2019 Federal Register Documents

Last updated: August 14, 2019

Next update should be ready by: August 28, 2019

Recently Added Content:

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(8/09/19)

Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
84 FR 39341, (PDF)

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(8/09/19)

Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Planning Cooperative Agreement
84 FR 39341, (PDF)

Older Documents:

December

 

November

 

October

 

September

 

August

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(8/06/19)

Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention; Epidemiology Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country
84 FR 38264, (PDF)

July

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY; DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
(7/31/19)

Solicitation of Proposals for the National Rural Transit Assistance Program
84 FR 37385, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the agency's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program to select an entity to administer a National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP). The National RTAP will carry out activities to design and implement training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the specific needs of transit operators in rural areas, including Indian Country. Primary activities will include the development of information and materials for use by local operators and State administering agencies, and supporting research and technical assistance projects of national interest.

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATION COLLECTION; REQUEST FOR COMMENT ; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/30/19)

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts
84 FR 36934, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.

 

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/23/19)

List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
84 FR 35355, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would revise one section of our regulations to provide that the current list of areas in Indian Country with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts) will be published and updated in the Federal Register and on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website. Currently, that section of the Code of Federal Regulations, itself, lists the areas in Indian Country with CFR Courts, requiring a rulemaking each time a court is added or deleted. Allowing for publication in the Federal Register, in lieu of a rulemaking, will better keep Tribal members and the public updated on the current status of the Courts of Indian Offenses.

 

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(7/22/19)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
84 FR 35100, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) has submitted a Tribal Research and Monitoring Plan (Tribal Plan) and associated application to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Plans promulgated under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan and associated application describe research and monitoring activities that may affect ESA-listed Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon in California. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of this listed species and to help guide management and conservation efforts. This document serves to notify the public that the proposed evaluation and pending determination by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) as to whether the implementation of the Tribal Plan will appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of SONCC coho salmon is available for public comment.

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/22/19)

HEARTH Act Approval of Jamul Indian Village of California Business Leasing Ordinance
84 FR 35129, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On June 14, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Jamul Indian Village of California (Tribe) Business Leasing Ordinance 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 leases without further BIA approval.

 

RENEWAL OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COUNCIL (NAETC) CHARTER; DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
(7/19/19)

Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Charter
84 FR 34948, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NAETC. The new charter will expire 2 years from the filing date.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(7/19/19)

Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum, Cody, WY
84 FR 34932, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of an object of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Plains Indian Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendents, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(7/19/19)

Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
84 FR 34929, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organizations not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage. If no additional requesters come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(7/19/19)

Notice of Inventory Completion: State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY
84 FR 34929, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The State University of New York at Oswego has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present- day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the State University of New York at Oswego. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

 

PROPOSED RULE; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(7/15/19)

Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions From True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
84 FR 33715, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country and the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector (National O&NG FIP). The amendment would potentially reduce, by up to 30 days, the time between a source owner/operator's submission of required Endangered Species Act (ESA)/National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) screening documents and beginning construction. Specifically, the amendment would allow for concurrent, rather than sequential, submission of two sets of documents: Part 1 Registration Form to register applicability supporting completed screening procedures (screening procedures documentation) for the evaluation of potential impacts of their proposed projects on threatened or endangered species and historic properties (protected resources). The proposal also seeks to further clarify the 30-day period before construction may begin, and the potential forms of written notification by the EPA Regional Office to source owner/operations. Finally, this proposal addresses minor edits to correct incorrect citations and cross references.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/12/19)

Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
84 FR 33280, (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 are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assesment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(7/8/19)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2019-20 Season
84 FR 32385, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2019-20 migratory bird hunting season.

 

MEETING NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(7/5/19)

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meeting
84 FR 32214, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee will meet as indicated below.

 

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/2/19)

Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
84 FR 31529, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposes to amend its regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian Tribes. Tribes, at their discretion, may apply for TERAs. TERAs allow Tribes to enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development on Tribal land without the Secretary's review and approval. This proposed rule would update the regulations to incorporate changes recently made by Congress to the Act authorizing TERAs. This proposed rule would also establish how Tribal Energy Development Organizations (TEDOs) may obtain certification, as an alternative to a TERA.

