Tribal Transportation Program; Inventory of Proposed Roads
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing a change to a provision in the Tribal Transportation Program regulations affecting proposed roads that are currently in the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI). Specifically, this proposed rule would delete the requirement for Tribes to collect and submit certain data in order to keep those proposed roads in the NTTFI. The requirement to collect and submit data to add new proposed roads to the NTTFI would remain in place.
List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
This proposed rule would revise one section of our regulations to provide that the current list of areas in Indian Country with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts) will be published and updated in the Federal Register and on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website. Currently, that section of the Code of Federal Regulations, itself, lists the areas in Indian Country with CFR Courts, requiring a rulemaking each time a court is added or deleted. Allowing for publication in the Federal Register, in lieu of a rulemaking, will better keep Tribal members and the public updated on the current status of the Courts of Indian Offenses.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Amendments to Liquor Code
This notice publishes amendments to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code. This codification amends and supersedes the existing Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Liquor Code, enacted by the Umatilla Board of Trustees through Resolution 15-019 on March 23, 2015.
HEARTH Act Approval of Jamul Indian Village of California Business Leasing Ordinance
On June 14, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Jamul Indian Village of California (Tribe) Business Leasing Ordinance 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 leases without further BIA approval.
Delaware Nation; Beverage Control Act of 2019
This notice publishes the Delaware Nation Beverage Control Act of 2019 (Alcohol Ordinance). The Alcohol Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol on Delaware Nation trust lands in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. Although the Alcohol Ordinance was adopted on March 5, 2019, it does not become effective until published in the Federal Register.
Wilton Rancheria; Liquor Control Act
This notice publishes the Wilton Rancheria Code, Title 1 Business and Finance Code, Chapter 5Liquor Control Act. The Liquor Control Act regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, distribution, and consumption of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
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.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposes to amend its regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian Tribes. Tribes, at their discretion, may apply for TERAs. TERAs allow Tribes to enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development on Tribal land without the Secretary's review and approval. This proposed rule would update the regulations to incorporate changes recently made by Congress to the Act authorizing TERAs. This proposed rule would also establish how Tribal Energy Development Organizations (TEDOs) may obtain certification, as an alternative to a TERA.