Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR part 900,'' OMB Control Number 1076-0136. This information collection expires May 31, 2013.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0162. This information collection expires May 31, 2013.
Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions
This proposed rule revises a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust under this part. This rule is appropriate to address changes in the applicability of the Quiet Title Act as interpreted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision. This rule revises a regulatory provision the Department added in 1996 to ensure that interested parties had the opportunity to timely seek judicial review of decisions when available under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Department had determined the provision was necessary because, consistent with Federal court decisions at the time, once the Secretary acquired title, the Quiet Title Act precluded judicial review of the Secretary's decision to take the land into trust. The Supreme Court has since held that the Quiet Title Act does not preclude timely Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency decisions to acquire land in trust unless the aggrieved party claims an ownership interest in the property at issue. This rule revises the regulation to reflect this change in the law and to make other revisions to codify the current process for issuing decisions approving or denying requests to acquire land in trust under this part. It also broadens and clarifies the notice of decisions to acquire land in trust under this part, including broadening notice of any right to file an administrative appeal.
Residential, Business, and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on Indian Land
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a rule in the Federal Register of December 5, 2012, announcing the revisions to regulations addressing non-agricultural surface leasing of Indian land. This notice makes a minor correction to redesignate section numbers for sections that were moved to a new subpart.
Land Acquisitions; Cowlitz Indian Tribe
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 151.87 acres of land into trust for gaming and other purposes for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on April 22, 2013.
This notice publishes the approval of an amendment to the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin (Amendment).
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States 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 August 10, 2012 (77 FR 47868).