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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS
Document Number: 2020-21559
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood
Document Number: 2020-21558
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Land Acquisitions; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California
Document Number: 2020-21537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 1,427.78 acres, more or less, (commonly known as ``Camp 4'') into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. Congress affirmed that this property is to be taken into trust by enacting the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019.
HEARTH Act Approval of Wilton Rancheria, California Business Site Leasing Act
Document Number: 2020-21370
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Wilton Rancheria, 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 leases without further BIA approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2020-21043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
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.
Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2020-20749
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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 seven positions available. Board members serve a staggered term of two 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. This notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Annual Meeting Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-20186
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is announcing the annual meeting of the Federal agencies and Tribes that participate in the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 2017, also known as ``Public Law 477.'' Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, the meeting will be conducted via WebEx and by telephone.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2020-20185
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children is holding an upcoming meeting to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, the meeting will be held online. DATES: The BIE Advisory Board meeting will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2020-19928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the State of Oregon amended their compact governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces Secretarial approval of the Amendment to the Amended Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the State of Oregon-Amendment II.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2020-19707
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On July 1, 2020, the Kialegee Tribal Town, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, respectively, submitted compacts with the State of Oklahoma governing certain forms of Class III gaming. This notice announces that the Kialegee Tribal Town and State of Oklahoma Gaming Compact and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and State of Oklahoma Gaming Compact are taking effect.
Land Acquisitions; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Document Number: 2020-19706
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 44.10 acres, more or less, into trust for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.
Land Acquisitions; Tejon Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2020-19705
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 10.36 acres, more or less, into trust for the Indians of the Tejon Indian Tribe.
HEARTH Act Approval of Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Business Leasing Code
Document Number: 2020-19704
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas' (Tribe) Part 3 Business Leases, Chapter 27 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 business leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-To-Trust and Gaming Facility Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Document Number: 2020-19503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coquille Indian Tribe's (Tribe) application for the proposed conveyance of 2.4-acres of land into trust and development of a gaming facility in the City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. The Proposed Action included (1) conveyance of the Medford Site into trust by the BIA, and (2) conversion of an existing bowling alley on the Medford Site into a gaming facility by the Tribe. On May 27, 2020, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs declined to accept conveyance of the Medford Site into trust. Accordingly, the Department will take no Federal action, and there is no longer a need for an EIS.
Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP); Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2020-19502
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), is soliciting grant proposals from Tribes and Tribal Energy Development Organizations for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use, or develop.