticultural areas all lie entirely within Mendocino County, California, and the multi-county North Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on these proposals. DATES: TTB must receive your comments on or before August 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on this proposal to one of the following addresses: • http://www.regulations.gov (via the online comment form for this document as posted within Docket No. TTB–2013– 0004 at ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal e-rulemaking portal); • U.S. mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; or • Hand delivery/courier in lieu of mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200E, Washington, DC 20005. See the Public Participation section of this document for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for information on how to request a public hearing. You may view copies of this document, selected supporting materials, and any comments TTB receives about this proposal at http:// www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2013–0004. A link to that docket is posted on the TTB Web site at http:// www.ttb.gov/wine/winerulemaking.shtml under Notice No. 135. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You also may view copies of this document, all related petitions, maps or other supporting materials, and any comments TTB receives about this proposal by appointment at the TTB Information Resource Center, 1310 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please call 202–453–2270 to make an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; phone 202–453–1039, ext. 175. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on Viticultural Areas TTB Authority Section 105(e) of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act), 27 U.S.C. 205(e), authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe regulations for the labeling of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. The FAA Act provides that these regulations should, among other things, prohibit consumer deception and the use of misleading statements on labels, and ensure that labels provide the consumer with adequate information as to the identity and quality of the product. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) administers the FAA Act pursuant to section 1111(d) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, codified at 6 U.S.C. 531(d). The Secretary has delegated various authorities through Treasury Department Order 120–01 (Revised), dated January 21, 2003, to the TTB Administrator to perform the functions and duties in the administration and enforcement of this law. Part 4 of the TTB regulations (27 CFR part 4) allows the establishment of definitive viticultural areas and the use of their names as appellations of origin E:\FR\FM\27JNP1.SGM 27JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 38617-38618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15329]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 83

[DR.5A211.IA000413]
RIN 1076-AF18


Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists 
as an Indian Tribe

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation sessions and public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is 
examining ways to improve the Department's process for acknowledging an 
Indian tribe, as set forth in regulations. This document announces a 
comment period, tribal consultation sessions, and public comment 
sessions on a preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to 
improve the Federal acknowledgment process.

DATES: Comments must be received by August 16, 2013. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the 
tribal consultation sessions and public comment sessions.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
locations of the tribal consultation sessions and public hearings and a 
Web site where the preliminary discussion draft is available. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
--Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The rule is 
listed under the agency name ``Bureau of Indian Affairs'' and Docket ID 
``BIA-2013-0007.''
--Email: consultation@bia.gov. Include ``1076-AF18'' in the subject 
line of the message.
--Mail or Hand-Delivery: Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs 
& Collaborative Action, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street 
NW., MS 4141, Washington, DC 20240. Include ``1076-AF18'' on the cover 
of the submission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Acting Director, 
Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, (202) 273-4680, 
elizabeth.appel@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department's process for acknowledging 
an Indian tribe is set forth at 25 CFR part 83, ``Procedures for 
Establishing that an American Indian Group exists as an Indian Tribe'' 
(Part 83 Process). Through adherence to this process, the Department 
seeks to make consistent, well-grounded decisions when acknowledging a 
petitioner's government-to-government relationship with the United 
States. The Part 83 Process is criticized for being, among other 
things, expensive, burdensome, less than transparent, and inflexible. 
The preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to part 83 is 
intended to generate comments on potential improvements to the process, 
while maintaining the integrity of the acknowledgment decisions.
    This notice announces the availability of a preliminary discussion 
draft of potential revisions for public review at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/Consultation/index.htm. Comments on the discussion draft 
are due by the date indicated in the DATES section of this notice. We 
will be hosting several meetings to obtain input on the

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discussion draft. Morning sessions are tribal consultation sessions 
reserved only for representatives of federally recognized tribes. 
Afternoon sessions are open to the public.
    The meetings to obtain input will be held on the dates and at the 
locations shown below. All times are local.

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                Date                   Tribal consultation session             Public meeting                 Location                   Venue
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July 23, 2013......................  9 a.m.-12 p.m..................  1 p.m.-4 p.m...................  Canyonville, Oregon..  Seven Feathers Casino
                                                                                                                               Resort, 146 Chief
                                                                                                                               Miwaleta Lane,
                                                                                                                               Canyonville, OR 97417,
                                                                                                                               (541) 839-1111.
July 25, 2013......................  9 a.m.-12 p.m..................  1 p.m.-4 p.m...................  Solvang, California..  Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal
                                                                                                                               Road Solvang, CA 93463,
                                                                                                                               (800) 624-5572.
July 29, 2013......................  9 a.m.-12 p.m..................  1 p.m.-4 p.m...................  Petosky, Michigan....  Odawa Casino Resort, 1760
                                                                                                                               Lears Road, Petosky, MI
                                                                                                                               49770, (877) 442-6464.
July 31, 2013......................  9 a.m.-12 p.m..................  1 p.m.-4 p.m...................  Indian Island, Maine.  Sockalexis Arena, 16
                                                                                                                               Wabanaki Way, Indian
                                                                                                                               Island, ME 04468, (800)
                                                                                                                               255-1293.
August 6, 2013.....................  9 a.m.-12 p.m..................  1 p.m.-4 p.m...................  Marksville, Louisiana  Paragon Casino Resort, 711
                                                                                                                               Paragon Place,
                                                                                                                               Marksville, LA 71351,
                                                                                                                               (800) 946-1946.
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Following this first round of consultation and public input, we will 
review the comments received and then prepare a proposed rule for 
publication in the Federal Register. This will open a second round of 
consultation and the formal comment period to allow for further 
refining of the regulations prior to publication as a final rule.

    Dated: June 21, 2013.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-15329 Filed 6-26-13; 8:45 am]
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