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Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2018-12805
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
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 eight positions available. Advisory Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years 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. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Secretarial Elections
Document Number: 2018-12802
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2018-12343
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Shawnee Tribe and the State of Oklahoma entered into a compact governing class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Tribal Gaming Compact between the Shawnee Tribe and the State of Oklahoma.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2018-11924
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
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.
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation Liquor Ordinance; Repeal and Replace
Document Number: 2018-11839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation (the Tribe) Liquor Control Ordinance (the Ordinance). The Ordinance certifies the Tribe's liquor licensing laws to regulate and control the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the jurisdiction of the Tribe's reservation. The Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on November 14, 1979, and any and all previous statutes.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Connecticut
Document Number: 2018-11738
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment entered into between the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut is taking effect.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage and Dissolution Applications
Document Number: 2018-11358
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
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; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Document Number: 2018-09919
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 48.58 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, (Fountainhead Site) in trust for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for gaming and other purposes on April 30, 2018.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Arizona
Document Number: 2018-09800
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact entered into between the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and State of Arizona is taking effect.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation
Document Number: 2018-08997
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 145 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation on March 12, 2018.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico
Document Number: 2018-08996
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 323.763 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico on March 12, 2018.
HEARTH Act Approval of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin's Regulation
Document Number: 2018-08218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On January 23, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (previously listed as Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin) (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, agricultural and residential leases without further BIA approval.
Bureau of Indian Education Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Establishment; Proposed Membership
Document Number: 2018-07922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The U.S. Department of the Interior is announcing the proposed members to form the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) which will advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) through the BIE on a proposed rule to revise the Adequate Yearly Progress regulation as previously announced in the Federal Register. This notice solicits comments on the proposed membership, and invites additional nominations for Committee members who will adequately represent the interests that are likely to be significantly affected by the proposed rule. The Secretary also proposes to appoint Federal representatives to the Committee as listed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Student Transportation Form
Document Number: 2018-07869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Native Language Immersion Grant
Document Number: 2018-07858
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
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 a new information collection.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan
Document Number: 2018-07475
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 79.54 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan on March 12, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2018-07125
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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; Reindeer in Alaska
Document Number: 2018-07124
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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 Education Tribal Colleges and Universities; Application for Grants and Annual Report Form
Document Number: 2018-07123
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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 with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-Funded Schools
Document Number: 2018-07122
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
Document Number: 2018-07121
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
HEARTH Act Approval of Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation Code of Laws, Trust Lands Leasing Code
Document Number: 2018-06443
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation's leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into leases for business and residential purposes without BIA approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage and Dissolution Applications
Document Number: 2018-06440
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program
Document Number: 2018-06439
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-06437
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and Five Civilized Tribes
Document Number: 2018-06434
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process
Document Number: 2018-06433
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Business Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business and other authorized purposes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ramona Band of Cahuilla's Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2018-06233
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ramona Band of Cahuilla's leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into leases for business purposes without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Business Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06231
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 28, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business.
Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe
Document Number: 2018-06230
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Business, Agricultural, Residential, Wind and Solar Resource, and Wind Energy Evaluation Leases
Document Number: 2018-06229
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan (Tribe) leasing regulations 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, agricultural, residential, wind and solar resource, and wind energy evaluation leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Coquille Indian Tribe Ordinance
Document Number: 2018-06228
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Coquille Indian Tribe leasing regulations 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 site leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06227
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 28, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 leasing Regulations 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, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06226
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe's Business Site Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06225
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Business Site Leasing regulations 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 site leases without further BIA approval.
Education Contracts Under Johnson-O'Malley Act
Document Number: 2018-05749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would update one section of the regulation regarding when Indian students are eligible for benefits of education contracts under the Johnson-O'Malley Act (JOM), to codify past practice and a Federal District Court ruling by deleting the requirement that the Indian student must have \1/4\ or more degree of Indian blood.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Indian Highway Safety Grants
Document Number: 2018-05747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) are proposing a new information collection.
Updates to Bureau of Indian Affairs Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2018-04513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to amend its categorical exclusions (CATEXs) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for certain BIA actions and is seeking comment. The BIA is requesting comment on whether to revise or delete any current CATEXs or add any new CATEXs.
Tribal Transportation Program; Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2018-04103
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on October 31, 2017, that delayed the deadline for Tribes to comply with Tribal Transportation Program requirements to collect data on proposed roads for the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2018-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
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 with revisions.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Document Number: 2018-03076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 121.01 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Michigan on November 24, 2017.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2019 or Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2018-03075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2018, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2019 or calendar year 2019.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2018-03072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 Trust Asset Reform Act, Title II-Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2018-02436
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host three Tribal consultation sessions on the development of the Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project authorized by the Indian Trust Asset Management Reform Act (ITARA), Public Law 114-178.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2018-02200
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-06
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.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2018-01907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 567 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on January 17, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report
Document Number: 2018-01557
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS
Document Number: 2018-01109
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Document Number: 2018-01108
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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.