Tribal Education Department Grant Program
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announces the availability of grants to tribes and their tribal education departments for projects identified at 25 U.S.C. 2020. This notice invites tribes with BIE-funded schools on or near Indian lands to submit grant proposals.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Aiya Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Tribe) as Cooperating Agencies, has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Aiya Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that BIA will hold public meetings to solicit comments on the DEIS.
Whether A Group Asserting Residency on the Pinoleville Rancheria Is Eligible To Organize as a Tribe Under the Indian Reorganization Act
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Pacific Regional Director has received a request for an administrative determination as to whether the requesting group of people is eligible to organize as a tribe under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA). This notice is given to advise the public that BIA Pacific Regional Office will be accepting comments on this group's request and any other matter relevant to the Pacific Regional Director's determination.
American Indian Education Study Group
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a notice in the Federal Register on March 25, 2015 (80 FR 15807), announcing the American Indian Education Study Group (Study Group) will conduct four consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments. Another Federal Register notice was published on April 17, 2015 (80 FR 21261) to announce BIE will conduct an additional consultation for a total of five consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments. This notice extends the comment deadline by 7 days and announces an additional meeting scheduled for May 15, 2015, making a total of 6 tribal consultation meetings.
Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is issuing its final revisions to the regulations addressing mineral development of the Osage minerals estate. This rule updates the leasing procedures and the rental, operations, safety and royalty requirements for oil and gas production on Osage mineral lands and is the result of a negotiated rulemaking.