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

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust, City of Coconut Creek, Broward County, FL
Document Number: 2012-21507
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-31
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 Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), City of Coconut Creek (City), and Broward County serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust Project, City of Coconut Creek, Florida, Broward County, Florida. This notice 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.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2012-21247
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are five positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this Request for Nominations, as well as other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pokagon Band Tribal Village Fee-to-Trust Acquisition and Casino Project in the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN
Document Number: 2012-20833
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe), intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the conveyance into trust of 164.22 acres of land currently held by the Tribe in the City of South Bend, Indiana. The purpose of the proposed action is to help create a tribal land base and to meet the Tribe's economic development needs in Indiana. The Tribe is federally recognized, but does not currently have a federally protected reservation or have land that is held in trust for the Tribe by the United States in the State of Indiana. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives, and content for inclusion in the EIS.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2012-20341
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR part 175, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request, 25 CFR part 171, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. Both of these information collections expire December 31, 2012.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as an Addition to and Becoming a Part of the Laguna Reservation for the Pueblo of Laguna, NM
Document Number: 2012-20145
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 8,353.0683 acres, more or less, as an addition to and becoming a part of the Pueblo of Laguna Indian Reservation for the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico.
Approved Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact; Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-19726
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an approval of the gaming compact between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the State of North Carolina.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2012-19598
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
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 Washington, DC 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.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2012-19588
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on October 1, 2010 (75 FR 60810) and the October 27, 2010 (75 FR 66124Supplemental).
Land Acquisitions; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2012-19205
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 2.03 acres of land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma on July 30, 2012.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Moapa Solar Energy Center on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County NV
Document Number: 2012-19078
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and other Federal agencies, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates a solar energy generation center on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held in Nevada this summer to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS. ID30
Tribal Listening Sessions on Sacred Sites on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2012-18891
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs will conduct listening sessions with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning sacred sites located on Federal lands. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2012-18594
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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.