Indian Affairs Bureau August 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2010-21730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) published a document in the Federal Register of August 17, 2010, announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Washington, DC. The notice included an incorrect call-in number.
Land Acquisitions; Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona
Document Number: 2010-21130
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire Parcel 2 consisting of 53.54 acres of land into trust for the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona on July 23, 2010. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-21089
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0163, which expires December 31, 2010.
Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Development Activities on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, Utah
Document Number: 2010-20875
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Ute Indian Tribe, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Utah, and Duchesne County, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates proposed oil and gas development activities on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation (Reservation), Utah. The Proposed Action consists of drilling up to 4,899 oil and/or natural gas wells over the next 15 years, with a life- of-project of 40 years. In addition to well pad development, linear developments would include roads, pipelines, and power lines. The Proposed Action would also include the development of ancillary facilities such as compressor stations, water treatment facilities, and storage areas. This notice also announces public scoping meetings that will be held to identify potential issues and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Liquor Ordinance of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes; Correction
Document Number: 2010-20421
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of July 27, 2010, concerning the Liquor Ordinance of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. The notice refers to an amended ordinance of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes when in fact the Liquor Ordinance adopted by Resolution No. WT-10-31 on May 14, 2010 is an entirely new ordinance. The notice also erroneously refers in one location to an ``amended ordinance of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.''
Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Central Band of Cherokee
Document Number: 2010-20387
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to decline to acknowledge that the group known as the ``Central Band of Cherokee'' (CBC), Petitioner 227, c/o Mr. Joe H. White, 1 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 38464, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on an investigation pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(e) that determined that the petitioner does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria set forth in 25 CFR 83.7, specifically criterion 83.7(e), and therefore does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Leases and Permits on Trust or Restricted Land; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-20294
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the collection of information for leases and permits on trust and restricted land pursuant to 25 CFR part 162 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0155, which expires August 31, 2010.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2010-20293
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Washington, DC. 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.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians 228.04-Acre Fee-to-Trust Land Transfer and Casino Project, Amador County, California
Document Number: 2010-19906
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Plymouth as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the USEPA for the approval of a 228.04-acre trust acquisition and casino project in the City of Plymouth and unincorporated Amador County, California, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to establish a land base and help provide for the economic development of the Tribe.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Proposed Trust Acquisition and Resort and Casino Project, Cascade Locks, Hood River County, OR
Document Number: 2010-19195
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 25- acre trust acquisition for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribe) within the City of Cascade Locks, Hood River County, Oregon. The acquired trust land would be used for the development of a casino and related hotel, dining, and entertainment facilities. The purpose of the proposed action is to improve the Tribe's long-term economic conditions and support its self-sufficiency, both with respect to its government operations and its members. The Final EIS considers casino alternatives in Hood River County and on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. The Final EIS identifies the Cascade Locks Resort and Casino Project as the BIA's preferred alternative.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise Rancheria Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project, Yuba County, CA
Document Number: 2010-19194
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Enterprise Rancheria of Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Yuba County, California as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's proposed Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project to be located within unincorporated Yuba County, California, and that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Document Number: 2010-19193
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Tribe), intends to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Tribe's proposed 47 acre trust acquisition and subsequent construction of a mixed-use development in Broward County, Florida. The project site may include, but is not limited to, a variety of proposed land uses such as a hotel, commercial retail uses, fitness and entertainment facilities, and related employee parking. The purposes of the proposed action are to consolidate the Tribe's land holdings surrounding the existing Coconut Creek Casino into one contiguous trust property, to improve the Tribe's economy, and to help Tribal members attain economic self sufficiency. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the environmental impact statement.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians' Proposed 70-Acre Trust Acquisition and Resort Casino Project, Sonoma County, CA
Document Number: 2010-19186
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sonoma County, and City of Cloverdale as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's proposed 70 acre Fee-to-Trust and Resort Casino Project to be located within Sonoma County, California, and that the DEIS is now available for public review and comment. This notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants an automatic 30-day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Fork Rancheria's Proposed 305-Acre Trust Acquisition and Hotel/Casino Project, Madera County, CA
Document Number: 2010-19180
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians (Tribe), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Madera Irrigation District, City of Madera, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's proposed 305-acre trust acquisition and casino-resort project in unincorporated Madera County, just north of the City of Madera, California, and that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Seminole Tribe of Florida Alcohol Beverage Control Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Amended Seminole Tribe of Florida Alcohol Beverage Control Act of 2009, Ordinance No. C-01-09. The Amended Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands. The last amendment to the liquor ordinance was published in 60 FR 53431. The tribal lands are located in Indian country and this Amended Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. The Amended Ordinance contains provisions requiring the Tribe to issue licenses to all businesses that intend to sell liquor and it requires proof that the applicant for a liquor license is licensed by the State of Florida to sell alcoholic beverages as well. This Amended Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the community's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.