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December

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (12/24/03)

Public Hearings on Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Financial Assistance Agreements Wednesday, December 24, 2003. 68 FR 74537-01, 2003 WL 23004795 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document announces the date and location of a Tribal hearing wherein EPA will take comments on its proposed rule for "Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Financial Assistance Agreements," published on July 24, 2003, at 68 FR 43824. This Tribal hearing will be held during the 180 day public comment period for the proposed rule, which ends on January 20, 2004. EPA will publish information concerning additional public hearings and Tribal hearings during the comment period when that information becomes available.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/22/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Monday, December 22, 2003. 68 FR 71131-02, 2003 WL 22988806 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA) Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register, notice of the approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through her delegated authority, has approved the Tribal-State Compacts between the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians and the La Posta Band of Mission Indians and the State of California. The Compacts authorize a 350 machine Gaming Facility on the tribes' existing reservations, requires a 5% payment of net win from the operation of gaming devices to the State for the exclusive right to operate Class III gaming devices in the State of California, and as part of the Tribes' commitment to mitigate any significant, adverse impacts resulting from the casino development, the Tribes and the State, through San Diego County, have agreed to conclude one or more written agreements. All such agreements shall be concluded prior to the commencement of the Project, and shall provide for the identification and implementation of feasible mitigation measures and feasible project alternatives concerning problem and pathological gambling and significant environmental effects.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/22/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Skokomish Tribe of Washington, Monday, December 22, 2003. 68 FR 71131-01, 2003 WL 22988805 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 3.0 acres, of land into trust for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington on December 8, 2003. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/22/03)

Office of the Secretary List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2004 Annual Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs Monday, December 22, 2003. 68 FR 71122-02, 2003 WL 22988800 (F.R.)

SUMMARY:This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Fiscal Year 2004 annual funding agreements with self- governance tribes and lists programmatic targets for each of the non-BIA bureaus, pursuant to section 405(c)(4) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/18/03)

Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs; Application Deadline for Self-Governance in 2005 Thursday, December 18, 2003. 68 FR 70520-02, 2003 WL 22963964 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2004, deadline for tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2005 or calendar year 2005.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (12/15/03)

Interagency Project To Clean Up Open Dumps on Tribal Lands: Request for Proposals Monday, December 15, 2003. 68 FR 69684-01, 2003 WL 22937097 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Tribal Solid Waste Interagency Workgroup (Workgroup) is soliciting proposals for its sixth year of the Tribal Open Dump Cleanup Project (Cleanup Project). Since FY99, the Workgroup has funded approximately $9 million in projects. In FY03, the Interagency Workgroup made approximately $2.1 million available to fully or partially fund 26 selected projects. A similar amount of funding is projected for FY04. The Cleanup Project is part of a federal effort to help tribes comprehensively address their solid waste needs. The purpose of the Cleanup Project is to assist with closing or upgrading tribal high-threat waste disposal sites and providing alternative disposal and integrated solid waste management.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/10/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Federal Acknowledgment; Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Snohomish Tribe of Indians Wednesday, December 10, 2003. 68 FR 68942-01, 2003 WL 22896844 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 83.10(m), notice is hereby given that the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge a group known as the Snohomish Tribe of Indians (STI), c/o Mr. William Matheson, Suite 201, 144 Railroad Avenue, Edmunds, Washington 98020, as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioning group 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), (b), (c), and (e), and therefore does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (12/10/03)

EPA Responses to State and Tribal 8-Hour Ozone Air Quality Designation Recommendations Wednesday, December 10, 2003. 68 FR 68805-01, 2003 WL 22896808 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its responses to States' and Tribes' 8-hour ozone air quality designation recommendations on the web. If a State or Tribe wishes to submit additional information to EPA regarding the designations, we have requested that they submit that information no later than February 6, 2004.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/8/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Child Welfare Act; Receipt of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice Monday, December 8, 2003. 68 FR 68408-01, 2003 WL 22879273 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing the current list of Designated Tribal Agents for service of notice, including the listings of designated tribal agents received by the Secretary of the Interior prior to the date of this publication.

The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) 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.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/05/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Friday, December 5, 2003, 68 FR 68180-01, 2003 WL 22867565 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of 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. This notice is published pursuant to section 104 of the Act of November 2, 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 108 Stat. 4791, 4792).

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (12/05/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 17 Partial Distribution of Fiscal Year 2004 Indian Reservation Roads Funds
Friday, December 5, 2003, 68 FR 67941-01 2003 WL 22867461 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: We are issuing a rule requiring that we immediately distribute $25 million of fiscal year 2004 Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the relative need formula. This partial distribution reflects the funds the Federal Highway Administration has allocated to the Department of the Interior and is based on funding appropriated by a continuing resolution and the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2003 in effect until February 29, 2004. We are using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Price Trends report for the relative need formula distribution process, with appropriate modifications to address non- reporting States. This distribution will allow an immediate allocation of funds based on an existing formula, final allocations will be dependent on a final authorization of highway trust funds and a fiscal year 2004 appropriations.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (12/04/03)

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Native American CDFI Assistance Program, Thursday, December 4, 2003, 68 FR 67908-01 2003 WL 22856141 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This NOFA is issued in connection with two annual funding rounds of the NACA Program, one using FY 2003 and FY 2004 appropriated funds ("Round One") and one using FY 2004 and FY 2005 appropriated funds ("Round Two"), if appropriated funds are available. Through the NACA Program and subject to appropriation of funding for the purposes enumerated in this NOFA, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the "Fund") will provide Financial Assistance ("FA") awards and/or Technical Assistance ("TA") grants to community development financial institutions ("CDFIs") that primarily serve Native American, Alaska Native and/or Native Hawaiian communities (hereafter referred to as "Native American CDFIs," serving "Native American Communities"). The NACA Program will also provide TA grants to entities proposing to become Native American CDFIs within a specified time frame and "Sponsoring Entities" (e.g., Native American organizations, Tribes and Tribal organizations that propose to create entities that will become Native American CDFIs).

