Bureau of Indian Affairs 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP); Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2020-11201
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP), is soliciting proposals from Tribes for grants to fund Native language instruction and immersion programs for Native students not enrolled at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, including those Tribes in States without BIE-funded schools.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2020-10823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Oregon entered into a compact amendment with the Coquille Tribe of Indians governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of Amendment III to the Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Coquille Tribe of Indians and the State of Oregon.
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie); Amendment to Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-10368
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendment to the Liquor Ordinance of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie). The liquor ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol on Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie) trust lands in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. Although the amendment was adopted on October 30, 2019, it does not take effect until published in the Federal Register.
Suspension of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Redding Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Shasta County, California
Document Number: 2020-10352
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is suspending preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Redding Rancheria's (Tribe's) application requesting that the United States acquire land in trust in Shasta County, California, for the construction and operation of a casino resort.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program
Document Number: 2020-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern Bighorn Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-09831
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage projects on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and collector lines and access roads located on the Reservation, Reservation lands administered by BLM, and BLM lands. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two live streaming events will be held where the project team will introduce the project and be available by internet and by phone to document and discuss potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Procedures for Federal Acknowledgment of Alaska Native Entities
Document Number: 2020-09100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a proposed rule in the Federal Register of January 2, 2020, that contained errors in the Paperwork Reduction Act statement. This document provides a corrected Paperwork Reduction Act statement and reopens the comment period for comments on the information collection described in that statement.
National Tribal Broadband Grant; Extension of Application Deadline
Document Number: 2020-09388
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, that announced a grant funding opportunity for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL). This notice extends the application deadline.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan
Document Number: 2020-09387
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 5.88 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on April 13, 2020.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Laguna Leasing Code
Document Number: 2020-09386
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 13, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pueblo of Laguna's (Tribe) Leasing Code 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 leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California Business Leasing Code
Document Number: 2020-09385
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 13, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California (Tribe) Business 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 leases without further BIA approval.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2020-09243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2020-09155
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian Tribes may designate an agent other than the Tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. This notice includes the current list of designated Tribal agents for service of notice.
Land Acquisitions; Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria
Document Number: 2020-08641
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 1.38 acres, more or less, into trust for the Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria on March 11, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Trust Land Mortgage Lender Checklists
Document Number: 2020-08578
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
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 a new information collection which is currently in use without approval.
Land Acquisitions; the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan
Document Number: 2020-08180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 160.55 acres, more or less, of land in Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan into trust for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (``Tribe'') for non-gaming purposes.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2020-07994
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota and the State of South Dakota.
National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2020-07248
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, that contained an incorrect CFDA Number. This notice corrects the CDFA Number to be 15.032.
Tribal Consultation Regarding the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act
Document Number: 2020-06953
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) will be hosting a consultation session by webinar with interested Tribes regarding the 477 Program.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2020-06712
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Appraisals & Valuations of Indian Property
Document Number: 2020-06484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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; IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2020-06474
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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.
Tribal Transportation Program; Inventory of Proposed Roads
Document Number: 2020-06061
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is finalizing 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 final rule deletes 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 remains in place.
Agency Plan To Implement the Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System
Document Number: 2020-06550
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct consultations to obtain oral and written comments on the draft BIE Agency Plan, for implementation the Secretary of the Interior's (Secretary) responsibility to establish requirements for standards, assessments, and an accountability system for BIE-funded schools.
Land Acquisitions; Catawba Indian Nation, Kings Mountain Parcel, North Carolina
Document Number: 2020-06325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 16.57 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Catawba Indian Nation for gaming and other purposes on March 12, 2020.
Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System
Document Number: 2020-06148
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is finalizing a rule developed using a negotiated rulemaking process, as required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA or the Act), as amended by 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), for implementation of the Secretary of the Interior's (Secretary) responsibility to establish requirements for standards, assessments, and an accountability system for BIE-funded schools.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2020-06150
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Availability of the Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-04111
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office, Farmington, New Mexico, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Navajo Regional Office, Gallup, New Mexico, have prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice announces a 90-day public review period of the Draft RMPA/EIS, and that the BLM and BIA will hold public meetings to solicit comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2020-03955
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
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.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2020-03735
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
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 request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Court of Indian Offenses Serving the Kewa Pueblo (Previously Listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo)
Document Number: 2020-03734
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice follows the action establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Kewa Pueblo (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo). It provides notice that the application of certain sections of the regulations for the Court of Indian Offenses serving the Kewa Pueblo have been waived to allow the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to unilaterally establish a CFR court. It also allows the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs to appoint a magistrate without the need for confirmation by the Tribal governing body.
Education Contracts Under Johnson-O'Malley Act
Document Number: 2020-02883
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Under the Johnson-O'Malley (JOM) Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides assistance, through contracts, for Indian students attending public schools and nonsectarian private schools. This rule implements the JOM Act, as amended by the JOM Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act (JOM Modernization Act), to clarify the eligibility requirements for Indian students to receive the benefits of a JOM contract, clarify the funding formula and process to ensure full participation of contracting parties, and to otherwise reconcile and modernize the regulations to comport with the activities of contracting parties under the JOM Modernization Act.
Procedures for Federal Acknowledgment of Alaska Native Entities
Document Number: 2020-03736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document announces that the Department of the Interior (Department) will be holding an additional public meeting by teleconference, to receive input on the proposed rule that would address how Alaska Native entities may become acknowledged as an Indian Tribe pursuant to the Alaska Amendment to the Indian Reorganization Act.
Comanche Nation; Amendment to Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-03430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendment to the Comanche Indian Tribe Liquor Control Ordinance. The liquor control ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol on Comanche trust lands in conformity with the laws of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. Although the amendment was adopted on August 3, 2019, it does not become effective until published in the Federal Register.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2020-02615
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule provides for annual adjustments to the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) regulations to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego, California
Document Number: 2020-02669
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, this notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in connection with the approval of a lease between the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians (Tribe) and Terra-Gen Development Company, LLC (Terra-Gen), to construct and operate a wind energy generation project on the Campo Indian Reservation (Reservation). This Notice of Availability (NOA) also announces that the FEIS is now publicly available for 30 days.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2020-02619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has again extended the deadline for comments on the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and announces the final deadline for comments on the DEIS.
National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2020-02616
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, is soliciting proposals from Indian Tribes for grant funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL).
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance; Repeal and Replace
Document Number: 2020-01709
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance certifies the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation's liquor licensing laws to regulate and control the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the jurisdiction of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation. The Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous alcohol beverage control ordinance.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Arrow Canyon Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-01708
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band) and other agencies, intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that will evaluate the expansion of the previously approved Moapa Solar Energy Center (MSEC) Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation). This project is now referred to as the Arrow Canyon Solar Project (Project) and this notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the expansion. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held in Nevada to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the SEIS.
Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2020-01707
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 574 Tribal entities recognized by and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on February 1, 2019 (84 FR 1200).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
Document Number: 2020-01559
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-29
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; Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2020-01558
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-29
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.
Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2021 or Calendar Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-01211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2020, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2021 or calendar year 2021.
List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
Document Number: 2019-27997
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule revises 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.
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation; Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-28443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation's Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance. The Liquor Ordinance regulates and controls the consumption, possession, manufacture, distribution, and sale of liquor within the Reservation.
Procedures for Federal Acknowledgment of Alaska Native Entities
Document Number: 2019-27998
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would establish a new part in the Code of Federal Regulations to address how Alaska Native entities may become acknowledged as an Indian Tribe pursuant to the Alaska Amendment to the Indian Reorganization Act. This proposed rule would not affect the status of Tribes that are already federally recognized.