Bureau of Indian Affairs December 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Addition of the Wind River Indian Reservation to the List of Courts of Indian Offenses
Document Number: 2017-28063
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on October 27, 2016, establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Court of Indian Offenses Serving the Wind River Indian Reservation
Document Number: 2017-28062
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document accompanies the final rule establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation published today and waives the application of certain regulations for the Court of Indian Offenses serving the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 will be eight positions available. Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold a public meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood
Document Number: 2017-28051
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Indian Electric Power Utilities
Document Number: 2017-27668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule revises regulations addressing electric power utilities of the Colorado River, Flathead, and San Carlos Indian irrigation projects to use plain language, update definitions, lengthen a regulatory deadline, and make other minor changes.
Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
Document Number: 2017-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has determined that the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee (GTEC) is not an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that affirms the reasoning, analysis, and conclusions in the Proposed Finding (PF) that the petitioner does not satisfy the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations. Therefore, it does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. Based on the limited nature and extent of comments, and consistent with prior practices, the Government is not producing a separate detailed report or other summary under the criteria to accompany this Final Determination (FD), because neither the petitioner nor interested parties have submitted significant new evidence or analysis that changes the conclusions in the PF. The PF, as supplemented by this notice, is affirmed. This notice constitutes the FD.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2017-26816
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon negotiated the Amendment to the Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the State of Oregon governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended Compact.