November

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (11/28/03)

24 CFR Parts 1006 and 1007, Housing Assistance for Native Hawaiians: Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program and Loan Guarantees for Native Hawaiian Housing Program; Final Rule Friday, November 28, 2003, 68 FR 66980-01 2003 WL 22812407 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This rule issues as final, and responds to public comments on, an interim rule published on June 13, 2002, to implement procedures and requirements for two new programs to address the housing needs of Native Hawaiians. The Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program will provide housing block grants to fund affordable housing activities. The Section 184A Loan Guarantees for Native Hawaiian Housing program will provide Native Hawaiian families with greater access to private mortgage resources by guaranteeing loans for one-to four-family housing located on Hawaiian Home Lands.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (11/26/03)

Office of the Secretary Statement of Findings: Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement Act Wednesday, November 26, 2003, 68 FR 66473-02 2003 WL 22794197 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior is causing this notice of Statement of Findings to be published as required by section 14 of the Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement Act (Settlement Act), Pub. L. 106-263, 114 Stat. 737, 746-47. The publication of this notice causes the waiver and release of certain claims to become effective as required to implement the Settlement.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (11/24/03)

Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission Central Utah Project Completion Act
Monday, November 24, 2003, 68 FR 65943-01 2003 WL 22761732 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Commission), propose to create, restore, and otherwise enhance riparian wetland habitats along the Duchesne River, utah, as partial mitigation for the Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project (CUP). This project has been planned in conjunction with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Agency and is intended to fulfill long- standing commitments to mitigate for impacts to Ute Indian tribal and non- tribal wetland-wildlife habitats arising from construction and operation of the Bonneville Unit, and to provide additional wetland/wildlife benefits to the Ute Indian Tribe.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (11/21/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Elk Valley Rancheria 203.5 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino/ResortProject, Del Norte County, CA Friday, November 21, 2003, 68 FR 65732-01 2003 WL 22734229 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Elk Valley Rancheria, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 203.50 acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project in Del Norte County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help meet the land base and economic needs of the Elk Valley Rancheria. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, topics and alternatives for consideration in the EIS.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (11/20/03)

Meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities, Thursday, November 20, 2003, 68 FR 65452-01 2003 WL 22721179

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities (the Board) and is intended to notify the general public of its opportunity to attend. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the Board's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Board's charter.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (11/17/03)

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Tribal Consultation on Participation by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians in the Department of the Interior Consolidation of Agency Appraisal Functions: Reopening of Comment Period Monday, November 17, 2003, 68 FR 64917-01 2003 WL 22697148 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the period during which the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) will accept written comments concerning potential issues related to participation by OST in the Department of the Interior plan to consolidate agency appraisal functions, has been reopened to be effective from the date of this publication in the Federal Register until December 1, 2003. Pursuant to the September 17, 2003 notice published in the Federal Register, the period for written comments on this matter closed on November 7, 2003. In response to tribal requests, however, OST is reopening the comment period and extending it to December 1, 2003, to allow tribes and other interested parties an extended opportunity to provide written comments on this matter.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (11/14/03)

Administration for Children and Families Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures Friday, November 14, 2003, 68 FR 64686-01 2003 WL 22680528 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2991b-1, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency procedure or practice relating to the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Native Language), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as Environmental) programs. Under the statute, ANA is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, statements of general policy, and rule of agency procedure or practice and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. The notice also provides additional information about ANA's plans for administering these programs.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (11/12/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 161 RIN 1076-AE46 Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 68 FR 64023-01 2003 WL 22656804 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This rulemaking adds a new part to the regulations of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to govern the grazing of livestock on the Navajo Partitioned Land (NPL) of the Navajo-Hopi Former Joint Use Area (FJUA) of the 1882 Executive Order reservation. The purpose of these regulations is to conserve the rangelands of the NPL in order to maximize future use of the land for grazing and other purposes.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (11/12/03)

Administration for Children and Families Notice of Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of ANA Program Policies and Procedures Friday, November 14, 2003, 68 FR 64109-03 2003 WL 22656789 (F.R.)

SUMMARY:The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), will be holding a one- day Consultation Session on December 2, 2003 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (11/7/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation Clean Fuels Refinery, Ward County, ND Friday, November 7, 2003, 68 FR 63128-01, 2003 WL 22520321 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara (MHA) Nation, intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 468-acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Clean Fuels Refinery Project in Ward County, North Dakota. The purpose of the proposed action is to help meet the land base and economic needs of the MHA Nation.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY (11/5/03)

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities Wednesday, November 5, 2003, 68 FR 62660-01 2003 WL 22489619 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Nominations will be accepted for the following vacancies which will occur in May 2004: two (2) employee plans; two (2) exempt organizations; one (1) federal, state, and local governments; two (2) Indian tribal governments; and one (1) tax exempt bonds. To ensure appropriate balance of membership, final selection from qualified candidates will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other expertise.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING and URBAN DEVELOPMENT (11/3/03)

Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2003; Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 68 FR 62314-01, 2003 WL 22469008 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year 2003 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program. The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards which are to be used to enable tribal colleges and universities to build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, especially those that are available to and used by the larger community.
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October


NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (10/31/03)

Public Notice of Draft NPDES General Permits for Wastewater Lagoon Systems Located In Indian Country in MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY 68 FR 62075-01, 2003 WL 22458666 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: EPA Region 8 is hereby giving notice of its proposed determination to issue five National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for wastewater lagoon systems that are located in Indian country in the States of MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY and that are treating primarily domestic wastewater. The general permits are grouped geographically by State, with the permit coverage being for specified Indian reservations in the State; any land held in trust by the United States for an Indian tribe; and any other areas which are Indian country within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. 1151. These general permits will replace the twenty-one general permits that were issued for a 5-year term in 1998 for Indian reservations in MT, ND, SD, and UT.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (10/29/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Skokomish Tribe of Washington Wednesday, October 29, 2003 68 FR 61691-01, 2003 WL 22437950 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 2.0 acres of land into trust for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington on October 8, 2003. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (10/29/03)

Office of Federal Acknowledgment; Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, Submission to OMB for Renewal Wednesday, October 29, 2003 68 FR 61679-02, 2003 WL 22437945 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Information Collection Request for Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe is submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget for extension.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (10/23/03)

Indian Health Service Health Professions Preparatory, Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs Thursday, October 23, 68 FR 60704-01, 2003 WL 22408840 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing a Notice of Availability of Funds for Health Professions Preparatory, Pregraduate, and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004.
The IHS announces the availability of approximately $3,733,332 to fund scholarships for the Health Professions Preparatory and Pregraduate Scholarship Programs for FY 2004 awards. These programs are authorized by section 103 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), Pub. L. 94-437, as amended by Pub. L. 100-713, Pub. L. 102-573, and Pub. L. 104-313.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (10/23/03)

Administration on Aging Tribal Consultation (Listening Sessions) With American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Representatives Thursday, October 23, 2003 68 FR 60697-01, 2003 WL 22408830 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services policy on consultation with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Governments and Organizations requires each Operating Division to meet with AI/AN Tribal Representatives. The Administration on Aging (AoA) will call three Tribal Listening Sessions that comply with the Department's tribal consultation policy and the Older Americans Act (OAA). The listening sessions will be held in conjunction with OAA Title VI training and technical assistance meetings in 2003 and 2004.
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PROPOSED RULES NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION 25 CFR Part 514 (10/08/03)

Fees, Wednesday, October 8, 68 FR 58053-01, 2003 WL 22295145 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is proposing to amend its fee regulations. The regulations are being amended to reflect changes in the statutory limit set by Congress.
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NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (10/07/03)

Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action; Notice of Public Meeting Tuesday, October 7, 68 FR 57892-01, 2003 WL 22287075 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the meeting of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA) to collaborate on environmental protection and toxic chemical issues. The Chemical Information and Management Project and the Tribal Affairs Project, components of FOSTTA, will be meeting October 20-21, 2003. The meeting is being held to provide the participants of the two projects an opportunity to have in depth discussions on issues concerning the environment and human health, which are affecting the States and Indian country. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth some tentative agenda topics. EPA invites all interested parties to attend the public meeting.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (10/06/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Working Group on the "As-Is" "To-Be" Process and Trust Improvement Efforts Monday, October 6, 68 FR 57704-02, 2003 WL 22281469 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: On April 22, 2003, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) in the Department of the Interior filed a Federal Register notice (68 FR 19846) calling for nominations of Tribal officials to participate in a working group to discuss the ``As-Is'' ``To-Be'' processes and provide input and comments on potential alternatives on how the trust process should be improved and administered. Because mechanisms are now in place for soliciting input from Tribes on the ``To-Be'' processes, the Department will not be convening a new working group.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (10/06/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Working Group on Land Consolidation Program Monday, October 6, 2003 68 FR 57704-01, 2003 WL 22281467 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: On April 22, 2003, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) in the Department of the Interior filed a Federal Register notice (68 FR 19845) calling for nominations of Tribal officials to participate in a working group to address the rapidly increasing fractionation of ownership of Indian land. This fractionation is due to the system of allotments established by the General Allotment Act of 1887. The President's fiscal year (FY) 2004 Budget incorporates a request for a significant increase for the Indian Land Consolidation program aimed at reducing the number of individual owners in parcels of Indian lands allotted to individuals. The Department has been actively working with tribal groups on the issue and will therefore not be convening a new working group.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 48 CFR Parts 226 and 252 (10/01/03)

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Indian Incentive Program Wednesday, October 1, 2003 68 FR 56561-01, 2003 WL 22238804 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 8021 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003. Section 8021 revises
the criteria for application of the Indian Incentive Program to DoD contracts.
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September

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/30/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects Tuesday, September 30, 2003 68 FR 56302-02, 2003 WL 22231046 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: 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.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (9/30/03)

Minority Business Development Agency Solicitation of Applications for the Native American Business Development Center (NABDC) Program Tuesday, September 30, 68 FR 56267-01, 2003 WL 22230997 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency is revising the announcement soliciting competitive applications to operate its Native American Development Center (NABDC) Program published on Friday, August 29, 2003 (68 FR 51981). The original solicitation is amended to (1) clarify the total Federal amount for the Arizona Statewide NABDC award, (2) clarify that there are only three basic areas under the work requirements, and (3) update the computer requirements under the headings Network Design, Desktop Workstations, Maintenance and Security, and Time for Compliance.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/29/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Chapter 1 Meeting of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Monday, September 29, 2003 68 FR 55916-01, 2003 WL 22225461 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has established an advisory Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are announcing the date and location of the next meeting of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking committee.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/17/03)

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Tribal Consultation on Participation by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians in the Department of the Interior Consolidation of Agency Appraisal Functions Wednesday, September 17, 68 FR 54489-02, 2003 WL 22134692 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) will conduct consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments concerning potential issues related to participation by OST in the Department of the Interior plan to consolidate agency appraisal functions. On June 19, 2003, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton announced that real estate appraisal functions currently performed by various agencies within the Department would be consolidated by September 30, 2003, in a single office. This action is taken in response to concerns about the objectivity and management of appraisal functions carried out by several agencies within the Department, and documented in reports issued by the Department's Inspector General, the General Accounting Office and other groups. The goals of a consolidated appraisal organization include: to restore public and consumer confidence in land valuations; to ensure greater appraiser independence for unbiased valuation services that meet the highest professional standards; and a sharing of skills and resources throughout the Department. In addition, the consolidation is expected to provide better coordination and consistency of appraisal guidance, enhanced professional development of appraisers, and greater efficiencies in contract monitoring and development. Since July 2003, OST has participated in the Departmental action team composed of appraisal and realty specialists from affected offices within the Department. The action team has been meeting to determine the best way to accomplish the consolidation, with as minimal disruption to appraisal services as possible. Participation on this action team, and additional discussions with the Department, indicate that it would be in the best interest of the OST appraisal program to join this consolidation. Specific issues unique to the appraisal of Indian trust assets as conducted by the OST Office of Appraisal Services, and by self-governance and self-determination tribes, however, require special consideration. OST is planning tribal consultation meetings to discuss these issues.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/17/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Consultation on Regional Organization Structure Wednesday, September 17, 68 FR 54489-02, 2003 WL 22134682 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will conduct consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments concerning potential issues in the organizational structure of the BIA's twelve regional offices. Eighteen informational sessions were held throughout the country in June 2003 to brief employees, Indian tribes, and interested parties of the status and structure of the reorganization occurring in the Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee. The upcoming consultations will provide an opportunity for Indian tribes and interested parties to provide comments regarding the organizational structure of the BIA's twelve regional offices for consideration by the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs. http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/16/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Tuesday, September 16, 68 FR 54243-01, 2003 WL 22121599 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish, in the Federal Register, notice of approved Tribal-State Compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through her delegated authority, is publishing notice that the Amendment to the Tribal-State Compacts for Class III gaming between the State of Wisconsin and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and the Red Cliff Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin is deemed approved. By the terms of IGRA, the Amendments to the Compacts are considered approved, but only to the extent that the Amendments are consistent with the provisions of IGRA. The Amendments expand the scope of gaming activities authorized under the Compact, remove limitations on wager limits, remove limitations on the number of permitted gaming devices, extend the term of the compact to an indefinite term, subject to re-opener clauses, institute an entirely new dispute resolution provision, replace the sovereign immunity provision, and modify the revenue-sharing provision of the Compact.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (9/16/03)

Consolidated Delegation of Authority for the Office of Public and Indian Housing Tuesday, September 16, 68 FR 54240-01, 2003 WL 22121591 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice is a comprehensive delegation of authority for administration of HUD's Public and Indian Housing programs from the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (9/16/03)

T 24 CFR Part 1000 Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Meeting Monday, September 15, 68 FR 53926-01, 2003 WL 22116653 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document announces a meeting of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allocation formula, and other regulatory issues that arise out of the allocation or reallocation of IHBG funds

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (9/9/03)

Notice of Revocation and Redelegation of Authority for Indian and Alaska Native Programs Tuesday, September 9, 68 FR 53197-02, 2003 WL 22074648 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs in the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) of the Office of Public and Indian Housing, the Director of the Denver ONAP Office of Grants Management, and the Director of the Denver ONAP Office of Grants Evaluation, the authority to administer Rural Housing and Economic Development grants awarded to Indian Tribes and tribal entities.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (9/8/03)

