Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Indian Affairs regulations with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 410.50 acres, more or less, an addition to the Reservation of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington on June 22, 2016.
Hannahville Indian Community Liquor Control Code
This notice publishes the amended Hannahville Indian Community Liquor Control Code, title IV, chapter 13. The amended Code regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor in conformity with the laws of the Hannahville Indian Community or applicable laws of the State of Michigan.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust Project, City of Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF), City of Coconut Creek (City), and Broward County (County) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust Project, City of Coconut Creek, Florida, Broward County, Florida. This notice announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.
HEARTH Act Approval of Oneida Nation of New York Regulations
On June 14, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Oneida Nation of New York (Tribe) leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without BIA approval.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 128.30 acres, more or less, an addition to the Reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on June 8, 2016.
HEARTH Act Approval of Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California Regulations
On June 14, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California (Tribe) leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business site leases without BIA approval.
Use of Bureau-Operated Schools by Third Parties Under Lease Agreements and Fundraising Activity by Bureau-Operated School Personnel
Congress authorized the Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to enter into agreements with third parties to lease the land or facilities of a Bureau-operated school in exchange for funding that benefits the school. This proposed rule establishes standards for the appropriate use of lands and facilities under a lease agreement, provisions for establishment and administration of mechanisms for the acceptance of consideration for the use and benefit of a school, accountability standards to ensure ethical conduct, and provisions for monitoring the amount and terms of consideration received, the manner in which the consideration is used, and any results achieved by such use.
Probate Regulation Updates
The Department of the Interior (``Department'') plans to conduct two Tribal consultation sessions with federally recognized Tribes across the country. These meetings will provide a forum for Tribes to share insights and make recommendations related to the probate of Indian estates.
Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) previously published a final rule ``Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining'' on May 11, 2015, but due to a court order enjoining the final rule and subsequent remand, that version of the rule never became effective. This final rule amends the Code of Federal Regulations to reinstate the version of the rule that was in effect prior to the 2015 final rule because that prior version of the rule remains operative.
Grants to Tribal Colleges and Universities and Diné College
The Bureau of Indian Education is updating its regulations governing grants to Tribal colleges and universities and Din[eacute] College. The Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978, as amended (TCCUA), authorizes Federal assistance to institutions of higher education that are formally controlled or have been formally sanctioned or chartered by the governing body of an Indian Tribe or Tribes. The Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978, as amended (NCCA) authorizes Federal assistance to the Navajo Nation in construction, maintenance, and operation of Din[eacute] College. This final rule would update implementing regulations in light of amendments to the TCCUA and the NCCA.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan on March 31, 2016.
Indian Child Welfare Act Proceedings
This final rule adds a new subpart to the Department of the Interior's (Department) regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), to improve ICWA implementation. The final rule addresses requirements for State courts in ensuring implementation of ICWA in Indian child-welfare proceedings and requirements for States to maintain records under ICWA.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There are three positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources.