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Bureau of Indian Education Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2017-22446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct a series of consultation sessions regarding its proposed strategic plan. The BIE will conduct five on-site tribal consultation sessions and one telephonic session. The on-site consultation sessions will be held at geographically diverse locations across the country to maximize Tribal input early in the process. The telephonic session will be held on December 14, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process
Document Number: 2017-22304
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-22303
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood
Document Number: 2017-22302
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2017-22301
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting
Document Number: 2017-20932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington
Document Number: 2017-19915
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 267.29 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe on July 21, 2017.
Bureau of Indian Education Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Establishment; Nominations
Document Number: 2017-19111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The U.S. Department of the Interior is announcing its intent to establish the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) to advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) through the BIE on a proposed rule to revise the Adequate Yearly Progress regulation and invite Tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools operated by either the BIE or by the Tribe through a contract or grant who would be affected by the final rule to nominate a representative for membership on the Committee. The BIE also invites nominations for Committee members who will adequately represent the interests that are likely to be significantly affected by the proposed rule such as: Students enrolled, or parents of students enrolled at the 174 BIE- funded schools, school teachers and administrators, Tribes, and Indian communities served by these schools. The BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing a public meeting of the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2017-18854
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2012.77 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians on July 21, 21017.
HEARTH Act Approval of the Osage Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2017-18852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On July 17, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Osage Nation (Nation) leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Nation is authorized to enter into business site leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians' Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2017-18849
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On July 17, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians' leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following types of leases without BIA approval: Agricultural, residential, business, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program
Document Number: 2017-17841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program
Document Number: 2017-17840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Pueblo of Santa Clara Liquor Ordinance; Amendments
Document Number: 2017-17534
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Santa Clara Pueblo
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-16910
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Land Acquisitions; The Cherokee Nation
Document Number: 2017-16906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 45.92 acres, more or less, located in Cherokee County, Oklahoma (Cherokee Springs Site) in trust for the Cherokee Nation for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2017.
Indian Gaming; Approval of a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2017-16215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation and the State of South Dakota entered into a compact superseding an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Proposed Gaming Compact Between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation and the State of South Dakota governing Class III gaming.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Homeliving Programs and School Closure and Consolidation
Document Number: 2017-16001
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2017-15641
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation and State of Washington negotiated the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal State Compact for the Class III Gaming between the Squaxin Island Tribe and the State of Washington governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Agreement to Amend Compact.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0178; Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting
Document Number: 2017-15678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0178. This information collection expires September 30, 2017.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2017-15640
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Land Acquisitions; The Chickasaw Nation
Document Number: 2017-15011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 30.05 acres, more or less, of land near the Town of Terral, Jefferson County, Oklahoma (Terral Site) in trust for the Chickasaw Nation for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2017.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Taking Effect in the State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2017-15010
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment entered into between the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation of Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin is taking effect.
Land Acquisitions; The Chickasaw Nation
Document Number: 2017-15009
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 30.03 acres, more or less, of land near the Town of Willis, Marshall County, Oklahoma (Willis Site) in trust for the Chickasaw Nation for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2017.
Land Acquisitions; The Cherokee Nation
Document Number: 2017-15007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 51.35 acres, more or less, located in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma (the Parcels) in trust for the Cherokee Nation for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2017.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Arizona
Document Number: 2017-14881
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona and State of Arizona negotiated an Agreement to Amend Compact between the Tohono O'odham Nation and the State of Arizona governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Agreement to Amend Compact.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0017; Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2017-13639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for ``Financial Assistance and Social Services Program, 25 CFR 20.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0017, which expires June 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0176; IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2017-13638
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count. The information is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0176, which expires June 30, 2017.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2017-12975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community's Chapter 14, Alcoholic Beverages and Prohibited Substances, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2016 (81 FR 3453).
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0177; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program
Document Number: 2017-12444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0177. This information collection expires August 31, 2017.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 2015 Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Colville Indian Reservation, Nespelem, Washington
Document Number: 2017-12288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Tribes) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 2015 Colville Reservation Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP). This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation
Document Number: 2017-10829
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation. This information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0164. This information collection expires July 31, 2017.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Application for Job Placement and Training Services
Document Number: 2017-10828
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Job Placement and Training Services authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0062. This information collection expires July 31, 2017.
Notice of Service Area Designation
Document Number: 2017-10007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the designation of Kern County, California, as a service area for the Tejon Indian Tribe for purposes of operating the BIA financial assistance and/or social services programs as authorized under 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 20.
Early Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Document Number: 2017-08531
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the early renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076- 0114. This information collection expires August 31, 2017.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-08202
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2017-07190
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact entered into between the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the State of California is taking effect.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-06829
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2017-06796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0176. This information collection expires June 30, 2017.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2017-06795
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the ``Financial Assistance and Social Services'' authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0017. This information collection expires June 30, 2017.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2017-05815
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor ordinance of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. The liquor ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Washington. Enactment of this ordinance will help provide a source of revenue to strengthen Tribal government, provide for the economic viability of Tribal enterprises, and improve delivery of Tribal government services.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2017-05814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2017-05813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2017-04546
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian Tribes may designate an agent other than the Tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. This notice includes the current list of designated Tribal agents for service of notice.
Three Affiliated Tribes; Amendments to Alcoholic Beverages Control Law
Document Number: 2017-03839
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Three Affiliated Tribes' Alcoholic Beverages Control Law (Law). The amended Law supersedes the existing Three Affiliated Tribes Alcoholic Beverages Control Law, first enacted by the Three Affiliated Tribes in 1986, with an amendment last published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2007 (72 FR 11049).
Traders With Indians
Document Number: 2017-02573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document announces details for Tribal consultation sessions to discuss the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Licensed Indian Traders, which the Department of the Interior (Department) published on December 9, 2016. The Department is interested in whether to address the Indian trader regulations and, if so, how.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety
Document Number: 2017-02201
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, will be conducting a public meeting by teleconference to obtain input from landowners served by Indian dams on the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety.
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety
Document Number: 2017-02200
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, will be conducting five consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2017-01076
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule provides for annual adjustments to the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) regulations to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.