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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-to-Trust and Gaming Facility Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Document Number: 2022-25727
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Coquille Indian Tribe fee-to-trust and Gaming Facility Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a virtual public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2022-25634
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the State of Washington Gaming Compact (Amendment) providing for Class III gaming between the Yakama Nation (Nation) and the State of Washington (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Leases and Permits
Document Number: 2022-25633
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-25
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 renew an information collection.
Land Acquisitions; White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, Buschelle Site, Clearwater County, Minnesota
Document Number: 2022-25619
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 92.18 acres, more or less, of land known as the Buschelle Site in Clearwater County, Wisconsin, (Site) for the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, (Tribe) for gaming and other purposes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-25606
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
Land Acquisitions; Tejon Tribe, Mettler Site, Kern County, California
Document Number: 2022-25618
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 320.04 acres, more or less, of land known as the Mettler Site in Kern County, California, (Site) for the Tejon Indian Tribe, (Tribe) for gaming and other purposes.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of California
Document Number: 2022-25617
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California sand the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria (Compact) providing for Class III gaming between the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria (Tribe) and the State of California (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of California
Document Number: 2022-25615
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of California sand the Tejon Indian Tribe (Compact) providing for Class III gaming between the Tejon Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of California (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Energy and Mineral Development Program Grants
Document Number: 2022-25299
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
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 with revisions.
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: 2022-25024
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2022-25038
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to the Sokaogon Chippewa Community and the State of Wisconsin Gaming Compact of 1991 (Amendment) providing for Class III gaming between the Sokaogon Chippewa Community (Tribe) and the State of Wisconsin (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2022-24528
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-10
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 renew an information collection.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2022-24446
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-09
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 of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the State of South Dakota.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts
Document Number: 2022-24312
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-08
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 with revisions.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2022-24371
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There will be six positions available. Board members shall serve a staggered term of two or three years from the date of their appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
Document Number: 2022-23451
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-28
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.
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2022-23472
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold their third (November 2022) and fourth (December 2022) virtual public meeting to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals to Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self- Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2024 or Calendar Year 2024
Document Number: 2022-22668
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2023, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year (FY) 2024 or calendar year (CY) 2024.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2022-21607
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the 2022 Amendments to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin Gaming Compact of 1992 (Amendment) providing for Class III gaming between the Menominee Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Wisconsin (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Water Request
Document Number: 2022-21028
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
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 renew an information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Electric Power Service Application
Document Number: 2022-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
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 with revisions.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2022-20319
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the State of Wisconsin Gaming Compact of 1991 (Amendment) providing for Class III gaming between the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin (Tribe) and the State of Wisconsin (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Tribal Enrollment Count
Document Number: 2022-20091
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-16
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 reinstate a previously approved information collection.
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2022-20009
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold their second virtual public meeting to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).
HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico Business Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-19667
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pueblo of Laguna Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business purpose leases without further BIA approval.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Yahthumb Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2022-19586
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), Clark County, and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Yahthumb Solar Project (Project). The DEIS evaluates a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and a generation interconnection (gen-tie) line along with the use of existing access roads located on the Reservation, Reservation lands managed by BLM, BLM lands, and private land. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that public meetings will be held to solicit comments on the DEIS.
Land Acquisitions; Oneida Nation, West Mason Site, Brown County, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2022-19433
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 1.411 acres, more or less, of land known as the West Mason Site in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, (Site) for the Oneida Nation, (Nation) for gaming and other purposes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Nisqually Indian Tribe Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-19431
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Nisqually Indian Tribe Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business, religious, educational, recreational, cultural, and public purpose leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan; Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
Document Number: 2022-19018
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as the lead Federal agency, with the Navajo Nation as a cooperating agency, has prepared a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan (NNIWMP) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2022-18465
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold a two-day in-person and virtual meeting. 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.
Annual Meeting of Federal Partners and Tribal 477 Workgroup Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 2017
Document Number: 2022-18464
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), announces the annual meeting of Federal agencies and Tribes that participate in the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Act of 2017 also known as the ``Public Law 477 Work Group.'' The meeting will be conducted virtually via MS Teams and by telephone.
Tribal Tourism Grant Program; Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2022-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), is soliciting proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations for the Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP). The grant funding will be used to support Tribal tourism by providing Tribes and Tribal organizations funding to obtain technical assistance to perform feasibility studies or develop Tribal tourism business plans. The TTGP grant will provide Tribes resources to explore opportunities to increase Tribal capacity to plan, develop, and manage tourism and related infrastructure, in support of economic development and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act or NATIVE Act. The feasibility study or business plan will empower Tribes to make informed decisions on potential tourism project(s).
National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2022-17783
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes for the National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) to support feasibility studies for installation or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband).
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2022-17284
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold their first virtual public meeting to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment Between the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the State of Washington
Document Number: 2022-17028
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Sixth Amendment to the Tribal State Compact for Class III Gaming Between the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the State of Washington (Amendment).
HEARTH Act Approval of Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06676
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06675
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential, agriculture, and business leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06674
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06673
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
Indian Energy Service Center; Approval of Tribal Energy Development Organization Certification for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Nation
Document Number: 2022-06710
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO) Certification for Twenty-First Century Tribal Energy, Inc, which is a Tribally owned corporation of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (Red Lake).
Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP) Grants Under the Native American Business Incubator Act of 2020
Document Number: 2022-06077
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from eligible applicants (see Section IV. Eligibility for Funding, of this notice) to receive competitive grants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. These grants will provide individually tailored business incubation and other business services to Native businesses and Native entrepreneurs to overcome the unique obstacles they confront and provide tools necessary to start and grow businesses that offer products and services to reservation communities.
Receipt of Documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2022-06069
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the group known as the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe has filed a documented petition for Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe with the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs. The Department seeks comment and evidence from the public on the petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program
Document Number: 2022-05566
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) are proposing to revise an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans
Document Number: 2022-05272
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
Document Number: 2022-05271
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Islands Reserve; Alcohol Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-05344
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Alcohol Control Ordinance of the Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Islands Reserve. The Alcohol Control Ordinance is to regulate and control the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Alaska for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. Enactment of this statute 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.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2022-04989
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
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.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chuckwalla Solar Projects, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2022-04545
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), National Park Service (NPS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Department of the Air Force (DAF), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Chuckwalla Solar Projects (Projects). The DEIS evaluates four photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage projects on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and generation interconnection (gen-tie) lines along with the use of existing access roads and an existing gen- tie line located on the Reservation, Reservation lands managed by BLM, BLM lands, and private land. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that public meetings will be held to solicit comments on the DEIS.
HEARTH Act Approval of Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-04094
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business, agriculture, residential, and wind and solar leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Table Mountain Rancheria Business Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-04093
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Table Mountain Rancheria Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.