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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2016-09019
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (IA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information titled ``Tribal Energy Resource Agreements'' (TERAs) under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Office (IEED) authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0167. This information collection expires July 31, 2016. IA is also seeking comments as to how a reduction of burden could be achieved.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2016-09018
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0162. This information collection expires July 31, 2016.
Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2016-08776
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published an interim final rule on title evidence for trust land acquisitions and received comments during the public comment period. The BIA anticipates making technical revisions to the rule in response to those comments. This notice delays the effective date of the interim final rule for 30 days, during which time BIA plans to publish a final rule with technical revisions.
Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2016-08629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a notice of intent requesting comments and nominations for Tribal representatives for the Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The comment period for this notice of intent closed December 24, 2015. The BIE is reopening the comment period for Tribes to nominate individuals for membership on the Committee and is expanding the scope of what the Committee will address. The BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent and comments on the expansion of the scope of the Committee.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Mojave Solar Project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency in cooperation with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Tribe), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Mohave County, Arizona. Associated transmission lines and substations located on Tribal trust lands, Federal lands administered and managed by BLM and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), State- administered lands, and county and private lands in Clark County, Nevada, will also be evaluated. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comment and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Supplemental Notice of Intent To Revise the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2016-08260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This Supplemental Notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as Lead Agency will be revising the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Osage County Oil and Gas program. The BIA will work with cooperating agencies and others to gather additional information and work to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This Supplemental Notice announces an additional public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. The BIA solicits written comments and oral comments at the public meeting on the range of reasonable alternatives for implementing the proposed action and issues to be addressed in the revised Draft EIS, such as information regarding the level of oil and gas development in Osage County or possible mitigation measures for environmental and socioeconomic impacts of that development.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2016-07868
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a final rule on November 19, 2015, governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which stated that procedural provisions of the final rule would apply (with certain exceptions) to rights-of-way granted or submitted to BIA prior to the effective date of the final rule. This document provides guidance on what provisions the Department considers to be ``procedural provisions'' that are applicable to rights-of-way granted or submitted prior to the effective date of the final rule.
Grant Availability to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes To Implement Traffic Safety Programs and Projects on Indian Reservations
Document Number: 2016-07634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice is intended to inform federally-recognized Indian Tribes of the application process and due date for the Indian Highway Safety Program for Fiscal Year 2017. In accordance with Federal law and as authorized by the Secretary of Transportation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, through its Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP), will make funds available to federally recognized Indian Tribes on an annual basis for implementing traffic safety programs and projects that are designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes, death, injuries and property damage within Indian country. All project applications received on or before the deadline will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-07632
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-07622
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Sandia and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-07620
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of San Felipe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants
Document Number: 2016-07441
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Office's Energy and Mineral Development Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2016-07187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. These information collections expire March 31, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2.79 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06974
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 80.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06965
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 0.92 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 77.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 80.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Contract Support Costs
Document Number: 2016-06841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) will be hosting tribal consultation sessions on a streamlined draft policy that will address contract support costs (CSC) incurred by Tribes under Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) self-determination contracts and Self-Governance funding agreements.
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Liquor Code
Document Number: 2016-06840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor code of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation. The liquor code allows the Nation to govern, control and regulate liquor possession, distribution, sales, and service within the Nation's reservation to serve the best interests of the Nation.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts
Document Number: 2016-06482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0111. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2016-06269
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing the extension of the effective date of the final rule published November 19, 2015 governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which was scheduled to take effect on December 21, 2015, and later extended to March 21, 2016. The final rule will now take effect on April 21, 2016. The BIA is also announcing an extension of the compliance date by which documentation of past assignments must be submitted from the extended date of July 17, 2016, to August 16, 2016. The final rule comprehensively updates and streamlines the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants of rights-of-way on Indian land and BIA land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-governance.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 11, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06044
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 20.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 11, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06043
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 24.69 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 11, 2016.
HEARTH Act Approval of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Regulations
Document Number: 2016-05807
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On March 3, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business site leases.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Aiya Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-05458
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Tribe) as Cooperating Agencies, has prepared a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed Aiya Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada. This notice announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-05397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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: 2016-04619
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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.
