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Final Decision on Remand Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Duwamish Tribal Organization
Document Number: 2015-16710
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge that the Duwamish Tribal Organization (DTO), c/o Cecile Maxwell-Hansen, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice follows a Final Decision on Remand (FD on Remand) that the petitioner does not satisfy all seven mandatory criteria in the either the 1978 or 1994 regulations, 25 CFR part 83. Therefore, the DTO does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. The Department issues the FD on Remand in response to judicial review in Hansen v. Salazar, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40622 (3/ 22/2013).
Land Acquisition; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
Document Number: 2015-16196
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The United States has acquired approximately 1,553 acres of Federal land within the boundary of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo, Wisconsin, in trust for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The acquisition was effectuated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. This notice provides a legal description of the property.
Requests for Administrative Acknowledgment of Federal Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2015-16194
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This policy guidance establishes the Department's intent to make determinations to acknowledge Federal Indian tribes within the contiguous 48 states only in accordance with the regulations established for that purpose at 25 CFR part 83. This notice directs any unrecognized group requesting that the Department acknowledge it as an Indian tribe, through reaffirmation or any other alternative basis, to petition under 25 CFR part 83 unless an alternate process is established by rulemaking following the effective date of this policy guidance.
Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2015-16193
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule revises regulations governing the process and criteria by which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian tribe. The revisions seek to make the process and criteria more transparent, promote consistent implementation, and increase timeliness and efficiency, while maintaining the integrity and substantive rigor of the process. For decades, the current process has been criticized as ``broken'' and in need of reform. Specifically, the process has been criticized as too slow (a petition can take decades to be decided), expensive, burdensome, inefficient, intrusive, less than transparent and unpredictable. This rule reforms the process by, among other things, institutionalizing a phased review that allows for faster decisions; reducing the documentary burden while maintaining the existing rigor of the process; allowing for a hearing on a negative proposed finding to promote transparency and integrity; enhancing notice to tribes and local governments and enhancing transparency by posting all publicly available petition documents on the Department's Web site; establishing the Assistant Secretary's final determination as final for the Department to promote efficiency; and codifying and improving upon past Departmental implementation of standards, where appropriate, to ensure consistency, transparency, predictability and fairness.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-16035
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a notice in the Federal Register of June 4, 2015 (80 FR 31918), containing a list of approved Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts. The notice contained incorrect spellings for two tribes.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Reindeer in Alaska
Document Number: 2015-16010
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 titled ``Reindeer in Alaska,'' authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0047. This information collection expires September 30, 2015.
HEARTH Act Approval of Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15597
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 4, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15595
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 10, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15594
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On February 1, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ho-Chunk Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15593
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On February 4, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ho-Chunk Nation leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business, residential, and agricultural ordinances.
HEARTH Act Approval of Citizen Potawatomi Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15592
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 10, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Citizen Potawatomi Nation leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Cowlitz Indian Tribe Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15590
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On January 22, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cowlitz Indian Tribe leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15589
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 3, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15588
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 8, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Oneida Indian Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15587
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On January 28, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Oneida Indian Nation leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ak-Chin Indian Community Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15586
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 10, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ak-Chin Indian Community leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15585
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On September 23, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15582
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 4, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Kaw Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15581
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 13, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Kaw Nation leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15574
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 11, 2013 (amended November 24, 2014), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Residential leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Sandia Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15573
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On March 14, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pueblo of Sandia leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15572
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 4, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15567
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 10, 2013, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
HEARTH Act Approval of Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15562
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 8, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business leases.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-15207
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Indian Gaming Compacts between the State of New Mexico and the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, Navajo Nation, Pueblo of Acoma, and Pueblo of Jemez governing Class III gaming (Compacts) taking effect.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code-Amendment
Document Number: 2015-14419
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code. This codification amends the existing Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code, enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, which was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012 (77 FR 10551).
