Bureau of Indian Affairs 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2015-05265
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
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 are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community-Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2015-05206
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the technical amendment to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance, Chapter 14, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Code of Ordinances, to clarify the authority of the Community Regulatory Agency to share information with the Arizona Department of Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of conducting criminal background checks on liquor license applicants and holders. The amended Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance, Chapter 14 of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Code of Ordinances was last published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010 (75 FR 39960). Sections 14-5(c)(4), 14-9(g), 14-18(o) and (t) of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Code of Ordinances were repealed and replaced in their entirety, and a new Section 14-12, was added via publication in the Federal Register on July 24, 2013 (78 FR 44590). Section 14-5(b) of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Code of Ordinances shall be amended to include Section 14- 5(b)(9).
Johnson O'Malley Program
Document Number: 2015-04472
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-04
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 potential issues about the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) program. The meetings are a continuation of meetings conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and BIE in 2012. As required by 25 U.S.C. 2011(b), the purpose of consultation is to provide Indian tribes, school boards, parents, Indian organizations and other interested parties with an opportunity to comment on potential issues raised during previous consultation meetings or being considered by the BIE on Indian education programs.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2016 or Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2015-04308
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 20, 2015, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2016 or Calendar Year 2016.
Availability of Funds for Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Management to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2015-04306
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has funding available for support of tribal climate change adaptation and ocean and coastal management planning. Any federally recognized tribe (or tribal organization whose application is supported by a tribal resolution) may submit an application for these funds. The BIA is mailing application packets to each tribal leader. Funds will be awarded under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA).
Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings
Document Number: 2015-03925
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
These updated guidelines provide guidance to State courts and child welfare agencies implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act's (ICWA) provisions in light of written and oral comments received during a review of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines for State Courts in Indian Child Custody Proceedings published in 1979. They also reflect recommendations made by the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence and significant developments in jurisprudence since ICWA's inception. The updated BIA Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings promote compliance with ICWA's stated goals and provisions by providing a framework for State courts and child welfare agencies to follow, as well as best practices for ICWA compliance. Effective immediately, these guidelines supersede and replace the guidelines published in 1979.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program
Document Number: 2015-03574
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
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 submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0120, which expires February 28, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian Estates
Document Number: 2015-03045
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
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 renewal for the collection of information titled ``Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0169, which expires February 28, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Law and Order on Indian Reservations-Marriage and Dissolution Applications
Document Number: 2015-02542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
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 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. This information collection expires April 30, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Probate Codes
Document Number: 2015-02000
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
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 renewal for the collection of information titled ``Tribal Probate Codes.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0168, which expires February 28, 2015.
Pueblo of Acoma-Title 19-Alcoholic Beverage Sales Law of the Pueblo of Acoma
Document Number: 2015-01989
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Alcoholic Beverage Sales Law of the Pueblo of Acoma. The Law regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pueblo of Acoma. The Law will increase the ability of the Pueblo of Acoma to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their Reservation and Indian country, provide an important source of revenue, and improve the tribal government's capacity to deliver tribal services.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-01982
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the compact between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota governing Class III gaming (Compact).
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2015-01973
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Extending Public Scoping Period for the Snow Mountain Solar Project on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation, Clark County, NV.
Document Number: 2015-01585
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is extending the public scoping period for the Snow Mountain Solar Project on the Las Vegas Paiute River Indian Reservation.
Extending Public Scoping Period for the Aiya Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2015-01583
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is extending the public scoping period for the Aiya Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation.
Housing Improvement Program
Document Number: 2015-01582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register of January 2, 2015, announcing proposed revisions to update the Housing Improvement Program. This document provides updates to the dates and locations of tribal consultation sessions.
Land Acquisitions; Transfer of Excess Federal Real Property
Document Number: 2015-01467
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice provides notification of the Department of the Interior's final agency determination to acquire approximately 226.49 acres, more or less, of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 Department Manual 8.1.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process
Document Number: 2015-01293
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0172, which expires January 31, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-01291
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-26
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 submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for the Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0182, which expires January 31, 2015.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Document Number: 2015-00550
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in connection with the Coquille Indian Tribe's (Tribe) application for a proposed 2.4-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in the City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. This notice also announces the beginning of the public scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Meeting
Document Number: 2015-00549
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-15
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 Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2015-00512
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee ActPublic Law 92- 463, 5 United States Code, Appendix 2, Section 10 (a) (b); and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are six 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.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2015-00509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-14
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 January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4748).
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2015-00388
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 titled ``Tribal Energy Resource Agreements'' (TERAs) under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Office (IEED) authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0167. This information collection expires March 31, 2015.
Housing Improvement Program
Document Number: 2014-30692
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to amend its regulations governing its Housing Improvement Program, which is a safety-net program that provides grants for repairing, renovating, or replacing existing housing and for providing new housing. This proposed rule is an important part of the Tiwahe initiative, which is designed to promote the stability and security of Indian families. The proposed rule would align the program with other Federal requirements, allow leveraging of housing funds to increase the number of families served and projects funded, and expedite processing of waiting lists for housing assistance.