Bureau of Indian Affairs 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-22265
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request for the Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State courts has been submitted to OMB for review and renewal. This information collection is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0111 through December 31, 2006.
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 06-9907
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service are submitting the information collection, titled ``Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act Programs, 25 CFR 900'' to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal. The information collection, OMB Control 1076-0136, is used to process contracts, grants or cooperative agreements for award by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services invite you to submit comments to the OMB on the information collection described below.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications to Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2008 or Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E6-22175
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2007, deadline for tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self- governance program in fiscal year 2008 or calendar year 2008.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Oil Spill Response Facility at Shepard Point, near Cordova, Alaska
Document Number: E6-22142
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Native Village of Eyak, the Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed oil spill facility at Shepard Point, near Cordova, Alaska, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed project, the Cordova Area Oil Spill Facility, is to provide a deepwater staging facility for the rapid deployment of equipment to the sites of any oil spills that might occur in the Prince William Sound and environs.
Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 1813, Draft Report to Congress
Document Number: 06-9835
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy (Departments) to jointly conduct a study of issues related to energy rights-of-way (ROWs) on tribal lands. The Act further directs the Departments to submit a report to Congress on the findings of the study. The Draft Report to Congress is available for review on the Section 1813 Web site (http://1813.anl.gov).
Land Acquisitions; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of New Mexico
Document Number: E6-21202
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Associate Deputy Secretary made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 31,777.066 acres, more or less, of land into trust for the Jicarilla Apache Tribe of New Mexico on December 4, 2006. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Associate Deputy Secretary by 209 DM 8.
Request for Comments on Land Acquisitions Information Collection
Document Number: E6-21183
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the proposed renewal of the information collection, 25 CFR part 151 Land Acquisitions, OMB Control Number 1076-0100.
Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
Document Number: E6-20494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule published on Thursday, October 5, 2006 (71 FR 58769), which establishes procedures that an Indian tribe must follow in seeking to conduct gaming on lands acquired after October 17, 1988. This document also contains corrections to the proposed rule. The regulation relates to gaming on trust lands acquired after October 17, 1988.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD
Document Number: E6-20153
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of BIA Route 27 near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and instead, prepare an Environmental Assessment for the proposed action. The Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS, which included a description of the proposed action, was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2005 (70 FR 48972).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Extension of the Absaloka Coal Mine on the Crow Indian Reservation, Big Horn County, MT
Document Number: E6-20152
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as joint Lead Agencies, with the Crow Tribe of Indians, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as Cooperating Agencies, intend to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Extension of the Absaloka Coal Mine on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana. The proposed BIA action, taken under the Indian Mineral Development Act, is the approval of a coal lease by the Crow Tribe to Westmoreland Resources Inc. (WRI) and associated approval of allotted Indian and Crow tribal surface estate use agreements. In addition, the OSMRE will use this EIS to support a decision on the application for a surface mining permit to be filed by WRI involving the same acreage, commonly known as the Absaloka Mine ``South Extension;'' the MDEQ will use it in considering approval of permit revisions to facilitate mining of coal adjacent to the South Extension that is presently under the Absaloka Mine, which MDEQ administers; and the EPA may use the EIS in considering issuance of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for any point source water discharges on the Reservation. The purpose of this project is to extend the operating life of the Absaloka Mine and continue to provide an economic base for the Crow Tribe, while providing an energy source for the generation of electricity at distant power plants. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transfer From Fee-to-Trust Land of Oneida Indian Nation of New York Land in Oneida and Madison Counties, NY
Document Number: E6-19900
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York (Nation), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for proposed fee- to-trust land transfer located within Oneida and Madison Counties, New York, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to foster the cultural preservation, self- determination, self-sufficiency and economic independence of the Nation through placing tribal properties into a fee trust land base. This notice also announces a public hearing to take public comments on the DEIS.
Proposed Renewal of Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy; Request for Comments
Document Number: E6-19849
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (OIEED), is seeking comments on the collection of information necessary for utilization of the Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. This is necessary to continue the use of forms for this program approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the time and expense required by these forms to access the program.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coyote Business Park, Umatilla County, OR
Document Number: E6-19848
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed lease of up to 142 acres of land held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the CTUIR in Umatilla County, Oregon, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed project, the Coyote Business Park, is to help meet economic development needs on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: E6-19724
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation facilities located on various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate those facilities. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18399
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are renewing the information collection found in the general Probate of Indian Decedents' Estates, Except for Members of the Five Civilized Tribes regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that Probate regulations are administered for the benefit of individual Indians and any persons having claims against an Indian decedent's estate.
Indian Trust Management Reform
Document Number: E6-18396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
On August 8, 2006, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Secretary proposed to amend several of their regulations related to Indian trust management (see 71 FR 45173). The purpose of the amendments is to further fulfill the Secretary's fiduciary responsibilities to federally recognized tribes and individual Indians and to meet the Indian trust management policies in the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA), as amended by the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA). These amendments address Indian trust management issues in the areas of probate, probate hearings and appeals, tribal probate codes, life estates and future interests in Indian land, the Indian land title of record, and conveyances of trust or restricted land. There is also an ``Application for Consolidation by Sale'' form that is associated with one of these amendments. This notice reopens the comment period for an additional 60 days to January 2, 2007. The BIA and Office of Secretary are reopening the comment period for an additional 60 days to ensure that all interested parties, including tribes and individual Indians, have the opportunity to review the proposed rule and prepare their comments.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe of Washington
Document Number: E6-18184
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 55.84 acres, more or less, as the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation for the Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians of Washington on October 20, 2006.
