2019 Federal Register Documents

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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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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