Financial Assistance and Social Services Programs; Burial Assistance
Document Number: 2016-04335
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Current regulations allow for burial assistance for eligible indigent Indians but require submission of the application within 30 days of the Indian's death. This rule would extend the deadline for filing an application to 180 days to address hardships resulting from the current short timeframe.
Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2016-04332
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule deletes the requirement for fee-to-trust applicants to furnish title evidence that meets the ``Standards for the Preparation of Title Evidence in Land Acquisitions by the United States'' issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and replaces the requirement with a more targeted requirement for title evidence, because adherence to the DOJ standards is not required for acquisitions of land in trust for individual Indians or Indian tribes.
Model Indian Juvenile Code
Document Number: 2016-04325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing availability of a draft Model Indian Juvenile Code for comment. The draft Model Indian Juvenile Code is intended as a tool to assist Indian Tribes in creating or revising their juvenile codes.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-02917
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2016-02249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2016-02248
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
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 are two positions available. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources. The Supplementary Information section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2016-01769
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 566 Tribal entities recognized 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 January 14, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2016-01700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for Tribal Self-Governance Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0143. This information collection expires January 31, 2016.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-01156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance (Ordinance). The Ordinance certifies the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Liquor licensing laws to regulate and control the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the jurisdiction of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. The Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010 (75 FR 39960), and any and all previous statutes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ohkay Owingeh Regulations
Document Number: 2016-00518
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On January 4, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ohkay Owingeh leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into the following type of leases without BIA approval: Business; residential; agricultural wind and solar resource; public; religious; educational; cultural; and other authorized purposes.
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians-Amendment to Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-334
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Liquor Control Ordinance. The ordinance allows the Tribe to manufacture beer, and allows for the sale, distribution, and tribal taxation of beer within the jurisdiction of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. This Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2012 (77 FR 34982).
Sovereignty in Indian Education
Document Number: 2016-245
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) previously announced the availability of enhancement funds to Tribes and their Tribal education departments (TEDs) to promote Tribal control and operation of BIE- funded schools on their reservations. This notice extends the deadline for Tribes with at least one BIE-funded school on their reservation to submit grant proposals.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Mashpee Wampanoag
Document Number: 2016-310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 321.34 acres, more or less, as the initial reservation of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on December 30, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's Proposed Trust Acquisition and Gaming Facility Project, DeKalb County, Illinois
Document Number: 2015-33247
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Nation) as cooperating agency, intend to gather information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the Nation's application for the proposed acquisition in trust by the United States of approximately 129 acres for construction and operation of a gaming facility in DeKalb County, Illinois. This notice also opens public scoping to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2015-32741
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Nambe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
Document Number: 2015-32740
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 292.77 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Tonto Apache Indian Tribe of Arizona on December 21, 2015.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California
Document Number: 2015-32739
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
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 Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City of Galt (City), Sacramento County (County), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Wilton Rancheria fee-to-trust and casino project, Sacramento County, California. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Amendment to the Notice of Availability of the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Management of Osage Nation Oil and Gas Resources, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2015-32505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Oklahoma Region has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for the management of oil and gas resources owned by the United States in trust for the Osage in Osage County, Oklahoma. This notice amends the notice of availability published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68867), and extends the public comment period through January 15, 2016, to accommodate requests for more time.
Indian Gaming; Three Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2015-32347
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California entered into Tribal-State compacts governing Class III gaming with: (1) The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; (2) the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and (3) the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California. This notice announces that the compacts are taking effect.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands
Document Number: 2015-32282
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB a request for approval for the collection of information for Class III Gaming Procedures authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0149, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0152, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0158. These information collections expire January 31, 2016.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2015-31892
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing the extension of the effective date of the final rule published November 19, 2015 governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which was scheduled to take effect on December 21, 2015. Tribes and industry have requested additional time to prepare for implementation of the rule. The final rule will now take effect on March 21, 2016. The BIA is also announcing an extension of the compliance date by which documentation of past assignments must be submitted from the originally stated date of April 18, 2016 to July 17, 2016. The final rule comprehensively updates and streamlines the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants of rights-of-way on Indian land and BIA land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-governance.