State and Tribal 8-Hour Ozone Air Quality Designation Recommendations Monday, September 8, 68 FR 52933-01, 2003 WL 22068001 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted State and Tribal 8-hour Ozone Air Quality Designation Recommendations on the web as they have been received.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (9/2/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Chapter I Meeting of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Tuesday, September 2, 68 FR 52151-01, 2003 WL 22037173 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has established an advisory Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are announcing the date and location of the next meeting of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking committee.
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August

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (8/25/03)

Tribal Pesticide Programs Council; Notice of Public Meeting Monday, August 25, 2003 68 FR 51010-02, 2003 WL 21997505 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will hold a 3-day meeting, beginning on September 17 and ending on September 19, 2003. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257
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PROPOSED RULES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (8/22/03)

5 CFR Part 334 Temporary Assignment of Employees Between the Federal Government and State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments, Institutions of Higher Education, and Other Eligible Organizations Friday, August 22, 2003 68 FR 50726-01, 2003 WL 21989893 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management is proposing a plain language rewrite of its regulations regarding the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program as part of a broader review of OPM's regulations. The purpose of the revision is to make the regulations more readable.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (8/20/03)

National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings and Recommendations and Minority Opinion Regarding a Dispute Between the Royal Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Wednesday, August 20, 2003 68 FR 50179-02, 2003 WL 21972621 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: At a May 9-10, 2003, public meeting in St. Paul, MN, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee considered a dispute between the Royal Hawaiian Academy of Traditional Arts (Honolulu, HI) and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (Honolulu, HI). The dispute focuses on whether an appropriate repatriation pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act has been completed between the Bishop Museum and 13 culturally affiliated Native Hawaiian organizations for 83 cultural items that were recovered in the early 20th century from the Kawaihae Caves complex on Hawaii Island, HI. The Review Committee considered written and oral presentations by both parties, and responses to questions posed to both parties. Following is background information on the dispute, the Review Committee's findings and recommendations, and the minority opinion of a Review Committee member.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (8/20/03)

Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council Wednesday, August 20, 2003 68 FR 50198-03, 2003 WL 21972648 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463), as amended, and section 166(h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council as constituted under WIA.
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NOTICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR (8/15/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan Friday, August 15, 2003 68 FR 48934-02, 2003 WL 21946335 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 96 acres, more or less, of land into trust for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan on July 18, 2003. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (8/14/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 170 Distribution of Fiscal Year 2003 Indian Reservation Roads Funds Thursday, August 14, 2003 68 FR 4859-02, 2003 WL 21938544 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: We are issuing a final rule requiring that we distribute the remaining 25 percent of fiscal year 2003 Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the relative need formula. We are using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Price Trends report for the relative need formula distribution process, with appropriate modifications to address non-reporting states.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (8/04/03)

Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2003-04 Season Friday, August 8, 2003 68 FR 47424-01, 2003 WL 21811934 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice announces those sites for which ATSDR has completed public health assessments during the period from January 2003 through March 2003. This list includes sites that are on or proposed for inclusion on the National Priorities List (NPL), and includes sites for which assessments were prepared in response to requests from the public.
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July

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR(7/30/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 11 Law and Order on Indian Reservations Wednesday, July 30, 2003 68 FR 44614-01, 2003 WL 21745315 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations that govern law and order on Indian reservations. This rule removes the Paiute-Shoshone Indian Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony (Western Region, Nevada) from the listing of Courts of Indian Offenses. The tribe has reassumed tribal court function and has requested their removal from the list.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/30/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 11 Law and Order on Indian Reservations Wednesday, July 30, 2003 68 FR 44614-01, 2003 WL 21745315 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations that govern law and order on Indian reservations. This rule removes the Paiute-Shoshone Indian Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony (Western Region, Nevada) from the listing of Courts of Indian Offenses. The tribe has reassumed tribal court function and has requested their removal from the list.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (7/24/03)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Indian Education; Professional Development Program, Notice Inviting Applications for New Discretionary Grant Program Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Thursday, July 24, 68 FR 43719-01, 2003 WL 21704171 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the regulations governing the discretionary grant programs administered under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law No. 107-110. The programs governed by this title include grants for the Professional Development program and the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program. These regulations identify specific application and program requirements that must be set forth in order for applications to be considered for funding, and the requirements for the payback provisions that apply to the Professional Development program. These regulations will govern the grant application process for new awards under both programs for fiscal year 2003 and thereafter, including the payback provisions for the Professional Development program. See also professional development program.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/22/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Tuesday, July 22, 2003 68 FR 43366-01, 2003 WL 21690843 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish, in the Federal Register, notice of the approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through her delegated authority, is publishing notice that the Amendment to the Gaming Compact of 1991 between the Lac Courte Oreilles Bank of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the State of Wisconsin executed on April 29, 2003; the Amendment to the Gaming Compact of 1991 between the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the State of Wisconsin executed on April 25, 2003; the Amendment to the Gaming Compact of 1991 between the Oneida Tribe of Indians and the State of Wisconsin executed on April 28, 2003; and the Amendment to the Gaming Compact of 1992 between the Menominee Indian Tribe and the State of Wisconsin executed on April 29, 2003, are considered approved. By the terms of IGRA, the Amendments to the Compacts are considered approved, but only to the extent that the Amendments are consistent with the provisions of IGRA. The Amendments expand the scope of gaming activities authorized under the Compact, remove limitations on wager limits, remove limitations on the number of permitted gaming devices, extend the term of the compact to an indefinite term, subject to re-opener clauses, institute an entirely new dispute resolution provision, replace the sovereign immunity provision, and modify the revenue-sharing provision of the Compact.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (7/21/03)

Administration for Children and Families Fiscal Year 2003 Discretionary Grant Announcement for Head Start Partnerships With Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities; Availability of Funds and Request for Applications Monday, July 21, 2003 68 FR 43126-01, 2003 WL 21683120 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), announces the availability of up to $1,500,000 in funds for Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities (TCU) in partnership with Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The purpose is to improve the quality and long-term effectiveness of Head Start and Early Head Start program services to American Indian and Alaska Native children and their amilies by developing academic and other training models and forming partnerships between the TCUs and Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/18/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Chapter I No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Friday, July 18, 2003 68 FR 42651-02, 2003 WL 21674502 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has established an advisory Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. On May 5, 2003, the Secretary published the proposed membership for the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee and requested comments. Following review of the comments, the Secretary has named the members of the Committee.
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PROPOSED RULES FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (7/16/03)

