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Last updated: December 20, 2013

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Newest Federal Register Documents:

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(12/19/13)

Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures Thursday, December 19, 2013. 78 FR 76834-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6667075

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice that affect programs, projects, and activities authorized under the NAPA, and to give notice of the final adoption of such changes at least 30 days before the changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice as they relate to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for the following programs: (1) Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NA-0776; (2) Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEEDS), HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NE-0779; (3) Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Language Preservation), HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NL-0778; (4) Native Language Preservation and Maintenance--Esther Martinez Immersion (hereinafter referred to as Language--EMI), HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NA-0780; and (5) Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE), HHS-2014-ACF-ANA-NR-0777.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(12/19/13)

Approval of Application Submitted by Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe for Treatment in a Similar Manner as a State Under the Clean Air Act Thursday, December 19, 2013. 78 FR 76829-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6667069

SUMMARY: This notice announces that the EPA Regional Administrator for Region 8 has approved the December 2008 application submitted by the Northern Arapaho Tribe and Eastern Shoshone Tribe (Tribes) of the Wind River Indian Reservation for treatment in a similar manner as a state (TAS) pursuant to the Clean Air Act and the EPA's implementing regulations for purposes of certain Clean Air Act provisions. None of the provisions for which the Tribes requested eligibility entails the exercise of Tribal regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act.

NOTICES NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office
(12/11/13)

State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTP-PAC) Wednesday, December 11, 2013. 78 FR 75376-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6448487

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships. The meeting will be held to discuss NARA's budget and its strategic planning process as it relates to Presidential Libraries. The meeting will be open to the public.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(12/10/13)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Tuesday, December 10, 2013. 78 FR 74116-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6408796

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received three applications for direct take permits for spring Chinook salmon, in the form of Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). One application is from the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County (Douglas PUD), the Public Utility District of Grant County (Grant PUD), and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for the operation of the Methow spring Chinook salmon program. Another application is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) for the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery (WNFH) spring Chinook salmon program. The third application is from the Confederated Colville Tribes (CCT); this program is funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and operates in close coordination with the USFWS and Reclamation WNFH spring Chinook program. All applicants are seeking ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) permits. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit applications and addenda for public review, comment, and submission of written data, views, arguments, or other relevant information. All comments and other information received will become part of the public record and will be available for review pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(12/06/13)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund, Section 128(a); Notice of Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs for FY2014 Friday, December 6, 2013. 78 FR 73525-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6328307

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to accept requests, from December 9, 2013 through January 31, 2014, for grants to supplement State and Tribal Response Programs. This notice provides guidance on eligibility for funding, use of funding, grant mechanisms and process for awarding funding, the allocation system for distribution of funding, and terms and reporting under these grants. EPA has consulted with state and tribal officials in developing this guidance. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and a public record. Another goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response capacity. For fiscal year 2014, EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.0 million per state or tribe. Subject to the availability of funds, EPA regional personnel will be available to provide technical assistance to states and tribes as they apply for and carry out these grants.


Older 2013 Documents:

November

 

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of the Attorney General
(11/29/13)

Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction over Crimes of Domestic Violence Friday, November 29, 2013. 78 FR 71645-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6207693

SUMMARY: This final notice establishes procedures for Indian tribes to request designation as participating tribes under section 204 of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, on an accelerated basis, under the voluntary pilot project described in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; establishes procedures for the Attorney General to act on such requests; and solicits such requests from Indian tribes.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs
(11/29/13)

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California Friday, November 29, 2013. 78 FR 71639-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6207687

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the City of San Jacinto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' (Tribe) proposed fee-to-trust acquisition and hotel/casino project to be located in Riverside County, California. This notice also announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(11/27/13)

Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 78 FR 70959-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6177747

SUMMARY: Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(11/25/13)

Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Monday, November 25, 2013 78 FR 70317-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6147460

SUMMARY: The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public webinar meeting on December 10, 2013. Because of delays from the Federal government shutdown, the Commission report and recommendations will be discussed and voted on during the December 10 public webinar, and time will be allowed to take public comments.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
(11/25/13)

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Monday, November 25, 2013, 78 FR 68780-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6147410

SUMMARY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the fifth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not limited to: Hearing public comments; update on USDA programs and activities; and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
(11/21/13)

Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act: Native American Employment and Training Council Thursday, November 21, 2013, 78 FR 69879-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6092661

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 (Council), as constituted under WIA.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
(11/21/13)

Hearing of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence Thursday, November 21, 2013, 78 FR 69876-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6092656

SUMMARY: This is an announcement of the first hearing of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/ Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (hereafter referred to as the AIAN Advisory Committee). The AIAN Advisory Committee is chartered to provide the Attorney General with valuable advice in the areas of American Indian/Alaska Native children's exposure to violence for the purpose of addressing the epidemic levels of exposure to violence faced by tribal youth. Based on the testimony at four public hearings, on comprehensive research, and on extensive input from experts, advocates, and impacted families and tribal communities nationwide, the AIAN Advisory Committee will issue a final report to the Attorney General presenting its findings and comprehensive policy recommendations in the fall of 2014.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(11/19/13)

Draft FY 2014-2018 EPA Strategic Plan; Availability Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 78 FR 78 FR 69412-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 6058750

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the Draft FY 2014-2018 EPA Strategic Plan for public review and comment, as part of the periodic update required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-352). The agency anticipates the final Strategic Plan will be submitted to Congress in February 2014. The Strategic Plan provides the Agency's long-term direction and strategies for advancing human health and the environment. For this notice, the EPA is seeking comment from individual citizens, states, tribes, local government, industry, the academic community, non-governmental organizations, and all other interested parties. The agency is particularly interested in feedback addressing strategies contained in the goal narratives, cross- cutting fundamental strategies, and strategic measures. The agency made targeted revisions to our existing Plan that seek to advance efforts to address our changing climate, protect our precious water and land resources, and advance chemical safety. The Plan seeks to outline how EPA will make a visible difference in communities across the country by advancing sustainability, innovation and providing sound scientific advice, technical and compliance assistance and other tools that support states, tribes, cities, towns, rural communities, and the private sector. Under this Plan, EPA will continue to improve the way we do business, engaging closely with our public sector partners at all levels and the regulated community to achieve environmental benefits in the most pragmatic, collaborative, and flexible way possible--for our children and future generations. In addition, the EPA is proposing new FY 2014-2015 Agency Priority Goals--a key component of the Administration's performance management system--to align more closely with our highest priorities, including improving the health of communities across the country and tackling the issue of climate change.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(11/15/13)

Final NOAA Procedures for Government-to-Government Consultation With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations Friday, November 15, 2013 78 FR 68819-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6021973

SUMMARY: In compliance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13175, ``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments'' (November 6, 2000), the Department of Commerce (Department) adopted a Tribal Consultation and Coordination policy statement. This policy establishes the manner in which NOAA works with Federally recognized Indian Tribes when developing NOAA policies that have Tribal implications. This Handbook is intended to assist NOAA, including its regional and field staff, in conducting effective government-to- government consultations and fulfill NOAA's obligations under E.O. 13175 and Department Administrative Order 218-8 on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, and the Department of Commerce Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1
(11/15/13)

Treatment of Income From Indian Fishing Rights-Related Activity as Compensation Friday, November 15, 2013, 78 FR 68780-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 6022088

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 2004-59, plan amendments following election of alternative deficit reduction contribution.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 151
(11/13/13)

Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 78 FR 67928-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5981455

SUMMARY: This final rule revises a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust under this part. This rule addresses changes in the applicability of the Quiet Title Act as interpreted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision and broadens and clarifies the notice of decisions to acquire land in trust, including broadening notice of any right to file an administrative appeal.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(11/12/13)

Announcement of Funding Awards; Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Fiscal Year 2013 Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 78 FR 67386-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5973701

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 2013 (FY 2013) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the ICDBG.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(11/05/13)

Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform Tuesday, November 5, 2013 78 FR 66376-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5874032

SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary is announcing that the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public webinar meeting on November 20, 2013. The Commission expects that this will be its last public meeting. During the public meeting, the Commission will approve the August 2013 public meeting summary, approve the Commission recommendations, and take public comments.

