Department of the Interior December 26, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2017-27775
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona, on the dates indicated. Surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agencies indicated.
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.