47 CFR Part 54 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Promoting Deployment and Subscribership in Unserved and Underserved Areas, Including Tribal and Insular Areas Wednesday, July 16, 2003 68 FR 41996-01, 2003 WL 21653815 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document is being issued in order to ensure that enhanced Lifeline and Link-Up support is targeted to the most underserved segments of our Nation. The Commission sought comment on the same questions present herein in the Tribal Stay Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. This Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks to bolster the record on how to define the geographic areas that are adjacent to reservations or are otherwise part of the reservation's community of interest, in a manner that is consistent with our goal of targeting enhanced Lifeline and Link-Up support to the most underserved segments of the Nation.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (7/16/03)

47 CFR Part 54 Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Promoting Deployment and Subscribership in Unserved and Underserved Areas, Including Tribal and Insular Areas Wednesday, July 16, 2003 68 FR 41936-01, 2003 WL 21653747 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission addresses the requests of several petitioners to reconsider portions of the Twelfth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, adopting rules to provide additional, targeted universal service support to low-income consumers on tribal lands and establishing a framework for the resolution of eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designations. The Commission also concludes that the definition of ``reservation'' for purposes of the universal service programs remains the same as that adopted in the Twelfth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission addresses several requests for reconsideration relating to the rule amendments to the universal service low-income programs adopted in the Twelfth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission also clarifies, on its own motion, the Commission's rules regarding the qualification criteria for enhanced Lifeline and Link-Up service. In addition, the Commission declines to adopt a rule that would require resolution of the merits of any request for ETC designation within six months of the filing date. The Commission also declines to extend the enhanced low-income programs to the Northern Mariana Islands.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/11/03)

National Park Service Long Walk National Historic Trail Study, Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona, New Mexico Friday, July 11, 2003 68 FR 41399-01, 2003 WL 21552110 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Study, Arizona and New Mexico. This effort will result in a study that recommends to Congress whether the Long Walk of the Mescalero Apache and Navajo People should be designated a national historic trail. It will also propose alternative means of commemoration should it not be recommended for national historic trail designation. The plan will be developed in consultation with the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the associated American Indian Tribes in the southwest, local communities along the routes of the Long Walk, other federal and state agencies and all other interested and affected organizations and individuals. The area involved includes but is not limited to: the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona from the Grand Canyon area east to the New Mexico state line including Chinle and Window Rock, Arizona. The area in New Mexico includes but is not limited to: the vicinity of Gallup, Grants, Bosque Farms, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Galisteo, Las Vegas, Fort Union National Monument, Anton Chico, Fort Sumner, and Mescalero, New Mexico. Alternatives to be considered include no-action, designation as a national historic trail, alternative means of commemoration other than national historic trail designation, and other ideas that come out of the public process.Major issues include: routes of the Long Walk, resources to be preserved along the route, whether the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation are in favor of national historic trail designation, and how best to preserve and interpret the related events of that period.A scoping newsletter has been prepared that gives times, places, and dates of public meetings that will be held on the study. It also details the issues identified to date. Copies of that newsletter may be obtained from Harry Myers, NPS, P.O. Box 728, 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0728, (505) 988-6717, harry_myers@nps.gov.DATES: The Park Service will accept comments from the public through August 11, 2003.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/11/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Consultation on Indian Education Topics Friday, July 11, 2003 68 FR 41397-01, 2003 WL 21552107 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will conduct consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments concerning potential issues in Indian Education Programs. The potential issues which will be set forth in a tribal consultation booklet to be issued prior to the meetings are the Office of Facility Management and Construction's proposed revision of the Student Enrollment Projection process, the proposed revision of the Education Space Guidelines used in School Construction planning, the Office of Indian Education Programs' possible realignment of the Education Line Offices, The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), section 1121(d), School Consolidation and Closure, section 1122, National Criteria for Home Living Standards, section 1125, discussion regarding whether to use the existing Negotiated Rulemaking Committee or establish a separate Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Facilities Construction regulations. Additionally, participants will be able to suggest other items for comment.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/3/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Thursday, July 3, 2003 68 FR 39964-01, 2003 WL 21510237 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish, in the Federal Register, notice of the approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through her delegated authority, is publishing notice that the Second Amendment to the Gaming Compact of 1992 between the Ho-Chunk Nation and the State of Wisconsin executed on April 25, 2003 are considered approved. By the terms of IGRA, the Second Amendment to the Compacts are considered approved, but only to the extent that the Second Amendments are consistent with the provisions of IGRA. The Second Amendment expands the scope of gaming activities authorized under the Compact, removes limitations on wager limits, removes limitations on the number of permitted gaming devices, extends the terms of the compact to an indefinite term, subject to re-opener clauses, institutes an entirely new dispute resolution provision, replaces the sovereign immunity provision, and modifies the revenue-sharing provision of the Compact.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/3/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Thursday, July 3, 2003 68 FR 39964-03, 2003 WL 21510237 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish, in the Federal Register, notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Assistant Secretary b Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through her delegated authority, has approved the Tribal-State Compacts between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the State of Arizona and between the Zuni Tribe and the State of Arizona. These Compacts expand the scope of gaming activities authorized under the Compacts, increases wager limits, increases the number of permitted gaming devices, and allows the tribes to enter into gaming device transfer agreements with one or more gaming tribes.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (7/1/03)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Tuesday, July 1, 2003 68 FR 39068-01, 2003 WL 21492192 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Nez Perce Indian Tribe has submitted a Tribal resource management plan (Tribal Plan) to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Plans promulgated under the Endangered Species Act. The Tribal Plan specifies the management of recreational, ceremonial, and subsistence fisheries in 2003 in the Imnaha River subbasin in the State of Oregon that potentially affect Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon listed as threatened under the ESA. This document serves to notify the public of the availability for comment of the proposed evaluation of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether implementation of the Tribal Plan will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of Snake River salmon and steelhead, and the availability for public comment of a draft environmental assessment on the proposed action.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (7/1/03)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Tuesday, July 1, 68 FR 390 68-01, 2003 WL 21492192 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: NMFS has evaluated the joint resource management plan (RMP) for harvest of Puget Sound chinook salmon provided by the Puget Sound Treaty Tribes and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) pursuant to the protective regulations promulgated for Puget Sound chinook salmon under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The RMP specifies the management of commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries and steelhead net fisheries that potentially affect listed Puget Sound chinook salmon from May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2004. This document serves to notify the public that NMFS, by delegated authority from the Secretary of Commerce, has determined pursuant to the Tribal Rule and the government-to-government processes therein that
implementing and enforcing the RMP will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of the Puget Sound chinook salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU).
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (7/1/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Chapter I Meetings of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Tuesday, July 1, 2003 68 FR 39038-01, 2003 WL 21492216 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has established an advisory Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are announcing dates and locations of the next three meetings of the No Child Left Behind Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.
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June