PROPOSED RULES LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Part 1613
(11/04/13)

Restrictions on Legal Assistance With Respect to Criminal Proceedings Monday, November 4, 2013, 78 FR 65933-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5888383

SUMMARY: This proposed rule updates the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation on legal assistance with respect to criminal proceedings. The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA) amended the LSC Act to authorize LSC funds to be used for representation of persons charged with criminal offenses in tribal courts. This proposed rule will bring the regulations into alignment with the amended LSC Act. The proposed rule will also revise the conditions under which LSC recipients can accept or decline tribal court appointments to represent defendants in criminal proceedings.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 226
(11/01/13)

Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining Friday, November 1, 2013, 78 FR 65589-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5839768

SUMMARY: In August, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise regulations addressing oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. The public comment period for that rule closed on October 28, 2013. This notice reopens the comment period until November 18, 2013.

October

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary 43 CFR Part 10
(10/29/13)

Disposition of Unclaimed Human Remains and Other Cultural Items Discovered on Federal Lands After November 16, 1990 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 78 FR 64436-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5783378

SUMMARY: This rule proposes procedures for the disposition of unclaimed human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony discovered on Federal lands after November 16, 1990. It would implement section 3 (b) of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.

September

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20
(9/23/13)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013-14 Late Season Monday, September 23, 2013 78 FR 58233-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 5297010

SUMMARY: This rule prescribes special late-season 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.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(9/20/13)

Tribal Consultation Meeting Friday, September 20, 2013 78 FR 57858-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 4737508

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134, notice is hereby given of two 1-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start 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 [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)].

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration
(9/09/2013)

Native American Employment and Training Council (Council) Charter; Notice of Intent To Renew. Monday, September 9, 2013 78 FR 55114-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 4774587

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given regarding the renewal of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and Native American program Charter that is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) intends to renew the Council Charter with revisions. The revisions are not intended to change the purpose or the Council's original intent. The revisions includes language regarding membership diversity and changes to the terms of members. The charter for the Council will expire on August 31, 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs
(9/05/13)

Establishment of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence Thursday, September 5, 2013, 78 FR 54678-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4737508

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Department of Justice announces the establishment of the Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (hereinafter, the ``AI/AN Advisory Committee''). The AI/AN Advisory Committee will advise the Attorney General on a broad array of issues relating to addressing the problem of AI/AN children exposed to violence in the United States.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Chapter IX
(9/04/13)

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Announcement of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 78 FR 54416-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 4716338

SUMMARY: This notice announces the second meeting of the negotiated rulemaking committee.

August

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20
(8/28/2013)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013-14 Early Season Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 78 FR 49120-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4520166

SUMMARY: This rule prescribes special early-season 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 tribal 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 RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 226
(8/28/13)

Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 78 FR 49120-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4520171

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to revise the regulations addressing oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. This rule updates the leasing procedures and rental, production, and royalties requirements for oil and gas on Osage Mineral lands and is the result of a negotiated rulemaking.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 151
(8/16/2013)

Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions, August 16, 2013, 78 FR 49120-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4174507

SUMMARY: In May, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule revising a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust. The public comment period for that rule closed in July. This notice reopens the comment period for 15 days.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Wednesday
(8/14/13)

Notice of public meeting, August 14, 2013, 78 FR 49120-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4077654

SUMMARY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the fourth meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not limited to: Hearing public comments; update of USDA programs and activities; and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 11
(8/13/2013)

Courts of Indian Offenses Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 78 FR 49120-011, (PDF), 2013 WL 4050113

SUMMARY:The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published and effective on March 3, 2013, addressing the addition of two Indian tribes to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts), and deletion of five tribes from those under the jurisdiction of CFR Courts. The March 3, 2013, publication stated that the BIA would review comments on the interim final rule and either confirm the rule or initiate a proposed rulemaking. BIA did not receive any comments, and therefore confirms the rule without change.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration
(8/5/2013)

Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds Monday, August 5, 2013, 78 FR 46603-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3965083

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funding and requests grant applications for FHWA's Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF). In addition, this notice addresses comments received on the interim notice of funding availability (Docket No. FHWA-2013-0012), announces selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance during the grant solicitation period for the TTPSF. The TTPSF is authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP- 21). The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this final notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the selection criteria. On April 30, 2013, FHWA published an interim notice that announced funding availability. Because this is a new program, the interim notice also requested comments on the proposed selection and evaluation criteria. The FHWA considered the comments that were submitted in accordance with the interim notice. The FHWA's response to the comments and revisions made in this final notice are described belo w in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. In the event that this solicitation does not result in the award and obligation of all available funds, FHWA may decide to publish an additional solicitation.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20
(8/2/2013)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013-14 Season, August 2, 2013, 78 FR 46603-01, (PDF), 2013 WL3946501

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 2013-14 migratory bird hunting season.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(8/2/2013)

Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission, August 2, 2013, 78 FR 46603-01, (PDF), 2013 WL3946427

SUMMARY: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the Chair, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Jonodev Chaudhuri as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years..

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management
(8/1/2013)

Final Agency Action To Transfer Title From the United States to the Pechanga Band of Luise˜no Mission Indians and to San Diego Gas & Electric Company, California, August 1, 2013, 78 FR 46603-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3936278

SUMMARY: This notice publishes the legal description of the boundaries of the Federal lands to be held by the Secretary of the Interior in trust for the benefit of the Pechanga Band of Luise˜no Mission Indians of the State of California and the Federal lands transferred to San Diego Gas & Electric Company as mandated by Congress in Section 2(f) of the Pechanga Band of Luise[ntilde]o Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2007.

July

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(7/22/2013)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish Monday, July 22, 2013, 78 FR 40746-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3787889

SUMMARY: NMFS has evaluated the Tribal Resource Management Plans (Plans) submitted by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and the Nez Perce Tribe to NMFS pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under the Tribal Rule of section 4(d) for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Plans specify fishery management activities in the Oregon and Washington portions of the Snake River basin. This document serves to notify the public that NMFS, by delegated authority from the Secretary of Commerce, has determined pursuant to the ESA Tribal 4(d) Rule for salmon and steelhead that implementing and enforcing the Plans will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA- listed salmon and steelhead.

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 60, 61, and 63
(7/8/2013)

Delegation of Authority to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe To Implement and Enforce National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards July 8, 2013, 78 FR 40458-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3366184

SUMMARY: EPA is taking final action to approve the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's (SUIT) July 3, 2012 request for delegation of authority to implement and enforce National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). This request establishes and requires SUIT to administer a NSPS and NESHAPs program per EPA regulations. The delegation is facilitated by SUIT's treatment ``in the same manner as a state'' (TAS) document, per CAA requirements.

NOTICES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #13639 and #13640]
(7/2/2013)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Disaster SD-00058, July 3, 2013, 78 FR 40129-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3294197

SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation (FEMA-4123-DR), dated 06/25/2013. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/25/2013 through 06/01/2013. Effective Date: 06/25/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/26/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 03/25/2014.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Part 253
(7/2/2013)

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; Approval of Information Collection Request, July 2, 2013, 78 FR 40092-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3294222

SUMMARY: The final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 was published on April 6, 2011. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on December 20, 2011. This document announces approval of the ICR.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(7/8/2013)

Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement Program; Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; Announcement Type: New, Monday, July 8, 2013, 78 FR 40746-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3366094

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive cooperative agreement applications for the Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement Program project period September 1, 2013—August 31, 2016. This program is authorized under: the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), as amended, (25 U.S.C. 1652, 1654, and 1655), and Section 301(a) of the Public Health Service Act. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.193.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(7/5/2013)

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; Notice of Tribal Consultation and Request for Comments, Friday, July 5, 2013, 78 FR 40458-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3356316

SUMMARY: The Department seeks input from tribal officials, tribal governments, tribal organizations, and affected tribal members on the Department's interpretation of the term "reservation" in section 121(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Department is also exploring additional measures of consultation, including regional face-to-face meetings to be held in August and September of 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(7/3/2013)

Request for Information (RFI) to Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Identification and Placement of Native American Students Who Are English Learners in Language Instruction Educational Programs, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 78 FR 40129-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3327353

SUMMARY: On March 4, 2013, we published in the Federal Register an RFI that established a May 3, 2013, deadline for the submission of written comments. We are reopening the public comment period to give interested parties additional time to submit written comments. DATES: Written submissions must be received by the Department on or before August 2, 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service
(7/3/2013)

Inviting Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program Applications for Grants To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 78 FR 40092-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3327335

SUMMARY: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), an Agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development mission area, announces the availability of three individual grants: two single grants not to exceed $929,111 together from the rural transportation funds appropriated for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program and another single $232,278 grant for Federally Recognized Native American Tribes' (FRNATs) (collectively "Programs") from funds appropriated for the RBEG program. RBS will administer these awards under the RBEG program and 7 U.S.C. 1932(c)(2) for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Each grant is to be competitively awarded to an eligible applicant which is a qualified national non-profit organization. Two grants are for the provision of technical assistance to rural transportation (RT) projects and the other grant will be for the provision of technical assistance to RT projects operated by FRNAT's only.

