2018 Federal Register Documents

Last updated: April 17, 2018

Next update should be ready by: May 1, 2018

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NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/11/18)

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan
83 FR 15598, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, exercising the authority of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, proclaimed approximately 79.54 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan on March 12, 2018.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
(4/10/18)

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Request for Administrative Review- Food Retailers and Wholesalers
83 FR 15354, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Request for Administrative Review.

 



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NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/18)

HEARTH Act Approval of Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation Code of Laws, Trust Lands Leasing Code
83 FR 13774, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Indian Reservation’s leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into leases for business and residential purposes without BIA approval.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/28/18)

Land Acquisitions: The Shawnee Tribe
83 FR 13300, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior made a final agency determination to acquire 102.98 acres, more or less, of land near the City of Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, in trust for the Shawnee Tribe for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2018.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/28/18)

HEARTH Act Approval of Ramona Band of Cahuilla's Business Site Leasing Ordinance
83 FR 13293, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On December 29, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ramona Band of Cahuilla’s leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into leases for business purposes without further BIA approval.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/28/18)

HEARTH Act Approval of Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe's Business Site Leasing Regulations
83 FR 13298, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Business Site Leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business site leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/28/18)

HEARTH Act Approval of Coquille Indian Tribe Ordinance
83 FR 13299, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On November 9, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Coquille Indian Tribe leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business site leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/28/18)

HEARTH Act Approval of Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 Regulations
83 FR 13295, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On December 28, 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Indian Lands Leasing Act of 2017 leasing Regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(3/15/18)

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
83 FR 11449, (PDF)

SUMMARY: ACF is seeking public suggestions, in particular from state and tribal title IV–E agencies and Indian tribes and tribal consortiums and other stakeholders, for streamlining the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data elements and removing any undue burden related to reporting AFCARS.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
Office of the Secretary
(3/9/18)

List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Funding Agreements Negotiated with Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fiscal Year 2018 Programmatic Targets.
83 FR 10512, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in self-governance funding agreements with Indian Tribes and lists Fiscal Year 2018 programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior (Department), pursuant to Title IV of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Act), as amended.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
(3/1/18)

Notice of Public Meeting of the Alaska Advisory Committee
83 FR 8831 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Alaska Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Alaska Time) Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to vote on the final advisory memorandum on Alaska Native voting rights that will be issued to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

 

February

NOTICE INSTITUE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
(2/28/18)

Request for Nominations to the Board of Trustees.
83 FR 8698 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Board directs the Administration of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, including soliciting, accepting, and disposing of gifts, bequests, and other properties for the benefit of the Institute. The Institute provides scholarly study of and instruction in Indian art and culture, and establishes programs which culminate in the awarding of degrees in the various fields of Indian art and culture. The Board consists of thirteen members appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the consent of the U.S. Senate, who are American Indians or persons knowledgeable in the field of Indian art and culture. This notice requests nominations to fill four expiring terms on the Board of Trustees.

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bureau of the Census
(2/15/18)

Census Tracts for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria
83 FR 6941, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Census Bureau is publishing this notice in the Federal Register to request comments from the public and other government agencies on census tracts. The Census Bureau will respond to the comments received as part of the publication of final criteria in the Federal Register. After the final criteria are published in the Federal Register,the Census Bureau will offer designated governments or organizations an opportunity to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and attributes of the census tracts in their geographic area under the Participant Statistical Areas Program(PSAP). In addition to reviewing and updating census tracts, the program also reviews and updates census block groups, census designated places, census county divisions, and statistical tribal geographic areas. The Census Bureau will issue notices in the Federal Register for each of these geographies.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/14/18)

Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications to Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in the Fiscal year 2019 or Calender Year 2019
83 FR 6612, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2018, deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2019 or calendar year 2019.

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(2/14/18)

Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
83 FR 6601, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension of a previously approved collection of information titled, ‘‘IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP)’’ (OMB Control Number 0917–0014), which expires July 31, 2018. This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (82 FR 55107) on November 20, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received 20 anonymous comments regarding this collection but they did not pertain to the LRP notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/14/18)

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
83 FR 6612, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 121.01 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Michigan on November 24, 2017.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(2/13/18)

Alaska Native Claims Selection
83 FR 6212, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Calista Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA).

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/7/18)

Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, Title II- Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project
83 FR 5037, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host three Tribal consultation sessions on the development of the Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project authorized by the Indian Trust Asset Management Reform Act (ITARA), Public Law 114–178.

FINALE RULE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(2/5/18)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2017-18 Season
83 FR 5037, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.

PROPOSED RULE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(2/1/18)

Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alasla During the 2018 Season
83 FR 4623, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2018 season. These regulations allow for the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a comanagement process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. This rulemaking proposes region-specific regulations that would go into effect on April 2, 2018.

 

January

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/30/18)

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Recieve Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
83 FR 4235, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice publishes the current list of 567 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on January 17, 2017.

FINAL RULE NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION
(1/26/18)

Freedom of Information Act Procedures
83 FR 3591, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This rule amends the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission when processing a request under the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. These amendments update certain Commission information, conform to changes made in the Freedom of Information Act Improvements Act of 2016, and streamline how the Commission processes its Freedom of Information Act requests.

FINAL RULE FEDERAL TRADE COMISSION
National Indian Gaming Comission
(1/22/18)

Fees
83 FR 2902, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending its fee regulations. The rule amends the regulations that describe when the Commission adopts annual fee rates, defines the fiscal year of the gaming operation that will be used for calculating the fee payments, and includes additional revisions clarifying the fee calculation and submission process for gaming operations.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/18/18)

Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
83 FR 2662, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.

NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(1/16/18)

Notice of Intent to Prepare Monument Management Plans for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek and Shash Jaa Units and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
83 FR 2181, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended (NFMA), and Presidential Proclamation 9558 as modified by Presidential Proclamation 9681, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Canyon Country District Office, Moab, Utah intends to prepare a Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the Bears Ears National Monument Indian Creek Unit, and intends to jointly prepare, with the Manti La-Sal National Forest (USFS), Price, Utah, a MMP for the Shash Ja´a Unit. The BLM and USFS, which is a co-manager of the Shash Ja´a Unit, will prepare a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to satisfy the NEPA requirements for this planning process. By this Notice, the BLM announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. These MMPs may replace portions of the existing Monticello Field Office Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan, as amended, and Manti- La Sal National Forest Plan.

FINAL RULE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Indian Gaming Comission
(1/16/18)

Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty to Reflect Inflation
83 FR 2059, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its civil monetary penalty rule to reflect an annual adjustment for inflation in order to improve the penalty’s effectiveness and maintain its deterrent effect. The Act provides that the new penalty level must apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase, including when the penalties whose associated violation predate the increase.

 

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