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/30/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Elk Valley Rancheria of California Monday, June 30, 2003 68 FR 38720-01, 2003 WL 21486738 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 5.10 acres, of land into trust for the Elk Valley Rancheria of California on June 3, 2003. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/25/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Fund Availability Wednesday, June 25, 2003 68 FR 37857-01, 2003 WL 21457858 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing that $5.5 million is available for funding to tribal courts (including CFR courts) that assume responsibility of adjudicating matters under 25 CFR part 115, for outsourcing with tribal entities or organizations to provide technical assistance to prospective tribal court grantees, and for development of a tribal court infrastructure, where necessary. Under part 115, tribal courts are responsible for appointing guardians, determining competency, awarding child support from Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts, determining paternity, sanctioning adoptions, marriages, and divorces, making presumptions of death, and adjudicating claims involving trust assets. Funds will be awarded under the discretionary authority of section 103 of Public Law 93-638.
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00/edock et.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-15997.htm

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Part 1000 NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/24/03)

Minimum Funding Under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program Tuesday, June 24, 2003 68 FR 37660-01, 2003 WL 21438992 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This interim rule revises the current regulation to extend the period for which an Indian tribe, after its first year of funding, may receive a minimum grant amount under the need component of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula. The minimum funding provision in the regulation for returning tribes expired on September 30, 2002. This interim rule authorizes the extension of the minimum funding provision under the need component through Fiscal Year 2003 to avoid hardship to the affected tribes.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/24/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Guidance for Distributing Fiscal Year 2003 Contract Support Funds and Indian Self-Determination Funds Tuesday, June 24, 2003 68 FR 37511-02, 2003 WL 21438935 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is publishing this notice to inform the public, the tribes, and Federal staff of the methodology that we will use in distributing Contract Support Funds (CSF) and Indian Self-Determination Funds (ISDF) for FY 2003. We distribute these funds as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975, and financed by funds appropriated by the Snyder Act. We are publishing the methodology to ensure that eligible recipients and responsible federal employees are aware of program operations for this fiscal year. We are not establishing regulations.
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10800/edock et.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-15814.htm

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (6/23/03)

Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability, etc.: Elementary and Secondary Education--Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies Monday, June 23, 2003 68 FR 37140-02, 2003 WL 21431196 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: none provided
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14mar20010800/ed ocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-15808.htm

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (6/19/03)

Indian Health Service Elder Health Care Initiative Thursday, June 19, 2003 68 FR 36823-01, 2003 WL 21400921 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of approximately $650,000 for competitive grants established under the authority of section 301(a) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to Tribal, Urban and non-profit Indian organizations to support projects that target the development of reimbursable long-term care services for American Indian and Alaska Native elders. There will be only one funding cycle during Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 (see Fund Availability and Period of Support). This program is described at 93.933 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Executive Order 12372 requiring intergovernmental review is not applicable to this program.
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10800/edocket.ac cess.gpo.gov/2003/03-15507.htm

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Part 1000 (6/19/03)

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Meeting Thursday, June 19, 2003 68 FR 36756-01, 2003 WL 21400965 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document announces a meeting of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allocation formula, and other regulatory issues that arise out of the allocation or reallocation of IHBG funds.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar200
10800/edocket.access. gpo.gov/2003/03-15444.htm

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/19/03)

Indian Arts and Crafts Board 25 CFR Part 309 Protection of Products of Indian Art and Craftsmanship; Correction Thursday, June 19, 2003 68 FR 36745-01, 2003 WL 21401001 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the final regulations for the Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act of 2000 (25 CFR part 309), which were published Thursday, June 12, 2003, (68 FR 35164). The rule clarifies the regulatory definition of ``Indian product,'' as defined under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (6/13/03)

Office of Postsecondary Education; Strengthening Institutions (SIP), American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU), and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Programs; Developing Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSIs) Program Friday, June 13, 2003 68 FR 35393-03, 2003 WL 21358797 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary reopens the deadline dates for certain applications for the Strengthening Institutions Program, American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Programs announced in the Federal Register on January 31, 2003 (68 FR 5006), and for the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program announced in the Federal Register on January 29, 2003 (68 FR 4454). We are reopening the competitions for certain applicants due to conflicting information given at a Department-sponsored technical assistance workshop. At the workshop, potential applicants were given information about which parts of the application would not be included in the page limitation that conflicted with the information in the Federal Register notices. As a result of this confusion, we are allowing those applicants who submitted timely applications that exceeded the published page limit requirements to resubmit their applications by the deadline date below. The resubmitted applications must meet the page limit requirements published in the original closing date notices for the respective programs. Applicants whose original applications exceeded the page limit requirements who do not resubmit a new application that complies with the page limit requirements by the deadline below will not be considered for funding.Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Applications must be postmarked no later than June 23, 2003.Transmittal of Applications: Resubmitted applications should be sent by hardcopy to the individuals and addresses noted below: Darlene Collins (Title III, Part A Programs), U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-8513. Or, Louis Venuto (Title V Program), U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006-8513.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/12/03)

Indian Arts and Crafts Board 25 CFR Part 309 Protection of Products of Indian Art and Craftsmanship Thursday, June 12, 2003 68 FR 35164-01, 2003 WL 21353726 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This rule implements the Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act of 2000, an amendment to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. The rule provides guidance to persons who produce, market, or purchase arts and crafts marketed as Indian products. The rule clarifies the regulatory definition of ``Indian product,'' as defined under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, by including specific examples of ``Indian product,'' as well as examples of what is not an ``Indian product.''
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/9/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Information Collection for Part 23, Payment for Appointment Counsel in Involuntary Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts Monday, June 9, 2003 68 FR 34413-01, 2003 WL 21302827 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking to extend clearance for an information collection request. The information collection, Payment for Appointment Counsel in Involuntary Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts, is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0111. Interested parties are invited to comment on this collection.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (6/9/03)

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Meeting Monday, June 9, 2003 68 FR 34344-01, 2003 WL 21302884 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document announces a meeting of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-determination Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allocation formula, and other regulatory issues that arise out of the allocation or reallocation of IHBG funds.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/6/03)

National Park Service Notice of Availability; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Land Exchange Between the National Park Service and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway Friday, June 6, 2003 68 FR 33965-01, 2003 WL 21292139 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), as implemented by Director's Order 12, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for a proposed land exchange between the NPS and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The Department of the Interior waived the NPS policy regarding the selection of a DEIS preferred alternative. This notice also announces the locations of public hearings for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft document.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/6/03)

National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation Friday, June 6, 2003 68 FR 33964-01, 2003 WL 21292138 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice is a solicitation on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior for nominations to fill three vacancies on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.
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20010800/edoc ket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-14313.htm

UNIFIED AGENDA (SEMIANNUAL REGULATORY AGENDA)

SUMMARY: Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735) and the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) require that agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas describing regulatory actions they are developing or have recently completed. The agendas are published in the Federal Register, usually during April and October each year, as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. In the table of contents for the Federal Register issue, the agendas are listed by the issuing agency under the Proposed Rule section of the Federal Register. Each agenda begins with a preamble. Many include a table of contents. The Regulatory Information Service Center assigns a Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) to identify each regulatory action listed in the Unified Agenda. The Unified Agenda is maintained as a separate database under the GPO Access Federal Register service.

