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Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Spokane Indian Reservation, Stevens County, WA
Document Number: E6-14686
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Spokane Tribe of Indians (Tribe), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Spokane Indian Reservation, Washington, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to update the Tribe's existing IRMP, in order to provide for the development of long-term resource management policies that will ensure direction and stability for sustained growth of reservation economics, compatible with traditional values and needs for a quality human environment. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive public comments on the DEIS.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Document Number: 06-7286
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma including all land within the definition of ``Indian country'' as established and described by Federal law under the jurisdiction of the Tribe. This Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Pawnee Nation, and increases the ability of the tribal government to control the Tribe's liquor distribution and possession. At the same time it will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: E6-14055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) on Indian children with disabilities.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements Under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act
Document Number: 06-6852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, proposes to amend its regulations by adding a new part to provide for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian tribes under Section 2604 of the Indian Energy Resource Development and Self-Determination Act. The proposed regulations provide the process under which the Secretary will grant authority to an Indian tribe to review and approve leases business agreements and rights-of-way for specific energy development activities on tribal lands through an approved TERA. The Department invites your comments on the proposed rule.
Energy Policy Act of 2005, Section 1813, Draft Report to Congress
Document Number: E6-13089
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy (Departments) to jointly conduct a study of issues related to energy rights-of-way (ROWs) on tribal lands. The Act further directs the Departments to submit a report to Congress on the findings of the study. The Draft Report to Congress is available for review on the Section 1813 Web site (http://1813.anl.gov). The Departments will hold several meetings to receive comments and suggestions on the Draft Report to Congress. Meeting locations and schedules have not been finalized; details will be provided on the Section 1813 Web site (http://1813.anl.gov).
Indian Trust Management Reform
Document Number: 06-6622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Secretary propose to amend several of their regulations related to Indian trust management to further fulfill the Secretary's fiduciary responsibilities to federally recognized tribes and individual Indians and to meet the Indian trust management policies articulated by Congress in the Indian Land Consolidation Act (ILCA), as amended by the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA). These amendments address Indian trust management issues in the areas of probate, probate hearings and appeals, tribal probate codes, life estates and future interests in Indian land, the Indian land title of record; and conveyances of trust or restricted land. There is also an ``Application for Consolidation by Sale'' form that is associated with one of these amendments.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Document Number: E6-12731
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands of the Tribe. The tribal lands are located within the geographic area that includes all land included within the definition of ``Indian country,'' as established and described by Federal law, and that is under the jurisdiction of the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, including all tribally-owned trust lands. This Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within its exterior boundaries. This 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.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Receipt of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Document Number: E6-12484
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice is published in exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 DM 8. 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 proceedings under the Act, 25 CFR 23.12. The Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register on an annual basis the names and addresses of the designated agents. This is the current list of Designated Tribal Agents for service of notice, and includes the listings of designated tribal agents received by the Secretary of the Interior prior to the date of this publication.
Submission of Collection of Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-12074
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection titled: Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR 175, OMB Control Number 1076- 0021, and Water Request, 25 CFR 171, OMB Central Number 1076-0141, for reinstatement, review, and approval. These collections expired during the Paperwork Reduction Act renewal process.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Drought Management Plan for Operation of the Kerr Hydroelectric Project, Flathead Lake, MT
Document Number: E6-11936
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a drought management plan for the operation of the Kerr Hydroelectric Project, Flathead Lake, Montana. In addition to mailing the draft EIS to cooperating agencies and those who previously requested the document, the BIA has made the draft EIS available at the Polson City Library, 2 First Avenue East, Polson, Montana, and the Flathead County Library, 247 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana. Additionally, the draft EIS may be obtained on the following Web site: http://www.flatheadlake- eis.com. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public, other Federal agencies, tribal, State, and local governments, organizations and businesses of the availability of the draft EIS and to announce public hearings to discuss the draft EIS.
Irrigation Operation and Maintenance
Document Number: E6-11293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is proposing to revise the regulations governing irrigation projects under its jurisdiction. The purpose of the revisions 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. These regulations have also been rewritten in plain English as mandated by Executive Order 12866. They also address several issues that prior regulations did not cover.
Submission of Paperwork Reduction Act Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-11211
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces that the Information Collection Request for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for a Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The BIA is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-11139
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an approval of the amended and restated Tribal-State Compact for regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the State of Oregon.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-11138
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the gaming compact between the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation and the State of Wyoming.
Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection
Document Number: E6-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an information collection from potential and existing Self-Governance Tribes, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Clearance Number 1076-0143 will be used to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for self- governance, to provide information for awarding planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self- Governance Act.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-10786
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) proposes to submit the Information Collection Request for the Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State courts to OMB for review and renewal. This information collection is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0111 through December 31, 2006.
