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Public Law 93-599 Transfer of Excess Property-Cherokee Nation, OK
Document Number: E8-7198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public that the General Services Administration (GSA), Greater Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas, has transferred approximately 790.70 acres, of excess property, more or less, in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, to the Secretary of the Interior, to be held in trust for the benefit and use of the Cherokee Nation.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: E8-6968
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the current list of 562 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on March 22, 2007 (72 FR 13648).
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-6884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an Approval of the Amendment to Interim Compact between the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation and the State of Montana regarding Class III Gaming on the Rocky Boy's Reservation.
Land Acquisitions; Skokomish Indian Tribe, Washington
Document Number: E8-6878
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 0.94 acres of land into trust for the Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington on March 14, 2008. 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.
Correction to the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Absaloka Mine Crow Reservation South Extension Coal Lease Approval, Mine Development Plan and Related Federal and State Permitting Actions, Big Horn County, MT
Document Number: E8-6772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that date for the public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Absaloka Mine Crow Reservation South Extension Coal Lease Approval, Mine Development Plan and Related Federal and State Permitting Actions, announced in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008, (73 FR 15189) was incorrect. The correct date for the public hearing is April 23, 2008.
Tribal Consultation for Facilities Management Activities
Document Number: E8-6644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be conducting tribal consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments on potential facility management commercial activities and to determine whether these facility management activities should be: provided by a private sector provider through a contract; by government personnel through a letter of obligation; or by a public reimbursable source through a fee- for-service agreement within Indian Country. The proposed topic is the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 standard study on the facilities management within BIA/BIE. The intended effect of the A- 76 study is to review and select which facilities management functions will be considered for competition. The intended results are to improve performance, become more efficient through the A-76 process, and reduce overall program cost. The potential issues set forth will be described in a tribal consultation booklet issued prior to the meetings by BIA/ BIE.
Grant Availability to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Projects Implementing Traffic Safety on Indian Reservations
Document Number: E8-6349
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, and as authorized by the Secretary of Transportation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to make funds available to federally recognized Indian tribes on an annual basis for implementing traffic safety projects, which are designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes, death, injuries, and property damage within Indian Country. All project applications received will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis. This notice informs Indian tribes that grant funds are available and that information packets are being mailed to all tribal leaders on the latest Tribal Leaders list that is compiled by the BIA. A copy of the Application Packet can also be obtained by contacting the BIA Indian Highway Safety Office.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians' Proposed 29.87 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Gaming Development Project, Contra Costa County, CA
Document Number: E8-6346
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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 Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Contra Costa County, and California Department of Transportation, intends to file a final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed approval of a 29.87 acre fee-to-trust transfer and gaming development project in Contra Costa County, California, and that the FEIS is now available to the public. In addition to the trust acquisition for gaming purposes, the proposed action includes approval by the NIGC of a gaming management contract. The FEIS is part of the administrative process that evaluates tribal applications that seek to have the United States take land into trust pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 465 and 25 CFR part 151.
Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe, Washington
Document Number: E8-5923
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 10.2 acres of land into trust for the Puyallup Tribe of Washington on March 14, 2008. 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.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise Rancheria Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project, Yuba County, CA
Document Number: E8-5342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
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 Ymeka Maidu Tribe (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Yuba County, California, as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's proposed Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project to be located within unincorporated Yuba County, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. This review is part of the administrative process that evaluates tribal applications that seek to have the United States take land into trust pursuant to 25 CFR part 151. We will consider public comments carefully prior to deciding whether to approve or disapprove this application. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Absaloka Mine Crow Reservation South Extension Coal Lease Approval, Mine Development Plan and Related Federal and State Permitting Actions, Big Horn County, MT
Document Number: E8-5341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as joint lead agencies, with the Crow Tribe of Indians, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as cooperating agencies, intend to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed extension of the existing Absaloka mine onto the Crow Indian Reservation and for related Federal and state permitting actions; and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to maximize the economic benefit from the coal trust resource by continuing to provide benefits to the Crow Tribe, including royalty, tax income and employment; as well as allow Westmoreland Resources Inc. (WRI) to continue to access coal resources, owned by the Crow Tribe, for the sale to customers using it for electric power generation. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: E8-5627
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor and Beverage Code (Code) of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Code regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Muscogee Creek Nation Indian Country (Tribal Lands) as defined by Federal law. The Code allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Tribal Lands. The Code will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their jurisdiction and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Steilacoom Tribe of Indians
Document Number: E8-5551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(l)(2), notice is hereby given that the Department of the Interior (Department) declines to acknowledge the group known as the Steilacoom Tribe of Indians (STI) of 1515 Lafayette Street, P.O. Box 88419, Steilacoom, Washington 98388, c/o Mr. Danny Marshall, as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy four of the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment, specifically Sec. Sec. 83.7(a), 83.7(b), 83.7(c), and 83.7(e), as defined in 25 CFR part 83. Consequently, the STI does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-5198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of five Amendments to the Class III Gaming Compacts (Amendments) between the state of Oregon and the Burns-Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Coquille Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Siletz Indians of Oregon.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements Under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act
Document Number: E8-4301
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is promulgating final regulations providing that Indian tribes, at their discretion, may enter into business agreements and leases for energy resource development and grant rights-of-way for pipelines or electric transmission or distribution lines on tribal land without the Secretary's review and approval. Indian tribes entering into such business agreements, leases, and grants of rights-of-way must execute them under an approved tribal energy resource agreement (TERA) between the Secretary and the tribe. These final regulations provide the process under which a tribe may apply for, and the Secretary may grant, authority for an Indian tribe to review and approve leases and business agreements and grant rights-of-way for specific energy development activities on tribal lands through an approved TERA. The regulations also cover processes for implementation of TERAs, including periodic review and evaluation of a tribe's activities under a TERA, enforcement of TERA provisions, and administrative appeals. The regulations also include a process for a tribe's voluntarily rescinding a TERA.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Stockbridge-Munsee Casino, Sullivan County, NY
Document Number: E8-4356
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed taking into federal trust of land in Sullivan County, New York, for the StockbridgeMunsee Community Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin (Tribe). The Tribe proposed to develop and operate a Class III gaming facility and associated facilities on the trust property. The EIS is no longer needed because the Department of the Interior has decided not to accept the land into trust, on the basis that the proposed action did not adequately meet criteria in 25 CFR 151.3; 151.10(b); 151.10(c); and 151.11(b) for trust acquisition.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Calexico, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: E8-4354
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 National Indian Gaming Commission, the City of Calexico and the Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Indians (Tribe) as cooperating agencies, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 60.8-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project in Calexico, Imperial County, California. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Trust Acquisition of an Initial Reservation for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in the Town of Mashpee, Barnstable County, and Town of Middleboro, Plymouth County, MA, Including a Gaming Facility at the Middleboro Property
Document Number: E8-4353
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (Tribe) as Cooperating Agency, will be gathering information needed for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed trust acquisition of approximately 679 acres of land as the Tribe's initial reservation. The proposed acquisition includes approximately 140 acres in the Town of Mashpee, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, and approximately 539 acres in the Town of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The property in Mashpee would be used for tribal administrative and cultural purposes and housing for tribal members. For the property in Middleboro, the Tribe plans the construction of a gaming facility with related facilities. The purposes of the proposed federal action are to provide a land base for the Tribe and to help meet the economic needs of the Tribe and its members. This notice also announces public scoping meetings to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-4059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an approval of Amendment II of the Amended and Restated Class III Gaming Compact between the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the State of Oregon.
Irrigation Operation and Maintenance
Document Number: E8-3698
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is revising the regulation governing irrigation projects under its jurisdiction. The purpose of the revision is to provide consistent administration; establish the process for updating practices, policies, and procedures for the administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of irrigation projects; and provide uniform accounting and recordkeeping procedures. This regulation has also been rewritten in plain English as mandated by Executive Order 12866. It also addresses several issues that the prior regulation did not cover.