Unified Agenda for the Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs is found here: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/15mar
20010800/edocket.ac cess.gpo.gov/ua030503/ua030511.txt

Unified Agenda for the National Indian Gaming Commission is found here: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/15mar
20010800/edocket.ac cess.gpo.gov/ua030503/ua030560.txt

Unified Agenda for the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Indian Health Service is found here:
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2001080 0/edocket.access.gpo.gov/ua030503/ua030510.txt

RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (6/5/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 170 Distribution of Fiscal Year 2003 Indian Reservation Roads Funds Thursday, June 5, 2003 68 FR 33625-01, 2003 WL 21280687 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: We are issuing a temporary rule requiring that we distribute 75 percent of available fiscal year 2003 Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the relative need formula. As we did in fiscal years 2000, 2001 and 2002, we are using the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Price Trends report for information to calculate the relative need formula, with appropriate modifications to address non-reporting states. We will distribute the balance of the remaining 25 percent of fiscal year 2003 IRR Program funds according to the relative need formula.
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May

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (5/29/03)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Solicitation of Interested Persons To Serve as Special Consultants to the Community Tribal Subcommittee (CTS) of the ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors Thursday, May 29, 2003 68 FR 32045-01, 2003 WL 21225457 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice announces ATSDR's intent to fill 3 Special Consultant vacancies on the Community and Tribal Subcommittee of ATSDR's Board of Scientific Counselors.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (5/29/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Chapter I First Meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Established Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Thursday, May 29, 2003 68 FR 32004-01, 2003 WL 21225517 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has established a Committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are announcing the date and location of the first meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.
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NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (5/19/03)

Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action; Notice of Public Meeting Monday, May 19, 2003 68 FR 27071-01, 2003 WL 21133835 (F.R.)

SUMMARY:EPA is announcing the meeting of the Forum on State and Tribal Toxics Action (FOSTTA) to collaborate on environmental protection and pollution prevention issues. The Tribal Affairs Project and representatives and invited guests of the Pollution Prevention Project, components of FOSTTA, will be meeting on June 4-5, 2003. The meeting is being held to provide the members of the two projects an opportunity to interact fully and to have in depth discussions on the state-of-the-art pollution prevention approaches used to develop and operate the Mohegan Sun Facility and on other pollution prevention issues. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth some tentative agenda topics. EPA invites all interested parties to attend the public meeting.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (5/16/03)

Bureau of Land Management Notice of availability for the Draft Upper Klamath River Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendments Friday, May 16, 2003 68 FR 26643-01, 2003 WL 21105213 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, a FEIS has been prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office for Ivanpah. Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is a cooperating agency. The FEIS was prepared to analyze the impacts of issuing rights-of-way for a gas-fired electric power plant and ancillary facilities (including, electric transmission lines, interconnection at WAPA's Mead substation, electric substations, water pipeline, access roads, and telecommunication facilities).
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (5/15/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Distribution of Second Partial Settlement: Ramah Navajo Chapter v. Gale Norton Thursday, May 15, 2003 68 FR 26329-01, 2003 WL 21086577 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: A Notice of the Distribution of the Second Partial Settlement is contained in this announcement. The Notice describes procedures for the payment and distribution of the Net Common Fund, including eligibility for payment, necessary documentation and related information.
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CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (5/09/03)

Indian Health Service Mental Health and Community Safety Initiative for American Indian and Alaska Native Children, Youth, and Families Friday, May 9, 2003 68 FR 25088-02, 2003 WL 21032214 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: NO SUMMARY AVAILABLE
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (5/09/03)

Announcement of Funding Awards for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2002 Friday, May 9, 2003 68 FR 25055-01, 2003 WL 21032139 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2002 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this years award recipients under the ICDBG.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 661 (5/08/03)

Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 661 Indian Reservation Roads Bridge Program Thursday, May 8, 2003 68 FR 24642-01, 2003 WL 21023017 (F.R.)

SUMMARY:The FHWA adopts as final an interim final rule that establishes the regulation on the Indian reservation road bridge program (IRRBP). The purpose of adopting the interim final rule as final is to establish a nationwide priority program for improving deficient Indian reservation road (IRR) bridges as required by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). This final rule also establishes the project selection and fund allocation
procedures to ensure the uniform application of this IRRBP.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR(5/06/03)

Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2003-04 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary) With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals Tuesday, May 6, 2003 68 FR 24324-01, 2003 WL 21002241 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2003-04 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory schedule, announces the Flyway Council meetings, and describes proposed changes to the regulatory alternatives for the 2003-04 duck hunting seasons. We also request proposals from Indian tribes that wish to establish special migratory game bird hunting regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide hunting opportunities for recreation and sustenance; aid Federal, State, and tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds; and permit harvests at levels compatible with migratory game bird population status and habitat conditions.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (5/05/03)

Office of the Secretary Policy and Procedures for Collection of Missing Indian Trust-Related Records From Third Parties Monday, May 5, 2003 68 FR 23756-01, 2003 WL 2010437 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This document establishes policy and procedures that the Department of the Interior (DOI) will follow to collect relevant, available Indian trust-related records from third parties to conduct a historical accounting of Individual Indian Monies (IIM) or Tribal Trust accounts. Collection of these records would supplement existing Federal records and assist the Department in assembling complete records in those instances where Federal records are incomplete or missing.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (5/05/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 170 Proposed Membership of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Under Section 1138 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Monday, May 5, 2003 68 FR 23631-01, 2003 WL 2010460 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: As required by the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, the Secretary of the Interior has selected the proposed members of a committee to develop recommendations for proposed rules for Indian education under six sections of The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by Section 1138 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, representatives of tribal and tribally-controlled schools [Tribes with Bureau-funded schools] were invited to nominate tribal representatives to serve on the committee. After considering nominations, the Secretary proposes to appoint the persons named in this notice as tribal committee members. Tribes, tribal organizations, and individual tribal members may submit comments on the proposed tribal committee membership, apply for tribal membership on the committee, or submit other nominations for tribal membership on the committee. The Secretary also proposes to appoint Federal representatives to the committee, as listed.
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April

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/29/03)

Minerals Management Service Major Portion Prices and Due Dates for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone Tuesday, April 29, 2003 68 FR 22734-02, 2003 WL 1959930 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published on August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion values and notify industry by publishing the values in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for
industry to pay additional royalty based on the major portion value. This notice provides the major portion values for the twelve months of 2001. The due date to pay is July 31, 2003.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/
2003/03-10534.htm