June

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(6/21/19)

Land Acquisitions; the Delaware Tribe of Indians
84 FR 29230, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 3.133 acres, more or less, into trust for the Delaware Tribe of Indians on June 6, 2019.

 

FINAL DEFINITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Department of Education
(6/4/19)

Final Definitions and Requirements - Alaska Native Education (ANE) Program
84 FR 25682, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education (Assistant Secretary) announces definitions and requirements under the ANE program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these definitions and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2019 and later years. We are establishing these definitions and requirements to clarify the eligibility requirements for the program, based upon changes that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made to the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA).

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
(6/3/19)

All of Us Research Program, Tribal Consultation Meetings and Listening Sessions
84 FR 25551, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program will host four Tribal Consultations to consult on the best practices for engaging with Tribal Nations to facilitate the inclusion of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in this program. They will take place at three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Consultations and at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Conference and Marketplace.

May

FINAL RULE; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 49
(5/14/19)

Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions from True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector.
84 FR 21240, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing three amendments to the existing National Oil and Natural Gas Federal Implementation Plan (National O&NG FIP). This final rule applies to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor sources in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas processing segments of the oil and natural gas sector that are locating or expanding in Indian reservations or in other areas of Indian country over which an Indian tribe, or the EPA, has demonstrated a tribe’s jurisdiction. The National O&NG FIP, which includes a mechanism for authorizing construction of true minor new and modified oil and natural gas sources, satisfies the minor source permitting requirement under the Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country (Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule). We are finalizing two amendments to apply the National O&NG FIP to the Indian country portion of the Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area. The purpose of these two amendments is make available the streamlined authorization to construct process provided by the National O&NG FIP to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (U&O Reservation) as part of the Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area. We are also finalizing a minor technical correction to fix a typographical error in a provision of the National O&NG FIP.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(5/14/19)

Tribal Consultation Meetings
84 FR 21342, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, notice is hereby given of six 1-day Tribal Consultation (TC) Sessions to be held between the HHS)/ACF, OHS leadership and the leadership of tribal governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these consultation sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. Six TCs will be held as part of HHS/ACF and/or ACF TC Sessions.

PROCLAMATION; EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
(5/9/19)

Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, 2019.
84 FR 20535, (PDF)

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/9/19)

Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
84 FR 20387, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian Tribes may designate an agent other than the Tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act. This notice includes the current list of designated Tribal agents for service of notice.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/9/19)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Isleta Leasing Law.
84 FR 20425, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On April 17, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pueblo of Isleta's (Tribe) Leasing Law under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into agricultural, residential, business, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/9/19)

Proclaiming certain lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota.
84 FR 20424, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 6.94 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on April 17, 2019.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/9/19)

Proclaiming certain lands as Reservation for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
84 FR 20425, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 0.115 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, on April 17, 2019.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/7/19)

Proclaiming certain lands as reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington.
84 FR 19935, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairds proclaimed approximately 212.15 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, on April 17, 2019.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
5/7/19

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Washington 84 FR 19936, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 13.71 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation on April 17, 2019.

April

PETITION FOR RULEMAKING; REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(4/30/19)

Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Religious Use of Feathers
84 FR 18230 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received a petition for rulemaking, which asks the Service to revise the existing rules pertaining to the religious use of federally protected bird feathers. The petition is being published pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement entered into in 2016 by the United States with McAllen Grace Brethern Church and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Any changes to existing rules will be subject to a public comment period, and tribal consultation consistent with Executive Order 13175 and the Department of the Interior Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes. The Service seeks comments on the petition.

ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Environmental Protection Agency
(4/24/19)

Federal Implementation Plan To Establsih a Bank for Ozone Precursor Emission Reduction Credits From Existing Sources on Indian Country Lands Within the Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area
84 FR 24064, (PDF)


SUMMARY: The purpose of this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is to solicit broad feedback on different approaches to establishing a voluntary emission reduction credit (ERC) bank for ozone precursors, specifically volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxides (NOX), as part of a Clean Air Act (CAA) Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) applicable to stationary sources on Indian country lands within the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservation (U&O Reservation) that are part of the Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area. The EPA designated portions of the "Uinta Basin" region nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS, effective August 3, 2018. The ERCs described in this ANPRM could be generated and used for several air quality planning purposes: assisting in achievement of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), general conformity demonstrations, and nonattainment new source review (NNSR) permitting related to development of new VOC and NOX emissions sources in Indian country portions of the Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area in Utah. We are also inviting comment on the potential for the bank to interact with sources that are outside the nonattainment area or the U&O Reservation.