Class III Gaming Procedures and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E6-10448
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-05
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 two information collection requests for review and renewal by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The two collections are: Class III Gaming Procedures, 1076-0149, and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 1076-0152.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara (MHA) Nation's Proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Ward County, ND
Document Number: 06-5818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as co-lead agency, and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The proposed federal actions are: (1) The taking into trust of 469 acres of fee land by the BIA in support of the MHA Nation's proposal to construct and operate a clean fuels refinery and produce buffalo forage; and (2) the issuance by the EPA of a Clean Water Act, Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Discharge (NPDES) permit for the discharge of treated wastewater from the proposed refinery. This notice also advises the public of the availability of the Draft NPDES permit (ND- 0030988) for review, and announces public hearings on the DEIS and Draft NPDES permit.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians' Proposed 79 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, MI
Document Number: 06-5817
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
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 file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed 79 acre fee-to-trust land transfer and casino project in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, and that the FEIS is now available to the public. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe).
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 06-5581
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 on Indian children with disabilities.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Document Number: 06-5447
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands of the Tribe. The tribal lands are located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within its exterior boundaries. This 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.
Announcement of Fund Availability, Competitive Grant Program
Document Number: E6-8864
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs Indian tribes that grant funds are available through a Competitive Grant Program and that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting applications from eligible interested entities. To encourage greater tribal participation in this initiative, IEED is offering grants to assist federally-recognized Indian tribes in preparing tribal plans designed for participation in Public Law 102-477.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E6-8811
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Document Number: E6-8692
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (Tribe). The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands of the Tribe. The tribal lands are located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their exterior boundaries. This 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.
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-8359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for clearance and extension. The information collection, Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0112 through May 31, 2006.
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-8185
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting the information collections titled Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form, 25 CFR 41.9, OMB Control No. 1076-0105, and the Tribal Colleges and Universities Grant Application Form, 25 CFR 41.8, OMB Control No. 1076-0018, to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Proposed 151.87 Acre Fee-To Trust Transfer, Reservation Proclamation and Casino-Resort Project, Clark County, WA; Correction
Document Number: E6-7773
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public of three corrections to the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Proposed Fee-to Trust Transfer, Reservation Proclamation and Casino-Resort Project, Clark County, Washington, published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2006, 71 FR 18767 (FR Doc. E6-5383). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was erroneously included among the cooperating agencies. EPA is not a cooperating agency for this DEIS. This notice also corrects the name, address and telephone number of the contact person for the DEIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Community Development on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Tribe Reservation, Clark County, NV
Document Number: E6-6105
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
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 Las Vegas Paiute Indian Tribe (Tribe), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The proposed Federal actions by the BIA and cooperating agencies include approval of a lease, issuance of rights- of-way grants, permits, and/or other agreements between Federal agencies, the Tribe and the LasCal Development Group, LLC (LasCal Development) for the construction, operation and maintenance of residential and commercial development, as well as the necessary infrastructure, on the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. The purpose of this project is to provide an expanded economic base for the Tribe while simultaneously providing needed housing for tribal and non-tribal members in the greater Las Vegas area. This notice also announces two public scoping meetings to identify potential issues and alternatives for inclusion in the EIS.
Grant Availability to Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes for Projects Implementing Traffic Safety on Indian Reservations
Document Number: E6-6026
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
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 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. Because of the limited funding available for this project, all projects 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 tribes. Information packets will be distributed to all Tribal Leaders on the latest Tribal Leaders list that is compiled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
Document Number: 06-3829
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services announce a request for comments concerning renewal of OMB Control Number 1076-0136, the Information Collection Request used for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance actions. The information collection will be used to process contracts, grants or cooperative agreements for award by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service as authorized by the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended, and as set forth in 25 CFR part 900. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services invite comment on the information collection described below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians and the Big Lagoon Rancheria's Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 06-3779
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-19
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, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians and Big Lagoon Rancheria as cooperating agencies, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 45 acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino and hotel project to be located in San Bernardino County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help improve the tribal economy of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians and Big Lagoon Rancheria (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Tribes) and assist tribal members to attain economic self-sufficiency. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Proposed 151.87 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer, Reservation Proclamation and Casino-Resort Project, Clark County, Washington
Document Number: E6-5383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
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 Cowlitz Indian Tribe (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Transportation, Clark County, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Cowlitz County, City of La Center, City of Vancouver, City of Ridgefield, Port of Ridgefield, City of Woodland, and City of Battle Ground as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed 151.87 acre fee-to-trust transfer, reservation proclamation, and casino-resort complex construction. This notice also announces two public hearings to receive comments on the DEIS.
Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988
Document Number: 06-3477
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
On March 15, 2006, a letter was mailed to Tribal Leaders to provide consultation with tribal governments on the development of proposed regulations which will establish standards for implementing Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Pueblo of Santa Ana Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: E6-5045
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Pueblo of Santa Ana Liquor Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pueblo of Santa Ana Indian Reservation. The Reservation is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Santa Ana Indian Reservation. This 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.
Proposed Finding for Federal Acknowledgment of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Incorporated of Massachusetts
Document Number: E6-5017
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(h), notice is hereby given that the Associate Deputy Secretary (ADS) proposes to determine that the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc., P.O. Box 1048, Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649, c/o Mr. Glenn Marshall, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner satisfies all seven mandatory criteria, and thus, meets the requirements for a government-to- government relationship with the United States.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation Liquor Code
Document Number: 06-3336
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Tribal Liquor Code (Code). The Code regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Reservation is located on trust land and this Code allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. This Code 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.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: E6-4945
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-05
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 authorized to establish rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate those facilities. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation facilities for operation and maintenance.
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-4324
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget for reinstatement. This collection expired during the renewal process. The collection concerns the implementation of the requirements of Indian Reservation Roads program allocation of funds. We are requesting a reinstatement of clearance and requesting comments on this information collection.
Leases and Permits
Document Number: 06-55509
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Amendment (Title 8 of the Tribal Code) to Omaha Tribe's Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: E6-2764
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe's Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Omaha Tribe's Reservation. The Reservation is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Omaha Tribe's Indian Reservation. This 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.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians' Proposed 29.87 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Contra Costa County, California
Document Number: E6-2755
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has filed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a proposed 29.87 acre fee-to-trust land transfer and casino project to be located within unincorporated Contra Costa County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians (Tribe). This notice also announces a hearing for the public to provide comments on the DEIS.
Collection of Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems: Proposed Collection of Water Delivery and Electric Service Data; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-2749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Indian Affairs invites comments on two information collection requests which will be renewed. The two collections are: Electrical Service Application, 1076-0021, and Water Request, 1076-0141.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians-Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 06-1771
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' Reservation. The land is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' Reservation and will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the tribe'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.
Confederated Tribes of Coos Liquor Code
Document Number: E6-2590
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal (Confederated Tribes of Coos) Liquor Code. The Code regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Confederated Tribes of Coos Indian Reservation trust land, and other lands subject to tribal jurisdiction. This Code allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of Coos Indian Reservation, and will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the Reservation liquor distribution and possession. At the same time, it will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children; Correction
Document Number: E6-2573
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This document corrects the notice that was published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2006, 71 FR 8309, as follows:
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-2305
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The collection concerns the Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools. We are requesting a renewal of clearance and requesting comments on this information collection.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: E6-2279
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announces that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Casa Blanca, Arizona. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Amendments of 2004 on Indian children with disabilities.
Notice of Acceptance of Retrocession of Jurisdiction for the Santee Sioux Nation, NE
Document Number: 06-1437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Executive Order No. 11435 of November 21, 1968 (33 FR 17339), and redelegated to the Associate Deputy Secretary, I hereby accept at 12:01 a.m. CST, February 15, 2006, retrocession to the United States of civil and criminal jurisdiction over the Santee Sioux Nation, which was acquired by the State of Nebraska, pursuant to Public Law 83- 280, 67 Stat. 588, 18 U.S.C. 1162, 28 U.S.C. 1360. The retrocession herein accepted was offered by Legislative Resolution 17 by the legislature of the State of Nebraska on May 31, 2001, and transmitted to the Secretary on November 13, 2001. By Resolution No. 2001-12 dated December 20, 2000, the Santee Sioux Nation requested that the State of Nebraska retrocede civil and criminal jurisdiction to the United States.
Public Scoping Meeting on Congressionally Mandated Study of Energy Rights-of-Way on Tribal Lands
Document Number: E6-1967
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) requires the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Energy to jointly conduct a study of issues regarding energy rights-of-way on tribal land and provide a report to Congress on the findings of the study. The report is due to Congress by August 7, 2006. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy are interested in receiving comments from the public about how to proceed with the implementation of section 1813.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York, Cayuga and Seneca Counties, New York
Document Number: E6-1938
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
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 cooperation of the Cayuga Indian Nation (Nation), intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the conveyance into trust of 125 acres of land currently held in fee by the Nation. The purpose of the proposed action is to create a tribal land base and to help meet the Nation's socio-economic needs. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS.