Bureau of Indian Affairs 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2021-28336
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-30
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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-28214
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Seventh Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-28213
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Memorandum of Incorporation of Most Favored Nation Amendments to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming (Amendment) between the Port Gamble S'Klallam (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Colleges and Universities CARES Act and CRRSA Act Report
Document Number: 2021-28113
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-28
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 a new information collection.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-27976
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Seventh Amendment to the Tribal State Compact (Compact) for Class III Gaming between the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-27975
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Memorandum of Incorporation of Most Favored Nation Amendments to the Tribal State Compact (Amendment) between the Lummi Nation (Nation) and the State of Washington (State).
Resumption of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-to-Trust and Gaming Facility Project, Medford, Oregon
Document Number: 2021-27953
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has withdrawn the Department of the Interior's previous denial of the Coquille Indian Tribe's (Tribe) application to transfer land into trust in Medford, Oregon. Pursuant to this notice, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will resume preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed project.
Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019; Repeal and Replace
Document Number: 2021-27496
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019 which repeals and replaces the Kaw Nation Alcohol Control Ordinance previously published in the Federal Register and any and all previous statutes. The Kaw Nation Alcohol Ordinance of 2019 regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of liquor on the Kaw Nation trust lands in conformity with the Federal laws and of the State of Oklahoma where applicable and necessary. The enactment of this Ordinance will provide and important source of tax revenue for the continued operation and strengthening the Kaw Nation government and the delivery of tribal government services and, the economic viability of tribal enterprises.
American Indian Probate Regulations
Document Number: 2021-27257
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) is finalizing updates to its regulations governing probate of property that the United States holds in trust or restricted status for American Indians, in an effort to continually improve the services the Department provides to individual Indians and Tribes. These updates allow the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to adjudicate probate cases more efficiently by, among other things, establishing an expedited process for small, funds-only estates, reorganizing the purchase-at-probate process so that estates may be closed more quickly, and specifying which reasons justify reopening of closed probate estates. The revisions also enhance OHA's processing by adding certainty as to how estates should be distributed when certain circumstances arise that are not addressed in the statute, and improve notification to interested parties by, among other things, requiring posting of probate notices on a devoted OHA web page.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Colleges and Universities; Application for Grants and Annual Report Form
Document Number: 2021-27403
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-20
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.
Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP); Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2021-26401
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), through its Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP), is soliciting proposals from federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations 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 in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2021-26274
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the Gaming Compact (Amendment) between the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation (Tribe) and the State of South Dakota (State).
Liquor Control Ordinance; Catawba Indian Nation
Document Number: 2021-24770
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control ordinance of the Catawba Indian Nation. The liquor control statute regulates and controls the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages on the trust lands of the Catawba Indian Nation [previously known as Catawba Tribe of South Carolina].
HEARTH Act Approval of Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Business Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2021-24092
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation 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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Residential Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-24091
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Residential 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 residential leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-24089
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California Business Site 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.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
Document Number: 2021-23591
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as the lead Federal agency, with the Navajo Nation as a cooperating agency, intends to file a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) with the Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan (NNIWMP). This notice also announces that the DPEIS is now available for public review and comment and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DPEIS.
Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP); Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2021-23406
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), through its Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP), is soliciting proposals from federally recognized 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 Land Title and Records; Correction
Document Number: 2021-23063
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document corrects a typographical error in the preamble to the final rule that revised Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations governing the Land Title and Records Office (LTRO) to reflect modernization of the LTRO. The correction clarifies that the LTRO provides documents to the agency, rather than to itself.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Seventh Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Student Transportation Form
Document Number: 2021-22602
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
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; Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, 25 CFR 83
Document Number: 2021-21940
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-07
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) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-Funded Schools
Document Number: 2021-21936
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-07
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 with revisions.
Tribal Listening Sessions on Climate Change and Discretionary Grants
Document Number: 2021-21804
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department invites representatives of federally recognized Tribes to participate in three upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) discretionary grants for Tribes. The Department also invites Tribal youth to the first scheduled climate listening session, which is focused on Tribal youth and climate. Climate change, equity, and environmental justice are among this Administration's top priorities. The Department would like to ensure that its efforts and the initiatives it develops to meet these priorities and to effectively administer discretionary grants programs are shaped and designed based on feedback and information received from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: 2021-21464
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Federally recognized 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.
Election of Officers of the Osage Minerals Council
Document Number: 2021-21385
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is finalizing revisions to its regulations governing elections of the Osage Nation. These revisions update and limit the Secretary's role to the task of compiling a list of voters for Osage Minerals Council elections. These changes reaffirm the inherent sovereign rights of the Osage Nation to determine its membership and form of government.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2021-21384
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to Technical Standards in [the] Tribal-State Compact for Control of Class III Blackjack on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota (Amendment) and the State of Minnesota.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Agreement To Amend Secretarial Procedures
Document Number: 2021-20933
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the approval of the Agreement Between the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Tribe) and the State of Connecticut (State) to amend the Tribe's Secretarial Procedures and Memorandum of Understanding (Amendment).
Resumption of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Redding Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Shasta County, California
Document Number: 2021-20555
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is resuming the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Proposed Redding Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Shasta County, California. The BIA is resuming preparation of the EIS following a request from the Redding Rancheria (Tribe) that the BIA continue processing the Tribe's fee-to-trust application.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program
Document Number: 2021-20346
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Highway Safety Grants
Document Number: 2021-20257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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 with revisions.
Protection and Restoration of Tribal Homelands
Document Number: 2021-19846
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department invites representatives of federally recognized Tribes to consult on several topics related to the protection and restoration of Tribal homelands, including but not limited to: the land-into-trust process, leasing and rights-of-way, and sacred sites and treaty rights.
Annual Meeting Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2021-19845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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'' Work Group. For the safety of all individuals, the meeting will be conducted virtually via MS TEAMs and by telephone.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Sixth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Kalispel Tribe of Indians (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Tribe) and the State of Washington (State) and the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation (Shoalwater Bay Tribe) and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Connecticut
Document Number: 2021-19839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Agreement Between the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Tribe) and the State of Connecticut (State) to amend the Tribe's Class III Gaming Compact (Amendment) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Table Mountain Rancheria; Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of Table Mountain Rancheria. The Table Mountain Rancheria Liquor Control Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: C1-2021-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities; Electric Power Service Application, Reindeer in Alaska, Water Request, Leases and Permits, Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2021-19537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
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 five information collections.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2021-19337
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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 of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the State of South Dakota.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Proceedings, Secretarial Elections, Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program
Document Number: 2021-19317
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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 three information collections.
HEARTH Act Approval of Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish-Band of Pottawatomi Indians Business, Agriculture, and Residential Lease Regulations
Document Number: 2021-18828
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Match-E-Be- Nash-She-Wish-Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Tribe) Lease 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, agriculture, and residential leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-18827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Business Site 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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Trust Lands Residential Lease Regulations
Document Number: 2021-18826
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Table Mountain Rancheria Tribal Trust Lands Residential Lease 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 leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Title XVI Pueblo of Jemez Tribal Leasing Code
Document Number: 2021-18825
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Title XVI Pueblo of Jemez Tribal 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 agricultural, business, and wind and solar leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Title XVII Pueblo of Jemez Residential Leasing Code
Document Number: 2021-18824
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Title XVII Pueblo of Jemez Residential 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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendments in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-18823
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Fourth Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Suquamish Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State), and the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Fifth Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendments in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-18822
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of Third Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Third Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State), and the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Fourth Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-18821
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Tenth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Tulalip Tribes of Washington (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).