Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe, 13300 [2018-06230]

Download as PDF 13300 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 2043 (2014) (Sotomayor, J., concurring) (determining that ‘‘[a] key goal of the Federal Government is to render Tribes more self-sufficient, and better positioned to fund their own sovereign functions, rather than relying on Federal funding’’). The additional costs of State and local taxation have a chilling effect on potential lessees, as well as on a Tribe that, as a result, might refrain from exercising its own sovereign right to impose a Tribal tax to support its infrastructure needs. See id. at 2043–44 (finding that State and local taxes greatly discourage Tribes from raising tax revenue from the same sources because the imposition of double taxation would impede Tribal economic growth). Similar to BIA’s surface leasing regulations, Tribal regulations under the HEARTH Act pervasively cover all aspects of leasing. See 25 U.S.C. 415(h)(3)(B)(i) (requiring Tribal regulations be consistent with BIA surface leasing regulations). Furthermore, the Federal government remains involved in the Tribal land leasing process by approving the Tribal leasing regulations in the first instance and providing technical assistance, upon request by a Tribe, for the development of an environmental review process. The Secretary also retains authority to take any necessary actions to remedy violations of a lease or of the Tribal regulations, including terminating the lease or rescinding approval of the Tribal regulations and reassuming lease approval responsibilities. Moreover, the Secretary continues to review, approve, and monitor individual Indian land leases and other types of leases not covered under the Tribal regulations according to the Part 162 regulations. Accordingly, the Federal and Tribal interests weigh heavily in favor of preemption of State and local taxes on lease-related activities and interests, regardless of whether the lease is governed by Tribal leasing regulations or Part 162. Improvements, activities, and leasehold or possessory interests may be subject to taxation by the Coquille Indian Tribe. Dated: November 9, 2017. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. Editorial Note: This document was received at The Office of the Federal Register on March 23, 2018. [FR Doc. 2018–06228 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior made a final agency determination to acquire 102.98 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Shawnee Tribe for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, MS–3657, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1, and is published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly provided in the Federal Register. On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of the Interior issued a decision to accept approximately 102.98 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, (Site) in trust for the Shawnee Tribe (Tribe), under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 5108. The Department previously determined on January 19, 2017, that the Tribe is eligible to conduct gaming on the Site pursuant to Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2719(b)(1)(A). On March 3, 2017, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma concurred with the Department’s finding. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title to the Guymon Site in the name of the United States of America in trust for the Tribe upon fulfillment of Departmental requirements. The 102.98 acres, more or less, are located in Texas County, Oklahoma, and are described as follows: SUMMARY: All that part of the Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) and the South Half (S/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) lying South of the South Right-ofWay line of U.S. Highway 54 in Section Eleven (11), Township Two (2) North, Range Fourteen (14) East, Cimarron Base and PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meridian, Texas County, Oklahoma, being more particularly described in TRUE NORTH bearings as follows: Beginning at the Southwest Corner of the SW/4 of said Section 11; thence N 00°18′19″ E, a distance of 1,291.19 feet to the intersection between said West line of the SW/4 and the South line of a tract of land as described and filed in Book 983 at Page 434 in the Office of the Texas County Clerk; thence along the South line of said tract as filed in Book 983 at Page 434 for the following seven (7) courses: 1. Thence S 89°36′25″ E, a distance of 41.40 feet; 2. Thence N 00°23′35″ E, a distance of 8.74 feet; 3. Thence with a curve turning to the Right with an arc length of 81.63 feet, with a radius of 162.00 feet, with a chord bearing of N 14°49′42″ E, with a chord length of 80.77 feet; 4. Thence N 29°15′47″ E, a distance of 211.01 feet; 5. Thence with a curve turning to the Left with an arc length of 106.48 feet, with a radius of 238.00 feet, with a chord bearing of N 16°26′47″ E, with a chord length of 105.59 feet; 6. Thence N 24°40′53″ E, a distance of 179.39 feet; 7. Thence N 54°15′23″ E, a distance of 1,305.47 feet to a point common with the West line of the NE/4 SW/4; Thence S 00°21′54″ W, along the West line of the NE/ 4 SW/4, a distance of 1,270.87 feet to the Southwest Corner thereof; thence S 89°45′32″ E, along the South line of the NE/4 SW/4, a distance of 1,321.40 feet to the Southeast Corner thereof; thence S 00°25′29″ W, along the East line of the S/2 SW/4, a distance of 1,323.96 feet to the Southeast Corner thereof; thence N 89°44′49″ W, along the South line of the SW/4, a distance of 2,640.03 feet to the True Point of Beginning, having an area of 102.98 Acres, more or less. Basis of Bearings are True North. Said being described by Obert D. Bennett, PLS. No. 1471 on October 6, 2014. Surface Only. Dated: March 12, 2018. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior made a final agency 
determination to acquire 102.98 acres, more or less, of land near the 
City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Shawnee Tribe 
for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, MS-
3657, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of 
authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1, and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) 
that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly 
provided in the Federal Register.
    On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of the Interior issued a 
decision to accept approximately 102.98 acres, more or less, of land 
near the City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, (Site) in trust for 
the Shawnee Tribe (Tribe), under the authority of the Indian 
Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 5108. The Department previously 
determined on January 19, 2017, that the Tribe is eligible to conduct 
gaming on the Site pursuant to Section 20 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2719(b)(1)(A). On March 3, 2017, the Governor 
of the State of Oklahoma concurred with the Department's finding.
    The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, on behalf 
of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title to the 
Guymon Site in the name of the United States of America in trust for 
the Tribe upon fulfillment of Departmental requirements. The 102.98 
acres, more or less, are located in Texas County, Oklahoma, and are 
described as follows:

