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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Class III Tribal-State Gaming Compact Process
Document Number: 2018-06433
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Business Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians 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 and other authorized purposes.
HEARTH Act Approval of Ramona Band of Cahuilla's Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2018-06233
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ramona Band of Cahuilla's 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 leases for business purposes without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Business Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06231
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 28, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians 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.
Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe
Document Number: 2018-06230
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior made a final agency determination to acquire 102.98 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Shawnee Tribe for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2018.
HEARTH Act Approval of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Business, Agricultural, Residential, Wind and Solar Resource, and Wind Energy Evaluation Leases
Document Number: 2018-06229
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan (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, agricultural, residential, wind and solar resource, and wind energy evaluation leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Coquille Indian Tribe Ordinance
Document Number: 2018-06228
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Coquille Indian 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 site leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06227
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On December 28, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 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, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06226
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe's Business Site Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-06225
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Business Site 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 site leases without further BIA approval.
Education Contracts Under Johnson-O'Malley Act
Document Number: 2018-05749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would update one section of the regulation regarding when Indian students are eligible for benefits of education contracts under the Johnson-O'Malley Act (JOM), to codify past practice and a Federal District Court ruling by deleting the requirement that the Indian student must have \1/4\ or more degree of Indian blood.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Indian Highway Safety Grants
Document Number: 2018-05747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) are proposing a new information collection.
Updates to Bureau of Indian Affairs Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2018-04513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to amend its categorical exclusions (CATEXs) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for certain BIA actions and is seeking comment. The BIA is requesting comment on whether to revise or delete any current CATEXs or add any new CATEXs.
Tribal Transportation Program; Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2018-04103
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on October 31, 2017, that delayed the deadline for Tribes to comply with Tribal Transportation Program requirements to collect data on proposed roads for the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2018-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
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.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Document Number: 2018-03076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 121.01 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Michigan on November 24, 2017.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2019 or Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2018-03075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2018, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2019 or calendar year 2019.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2018-03072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 Trust Asset Reform Act, Title II-Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2018-02436
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host three Tribal consultation sessions on the development of the Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project authorized by the Indian Trust Asset Management Reform Act (ITARA), Public Law 114-178.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2018-02200
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-06
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.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2018-01907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 567 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 17, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report
Document Number: 2018-01557
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS
Document Number: 2018-01109
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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 to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Document Number: 2018-01108
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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; Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-01107
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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; Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program
Document Number: 2018-01106
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
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.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2018-01058
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts entered into between the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Indian Reservation, the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California, the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California, and the Wilton Rancheria, respectively, and the State of California are taking effect.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2018-00794
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-18
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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Nevada
Document Number: 2018-00793
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California negotiated the First Amended Compact between the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California and the State of Nevada governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended Compact.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2018-00637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation negotiated the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Puyallup Indian Tribe and the State of Washington governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended Compact.
The Chickasaw Nation; Amendments to the Beverage Control Act of 2007, and the Chickasaw Nation Code
Document Number: 2018-00622
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes amendments to the Beverage Control Act of 2007 and the Chickasaw Nation Code, which was originally enacted by the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature and published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2007.
Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation; Amendments to Rincon Alcohol Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2018-00346
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes comprehensive amendments to the Rincon Band of Luise[ntilde]o Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation's Tribal Code Sec. 7.400, Rincon Alcohol Control Ordinance. This Ordinance amends and supersedes the existing Rincon Alcohol Control Ordinance, Ordinance No. 99-01, enacted by the Rincon Band of Luise[ntilde]o Mission Indians on June 13, 2000.
Addition of the Wind River Indian Reservation to the List of Courts of Indian Offenses
Document Number: 2017-28063
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on October 27, 2016, establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Court of Indian Offenses Serving the Wind River Indian Reservation
Document Number: 2017-28062
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document accompanies the final rule establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation published today and waives the application of certain regulations for the Court of Indian Offenses serving the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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 eight positions available. Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years 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. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold a public meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2017-28053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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 to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood
Document Number: 2017-28051
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Indian Electric Power Utilities
Document Number: 2017-27668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule revises regulations addressing electric power utilities of the Colorado River, Flathead, and San Carlos Indian irrigation projects to use plain language, update definitions, lengthen a regulatory deadline, and make other minor changes.
Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
Document Number: 2017-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has determined that the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee (GTEC) is not an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that affirms the reasoning, analysis, and conclusions in the Proposed Finding (PF) that the petitioner does not satisfy the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations. Therefore, it does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. Based on the limited nature and extent of comments, and consistent with prior practices, the Government is not producing a separate detailed report or other summary under the criteria to accompany this Final Determination (FD), because neither the petitioner nor interested parties have submitted significant new evidence or analysis that changes the conclusions in the PF. The PF, as supplemented by this notice, is affirmed. This notice constitutes the FD.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2017-26816
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon negotiated the Amendment to the Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the State of Oregon governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended Compact.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2017-25109
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community's Chapter 14, Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and Five Civilized Tribes
Document Number: 2017-24879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-16
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; Tribal Probate Codes
Document Number: 2017-23838
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
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; Indian Child Welfare Quarterly and Annual Report
Document Number: 2017-23834
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
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.
Tribal Transportation Program; Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2017-23663
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This interim final rule updates the Tribal Transportation Program regulations published in 2016 to delay the deadline for Tribes to comply with requirements to collect data on proposed roads for the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-23343
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The notice announces that the Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact between the Pueblo of Pojoaque and State of New Mexico is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2017-22852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and State of Washington negotiated the Sixth Amendment to the Tribal State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the State of Washington governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the amended Compact.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS
Document Number: 2017-22589
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
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.
Bureau of Indian Education Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2017-22446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct a series of consultation sessions regarding its proposed strategic plan. The BIE will conduct five on-site tribal consultation sessions and one telephonic session. The on-site consultation sessions will be held at geographically diverse locations across the country to maximize Tribal input early in the process. The telephonic session will be held on December 14, 2017.