June

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 83
(6/27/2013)

Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe, Thursday, June 27, 2013, 78 FR 38617-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3206530

SUMMARY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is examining ways to improve the Department's process for acknowledging an Indian tribe, as set forth in regulations. This document announces a comment period, tribal consultation sessions, and public comment sessions on a preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to improve the Federal acknowledgment process.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission
(6/25/2013)

25 CFR Part 502 Electronic One Touch Bingo System, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 78 FR 37998-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3168578

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is seeking comment on a proposed reinterpretation of an agency decision regarding the classification of server based electronic bingo system games that can be played utilizing only one touch of a button ("one touch bingo"). The proposed reinterpretation is in response to questions the NIGC received from the regulated community and the public about whether one touch bingo is a Class II or Class III game.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(6/24/2013)

Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement, Monday, June 24, 2013, 78 FR 37828-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3148535

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) is accepting limited competition Planning Cooperative Agreement applications for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). This program is authorized under Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. § 458aaa-2(e). This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), available at https://www.cfda.gov/, under 93.444.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(6/24/2013)

Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement, Announcement Type: New—Limited Competition, Monday, June 24, 2013, 78 FR 37828-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3148535

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) is accepting limited competition Negotiation Cooperative Agreement applications for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). This program is authorized under Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. 458aaa-2(e). This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), available at https://www.cfda.gov/, under 93.444.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(6/24/2013)

Draft NOAA Procedures for Government to Government Consultation With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Monday, June 24, 2013, 78 FR 37795-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3148502

SUMMARY: NOAA announces the availability of and request for comments on the Draft NOAA Procedures for Government-to-Government Consultation With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes. This Draft Handbook is intended to assist NOAA staff in conducting effective government-to-government consultations and fulfilling NOAA's obligations under Executive Order 13175 and Department Administrative Order (DAO) 218-8 on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, and the Department of Commerce Tribal Consultation Policy adopted on May 21, 2013 and published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers
(6/19/2013)

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 78 FR 36753-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 3009072

SUMMARY: The Congressional response to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy included a mandate to collaborate with federal, state, tribal and local government agencies to regionally address the vulnerability of coastal populations at risk within the boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Division. The goals of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study authorized under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113-2, are to (1) reduce flood risk to vulnerable coastal populations, and (2) promote coastal resilient communities to ensure a sustainable and robust coastal landscape system, considering future sea-level rise and climate change scenarios. In addition, the Comprehensive Study will identify activities warranting further analysis and institutional barriers to comprehensive implementation. A draft of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study will be available for public review and comment in early 2014 and a final report is due to Congress in January 2015. The study will identify those areas warranting more detailed evaluations; however, USACE is not authorized to develop designs or implement such projects at this time. Although potential environmental impacts will be generally evaluated, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance processes will not be completed due to the scale of the study. Full NEPA and other environmental compliance would be required as part of future detailed evaluations before any actions could be implemented.

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 49
(6/19/2013)

Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Navajo Nation; Regional Haze Requirements for Navajo Generating Station; Notice of Intent To Hold Public Hearings, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 78 FR 36716-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 3009183

SUMMARY: On February 5, 2013, EPA proposed a Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) determination for emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) from the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), located on the Navajo Nation. EPA provided a three-month period for public comments, to close on May 6, 2013. The Navajo Nation, Gila River Indian Community, and other affected stakeholders requested a 90-day extension of the comment period to allow time for stakeholders to develop an alternative to EPA's proposed BART determination that achieves greater reasonable progress. On March 19, 2013, EPA extended the close of the public comment period to August 5, 2013. EPA is providing notice of our intent to hold five public hearings to accept written and oral comments on the proposed BART determination for NGS. DATES: EPA will announce dates and locations for the public hearings at a later time in the Federal Register, on our Web site, and in the docket for this proposed rulemaking.[FN1] Comments on the proposed BART determination for NGS must be postmarked no later than August 5, 2013. FN1 See http://www.epa.gov/region9/air/navajo/index.html#proposed and http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EPA-R09-OAR-2013-0009. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at various locations in Indian country and in the state of Arizona. Please see the section on SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more details.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration
(6/18/2013)

Workforce Investment Act: Native American Employment and Training Council, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 78 FR 36598-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2951711

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 teleconference meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA. DATES: The teleconference meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, and continue until 3:30 p.m. that day. The call in number is (888) 566-5784. Council members must enter the leader pass code number 7617445#. Members of the public can access the teleconference via listening mode by calling (888) 769-8927 and entering pass code 8202495#. ADDRESSES: On July 10, 2013, the teleconference is being held at the U.S. Department of Labor, Francis Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Room C5515, Washington, DC 20210.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(6/17/2013)

State Allotment Percentages for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, Monday, June 17, 2013, 78 FR 36183-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 2902941

SUMMARY: In this notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the revised Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) allotments that will be provided to the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages if the President's budget request for Fiscal Year 2014 is enacted. These allotments reflect the results from EPA's most recent Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment which was released on June 3, 2013. The revised State allotment percentages will be the basis for distributing the DWSRF program appropriations to the States for the four years from Fiscal Years 2014 through 2017.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint
(6/14/2013)

Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Public Meeting, Friday, June 14, 2013, 78 FR 36034-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2643633

SUMMARY: Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for June 25, 2013. Date: June 25, 2013. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Conference Room A, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Subject: Review and discussion of candidate designs for the Code Talker Recognition Congressional Medal Program for the Cherokee Nation, Meskwaki Nation (Sac and Fox), Seminole Nation, Fort Peck Assinboine and Sioux Tribes, Ho-Chunk Nation, OgLala Sioux Nation, and Yankton Sioux Nation; review and discussion of design direction for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Program; and review and consideration of the Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of the Attorney General
(6/14/2013)

Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction Over Crimes of Domestic Violence, Friday, June 14, 2013, 78 FR 35961-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2643596

SUMMARY: This notice proposes procedures for an Indian tribe to request designation as a participating tribe under section 204 of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, on an accelerated basis, pursuant to the voluntary pilot project described in section 908(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 ("the Pilot Project"), and also proposes procedures for the Attorney General to act on such a request. This notice also invites public comment on the proposed procedures and solicits preliminary expressions of interest from tribes that may wish to participate in the Pilot Project. DATES: Preliminary expressions of interest from tribes are due on or before July 15, 2013. Comments on the proposed procedures are due on or before September 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2310, Washington, DC 20530, email OTJ@usdoj.gov.

Related News: VAWA Pilot Project Notice in Federal Register, plus supporting materials (Turtletalk) 6/14/13.

RULES and REGULATIONS NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Parts 71 and 73
(6/14/2013)

Advance Notification to Native American Tribes of Transportation of Certain Shipments of Nuclear Waste, Friday, June 14, 2013, 78 FR 35746-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2643650

SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees are currently required to provide advance notice to participating Federally-recognized Tribal governments regarding shipments of irradiated reactor fuel and certain nuclear wastes that pass within or across their reservations. Agreement State licensees will be required to provide advance notifications for certain shipments of radioactive material at the time the applicable Agreement State implements its requirements. The NRC is maintaining and providing a list of Tribal contacts and an interactive map of Tribal boundaries of participating Federally-recognized Tribes that is available on the NRC's public Web site. The list will be published annually in the Federal Register.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Part 1000
(6/12/2013)

Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation Formula: Notice of Proposed Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 78 FR 35178-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2489810

SUMMARY: On September 18, 2012, HUD published a document in the Federal Register requesting nominations for membership on the negotiated rulemaking committee that will develop regulatory changes to the funding formula for the Indian Housing Block Grant program authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). In accordance with section 564 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, this document establishes the committee, announces the names and affiliations of the committee's proposed members, requests public comment on the committee and its proposed membership, explains how additional nominations for committee membership may be submitted, and provides other information regarding the negotiated rulemaking process.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(6/10/2013)

Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency (PHA) Renewal Funding, Monday, June 10, 2013, 78 FR 34666-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2457402

SUMMARY: The FY 2013 HUD Appropriations Act requires that HUD apply "an inflation factor as established by the Secretary, by notice published in the Federal Register" to adjust FY 2013 renewal funding for the Tenant-based Rental Assistance Program or Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program of each PHA. For FY 2011 and FY 2010, renewal funding was based on annual adjustment factors (AAFs) and HUD published separate Renewal Funding AAFs for this purpose. These Renewal Funding AAFs, based only on Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for rents and utilities, were replaced for FY 2012 by inflation factors that incorporate additional economic indices to measure the expected change in the per unit cost (PUC) for the HCV program. The methodology for FY 2013 remains unchanged from that used in FY 2012.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
(6/10/2013)

Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC); Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2013, 78 FR 34666-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2457401

SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) will meet on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST by teleconference. The HSINAC provides advice and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on matters relating to the HSIN Program. These matters include system requirements, operating policies, community organization, knowledge management, interoperability and federation with other systems, and any other aspect of HSIN that supports the operations of DHS and its federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, international, and private sector mission partners. The purpose of this next meeting is for the committee to receive an interim status update on the HSIN Program and progress made since the last meeting in February 2013. Specifically, the HSIN Program would like to request advice and recommendations on the user experience regarding the identity proofing process, HSIN Legacy to HSIN Release 3 migration process, and discuss communication tactics regarding the HSIN value proposition. The meeting will be conducted virtually through a teleconference line provided below. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: HSINAC will meet Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. EST via teleconference. Please note that the meeting may end early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: Members of the public may monitor the meeting by calling: 1-800-320-4330 Conference Pin: 673978. The teleconference lines will be open for the public and the meeting brief will be posted beforehand at this link: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-information-network-advisory-committee. There is a meeting room reserved at 131 M St. NE., Washington, DC, Floor 3, Room 03Q15, whereas members of the public may come to participate. The building is a Federal facility and all guests will need to show official government-issued photo identification to the security guards upon entrance. Guests will also be required to process through a metal detector and have their bags scanned. If the Federal government is closed, the meeting will be rescheduled. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Michael Brody, michael.brody@hq.dhs.gov, 202-357-7661, as soon as possible.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 43 CFR Part 3160
(6/10/2013)

Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands, Monday, June 10, 2013, 78 FR 34611-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2457474

SUMMARY: On May 11, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian land. Due to the complexity of the rule and the issues surrounding it, the BLM extended the comment period for 60 days beyond the end of the initial comment period. On May 24, 2013, the BLM published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment. Key issues in the revised proposed rule include: the use of an expanded set of cement evaluation tools to help ensure that usable water zones have been isolated and protected from contamination and more detailed guidance on how trade secrets claims will be handled. The revised proposed rule would also provide opportunities for the BLM to coordinate standards and processes with individual States and tribes to reduce administrative costs and improve efficiency. This notice extends the public comment period on the revised proposed rule for 60 days beyond the initial comment period. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published May 24, 2013 (78 FR 31636), is extended. Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before August 23, 2013. The BLM need not consider, or include in the administrative record for the final rule, comments that the BLM receives after the close of the comment period or comments delivered to an address other than those listed below (see ADDRESSES). ADDRESSES: Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, Mail Stop 2134 LM, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE26. Personal or messenger delivery: Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street, SE., Room 2134 LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions at this Web site.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary 48 CFR Parts 1401, 1452, and 1480
(6/7/2013)

Acquisition Regulations; Buy Indian Act; Procedures for Contracting, Friday, June 7, 2013, 78 FR 34266-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2448528

SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior is finalizing regulations guiding implementation of the Buy Indian Act, which provides Indian Affairs (IA) with authority to set aside procurement contracts for Indian-owned and controlled businesses. This rule supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation (DIAR).

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission
(6/4/2013)

2013 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 78 FR 33436-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2390620

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2013 final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.072% (.00072) for tier 2. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the 2013 final fee rate on Class II revenues shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.036% (.00036).

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
(6/4/2013)

Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 78 FR 33331-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 2390563

SUMMARY: In compliance with Executive Order 13175, "Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments" (November 6, 2000), the Department of Commerce (Department) adopts the following Tribal Consultation and Coordination policy statement. This policy establishes the manner in which the Department works with federally-recognized Indian tribes when developing Department policies that have tribal implications. The policy reaffirms the unique government-to-government relationship that exists between Indian tribes and the Department. The Department continues its commitment to support tribes in the development of strong and stable economies able to participate in today's national and global marketplace. The notice also summarizes comments received on the draft Tribal Consultation and Coordination policy statement published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2012 (77 FR 39464) and the Department's response to these comments.

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 49
(6/4/2013)

Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 78 FR 33266-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2390712

SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing three changes to the New Source Review (NSR) program for minor sources and minor modifications at major sources in Indian country, which we refer to as the "Tribal minor NSR program." First, we propose to expand the list of emissions units and activities that are exempt from the Tribal minor NSR program by adding several types of low-emitting units and activities. Second, we propose to more clearly define the term "commence construction" and add the term "begin construction" to better reflect the regulatory requirements associated with construction activities. We believe both of these proposed changes would simplify the program, resulting in less burdensome implementation without detriment to air quality in Indian country. Lastly, we are reconsidering the advance notification period for relocation of a true minor source in response to a petition received on the final Tribal NSR rule from the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and America's Natural Gas Alliance.

May

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(5/31/2013)

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), Friday, May 31, 2013, 78 FR 32639-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2355188

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date And Time: June 17, 2013—12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Location: The meeting will be conducted via conference call with NACIE members. Up to 30 dial-in, listen-only phone lines will be made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. The conference call number is 1-800-871-9060 and the participant code is 929296858#. The public is also invited to attend the conference call meeting at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Street SW., Rooms 2C100/2C101, Washington, DC 20202-6400. Members of the public should report to the security desk and a form of federal I.D. will be required for security clearance and escorted access to the meeting room.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 151
(5/29/2013)

Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 78 FR 32214-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2316949

SUMMARY: This proposed rule revises a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust under this part. This rule is appropriate to address changes in the applicability of the Quiet Title Act as interpreted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision. This rule revises a regulatory provision the Department added in 1996 to ensure that interested parties had the opportunity to timely seek judicial review of decisions when available under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Department had determined the provision was necessary because, consistent with Federal court decisions at the time, once the Secretary acquired title, the Quiet Title Act precluded judicial review of the Secretary's decision to take the land into trust. The Supreme Court has since held that the Quiet Title Act does not preclude timely Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency decisions to acquire land in trust unless the aggrieved party claims an ownership interest in the property at issue. This rule revises the regulation to reflect this change in the law and to make other revisions to codify the current process for issuing decisions approving or denying requests to acquire land in trust under this part. It also broadens and clarifies the notice of decisions to acquire land in trust under this part, including broadening notice of any right to file an administrative appeal.

Related News Stories: BIA accepting comments on rule for land-into-trust appeals (Indianz.com) 5/29/13

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 43 CFR Part 3160
(5/24/2013)

Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands, Friday, May 24, 2013, 78 FR 31636-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2254413

SUMMARY: On May 11, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule entitled Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands. The BLM has used the comments on that draft to make improvements and is now seeking additional comment on a revised proposed rule. Key issues in this updated draft include: the use of an expanded set of cement evaluation tools to help ensure that usable water zones have been isolated and protected from contamination; and more detailed guidance on how trade secrets claims will be handled, modeled on the procedures promulgated by the State of Colorado. The revised proposed rule would also provide opportunities for the BLM to coordinate standards and processes with individual States and tribes to reduce administrative costs and to improve efficiency.

Related News Stories: Interior releases updated hydraulic fracturing draft rule for public, Indian lands (Water World) 5/17/13.