    All that part of the Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of the Southwest 
Quarter (SW/4) and the South Half (S/2) of the Southwest Quarter 
(SW/4) lying South of the South Right-of-Way line of U.S. Highway 54 
in Section Eleven (11), Township Two (2) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East, Cimarron Base and Meridian, Texas County, Oklahoma, being more 
particularly described in TRUE NORTH bearings as follows:
    Beginning at the Southwest Corner of the SW/4 of said Section 
11; thence N 00[deg]18'19'' E, a distance of 1,291.19 feet to the 
intersection between said West line of the SW/4 and the South line 
of a tract of land as described and filed in Book 983 at Page 434 in 
the Office of the Texas County Clerk; thence along the South line of 
said tract as filed in Book 983 at Page 434 for the following seven 
(7) courses:
    1. Thence S 89[deg]36'25'' E, a distance of 41.40 feet;
    2. Thence N 00[deg]23'35'' E, a distance of 8.74 feet;
    3. Thence with a curve turning to the Right with an arc length 
of 81.63 feet, with a radius of 162.00 feet, with a chord bearing of 
N 14[deg]49'42'' E, with a chord length of 80.77 feet;
    4. Thence N 29[deg]15'47'' E, a distance of 211.01 feet;
    5. Thence with a curve turning to the Left with an arc length of 
106.48 feet, with a radius of 238.00 feet, with a chord bearing of N 
16[deg]26'47'' E, with a chord length of 105.59 feet;
    6. Thence N 24[deg]40'53'' E, a distance of 179.39 feet;
    7. Thence N 54[deg]15'23'' E, a distance of 1,305.47 feet to a 
point common with the West line of the NE/4 SW/4; Thence S 
00[deg]21'54'' W, along the West line of the NE/4 SW/4, a distance 
of 1,270.87 feet to the Southwest Corner thereof; thence S 
89[deg]45'32'' E, along the South line of the NE/4 SW/4, a distance 
of 1,321.40 feet to the Southeast Corner thereof; thence S 
00[deg]25'29'' W, along the East line of the S/2 SW/4, a distance of 
1,323.96 feet to the Southeast Corner thereof; thence N 
89[deg]44'49'' W, along the South line of the SW/4, a distance of 
2,640.03 feet to the True Point of Beginning, having an area of 
102.98 Acres, more or less. Basis of Bearings are True North. Said 
being described by Obert D. Bennett, PLS. No. 1471 on October 6, 
2014. Surface Only.

    Dated: March 12, 2018.
John Tahsuda,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs Exercising the 
Authority of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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