Bureau of Indian Affairs 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2011-17392
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Tampa, Florida. The BIE Advisory Board will hold its meeting in conjunction with the BIE Special Education Academy. 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.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians' 23-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 2011-16364
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Barstow as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the USEPA for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians Fee-to-Trust and Casino-Hotel Project proposed to be located within the City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and the date, time, and location of a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-14220
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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 revision of the collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report, 25 CFR Part 23. The revision affects the form that tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) coordinators provide to BIA on a quarterly basis. The information collection is currently authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076-0131, which expires August 31, 2011.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-14045
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an extension of Gaming between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Tribal Consultation on No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Draft Report
Document Number: 2011-14038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that it will conduct five consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning a draft report to provide Congress and the Secretary of the Interior comprehensive information about the conditions and funding needs for facilities at Bureau-funded schools, as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wheatgrass Ridge Wind Project, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho
Document Number: 2011-13618
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
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, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wheatgrass Ridge Wind Project, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho. It also announces the beginning of the scoping process to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. Construction of the Wheatgrass Ridge Wind Project within the Fort Hall Reservation is subject to BIA approval of a lease and, as proposed, is a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. The information in the EIS will be used to support a decision whether or not to lease Shoshone-Bannock Tribal lands to Wheatgrass Ridge Wind, LLC, for construction, operation, and maintenance of a wind energy facility up to 160 megawatt (MW). The EIS will describe and analyze potential environmental impacts from the proposed action and a range of reasonable alternatives.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment with BIA and IHS; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-13263
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, 25 CFR part 5. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0160, which expires August 31, 2011.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB); Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-13261
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) information collection. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0153, which expires July 31, 2011.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2011-12536
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-25
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 2011-12416
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Campo Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Campo Shu'luuk Wind Project, located on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego, California. Construction of the Shu'luuk Wind Project within the Campo Reservation is subject to BIA approval of a lease and sublease, which, as proposed, is a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. A brief description of the proposed action and areas of environmental concern are provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The scoping process will include notice to the public and Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies of the proposed action.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2011-12412
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a document in the Federal Register of April 8, 2011, advising the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Pueblo of Jemez, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the proposed approval of a 70.277 acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located within Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico. The document contained an error in the public comment deadline.
Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Document Number: 2011-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) provides funding to Indian tribes with the mission goal of assessing, evaluating, and promoting energy and mineral resources on Indian trust lands for the economic benefit of Indian mineral owners. To achieve these goals, the Department of the Interior's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) office, is soliciting proposals from tribes. The Department will use a competitive evaluation process to select several proposed projects to receive an award.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2011-11165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
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.
Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Choctaw Nation of Florida
Document Number: 2011-10117
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Interior (Department) declines to acknowledge that the group known as the ``Choctaw Nation of Florida'' (CNF, formerly known as the Hunter Tsalagi-Choctaw Tribe), Petitioner 288, c/o Mr. Alfonso James, Jr., Post Office Box 6322, Marianna, Florida 32447, is an American Indian group that exists as an Indian tribe under Department procedures. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria set forth in 25 CFR 83.7, specifically criterion 83.7(e), descent from a historical Indian tribe, and therefore, the Department may not acknowledge the petitioner under 25 CFR part 83. Based on the limited nature and extent of comment and consistent with previous practices, the Department did not produce a detailed report or other summary under the criteria pertaining to this FD. This notice is the Final Determination (FD).
Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-9672
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Division of Economic Development (DED), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) seeks to spur job growth and sustainable economies on American Indian reservations. The DED created the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide tribes and tribal businesses with expert advice regarding economic development matters. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DED is seeking comments on a proposed information collection related to the NABDI's funding of economic development feasibility studies (studies) and long-term strategic, reservation-wide economic development plans (plans). Federally recognized Indian tribes, on their own behalf or on behalf of tribally owned business, may apply for the funding by providing certain information. Applicants receiving funding must provide a final report summarizing the progress of and results of studies and plans. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and final report.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance of the Paiute Tribe of Utah
Document Number: 2011-9900
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance of the Paiute Tribe of Utah (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the manufacture, distribution, possession, sale, service and consumption of liquor on all lands within the exterior boundaries of the Tribe and its five (5) constituent Bands. This Ordinance will enhance the ability of the Tribe to control alcohol-related activities within the Tribe's jurisdiction, and 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.
Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-9666
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is submitting a proposed information collection related to funds provided under the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations, may be considered for funding under the TEDC if they provide certain information as part of an application. Once an application is accepted, the Indian tribe must then submit reports regarding the progress of their project. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and progress reports.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-9281
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the BIA Housing Improvement Program, 25 CFR 256. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0084, which expires August 31, 2011.
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2011-8649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its sixth meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to continue working on reports and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2011-8035
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Pueblo of Jemez, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the proposed approval of a 70.277 acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located within Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico. Details on the proposed action, location, and areas of environmental concern addressed in the DEIS are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-7586
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), U.S. Department of the Interior, is submitting a request for renewal of the information collection for Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0164, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Application for Job Placement and Training Services; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-7584
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on renewal of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Job Placement and Training Services. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0062, which expires on March 31, 2011.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2011-7582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Riverside, California. 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.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2011-6714
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget a revision to the information collection, titled ``Financial Assistance & Social Services, 25 CFR 20.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0017, which expires March 31, 2012. The information collection requires applicants to provide information in support of their eligibility for BIA assistance and services and requires a subset of those applicants to complete an ISP in order to obtain General Assistance. Revisions include changes to the application form to address all five types of assistance authorized by 25 CFR 20 and a new standardized form for Individual Self-Sufficiency Plans (ISPs).
Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-6577
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is submitting a proposed information collection related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The IDEIA provides that the Secretary of the Interior will allocate funding for the coordination of assistance for special education and related services for American Indian children 0 to 5 years of age with disabilities on reservations served by elementary schools for Indian children that are operated or funded by the Department of the Interior (``Bureau-funded schools''). The BIE allocates this funding to Tribes and Tribal organizations. In support of this allocation, the BIE collects information on the number of American Indian children 0 to 5 years of age with disabilities on reservations served by Bureau-funded schools. This notice requests comments on that information collection.
Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians
Document Number: 2011-6472
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) has determined the petitioner known as the Juane[ntilde]o Band of Mission Indians is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy all seven of the criteria set forth in 25 CFR 83.7, and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation
Document Number: 2011-6470
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) has determined the petitioner known as the Juane[ntilde]o Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation, is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy all seven of the criteria set forth in the applicable regulations, and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-4522
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is given that the Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon and the State of Oregon is considered to have been approved and is in effect.
New Agency Information Collection for Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-3742
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on a proposed collection of information that will allow the BIE to obtain information from individuals on their qualifications to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. The BIE is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect this information. This notice is not requesting nominations; it is requesting comment on the information the BIE may collect in the future for nominations by a separate Federal Register notice.
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Reykers Acquisition, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2011-3741
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 25 acres, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-3179
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an extension of the Gaming Compact between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Trust Management Reform-Implementation of Statutory Changes
Document Number: 2011-2896
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This interim final rule implements the latest statutory changes to the Indian Land Consolidation Act, as amended by the 2004 American Indian Probate Reform Act and later amendments (ILCA/AIPRA). These changes primarily affect the probate of permanent improvements owned by a decedent that are attached to trust or restricted property owned by the decedent. These changes also affect the purchase of small fractional interests at probate by restricting who may purchase without consent and what interests may be purchased without consent.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mississippi Band of Choctaw Casino, Jackson County, MS
Document Number: 2011-2822
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel all work on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Mississippi Band of Choctaw Casino, Jackson County Mississippi.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed K Road/Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Photovoltaic Solar Facility, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2011-2554
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Tribe), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), as cooperating agencies, intend to gather information necessary for preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Solar Generation Facility on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada. This notice also announces public scoping meetings to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Regional Landfill Project on the Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 2011-2426
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, in cooperation with the Campo Band of Mission Indians (Campo Band), Campo Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intends to cancel all work on a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the BIA Federal action of approving an amended lease and amended sublease to allow for the proposed Campo Regional Landfill Project (Proposed Action) to be located on the Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, California.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2012 or Calendar Year 2012
Document Number: 2011-2061
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2011, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2012 or calendar year 2012.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Homeliving Programs and School Closure and Consolidation; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-1589
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (Bureau) is seeking comments on renewal of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Homeliving Programs and School Closure and Consolidation. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0164, which expires on March 31, 2011.
Interim Deputation Agreements; Interim BIA Adult Detention Facility Guidelines
Document Number: 2011-1661
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the online publication of the Interim BIA Adult Detention Facility Guidelines and the Interim Model Deputation Agreements that will be used by the Office of Justice Services following passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. Three Interim Model Deputation Agreements will be used: one agreement for tribes in Public Law 83-280 States, one for tribes in Oklahoma, and a general deputation agreement for tribes in other parts of the United States. The documents are published on the Indian Affairs Web site.
Special Law Enforcement Commissions
Document Number: 2011-1588
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the online publication of the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Policy, Rules and Procedures, the Interim Special Law Enforcement Commission Protocols and the Interim Domestic Violence Waiver that will be used by the Office of Justice Services following passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. The documents are published on the Indian Affairs Web site.
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Liquor Control Law
Document Number: 2011-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes Liquor Control Law No. LB-06-08 of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel (Nation). The Liquor Control Law regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands. The tribal lands are located in Indian country and this Liquor Control Law allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. The Liquor Control Law contains provisions requiring the Nation to issue licenses to all businesses that intend to sell liquor. This Liquor Control Law will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the Nation'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.
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2011-722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its fifth meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The purpose of the meeting is to continue working on reports and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians' Proposed Casino and Resort Project, Fresno County, CA
Document Number: 2011-560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Tribe's proposed lease agreement with an individual Indian trust land allotee and subsequent construction of a casino/ resort project to be located near Friant, Fresno County, California. This notice also advises the public that the DEIS is now available for public review and comment and announces the availability of copies of the document and the date, time and location of a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS. Details of the proposed action, location, and areas of environmental concern addressed in the DEIS are provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants a 30-day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period.
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Golf Course Acquisition, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2011-616
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 40 acres, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Lots 15 and 16 Acquisition, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2011-614
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2 acres, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Lot 32 Acquisition, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2011-612
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 1 acre, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Land Acquisitions; Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington
Document Number: 2010-33145
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 151.87 acres of land into trust for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington on December 17, 2010.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2010-33094
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the 2010 Amendments to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (``Tribe'') and the State of Wisconsin Gaming Compact of 1992, as Amended in 1999, 2000, and 2003.