NOTICES FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
(5/24/2013)

FCC Technology Transitions Policy Task Force Seeks Comment on Potential Trials, Friday, May 24, 2013, 78 FR 31542-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2254302

SUMMARY: In this document, the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force (Task Force) seeks comment on several potential trials relating to the ongoing transitions from copper to fiber, from wireline to wireless, and from time-division multiplexing (TDM) to Internet Protocol (IP). The goal of these trials would be to gather a factual record to help determine what policies are appropriate to promote investment and innovation while protecting consumers, promoting competition, and ensuring that emerging all-IP networks remain resilient and reliable. Towards this end, the public notice seeks comment on a set of potential trials, including targeted trials on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) interconnection, Next Generation 911 (NG911) and the transition from wireline to wireless service in certain geographic areas. The public notice also invites parties in favor of conducting a trial in which one or more providers make a general switch to all-IP traffic in a geographic area to submit a detailed and comprehensive plan laying out how such a trial would work. It also seeks comment on whether other trials should be considered, such as additional numbering trials, trials to facilitate better access for persons with disabilities, and whether there are additional trials concerning the TDM to IP or copper to fiber transitions that should be evaluated. Finally, it seeks comment on how best to work with state, local and Tribal governments and how to ensure successful trials while also avoiding potential harmful impacts to consumers.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(5/22/2013)

Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 78 FR 30324-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 2181930

SUMMARY: The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public meeting on June 7, 2013. During the public meeting, the Commission will: Attend to operational activities of the Commission; receive an update on the leasing regulations/HEARTH Act implementation; gain insights and knowledge from invited speakers and attendees about the trust relationship, other trust models, and trust reform; review Commission action items; and gain insights and perspectives from members of the public. DATES: The Commission's public meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. on June 7, 2013. Members of the public who wish to attend should RSVP by June 3, 2013, to: trustcommission@ios.doi.gov. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Oklahoma City, Two West Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. We encourage you to RSVP to trustcommission@ios.doi.gov by June 3, 2013.

NOTICES OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
(5/21/2013)

Draft 2013 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal Entities, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 78 FR 29780-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 2154690

SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2013 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations, available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg—regpol—reports—congress/. The Draft Report is divided into three chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2012 and summarizes the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between October 2002 and September 2012. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. Chapter II offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Chapter III summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by July 31, 2013 through www.regulations.gov.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service
(5/14/2013)

Inviting Applications for Rural Business Opportunity Grants, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 78 FR 28184-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1947648

SUMMARY: USDA announces the availability of grants through the Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program (RBOG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Public bodies, nonprofit corporations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes on Federal or State reservations and other Federally Recognized Native American Tribes or tribal groups, and rural cooperatives may apply. Approximately $2.6 million is available in reserved and unreserved funding and will be distributed as follows: $919,820 is reserved for projects benefitting Federally Recognized Native American Tribes ("Native American") in rural areas; $919,820 is reserved until June 30, 2013 for projects benefitting Rural Economic Area Partnerships ("Partnerships"); and $790,303 is unreserved. Any Partnership funds unobligated after June 30, 2013, will be added to the unreserved funds. Applications, including those for multi-state projects, are limited to $100,000 or less. See 7 CFR part 4284, subpart G.

NOTICES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
(5/13/2013)

Submission for Review: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Implementation Questionnaire for Tribal Employers, Monday, May 13, 2013, 78 FR 28007-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1934248

SUMMARY: The Office of Planning and Policy Analysis, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new information collection request (ICR) 3206-NEW, FEGLI Implementation Questionnaire for Tribal Employers. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 12, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

PROPOSED RULES LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Part 1614
(5/10/2013)

Restrictions on Legal Assistance With Respect to Criminal Proceedings in Tribal Courts, Friday, May 10, 2013, 78 FR 27341-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1914226

SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting public comments on issues associated with amending its regulations to align with the statutory authority granted to LSC under the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendment Act of 2010 (the IACAA). The IACAA amended the LSC Act to provide authority for LSC funds to be used by grantees to represent eligible persons in any and all criminal proceedings in tribal courts. Previously, the LSC Act and related regulations permitted representation only in criminal matters involving misdemeanors or lesser offenses in tribal courts. The information received as a result of this request will be considered in rulemaking undertaken by LSC. DATES: Written comments must be received by August 23, 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration
(5/9/2013)

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program, Thursday, May 9, 2013, 78 FR 27284-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1901579

SUMMARY: This Notice accomplishes several purposes. First, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) summarizes and responds to written comments FTA received in response to a November 9, 2012, Federal Register Notice regarding proposed grant program provisions for this modified program. Second, this Notice establishes the framework for the Tribal Transit Program, including the terms and conditions and local match requirements. Finally, this Notice announces the availability of funds and a national solicitation for proposals from grantees for projects selected on a competitive basis; the grant terms and conditions that will apply to the discretionary program; and grant application procedures and selection criteria for FY 2013 projects.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
(5/8/2013)

Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the National Radiological and Nuclear Detection Challenge, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 78 FR 26795-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1884702

SUMMARY: DNDO announces the National Radiological and Nuclear Detection (Rad/Nuc) Challenge, a participation challenge being conducted under the America Competes Reauthorization Act, for state, local, and tribal law enforcement, other first responders, public safety officials, and Civil Support Team members. DATES: The Rad/Nuc Challenge will be held from August 20 through August 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: The Rad/Nuc Challenge will be hosted at the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, Alcoa, Tennessee, near Knoxville. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Smith, (202) 254-7297, Radnucchallenge@hq.dhs.gov. To register for and find additional information about the Rad/Nuc challenge, visit http://www.radnucchallenge.org.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(5/8/2013)

Administration for Native Americans Tribal Consultation; Notice of Meeting, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 78 FR 26781-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1884686

SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a tribal consultation to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities. DATES: July 9-10, 2013. ADDRESSES: 901 D Street SW., 7th Floor Multipurpose Room, Washington, DC 20024.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660
(5/7/2013)

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures for the 2013 Tribal and Non-Tribal Fisheries for Pacific Whiting, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 78 FR 26526-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1871881

SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule for the 2013 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006. This final rule establishes the tribal allocation of 63,205 metric tons of Pacific whiting for 2013, and final allocations of Pacific whiting to the non-tribal fishery for 2013.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/6/2013)

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Monday, May 6, 2013, 78 FR 26384-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 1856910

SUMMARY: This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on August 10, 2012 (77 FR 47868).

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660
(5/3/2013)

Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2013 Management Measures, Friday, May 3, 2013, 78 FR 25865-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1838639

SUMMARY: Through this final rule NMFS establishes fishery management measures for the 2013 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2014 salmon seasons opening earlier than May 1, 2014. Specific fishery management measures vary by fishery and by area. The measures establish fishing areas, seasons, quotas, legal gear, recreational fishing days and catch limits, possession and landing restrictions, and minimum lengths for salmon taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) (3-200 NM) off Washington, Oregon, and California. The management measures are intended to prevent overfishing and to apportion the ocean harvest equitably among treaty Indian, non-treaty commercial, and recreational fisheries. The measures are also intended to allow a portion of the salmon runs to escape the ocean fisheries in order to provide for spawning escapement and inside fisheries (fisheries occurring in state internal waters). This document also announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the environmental impacts of implementing the 2013 ocean salmon management measures.

April

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration
(4/30/2013)

Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds; and Request for Comments, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 78 FR 25339-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1793814

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funding for Indian tribal governments for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the eligibilities of this program. In addition, this notice proposes criteria FHWA will use to identify projects for funding and describes application procedures. The FHWA requests comments on the content of this notice. The FHWA will take all comments into consideration and publish a final notice of funding availability. The FHWA will solicit grant applications through the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov and will publish a solicitation memo on the FHWA Web site at http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue
(4/29/2013)

30 CFR Part 1206 Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Meeting Monday, April 29, 2013, 78 FR 25008-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1786800

SUMMARY: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces additional meetings for the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee membership includes representatives from Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry representatives, and other Federal bureaus. DATES: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, 2013; Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7, 2013; and Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2013. All meetings will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time for all dates. The public will have the opportunity to comment between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mountain Time on June 5, August 7, and September 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: ONRR will hold the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth meetings at the Denver Federal Center, 6th Ave and Kipling, Bldg. 85 Auditorium, Lakewood, CO 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Karl Wunderlich, ONRR, at (303) 231-3663; or (303) 231-3744 via fax; or via email karl.wunderlich@onrr.gov.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(4/24/2013)

Tribal Management Grant Program, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 , 78 FR 24212-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1740200

Announcement Type: New and Competing Continuation. Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2013-IHS-TMD-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.228. Key Dates Application Deadline Date: May 31, 2013. Review Date: July 8-12, 2013. Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2013. Signed Tribal Resolutions Due Date: July 7, 2013. The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. This program is authorized under: 25 U.S.C. 450h(b)(2) and 25 U.S.C. 450h(e) of the Indian Health Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), Public Law (Pub. L.) 93-638, as amended. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.228.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(4/22/2013)