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2015-14211
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Reservation Roads
Document Number: 2015-14154
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0161. This information collection expires September 30, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Student Transportation Form
Document Number: 2015-14153
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Student Transportation Form, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0134. This information collection expires September 30, 2015.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-13715
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-13712
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the compacts between the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Hoh Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Lower Elwha Tribal Community, Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Reservation, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Quinault Indian Nation, Samish Indian Nation, Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington, Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Fort Madison Reservation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Yakama Nation, and the State of Washington governing Class III gaming (Compact).
Land Acquisitions; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California
Document Number: 2015-12985
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 410.23 +/- acres of land in trust for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California, for gaming and other purposes on May 19, 2015.
Tribal Education Department Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-11658
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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
Document Number: 2015-11298
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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
Document Number: 2015-11626
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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
Document Number: 2015-11444
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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
Document Number: 2015-11314
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools
Document Number: 2015-10095
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0122. This information collection expires August 31, 2015.
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal Code (CLUSITC)-Liquor Control
Document Number: 2015-09954
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendment to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Title 5Regulatory Provisions, Chapter 5-1, Liquor Control (Chapter). This Chapter amends the existing Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal (Confederated Tribes of the Coos) Liquor Code, enacted by the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal Council, which was published in the Federal Register on February 23, 2006 (71 FR 9369).
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage and Dissolution Applications
Document Number: 2015-09812
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with 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 approval for the collection of information for the Law and Order on Indian ReservationsMarriage & Dissolution Applications, which concerns marriage and dissolution of a marriage in a Court of Indian Offenses. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0094, which expires April 30, 2015.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-09541
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Document Number: 2015-09538
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0114. This information collection expires August 31, 2015.
American Indian Education Study Group
Document Number: 2015-08851
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a notice in the Federal Register on March 25, 2015 (80 FR 15807), announcing that the American Indian Education Study Group (Study Group) will conduct four consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments. This notice announces an additional consultation meeting scheduled for May 1, 2015, making a total of five tribal consultations meetings.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-08059
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians of Oregon (Tribe) and the State of Oregon (State), Amendment II.
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Liquor Control Statute
Document Number: 2015-07614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Liquor Control Statute. The Statute establishes a Liquor and Tobacco Licensing Board to regulate and control the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor and tobacco within the jurisdiction of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The Statute consists of two chapters: Waganakising Odawak Statute 2009-019 (Liquor and Tobacco Licensing Board Statute) and Waganakising Odawak Statute 2014-006 (Liquor and Tobacco License Violations Statute). The Statute repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on December 14, 1999 (64 FR 69780), and any and all previous Statutes.
Indian Education Study Group
Document Number: 2015-06814
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be conducting consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments on the restructuring of the BIE. The consultation meetings are a continuation of tribal consultations conducted by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Education in 2014.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2015-06670
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information titled ``25 CFR 224, Tribal Energy Resource Agreements'' (TERAs) under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Office (IEED). This information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0167, which expires March 31, 2015.
Regulations for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings
Document Number: 2015-06371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would add a new subpart to the Department of the Interior's (Department) regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), to improve ICWA implementation by State courts and child welfare agencies. These regulations complement recently published Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings, reflect recommendations made by the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, and address significant developments in jurisprudence since ICWA's inception. This publication also announces the dates and locations for tribal consultation sessions and public meetings to receive comment on this proposed rule.
Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona's Title 21-Liquor, Chapter 1-Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Control (Chapter)
Document Number: 2015-05695
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendment to the Tohono O'odham Nation's Title 21Liquor, Chapter 1Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Control (Chapter). This Chapter amends the existing Chapter 1 Alcoholic Beverages Licensing and Control Ordinance, Ordinance No. 05- 82, enacted by the Papago Tribal Council, which was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 1982 (47 FR 47687).
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer for Tribal Village and Casino, City of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Document Number: 2015-05573
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
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 file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Tribe's application requesting a fee-to-trust transfer of land located within the municipal limits of the City of South Bend, Indiana, for the construction of a tribal housing, government facilities, and a Class III gaming facility. This notice also announces that the DEIS is available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments.