Bureau of Indian Affairs August 21, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.