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List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
Document Number: 2019-27997
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule revises one section of our regulations to provide that the current list of areas in Indian Country with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts) will be published and updated in the Federal Register and on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website. Currently, that section of the Code of Federal Regulations, itself, lists the areas in Indian Country with CFR Courts, requiring a rulemaking each time a court is added or deleted. Allowing for publication in the Federal Register, in lieu of a rulemaking, will better keep Tribal members and the public updated on the current status of the Courts of Indian Offenses.
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation; Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-28443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation's Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance. The Liquor Ordinance regulates and controls the consumption, possession, manufacture, distribution, and sale of liquor within the Reservation.
Procedures for Federal Acknowledgment of Alaska Native Entities
Document Number: 2019-27998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would establish a new part in the Code of Federal Regulations to address how Alaska Native entities may become acknowledged as an Indian Tribe pursuant to the Alaska Amendment to the Indian Reorganization Act. This proposed rule would not affect the status of Tribes that are already federally recognized.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-27996
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has extended the deadline for comments on the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2019-27995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27994
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Hoopa Valley Tribe is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27990
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Susanville Indian Rancheria is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts and Amendments
Document Number: 2019-27988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the address for submission of Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts, amendments, and extensions has changed.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 2019-27987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Louisiana entered into a compact with the Tunica- Biloxi Indian Tribe governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Tribal-State Compact for the Conduct of Class III Gaming between the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana and the State of Louisiana (Compact).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2019-27986
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Oregon entered into a compact amendment with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Amendment to the Amended and Restated Tribal State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the State of OregonAmendment III.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Supervised Individual Indian Money Accounts
Document Number: 2019-27973
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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 a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2019-27972
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Program
Document Number: 2019-27971
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 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; Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Proceedings in State Court
Document Number: 2019-27969
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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; Tribal Transportation Program
Document Number: 2019-27967
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs are proposing to renew an information collection.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2019-27531
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Band) as Cooperating Agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project (ESM Solar Project) on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. This notice also announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Alcohol Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-27400
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Alcohol Control Ordinance of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. 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 Washington for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. 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.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2019-27399
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian Tribes. Tribes, at their discretion, may apply for TERAs. TERAs allow Tribes to enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development on Tribal land without the Secretary's review and approval. This final rule updates the regulations to incorporate changes recently made by Congress to the Act authorizing TERAs. This rule also establishes how, as an alternative to entering into a TERA, a Tribe may obtain certification of a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO).
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-25413
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
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, and the Osage Nation, Osage Minerals Council, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as cooperating agencies, have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) analyzes the potential impacts that future oil and gas development will have on the surface estate and subsurface mineral estate in Osage County, Oklahoma. This notice announces that the DEIS is available for public review and that the BIA will hold a public meeting to receive comments.
Land Acquisitions; Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
Document Number: 2019-24361
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 13.3 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California, for gaming and other purposes on October 7, 2019.
Land Acquisitions; The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-23834
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 20.00 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Pawnee, Pawnee County, Oklahoma, (Site) in trust for the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma for gaming and other purposes on October 7, 2019.
Notice of Availability of the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Final Joint Environmental Impact Statement, Bureau of Land Management Proposed Resource Management Plan and Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan
Document Number: 2019-23823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) have prepared a Final Joint Environmental Impact Statement (FJEIS) for the BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan (P- RMP), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan (P-IRMP) for the BLM Oklahoma Field Office, the BIA Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office, and the BIA Southern Plains Regional Office, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the protest period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
Document Number: 2019-23765
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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.
Updates to American Indian Probate Regulations
Document Number: 2019-23748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) is considering potential updates to regulations governing probate of property that the United States holds in trust or restricted status for American Indians. Since the regulations were revised in 2008, the Department identified opportunities for improving the probate process. The Department is seeking Tribal input and public comment on its ideas for improvements in the regulations in general, and on the potential regulatory changes identified below in particular.
Johnson-O'Malley Program; Preliminary Report
Document Number: 2019-23617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
As required by the Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) Act of 1934, as amended by the JOM Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is publishing a Preliminary Report that describes the number of eligible Indian students served or potentially served by each eligible entity, using the most applicable and accurate data from the fiscal year proceeding the fiscal year for which the initial determination is to be made. BIE is also seeking written comments from eligible entities to gain feedback about the preliminary report.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2019-23090
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
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 with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2019-22981
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
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.
Tribal Transportation Program; Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2019-22682
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This interim final rule updates the Tribal Transportation Program regulations to delay the deadline for Tribes to comply with requirements to collect data on proposed roads for the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
HEARTH Act Approval of Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Regulations
Document Number: 2019-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On July 25, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (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 agricultural, residential, business, and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2019-22452
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota and the State of South Dakota.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2019-22451
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
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 its next meeting in Albuquerque, NM, November 13-15, 2019. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Program
Document Number: 2019-21424
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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; Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Proceedings in State Court
Document Number: 2019-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-02
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.
Shawnee Tribe Liquor and Beer Act
Document Number: 2019-20116
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control act of the Shawnee Tribe. The Shawnee Tribe Liquor and Beer Act (Act) regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. Enactment of this Act 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native Language Immersion Grant
Document Number: 2019-19111
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Energy Resource Development Program Grants
Document Number: 2019-18656
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
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 with revisions.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Reservation and the State of Nevada)
Document Number: 2019-17943
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation and the State of Nevada.
Land Acquisitions; the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2019-17942
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 92.75 acres, more or less, into trust for the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land; Bond Exemption
Document Number: 2019-17781
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule exempts Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments from the requirement to obtain a bond, insurance, or alternative form of security for a right-of-way across Indian land and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) land where such governments are prohibited by law from obtaining security.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2019-17109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
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), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nellis Air Force Base (Nellis AFB) and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Band) as Cooperating Agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project (ESM Solar Project) on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. 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.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2019-16692
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
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.
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: 2019-16087
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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.
Tribal Transportation Program; Inventory of Proposed Roads
Document Number: 2019-15928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing a change to a provision in the Tribal Transportation Program regulations affecting proposed roads that are currently in the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI). Specifically, this proposed rule would delete the requirement for Tribes to collect and submit certain data in order to keep those proposed roads in the NTTFI. The requirement to collect and submit data to add new proposed roads to the NTTFI would remain in place.
List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
Document Number: 2019-15549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would revise one section of our regulations to provide that the current list of areas in Indian Country with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts) will be published and updated in the Federal Register and on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website. Currently, that section of the Code of Federal Regulations, itself, lists the areas in Indian Country with CFR Courts, requiring a rulemaking each time a court is added or deleted. Allowing for publication in the Federal Register, in lieu of a rulemaking, will better keep Tribal members and the public updated on the current status of the Courts of Indian Offenses.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Amendments to Liquor Code
Document Number: 2019-15548
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code. This codification amends and supersedes the existing Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code, enacted by the Umatilla Board of Trustees through Resolution 15-019 on March 23, 2015.
HEARTH Act Approval of Jamul Indian Village of California Business Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-15545
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 14, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Jamul Indian Village of California (Tribe) 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.
Delaware Nation; Beverage Control Act of 2019
Document Number: 2019-15544
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Delaware Nation Beverage Control Act of 2019 (Alcohol Ordinance). The Alcohol Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol on Delaware Nation trust lands in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. Although the Alcohol Ordinance was adopted on March 5, 2019, it does not become effective until published in the Federal Register.
Wilton Rancheria; Liquor Control Act
Document Number: 2019-15543
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Wilton Rancheria Code, Title 1 Business and Finance Code, Chapter 5Liquor Control Act. The Liquor Control Act regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, distribution, and consumption of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2019-14824
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
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.