Bureau of Indian Affairs June 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project in the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI
Document Number: 2012-15878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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 Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (Tribe), the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the City of Kenosha, and Kenosha County, as cooperating agencies, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed approval of a 223-acre fee-to-trust transfer and the construction of a casino-hotel complex. This notice also announces the FEIS is now available for public review. Hard copies are available upon request or may be found at the addresses indicted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Notice of Intent To Establish an Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-14868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing its intent to establish an Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will develop specific recommendations to address future management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate, including potential revisions to the regulations governing leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining, 25 CFR Part 226. The Committee will include representatives of parties who would be affected by a final rule. BIA solicits comments on this proposal to establish the Committee and its proposed membership. BIA also invites anyone who will be significantly affected by the proposed rule and believes their interests will not be adequately represented by the proposed members listed below to nominate a member to the Committee.
Implementation of Indian Reservation Roads Program and Streamlining the Federal Delivery of Tribal Transportation Services
Document Number: 2012-14707
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a document in the Federal Register of May 7, 2012, announcing tribal consultations to discuss the following topics: (1) Changes in how Proposed Roads and Access Roads are considered in the calculation of the Relative Needs Distribution Formula (RNDF) used for the allocation of Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) funding among tribes; (2) streamlining BIA delivery of transportation program services to tribal governments; and (3) update on implementation of ``Question 10.'' BIA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will also present an update on potential congressional reauthorization of the current transportation legislation involving the Indian Reservation Roads program or, if new transportation legislation is enacted prior to the meetings, BIA and FHWA will discuss its anticipated impacts on the IRR program. This notice corrects the meeting dates, locations, and agenda.
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma-Alcohol Control and Enforcement Ordinance
Document Number: 2012-14248
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Seminole Nation of OklahomaAlcohol Control and Enforcement Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma's Indian country. This Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their Indian country, and at the same time, will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Solicitation for Comments on the Proposed Realignment of the Division of Workforce Development From the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development to the Office of the Deputy Director-Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2012-14241
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) is considering realigning the Division of Workforce Development (DWD), now located in the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) within AS-IA, to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, under the Office of the Deputy DirectorIndian Services. This notice seeks comments on this proposed realignment from federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native entities.
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians-Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2012-14229
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians' Liquor Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians' Indian country. This Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their Indian country, and at the same time, will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.