Request for Comments on Grazing Regulations Information Collection Renewal
Document Number: E6-18171
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are renewing the information collection found in the general grazing regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that grazing regulations are administered for the benefit of Indian tribes and individual Indians. We invite your comments on this renewal of OMB Control No. 1076-0157.
Request for Comments on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL) Grazing Regulations Information Collection Renewal
Document Number: E6-18162
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are renewing the information collection found in the NPL grazing regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that grazing regulations are administered for the benefit of the Navajo Nation and individual Navajo tribal members. We invite your comments on this renewal of OMB Control No. 1076-0162.
Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes Proposed Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-18057
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces that the Information Collection Request for Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe will expire December 31, 2006. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are seeking comments on this information collection before we request extension from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-17813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) invites comments on an information collection request which will be renewed. The collection is: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, OMB Control Number 1076- 0158.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-17703
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public of the Secretary's approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the State of Oklahoma and Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-17354
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development is seeking comments on renewal of a reporting system for Public Law 102-477, ``Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992.'' The existing data collection, cleared under OMB Control Number 1076- 0135, expires on November 30, 2006. This information collection requirement satisfies this statutory requirement.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Operations and Maintenance of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Upon Transfer in Favor of Preparation of an Environmental Assessment, Flathead, Lake, Missoula and Sanders Counties, MO
Document Number: E6-16720
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) instead of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed operations and maintenance of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project upon transfer. This notice also announces a public comment period. The purpose of this notice and public comment period is to obtain additional suggestions and information from other agencies and the public regarding BIA's intention to prepare an EA instead of an EIS. Because the BIA has already held public meetings to satisfy scoping requirements for preparation of an EIS, and the subject matter of the EA is identical, at this time, the BIA does not intend to hold additional public meetings. However, if the need for additional public meetings becomes evident through public comment or otherwise, the BIA will hold additional public meetings.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Elk Valley Rancheria's Proposed 203.5 Acre Martin Ranch Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino/Resort Project, Del Norte County, CA
Document Number: E6-16551
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Elk Valley Rancheria (tribe), City of Crescent City, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intends to file a final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the proposed approval of a 203.5-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino/resort complex in Del Norte County, California, and that the FEIS is now available to the public. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the tribe.
Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
Document Number: E6-16490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs proposes to establish procedures that an Indian tribe must follow in seeking to conduct gaming on lands acquired after October 17, 1988. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act allows Indian tribes to conduct class II and class III gaming activities on land acquired after October 17, 1988, only if the land meets certain exceptions. This proposed rule establishes a process for submitting and considering applications from Indian tribes seeking to conduct class II or class III gaming activities on lands acquired in trust after October 17, 1988.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (Rod) for a Proposed Lease of Tribal Trust Lands Between Private Fuel Storage, L.L.C. (PFS) and Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indian (Band) in Tooele County, UT
Document Number: 06-8484Filed
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) that disapproves a proposed lease of tribal trust lands between Private Fuel Storage, L.L.C. (PFS) and the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians. BIA analyzed the environmental impacts of the proposed lease under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in June 2000, and the final EIS (FEIS) in December 2001. The BIA decision is based on review of the draft EIS; the FEIS; comments received from the public, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments; consideration of the required factors under the Indian Long-term Leasing Act and implementing regulation; and discussion of all the alternatives with the cooperating agencies.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Jackson County, MS
Document Number: E6-16259
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI), intends to collect information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 61 acre fee-to- trust land transfer in Jackson County, Mississippi, and for the proposed use of that land, together with an adjacent 40 acre tract of Choctaw Reservation land in the same county, for a casino project. The purpose of the proposed action is to help meet land base and economic needs of the MBCI. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS.
Final Determination for the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Inc.
Document Number: E6-16191
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(h), notice is hereby given that the Associate Deputy Secretary (ADS) has determined that the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Inc., c/o Mr. Curtis Chambers, does not satisfy all seven criteria for acknowledgment as an Indian tribe in 25 CFR 83.7.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-15031
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the State of Oklahoma and Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-15027
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Notice is given that the Tribal-State gaming compact between the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and the State of Oklahoma is considered approved and is in effect.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-15024
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the Memorandum of Incorporation of Most Favored Nations Amendments to the Tribal-State Compact for class III gaming between the State of Washington and Lummi Nation.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Spokane Indian Reservation, Stevens County, WA
Document Number: E6-14686
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Spokane Tribe of Indians (Tribe), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Spokane Indian Reservation, Washington, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to update the Tribe's existing IRMP, in order to provide for the development of long-term resource management policies that will ensure direction and stability for sustained growth of reservation economics, compatible with traditional values and needs for a quality human environment. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive public comments on the DEIS.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Document Number: 06-7286
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma including all land within the definition of ``Indian country'' as established and described by Federal law under the jurisdiction of the Tribe. This Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Pawnee Nation, and increases the ability of the tribal government to control the Tribe's liquor distribution and possession. At the same time it will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: E6-14055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) on Indian children with disabilities.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements Under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act
Document Number: 06-6852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proposes to amend its regulations by adding a new part to provide for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian tribes under Section 2604 of the Indian Energy Resource Development and Self-Determination Act. The proposed regulations provide the process under which the Secretary will grant authority to an Indian tribe to review and approve leases business agreements and rights-of-way for specific energy development activities on tribal lands through an approved TERA. The Department invites your comments on the proposed rule.
Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 1813, Draft Report to Congress
Document Number: E6-13089
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy (Departments) to jointly conduct a study of issues related to energy rights-of-way (ROWs) on tribal lands. The Act further directs the Departments to submit a report to Congress on the findings of the study. The Draft Report to Congress is available for review on the Section 1813 Web site (http://1813.anl.gov). The Departments will hold several meetings to receive comments and suggestions on the Draft Report to Congress. Meeting locations and schedules have not been finalized; details will be provided on the Section 1813 Web site (http://1813.anl.gov).
Indian Trust Management Reform
Document Number: 06-6622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Secretary propose to amend several of their regulations related to Indian trust management to further fulfill the Secretary's fiduciary responsibilities to federally recognized tribes and individual Indians and to meet the Indian trust management policies articulated by Congress in the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA), as amended by the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA). These amendments address Indian trust management issues in the areas of probate, probate hearings and appeals, tribal probate codes, life estates and future interests in Indian land, the Indian land title of record; and conveyances of trust or restricted land. There is also an ``Application for Consolidation by Sale'' form that is associated with one of these amendments.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Document Number: E6-12731
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands of the Tribe. The tribal lands are located within the geographic area that includes all land included within the definition of ``Indian country,'' as established and described by Federal law, and that is under the jurisdiction of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, including all tribally-owned trust lands. This Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within its exterior boundaries. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the community's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Receipt of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: E6-12484
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice is published in exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 DM 8. 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 proceedings under the Act, 25 CFR 23.12. The Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register on an annual basis the names and addresses of the designated agents. This is the current list of Designated Tribal Agents for service of notice, and includes the listings of designated tribal agents received by the Secretary of the Interior prior to the date of this publication.
Submission of Collection of Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-12074
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection titled: Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR 175, OMB Control Number 1076- 0021, and Water Request, 25 CFR 171, OMB Central Number 1076-0141, for reinstatement, review, and approval. These collections expired during the Paperwork Reduction Act renewal process.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Drought Management Plan for Operation of the Kerr Hydroelectric Project, Flathead Lake, MT
Document Number: E6-11936
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a drought management plan for the operation of the Kerr Hydroelectric Project, Flathead Lake, Montana. In addition to mailing the draft EIS to cooperating agencies and those who previously requested the document, the BIA has made the draft EIS available at the Polson City Library, 2 First Avenue East, Polson, Montana, and the Flathead County Library, 247 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana. Additionally, the draft EIS may be obtained on the following Web site: http://www.flatheadlake- eis.com. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public, other Federal agencies, tribal, State, and local governments, organizations and businesses of the availability of the draft EIS and to announce public hearings to discuss the draft EIS.
Irrigation Operation and Maintenance
Document Number: E6-11293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is proposing to revise the regulations governing irrigation projects under its jurisdiction. The purpose of the revisions is to provide consistent administration; establish the process for updating practices, policies, and procedures for the administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of irrigation projects; and provide uniform accounting and recordkeeping procedures. These regulations have also been rewritten in plain English as mandated by Executive Order 12866. They also address several issues that prior regulations did not cover.
Submission of Paperwork Reduction Act Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-11211
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces that the Information Collection Request for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for a Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The BIA is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-11139
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an approval of the amended and restated Tribal-State Compact for regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the State of Oregon.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-11138
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the gaming compact between the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation and the State of Wyoming.
Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection
Document Number: E6-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an information collection from potential and existing Self-Governance Tribes, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Clearance Number 1076-0143 will be used to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for self- governance, to provide information for awarding planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self- Governance Act.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-10786
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) proposes to submit the Information Collection Request for the Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State courts to OMB for review and renewal. This information collection is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0111 through December 31, 2006.
Class III Gaming Procedures and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-10448
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting two information collection requests for review and renewal by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The two collections are: Class III Gaming Procedures, 1076-0149, and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 1076-0152.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara (MHA) Nation's Proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Ward County, ND
Document Number: 06-5818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as co-lead agency, and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The proposed federal actions are: (1) The taking into trust of 469 acres of fee land by the BIA in support of the MHA Nation's proposal to construct and operate a clean fuels refinery and produce buffalo forage; and (2) the issuance by the EPA of a Clean Water Act, Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Discharge (NPDES) permit for the discharge of treated wastewater from the proposed refinery. This notice also advises the public of the availability of the Draft NPDES permit (ND- 0030988) for review, and announces public hearings on the DEIS and Draft NPDES permit.