Bureau of Indian Affairs April 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2016-10045
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2016-10004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
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 Acquisition of Trust Land authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2016-09489
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
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 Grazing Permits authorized by OMB Control Number 1076- 0157. This information collection expires October 31, 2016.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Amendment to Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2016-09328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and State of South Dakota entered into an amendment to an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces approval of the amendment.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2016-09019
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (IA) 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 July 31, 2016. IA is also seeking comments as to how a reduction of burden could be achieved.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2016-09018
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0162. This information collection expires July 31, 2016.
Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2016-08776
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published an interim final rule on title evidence for trust land acquisitions and received comments during the public comment period. The BIA anticipates making technical revisions to the rule in response to those comments. This notice delays the effective date of the interim final rule for 30 days, during which time BIA plans to publish a final rule with technical revisions.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2016-08629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a notice of intent requesting comments and nominations for Tribal representatives for the Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The comment period for this notice of intent closed December 24, 2015. The BIE is reopening the comment period for Tribes to nominate individuals for membership on the Committee and is expanding the scope of what the Committee will address. The BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent and comments on the expansion of the scope of the Committee.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Mojave Solar Project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency in cooperation with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Tribe), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Mohave County, Arizona. Associated transmission lines and substations located on Tribal trust lands, Federal lands administered and managed by BLM and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), State- administered lands, and county and private lands in Clark County, Nevada, will also be evaluated. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comment and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Supplemental Notice of Intent To Revise the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2016-08260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This Supplemental Notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as Lead Agency will be revising the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Osage County Oil and Gas program. The BIA will work with cooperating agencies and others to gather additional information and work to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This Supplemental Notice announces an additional public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. The BIA solicits written comments and oral comments at the public meeting on the range of reasonable alternatives for implementing the proposed action and issues to be addressed in the revised Draft EIS, such as information regarding the level of oil and gas development in Osage County or possible mitigation measures for environmental and socioeconomic impacts of that development.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2016-07868
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a final rule on November 19, 2015, governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which stated that procedural provisions of the final rule would apply (with certain exceptions) to rights-of-way granted or submitted to BIA prior to the effective date of the final rule. This document provides guidance on what provisions the Department considers to be ``procedural provisions'' that are applicable to rights-of-way granted or submitted prior to the effective date of the final rule.
Grant Availability to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes To Implement Traffic Safety Programs and Projects on Indian Reservations
Document Number: 2016-07634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice is intended to inform federally-recognized Indian Tribes of the application process and due date for the Indian Highway Safety Program for Fiscal Year 2017. In accordance with Federal law and as authorized by the Secretary of Transportation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, through its Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP), will make funds available to federally recognized Indian Tribes on an annual basis for implementing traffic safety programs and projects that are designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes, death, injuries and property damage within Indian country. All project applications received on or before the deadline will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-07632
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-07622
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Sandia and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-07620
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of San Felipe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants
Document Number: 2016-07441
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
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 for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Office's Energy and Mineral Development Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.