Notice of Final Issuance on the Adoption of Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Program Policies and Procedures, Monday, April 22, 2013, 78 FR 23769-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1702343

SUMMARY: The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is issuing final interpretive rules, general statements of policy and rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice relating to the following Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS), SEDS—Native Asset Building Initiative (hereinafter referred to as NABI), Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEEDS), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Language Preservation), Native Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Initiative (hereinafter referred to as Language—EMI), and Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE). This notice also provides information about how ANA will administer these programs.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(4/18/2013)

Request for Nominations To Serve on Board of Trustees for the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 78 FR 23283-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1650773

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Public Law 111-291, 124 Stat. 3064, and the Class Action Settlement Agreement ("Agreement"), Cobell v. Salazar, the Secretary of the Interior is reopening the request for nominations of candidates to serve on the Board of Trustees ("Board") for the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The Board serves as an oversight body to the American Indian College Fund and must consist of no more than five members that will include two representatives selected by the Secretary and two representatives selected by the Plaintiff, and one representative selected by the non-profit organization. The Secretary will consider nominations received within 30 days after the publication of this notice. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides additional information. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before May 20, 2013. Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn will be hosting a tribal leader call on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. to discuss the duties and responsibilities of Board members as well as any questions you may have regarding nominations to the Board. To participate on the call, please dial 1-800-369-2020, passcode 5207626. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Lizzie Marsters, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Room 6118, Washington, DC 20240 or email to lizzie—marsters@ios.doi.gov.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(4/18/2013)

Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board; Public Notice, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 78 FR 23246-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1650670

SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) will hold a public meeting on May 15-16, 2013. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, and EPA priorities; to discuss activities and progress with regard to current EFAB work projects; and to consider recent requests for assistance from EPA offices. Environmental finance discussions are expected on the following topics: clean air technology; tribal environmental programs; transit-oriented development in sustainable communities, energy efficiency/green house gas emissions reduction; drinking water pricing and infrastructure investment; and green infrastructure. The meeting is open to the public; however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance, no later than Friday, May 3, 2013. DATES: The full board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time and Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9-5 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Potomac Yard Two, North Entrance, Room 4120, 2733 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Registration and Information Contact: To register, get additional information and for information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Sandra Williams, U.S. EPA, at (202) 564-4999 or williams.sandra@epa.gov. Request for accommodations for individuals with disabilities should be made 10 days prior to the meeting, to allow processing time of your request.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
(4/18/2013)

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, Thursday, April 18, 2013 , 78 FR 23206-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1650573

SUMMARY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR) a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the third meeting of the CNAFR and will consist of, but not limited to: hearing public comments; update of USDA programs and activities; discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 3, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The meeting will be open to the public. Note that a period for public comment will be held on May 3, 2013 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted using webinar and teleconference technology. This will not be an in-person meeting. Webinar and teleconference access information for the meeting will be posted to the OTR Web site at www.usda.gov/tribalrelations. Written Comments: Written comments may be submitted to: John Lowery, Tribal Relations Manager, Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 500-A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720-1058; or by email: John.Lowery@osec.usda.gov.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(4/17/2013)

Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2013, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 , 78 FR 22890-03, (PDF), 2013 WL 1620420

SUMMARY: Notice is given that the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), Public Law 83-568 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)), and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2013 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and beneficiaries of other Federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 2651-2653). The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(4/15/2013)

Updates to Protective Action Guides Manual: Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents, Monday, April 15, 2013, 78 FR 22257-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1498752

SUMMARY: As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes protective action guides to help federal, state, local and tribal emergency response officials make radiation protection decisions during emergencies. EPA, in coordination with a multi-agency working group within the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC), is proposing updates to the 1992 Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents, referred to as "The 1992 PAG Manual" (EPA 400-R-92-001, May 1992). The updated guidance in this revised 2013 PAG Manual—Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents ("2013 PAG Manual" hereafter) applies the PAGs to incidents other than just nuclear power plant accidents, updates the radiation dosimetry and dose calculations based on current science and incorporates late phase guidance. While there is no drinking water PAG provided in the proposal, the Agency continues to seek input on this. The newly proposed 2013 PAG Manual is available for interim use and review at www.regulations.gov.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(4/12/2013)

Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, Friday, April 12, 2013, 78 FR 21963-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1462329

SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary is announcing that the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public meeting on April 29, 2013. During the public meeting, the Commission will: gain insights about how the UN Declaration can be implemented in support of tribes; hear the top three recommendations from tribal representatives and members of the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., that would improve or strengthen trust management and/or administration; update the public regarding draft recommendations and receive public comments; and attend to operational activities of the Commission. DATES: The Commission's public meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on April 29, 2013. Members of the public who wish to attend should RSVP by April 24, 2013, to: trustcommission@ios.doi.gov. Members of the public who wish to participate via virtual meeting should register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/893317865 by April 24, 2013, and instructions on how to join the meeting will be sent to your email address. Virtual participation is limited to 100 participants. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at One Century Place Conference Center, Conference Room #104, 26 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN 37214. We encourage you to RSVP to trustcommission@ios.doi.gov by April 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Official, Lizzie Marsters, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Room 6118, Washington, DC 20240; or email to Lizzie—Marsters@ios.doi.gov.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 170
(4/12/2013)

Tribal Consultation on the Draft Regulations Governing the Tribal Transportation Program, Friday, April 12, 2013, 78 FR 21861-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1462401

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing tribal consultations to discuss draft revisions of the regulations governing the Tribal Transportation Program. The consultations will also cover requirements for proposed roads and access roads to be included in the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory and will include an update regarding the ongoing quality assurance review of the facility inventory. DATES: Comments on the draft rule are due by June 14, 2013. The consultation sessions will be held on the following dates, at the following locations: May 14, 2013 Anchorage, AK 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; May 16, 2013 Phoenix, AZ 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; May 21, 2013 Minneapolis, MN 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: • Send comments to: LeRoy M. Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-4513, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 513-7711, email: leroy.gishi@bia.gov; or Robert W. Sparrow, Jr., Director, Tribal Transportation Program, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE., Room E61-311, Washington, DC 20159, telephone (202) 366-9483, email: robert.sparrow@dot.gov. • Addresses of the venues at which each meeting will be held, a copy of the draft regulation, and background information are posted at the following Web site (the address is case-sensitive, please use capitals where indicated): http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/Transportation.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(4/10/2013)

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Domestic Violence Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 78 FR 21370-03, (PDF), 2013 WL 1414485

SUMMARY: This announcement governs the proposed award of formula grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal organizations. The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in efforts to increase public awareness about, and primary and secondary prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence and to provide immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents. This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements for grants in Fiscal Year 2013. Grantees are to be mindful that although the expenditure period for grants is a two-year period, an application is required each year to provide continuity in the provision of services.

NOTICES FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
(4/10/2013)

Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Scheduled for October 24, 2013; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 902 and Certain Program Requirements, Wednesday, April 10, 20133, 78 FR 21355-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1414471

SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission's Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus announce a reverse auction to award up to $50 million in one-time Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I support scheduled to commence on October 24, 2013. This document also seeks comment on competitive bidding procedures for Auction 902 and certain program requirements. DATES: Comments are due on or before May 10, 2013, and Reply comments are due on or before May 24, 2013. ADDRESSES: All filings in response to this public notice must refer to AU Docket No. 13-53. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau strongly encourage interested parties to file comments electronically, and request that an additional copy of all comments and reply comments be submitted electronically to the following address: auction902@fcc.gov. To the extent that commenters identify census blocks for removal and/or addition to the list of potentially eligible census blocks, the Bureaus request that such lists be filed in MS Excel format through the Auction 902 email box. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: ssquf] Electronic Filers: Federal Communications Commission's Web site: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. ssquf] Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Attn: WTB/ASAD, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. ssquf] All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. ssquf] Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. ssquf] U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. ssquf] People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202-418-0530 or TTY: 202-418-0432.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20
(4/9/2013)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2013-14 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary) With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals and Requests for 2015 Spring and Summer Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Proposals in Alaska, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 78 FR 21200-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1401214