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/29/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Law and Order on Indian Reservations Tuesday, April 29, 2003 68 FR 22728-01, 2003 WL 1959909 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice announces the Bureau of Indian Affairs' intent to reassume judicial jurisdiction for the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma and to administer court cases under the Court of Indian Offenses for the Southern Plains Region.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/
2003/03-10427.htm

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (4/24/03)

National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management; Notice of Proposal Solicitation Thursday, April 24, 2003 68 FR 20142-01, 2003 WL 1921668 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: EPA is requesting proposals from federally recognized Indian tribes or intertribal consortia to co-sponsor the 7th National Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (NTCEM). EPA will be the federal sponsor. The Tribal Conference will provide an opportunity for tribal leaders, tribal environmental managers, tribal organizations, federal agencies, and other interested entities/persons to share information about tribal environmental programs and discuss issues of vital interest to Indian country. The scope of the conference traditionally encompasses multi-media environmental issues involving tribes. The goals for the conference are to facilitate tribal environmental programs; establish stronger networks and relationships across environmental efforts in Indian country; identify shared lessons learned; and familiarize tribes with the full extent of tribal and EPA program environmental activities. EPA will award a cooperative agreement to the selected host tribe to co-sponsor the conference, including personnel, planning, facilities, and management expenses.
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/
2003/03-10168.htm

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/22/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Working Group on Land Consolidation Program: Call for Nominations Tuesday, April 22, 2003 68 FR 19845-01, 2003 WL 1905553 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) in the Department of the Interior (Department) are seeking to assemble a working group to provide input and comment on the re-engineering process and fiduciary trust improvement efforts. The department has worked extensively on examining the current fiduciary trust management practices and ways to improve and change how the Department manages the Indian fiduciary trust. The Trust Business Process Modeling Team completed numerous regional workshops allowing for the BIA, OST, Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Hearings and Appeals and Tribal entities to document their current fiduciary trust management practices (``As-Is'' process). During these workshop discussions, a baseline model for each core trust business process was closely reviewed, analyzed and commented on by Interior and Tribal staff responsible for performing the fiduciary trust functions. The information collected from these discussions will serve as the foundation for re-engineering the management of trust assets (``To-Be'' process). This notice serves as a call for nominations of Tribal officials to participate in a working group to discuss the processes and provide input and comments on potential alternatives on how the fiduciary trust process should be improved and administered.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/22/03)

Office of the Secretary Working Group on the Re-Engineering ("To-Be") Process and Fiduciary Trust Improvement Efforts: Call for Nominations Tuesday, April 22, 2003 68 FR 19846-01, 2003 WL 1905554 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) in the Department of the Interior intend to assemble a working group to address the rapidly increasing fractionation ofownership of Indian land. This fractionation is due to the system of allotments established by the General Allotment Act of 1887. The President's fiscal year (FY) 2004 Budget, which is now before Congress, incorporates a request for a significant increase for the Indian Land Consolidation program aimed at reducing the number of individual owners in parcels of Indian lands allotted to individuals. This notice serves as a call for nominations of Tribal officials to participate in a working group to discuss the issue of fractionation, problems caused by fractionation, and the universe of possible solutions.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/22/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Working Group on Land Consolidation Program: Call for Nominations Tuesday, April 22, 2003 68 FR 19845-01, 2003 WL 1905553 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) in the Department of the Interior (Department) are seeking to assemble a working group to provide input and comment on the re-engineering process and fiduciary trust improvement efforts. The department has worked extensively on examining the current fiduciary trust management practices and ways to improve and change how the Department manages the Indian fiduciary trust. The Trust Business Process Modeling Team completed numerous regional workshops allowing for the BIA, OST, Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Hearings and Appeals and Tribal entities to document their current fiduciary trust management practices (``As-Is'' process). During these workshop discussions, a baseline model for each core trust business process was closely reviewed, analyzed and commented on by Interior and Tribal staff responsible for performing the fiduciary trust functions. The information collected from these discussions will serve as the foundation for re-engineering the management of trust assets (``To-Be'' process). This notice serves as a call for nominations of Tribal officials to participate in a working group to discuss the processes and provide input and comments on potential alternatives on how the fiduciary trust process should be improved and administered.
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CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/15/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Tuesday, April 15, 2003 68 FR 18332-01, 2003 WL 1872207 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: not available
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/15/03)

Office of the Secretary Special Trustee Advisory Board, Notice of Initiation of the Nomination/Selection Process Tuesday, April 15, 2003 68 FR 18254-01, 2003 WL 1872126 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Pub. L. 108-7, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, and for other purposes, became law on February 20, 2003. Section 133 of the General Provisions for the Department of the Interior directed the Special Trustee for American Indians, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and the Tribes, to appoint new members of the Special Trustee's Advisory Board within 90 days of enactment of Pub. L. 108-7. This notice initiates the process to select the new membership of that Board. Nominations for interested individuals meeting the specific criteria described in this notice for becoming a member of the Advisory Board should be submitted with the requested information within 30 days of publication of this Notice.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (4/14/03)

Bureau of Indian Affairs Class III Gaming Procedures and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans: Submission to OMB Monday, April 14, 2003 68 FR 17962-01, 2003 WL 1867857 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: 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, OMB. The two collections are: Class III Gaming Procedures, 1076-0149, and Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 1076-0152.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (4/11/03)

Meeting of the Presidents Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities Friday, April 11, 2003 68 FR 17787-01, 2003 WL 1854878 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of thePresident's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities (the Board) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the Board's meetings is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Board's charter.Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to formalize committee assignments, discuss the draft strategic plan, and to continue discussions on the Federal agencies' Three-Year Plans.Date and Time: April 30, 2003--9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 1, 2003--9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
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PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (4/08/03)

24 CFR Part 1000 Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation Formula: Notice of Establishment of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee and Announcement of Final List of Committee Members Tuesday, April 8, 2003 68 FR 17000-01, 2003 WL 1797803 (F.R.)>/p>

SUMMARY: HUD announces the establishment of its Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation Formula Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, consistent with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990. In addition, this notice announces the final list of committee members. The committee will negotiate a proposed rule to revise the allocation formula used under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. This document follows publication of July 16, 2001, July 5, 2002, and January 22, 2003, notices advising the public of HUD's intent to establish the negotiated rulemaking committee and soliciting nominations for membership on the committee.
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Rules and Regulations Department of the Interior (4/3/03)

Office of the Secretary 43 CFR Part 10 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations--Civil Penalties Thursday, April 3, 2003 68 FR 16354-01, 2003 WL 1736913 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: This final rule relates to regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (``the Act'' or ``NAGPRA''). This section outlines procedures for assessing civil penalties on museums that fail to comply with applicable provisions of the Act.
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NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (4/02/03)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Wednesday, April 2, 2003 68 FR 16001-01, 2003 WL 1712332 (F.R.)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit modification from Cressey and Associates in El Cerrito, CA (1097). The modified permit would affect two Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of salmonids identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit modification application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS.
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