Western Shoshone Application Form
Document Number: E8-3644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments from the public on the renewal of a tribal enrollment information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Control Number 1076-0165 will be used to establish that the applicants meet the eligibility requirements to share in the Western Shoshone judgment fund distribution authorized by the Act of July 7, 2004, Public Law 108-270.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transfer From Fee to Trust of Parcels Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York
Document Number: E8-3247
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-22
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 cooperation of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York (Nation), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Madison County, New York, and Oneida County, New York as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the requested transfer of parcels owned by the Nation to the United States in trust for the Nation, and that the FEIS is now available to the public. The subject lands are located within Oneida and Madison Counties, New York. The FEIS is part of the administrative process that evaluates tribal applications that seek to have the United States take land into trust pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 465 and 25 CFR Part 151. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the Nation's cultural and social preservation, expression and identity, political self-determination, self-sufficiency, and economic growth by providing a tribal land base and homeland over which the Nation exercises tribal sovereignty.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon's Proposed Trust Acquisition and Resort and Casino Project, Cascade Locks, Hood River County, OR
Document Number: E8-2834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-15
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 Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes), the Oregon Department of Transportation, the City of Cascade Locks, the Port of Cascade Locks, Hood River County and the Federal Highway Administration as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed 25-acre trust acquisition and resort and casino project to be located within the City of Cascade Locks, Hood River County, Oregon, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. Public review of the DEIS is part of an administrative process designed to evaluate tribal applications that seek to have the United States to take land into Federal trust pursuant to 25 CFR part 151. Reviewers are advised that we will consider public comments carefully prior to deciding whether to approve or disapprove this application. This notice also extends the normal 45-day public comment period to 90 days in order to accommodate heightened public interest in this proposed action, and it announces five public hearings to receive comments on the DEIS.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Fork Rancheria's Proposed 305 Acre Trust Acquisition and Hotel/Casino Project, Madera County, CA
Document Number: E8-2828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-15
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, Madera Irrigation District, City of Madera, National Indian Gaming Commission and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed 305 acre trust acquisition and the construction of a hotel/casino project to be located in unincorporated Madera County, just north of the City of Madera, California, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. Public review of the DEIS is part of an administrative process designed to evaluate tribal applications that seek to have the United States to take land into Federal trust pursuant to 25 CFR part 151. Reviewers are advised that we will consider public comments carefully prior to deciding whether to approve or disapprove this application. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2009 or Calendar Year 2009
Document Number: E8-2574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 3, 2008, deadline for tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self- governance program in fiscal year 2009 or calendar year 2009.
Pit River Tribe Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: E8-2536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Pit River Tribe Liquor Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pit River tribal land. The tribal land is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their tribal land, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood Information Collection (CDIB), Submission
Document Number: E8-2535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to OMB an information collection from persons seeking proof of American Indian or Alaska Native blood for reinstatement, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Control No. 1076- 0153 will be used to document an applicant's Indian ancestry and degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood. CDIBs are used by individuals applying for BIA programs and services available to Indians because they are Indian.
Land Acquisitions; Elk Valley Rancheria, California
Document Number: E8-2501
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 203.5 acres of land into trust for the Elk Valley Rancheria of California on January 4, 2008. 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.
