Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to revise the regulations addressing oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. This rule updates the leasing procedures and rental, production, and royalties requirements for oil and gas on Osage Mineral lands and is the result of a negotiated rulemaking.
Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions
In May, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule revising a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust. The public comment period for that rule closed in July. This notice reopens the comment period for 15 days.
Courts of Indian Offenses
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published and effective on March 3, 2013, addressing the addition of two Indian tribes to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts), and deletion of five tribes from those under the jurisdiction of CFR Courts. The March 3, 2013, publication stated that the BIA would review comments on the interim final rule and either confirm the rule or initiate a proposed rulemaking. BIA did not receive any comments, and therefore confirms the rule without change.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Reporting System for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0135. This information collection expires December 31, 2013.
Chicken Ranch Rancheria-Chicken Ranch Liquor Licensing Ordinance, Ordinance No. 12-10-03
This notice publishes the Chicken Ranch Liquor Licensing Ordinance, Ordinance No. 12-10-03. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Indian Country of the Chicken Ranch Rancheria. The land is trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of the Chicken Ranch Rancheria. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their jurisdiction, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue, which will strengthen the tribal government and improve the delivery of tribal services.