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2013-14 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory schedule, describes the proposed regulatory alternatives for the 2013-14 duck hunting seasons, requests proposals from Indian tribes that wish to establish special migratory game bird hunting regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands, and requests proposals for the 2015 spring and summer migratory bird subsistence season in Alaska. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide 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.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR Parts 581, 584, and 585
(4/9/2013)

Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 78 FR 21060-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1401200

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its appeals regulations to include, amongst the appealable actions, the Chair's decisions to approve or object to a tribal gaming regulatory authority's adoption of alternate standards from those required by the Commission's minimum internal control standards and/or technical standards.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service
(4/3/2013)

Credit for Renewable Electricity Production, Refined Coal Production, and Indian Coal Production, and Publication of Inflation Adjustment Factors and Reference Prices for Calendar Year 2013, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 78 FR 20176-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1309592

SUMMARY: The 2013 inflation adjustment factors and reference prices are used in determining the availability of the credit for renewable electricity production, refined coal production, and Indian coal production under section 45. DATES: The 2013 inflation adjustment factors and reference prices apply to calendar year 2013 sales of kilowatt hours of electricity produced in the United States or a possession thereof from qualified energy resources, and to 2013 sales of refined coal and Indian coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof. Inflation Adjustment Factors: The inflation adjustment factor for calendar year 2013 for qualified energy resources and refined coal is 1.5063. The inflation adjustment factor for Indian coal is 1.1538.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service
(4/1/2013)

National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, Monday, April 1, 2013, 78 FR 19514-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1282584

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, Department of Commerce), State, and tribal partners (co-leaders), announce the availability of the final National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (NFWPCAS or Strategy). The purpose of the Strategy is to inspire and enable natural resource professionals and other decision makers to take action to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystem functions, as well as the human uses and values these natural systems provide, in a changing climate. Input from public comments and workshops has been incorporated in the development of this final document. The Strategy is available at http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/strategy.php.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(4/1/2013)

National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Monday, April 1, 2013, 78 FR 19514-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1282584

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in his capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled "Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation." The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.

March

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(3/28/2013)

Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Programs, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 78 FR 18990-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1228831

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) is accepting competitive cooperative agreement applications for support for medical professionals' recruitment and continuing education programs. This program is authorized under the Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13. Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2013-IHS-HPR-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.970. Application Deadline Date: April 30, 2013. Review Date: May 13, 2013. Earliest Anticipated Start Date: May 30, 2013. Proof of Non-Profit Status Due Date: April 30, 2013.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Parts 701, 736, 737, 738, and 750
(3/26/2013)

Cost Recovery for Permit Processing, Administration, and Enforcement, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 78 FR 18430-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1192255

SUMMARY: The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) proposes to revise its Federal and Indian Lands Program regulations for the purposes of adjusting the existing permit fees and assessing new fees to recover the actual costs for permit review and administration and permit enforcement activities provided to the coal industry. These fees are authorized under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) and the Independent Offices Appropriations Act of 1952 (IOAA). The fees would be used to offset OSM's costs for processing various permit applications and related actions, administering those permits over their lifecycle, and performing required inspections. The proposed fees would be applicable to permits for coal mining on lands under OSM's direct regulatory jurisdiction. The proposed fees would also be applicable to coal mining on Indian lands where OSM is the regulatory authority. The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to charge the surface coal mining and reclamation operations that benefit from obtaining and operating under surface coal mining and reclamation permits for OSM's costs to review, administer, and enforce those permits instead of passing those costs on to the general public.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(3/26/2013)

Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 78 FR 18363-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1192142

SUMMARY: Before appointing a member to the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Secretary must provide public notice and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Daniel J. Little as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(3/25/2013)

National Rivers and Streams Assessment 2008-009 Draft Report, Monday, March 25, 2013, 78 FR 17930-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1181982

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given for a 45-day public review and comment period on the draft report of the National Rivers and Streams Assessment 2008-2009 (NRSA). The NRSA draft report describes the results of the nationwide probabilistic survey that was conducted in the summers of 2008 and 2009. EPA and its state/tribal partners looked at biological conditions in rivers and streams of the conterminous United States. The draft NRSA 2008-2009 report includes information on how the survey was implemented, what the findings were on a national and ecoregional scale, and future actions and challenges. DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. May 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: Email your comments to nrsa-hq@epa.gov.

PROPOSED RULES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 81
(3/25/2013)

EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Designation Recommendations: Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period, Monday, March 25, 2013, 78 FR 17915-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1182053

SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing the reopening of the public comment period for the EPA's responses to state and tribal designation recommendations for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard. The EPA sent the responses directly to the states and tribes on or about February 7, 2013. On February 15, 2013, the EPA published a notice of availability in the Federal Register that the EPA had posted the responses on its Internet Web site and the EPA invited public comment. In the notice of availability, the EPA stated that public comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013. The EPA has received several requests from stakeholders for additional time to prepare their comments. Some of the requesters asserted that they needed additional time to review the EPA's response to state's proposed designation and prepare their responses due to the complexity of the issues impacting their area. Taking that into consideration, the EPA is reopening the comment period until April 8, 2013. The EPA intends to make final the designation determinations for the areas of the country addressed by these responses in June 2013. DATES: Comments on the notice of availability published February 15, 2013 (78 FR 11124) must be received on or before April 8, 2013. Please refer to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information on the comment period.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs
(3/20/2013)

Meeting of the SANE/SART AI/AN Initiative Committee, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 78 FR 17232-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 1123751

SUMMARY: The National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)—Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Initiative ("National Coordination Committee" or "Committee") will meet to carry out its mission to provide valuable advice to assist the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to promote culturally relevant, victim-centered responses to sexual violence within AI/AN communities. DATES AND LOCATIONS: The meeting will be held via webinar on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The Webinar is open to the public for participation. There will not be a designated time for the public to speak, however the public can observe and submit comments to Kathleen Gless, the Designated Federal Official. Webinar space is limited. To register for the webinar, please provide your full contact information to Kathleen Gless (contact information below). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Gless, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the National Coordination Committee, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531; Phone: (202) 307-6049 [note: this is not a toll-free number]; Email: kathleen.gless@usdoj.gov.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(3/18/2013)

Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-graduate, and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs, Monday, March 18, 2013, 78 FR 16685-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 1089790

SUMMARY: Announcement Type: Initial. CFDA Numbers: 93.971, 93.123, and 93.972. Key Dates Application Deadline: April 14, 2013, for continuing students. Application Deadline: April 14, 2013, for new students. Application Review: May 13-24, 2013. Continuation Award Notification Deadline: June 7, 2013. New Award Notification Deadline: July 5, 2013. Award Start Date: August 1, 2013. Acceptance/Decline of Awards Deadline: August 16, 2013. I. Funding Opportunity Description: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is committed to encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to enter the health professions and to assuring the availability of Indian health professionals to serve Indians. The IHS is committed to the recruitment of students for the following programs: • The Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship authorized by Section 103 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437 (1976), as amended (IHCIA), codified at 25 U.S.C. 1613(b)(1). • The Indian Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship authorized by Section 103 of the IHCIA, codified at 25 U.S.C. 1613(b)(2). • The Indian Health Professions Scholarship authorized by Section 104 of the IHCIA, codified at 25 U.S.C. 1613a. Full-time and part-time scholarships will be funded for each of the three scholarship programs. The scholarship award selections and funding are subject to availability of funds appropriated for the Scholarship Program.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service
(3/14/2013)

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, Thursday, March 14, 2013, 78 FR 16295-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 958127

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee meeting previously noticed in the Federal Register (77 FR 53228-53229, August 31, 2012), to occur on May 22-23, 2013, in the History Colorado Center of the History Colorado Museum, Denver Colorado, will now occur only on May 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This meeting will be telephonic and open to the public. DATES: The Review Committee will meet on May 22, 2013. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 22, 2013. Presentation requests must be received by March 22, 2013. These are the same dates that appeared in the notice of meeting of August 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Electronic submissions are to be sent to: Sherry—Hutt@nps.gov. Mailed submissions are to be sent to: Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, National Park Service, National NAGPRA Program, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th Floor (2253), Washington, DC 20005.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency
(3/8/2013)

Solicitation for Comments Regarding Current Procedures To Request Emergency and Major Disaster Declarations, Friday, March 8, 2013, 78 FR 15026-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 839050

