Bureau of Indian Affairs November 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Indian Electric Power Utilities
Document Number: 2018-25943
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This 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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Quinault Indian Nation's Business and Residential Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-25942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On October 31, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Quinault Indian Nation's (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 residential and business leases without further BIA approval.
Notice To Acquire Land Into Trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
Document Number: 2018-25692
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 25.49 acres, more or less into trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon on October 31, 2018.
Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation
Document Number: 2018-25487
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (SSM), is not an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that SSM does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. This proposed finding is based on only one criterion.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Human Capital Management Strengths and Needs Assessment
Document Number: 2018-25482
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
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 a new information collection to gain an understanding of processes and practices within BIE schools.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego, California
Document Number: 2018-25412
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Campo Wind Project, located on the Campo Indian Reservation (Reservation) in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego, California. Construction of the Campo Wind Project is subject to BIA approval of a lease and sublease, which, as proposed, is a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. A brief description of the proposed action is provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns, and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The scoping process will include notice to the public and Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies of the proposed action.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Little River Band Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Township of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Michigan
Document Number: 2018-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Township of Fruitport, County of Muskegon, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Tribe), Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA in connection with the Tribe's application for transfer into trust by the United States of approximately 60 acres for gaming and other purposes to be located the Township of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Michigan. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Secretarial Elections
Document Number: 2018-25179
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Student Transportation Form
Document Number: 2018-25172
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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; Reindeer in Alaska
Document Number: 2018-25171
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan and Bureau of Indian Affairs Integrated Resource Management Plan
Document Number: 2018-25130
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) have prepared a Draft Joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/BLM Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and BIA Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the BLM Oklahoma Field Office, BIA Southern Plains Region, and BIA Eastern Oklahoma Region, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Class III Gaming Procedures, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
Document Number: 2018-25100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposing to renew three information collections.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2018-24890
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
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.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2018-24598
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the City of Beloit, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA in connection with the Nation's application for acquisition in trust by the United States of approximately 33 acres for gaming and other purposes to be located in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington
Document Number: 2018-24176
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 581.96 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington on October 12, 2018.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Document Number: 2018-24174
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 156.97 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation of Washington on October 12, 2018.
Change of Address; Indian Child Welfare Act
Document Number: 2018-24173
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change of addresses for filing copies of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) notices to the Alaska Regional Director and Midwest Regional Director, and to update the mail stop for BIA's Central Office in Washington, DC for filing ICWA adoption notices. This rule is a technical amendment that corrects the addresses for filing ICWA documents with the Alaska Regional Director, Midwest Regional Director, and Central Office in Washington, DC.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2018-23920
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Oklahoma entered into a compact amendment with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Model Tribal Gaming Compact Supplement between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and State of Oklahoma.