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Mt. Taylor Property, as an Addition to the Pueblo of Laguna Reservation of New Mexico
Document Number: E8-2361
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 6,883.54 acres, more or less, to be added to the Pueblo of Laguna Reservation (Laguna), New Mexico.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: E8-2304
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation facilities located on various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate those facilities. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1934
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act is soliciting comments on the Financial Assistance and Social Service program application forms in order to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance. This information collection request is cleared under OMB control number 1076-0017 and expires on July 31, 2008.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comments from the public on a renewal of an information collection, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and the Indian Health Service (IHS), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The BIA is now seeking comments from interested parties to renew the clearance.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-25628
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-24566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amended Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-24565
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amended Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-24564
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amended Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-24563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amended Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Law and Order on Indian Reservations
Document Number: E7-24043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs proposes to amend its regulations governing the Courts of Indian Offenses (otherwise known as CFR Courts). This amendment will clarify the authority of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs to establish the courts, the jurisdiction of the courts, its relationship to tribal governments and the Department of the Interior, and to provide those courts with an updated code of laws.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians' Proposed Trust Acquisition and Casino/Hotel Project, City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: E7-24293
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
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 Soboba Band of Luise[ntilde]o Indians (Tribe), intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed fee-to-trust land acquisition and casino and hotel project (Proposed Action) located within the City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, California. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the tribal economy in order to better enable the Tribe to provide governmental services, perform governmental functions, create jobs and career opportunities for tribal members and develop programs that would assist tribal members to attain economic self- sufficiency. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-23886
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approval of the TribalState Compact between the State of Washington and the Tulalip Tribe.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-23885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approval of the TribalState Compact between the State of Montana and the Fort Belknap Tribe.
Submission of Paperwork Reduction Act Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-23723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces the Information Collection Request regarding the Job Placement & Training Application, OMB No. 1076-0062, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reinstatement. The collection expired during the renewal process.
Homeliving Programs
Document Number: E7-23330
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Secretary of the Interior is publishing final regulations addressing homeliving programs administered under the Bureau of Indian Education-funded school system.
Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Juanen
Document Number: E7-23361
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(h), the Department of the Interior (Department) notice is hereby given that the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (Petitioner 84B, JBB), c/o Joe Ocampo, 1108 East Fourth Street, Santa Ana, California 92701, and c/o Bud Sepulveda, P.O. Box 25628, Santa Ana, California 92799, is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. Due to the group's recent internal leadership conflict, this notice is addressed to both individuals who claim to be its leader. The Department has not addressed this dispute in this proposed finding (PF). These individuals hopefully will resolve this conflict by the time of the final determination (FD). This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy all seven of the criteria set forth in Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations (25 CFR part 83), specifically criteria 83.7(a), 83.7(b), 83.7(c), and 83.7(e), and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen (Petitioner #84A)
Document Number: E7-23360
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(h), the Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the Juane[ntilde]o Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation (JBA, Petitioner 84A), c/o Anthony Rivera, Jr., 31411-A La Matanza Street, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675, is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy all seven of the criteria set forth in Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations (25 CFR part 83), specifically criteria 83.7(a), 83.7(b), 83.7(c), and 83.7(e), and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Liquor Ordinance of the Karuk Tribe of California
Document Number: E7-22929
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Ordinance of the Karuk Tribe of California. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Karuk tribal lands. The land is located on trust land and this ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Karuk Tribe of California tribal lands. This ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation and at the same time will provide funds for the continued operation and strengthening of the Karuk tribal government and the delivery of tribal government services.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan
Document Number: E7-22158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 78.26 acres, more or less, as the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian Reservation for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan.
Submission of Information Collection to OMB for Approval
Document Number: E7-21676
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is planning to reinstate the Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, OMB Control Number 1076-0164 as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This collection expired during the renewal process because the 30-day notice was not published before the expiration date. The reinstatement will ensure we can continue to operate the residential program of the No Child Left Behind Act. This notice replaces the notice published Wednesday, October 3, 2007 (72 FR 56373).
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-21624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Yurok Tribe.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Riverton Dome Coal Bed Natural Gas and Conventional Gas Development, Wind River Indian Reservation, Fremont County, WY
Document Number: E7-21512
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with the Joint Business Council of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes (JBC), Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) at EPA for the proposed coal bed natural gas and conventional gas development project, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to meet the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes' need to maximize their economic benefit from this trust resource. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.