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(4/24/19)

Tribal Consultation; National Register of Historic Places
84 FR 24179, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing that it will be conducting Tribal consultation to obtain input from Tribes on proposed changes to regulations governing the National Register of Historic Places.

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/10/19)

HEARTH Act Approval of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Regulations
84 FR 14390, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On March 5, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (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 agricultural, residential, business, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes, leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Disaster Declaration #15921 and #15922
(4/5/19)

Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance only for the Cahuilla Band of Indians.
84 FR 13736, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Cahuilla Band of Indians (FEMA– 4423–DR), dated 03/28/2019. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 02/14/2019.

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(4/5/19)

Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals
84 FR 13604, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On February 14, 2005, NMFS received a request from the Makah Indian Tribe for a waiver of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) moratorium on take of Eastern North Pacific (ENP) gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus). The Tribe requested that NMFS authorize a tribal hunt in the coastal portion of the Tribe’s usual and accustomed fishing area (U&A) for ceremonial and subsistence purposes, and authorize the making and sale of handicrafts. The MMPA imposes a general moratorium on the taking of marine mammals but authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to waive the moratorium and issue regulations governing the take of marine mammals if certain statutory criteria are met. The decision to waive the moratorium and issue regulations must be made on the record after an opportunity for an agency hearing on both the waiver and regulations. The hearing is governed by agency regulations, which call for the appointment of a presiding officer and prescribe other procedures. This notice announces the proposed waiver and regulations. A related notice announcing a hearing on the proposed waiver and regulations is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.

 

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(4/3/19)

Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2019 Season
84 FR 12946, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is establishing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2019 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. The proposed rule for the 2019 season was delayed, requiring this interim rule to allow subsistence hunting to begin in April. We will respond to public comments, and based on public comments received, may revise this interim rule.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(4/3/19)

Native American Graves Protectio and Repatriation Review Committee Finding Regarding Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Under the Control of the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office, Jefferson City, MO
84 FR 13064, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Park Service is publishing this notice as part of its administrative responsibilities pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA or the Act). The recommendations, findings, and actions in this notice are advisory only and are not binding on any person. On October 17, 2018, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) found that there is not a reasonable basis to make a cultural affiliation determination for the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Clarksville Mound Group site and the Sac & Fox NAGPRA Confederacy at this time.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/1/19)

HEARTH Act Approval of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, Fond du Lac Band Leasing Ordinance
84 FR 12272, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On March 6, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, Fond du Lac Band leasing ordinance 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 agricultural, residential, business, wind and solar, wind energy evaluation, and other authorized purposes without further BIA approval.

 

March

 

February

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/21/19)

Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications to Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2020 or Calender Year 2020
84 FR 5464, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2019 deadline for Indian Tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the Tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2020 or calendar year 2020.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/13/19)

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
84 FR 3813, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 93.34 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on December 21, 2018.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/13/19)

Land Acquisitions; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
84 FR 3813, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 6.3 acres, more or less, of land within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation in trust for the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, for gaming and other purposes on December 21, 2018.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/1/19)

Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
84 FR 1200, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice publishes the current list of 573 Tribal entities recognized by 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 July 23, 2018.

 

January

Search the U.S. Regulatory Indian Law Bulletins:

Basic Search Help
Operators and More Search Help

Regulations are organized by month :

January  | February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December


Find past years' regulations from the bulletins archive.

Indian Law Bulletins are a current awareness service of the National Indian Law Library. The purpose of the Indian Law Bulletins is to provide succinct and timely information about new developments in Indian Law. See the "about" page for each bulletin for specific information on monitoring, content selection criteria, and timeliness of publication.

Learn more about the U.S. Regulatory bulletin.


A note about links used in this document:

Blue links are to information available free on the Internet. Green links are to information available on Westlaw, for the convenience of those who have a Westlaw account. The library is not affiliated with Westlaw.