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, President Obama signed the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, which includes a provision amending the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide federally recognized Indian tribal governments the option to make a request directly to the President for a Federal emergency or major disaster declaration, or to seek assistance, as they do presently, under a declaration for a State. In support of preliminary implementation of this provision, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is engaging in a comprehensive consultation effort with federally recognized Indian tribal governments. To initiate that consultation, FEMA is soliciting comments regarding FEMA procedures for declaration requests from Indian tribal governments. DATES: Comments must be received by April 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA-2013-0006 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660
(3/5/2013)

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2013 Tribal Fishery for Pacific Whiting, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 78 FR 14259-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 786319

SUMMARY: NMFS issues this proposed rule for the 2013 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006. This proposed rule would establish a formula, specifically [17.5 percent * (U.S. Total Allowable Catch)] plus 16,000 metric tons (mt), for determining the Pacific whiting tribal allocation for 2013 for Pacific Coast Indian tribes that have a Treaty right to harvest groundfish.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(3/4/2013)

Request for Information To Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Identification and Placement of Native American Students Who Are English Learners in Language Instruction Educational Programs, Monday, March 4, 2013, 78 FR 14084-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 773649

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) requests information about practices used to accurately identify Native American students in grades K-12 as English learners and to appropriately place these students in language instruction educational programs (LIEPs). The Department makes this request to help State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, tribes, and other interested entities identify, share, and implement practices for accurately identifying Native American students who are English learners.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 11
(3/4/2013)

Courts of Indian Offenses, Monday, March 4, 2013, 78 FR 14017-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 773716

SUMMARY: This interim final rule adds two Indian tribes to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts), and deletes five tribes from those under the jurisdiction of CFR Courts. The two tribes to be added are Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe. The tribes to be removed from the list are the Seminole Nation, the Miami Tribe, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Wyandotte Tribe, and the Quapaw Tribe.

February

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 340
(2/27/2013)

Sharing Certain Business Information Regarding the Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms With State and Tribal Government Agencies, Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 78 FR 13286-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 685067

SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend our regulations regarding genetically engineered organisms regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture by adding provisions for sharing certain business information with State and Tribal government agencies. The proposed provisions would govern the sharing of certain information contained in permit applications and notifications for importations, interstate movements, or releases into the environment of regulated articles. The procedures would allow the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to share certain business information with State and Tribal governments without impairing our ability to protect confidential business information from disclosure. APHIS currently withholds such information when it shares applications with non-Federal Government agencies. This action would improve our collaborative and cooperative efforts with State and Tribal governments as well as improve the effectiveness of our notification and permitting procedures as APHIS continues to regulate certain genetically engineered organisms.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(2/26/2013)

Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 78 FR 13062-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 663366

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 814 of the Native American Programs Act of 1974 (NAPA), as amended, the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is required to provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on proposed changes in interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules 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. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes its proposed interpretive rules, general statements of policy, and rules of agency procedure or practice as they relate to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for the following programs: (1) Social and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEDS); (2) Native Asset Building Initiative (hereinafter referred to as NABI); (3) Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (hereinafter referred to as SEEDS); (4) Native Language Preservation and Maintenance (hereinafter referred to as Language Preservation); (5) Native Language Preservation and Maintenance—Esther Martinez Initiative (hereinafter referred to as Language—EMI); and 6) Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as ERE). This notice of public comment also provides additional information about ANA's plan for administering the programs.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter IV
(2/26/2013)

Final Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria—Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 78 FR 12955-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 663435

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education announces requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP). The Assistant Secretary may use these requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and possibly in later years. We take this action to notify all interested parties and eligible applicants in particular, of the requirements, definitions, and selection criteria that we may use in upcoming competitions under section 116 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Act).

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families
(2/20/2013)

Tribal Consultation Meeting, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 78 FR 11891-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 603729

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134, notice is hereby given of two 1-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start 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 [42 U.S.C. 9835, 640(l)(4)].

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR part 547
(2/20/2013)

Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 78 FR 11795-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 603788

SUMMARY: On September 21, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC") published a final rule amending its technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment, and the rule became effective on October 22, 2012. This document proposes an amendment to the regulatory text of the final rule to harmonize the charitable gaming exemptions in the Technical Standards and the Class II Minimum Internal Control Standards of NIGC regulations.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR part 543
(2/20/2013)

Minimum Internal Control Standards, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 78 FR 11793-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 603787

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend its minimum internal control standards for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to add standards for the drop and count and surveillance of kiosks.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
(2/14/2013)

Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women; Meeting, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 78 FR 10636-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 525289

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the forthcoming public meeting of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women(hereinafter "the Task Force"). DATES: The meeting will take place on March 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street NW., 3rd Floor Ballroom, Washington, DC 20531. The public is asked to pre-register by March 1, 2013 for the meeting due to security considerations and so that there is adequate space (see below for information on pre-registration).

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers
(2/12/2013)

South Dakota Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 78 FR 9891-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 495907

SUMMARY: The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under the Missouri River Restoration Act of 2000 (Title IX) to promote conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and remove sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion. DATES: The Task Force will hold a meeting on February 26, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Highlands Room at the Clubhouse Hotel and Suites located at 808 West Sioux Avenue in Pierre, South Dakota.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(2/11/2013)

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, Monday, February 11, 2013, 78 FR 9689-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 486388

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, EPA gives notice of a public meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT provides advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. NACEPT represents diverse interests from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and local, State, and tribal governments. The purpose of this meeting is for NACEPT to discuss and approve draft recommendations in response to the National Academy of Sciences' report on "Sustainability and the U.S. EPA." NACEPT's second letter on sustainability will address two topics: (1) What strengths EPA can leverage to successfully deploy sustainability practices across the Agency, and (2) what 3-5 year breakthrough objectives are related to sustainability implementation and recommended measurement systems for assessing progress toward EPA's sustainability vision. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ofacmo/nacept/cal-nacept.htm. DATES: NACEPT will hold a two-day public meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST) and Friday, March 8, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1117, Washington, DC 20004.

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Parts 700, 875, 879, 884, and 885
(2/6/2013)

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program; Limited Liability for Noncoal Reclamation by Certified States and Indian Tribes, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 78 FR 8822-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 439722

SUMMARY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are proposing changes to our abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation program regulations under title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). If finalized, the changes would allow states and Indian tribes that have certified correction of all known coal AML problems within their jurisdiction to receive limited liability protection for certain noncoal reclamation activities.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/4/2013)

Privacy Act of 1974; as amended; Notice to Amend an Existing System of Records, Monday, February 4, 2013, 78 FR 7804-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 394298

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to amend the Bureau of Indian Affairs Privacy Act system of records, "National Irrigation Information Management System (NIIMS), Interior, BIA-34," to update the system location, categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, authority for maintenance of the system, routine uses, storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, and records source categories. The National Irrigation Information Management System is a collection, debt management, and billing system utilized by various Indian irrigation projects operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The system facilitates the revenue and collections business cycle, including billing for the construction, operation and maintenance costs of the project which are reimbursable to the Federal government.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(2/1/2013)

National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Friday, February 1, 2013, 78 FR 7427-03, (PDF), 2013 WL 372202

SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled "Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation." The NAC is composed of 14 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 15 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.

January

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 30
(1/31/2013)

Notice of Intent To Establish an Adequate Yearly Progress Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Thursday, January 31, 2013, 78 FR 6770-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 359078

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing its intent to establish an Adequate Yearly Progress Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will recommend revisions to the existing regulations for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). As required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Secretary will select representatives of Indian tribes for the Committee from among individuals nominated by tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools operated by either the Bureau or by the tribe through a contract or grant and who would be affected by a final rule. The BIE solicits comments on this proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent, and invites tribes to nominate representatives for membership on the Committee.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(1/29/2013)

Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Indigenous Child Health—Strong Communities, Healthy Children; Single Source Cooperative Agreement; Funding, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 78 FR 6113-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 315330

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) is announcing a single source cooperative agreement application for support of the 5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health. This program is authorized under: the Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13. This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under 93.443.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(1/29/2013)

Application for New Awards; Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 78 FR 6083-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 315300

SUMMARY: Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies. Notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.060A.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(1/28/2013)

Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, Monday, January 28, 2013, 78 FR 5829-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 300665

SUMMARY: The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will hold a public meeting on February 12 and 13, 2013. During the public meeting, the Commission will hear from invited speakers and the public about management of probate and real estate services, management of natural resources held in trust, and trust reform. The Commission will also host a youth outreach session on February 11, 2013, at the University of Washington.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR Parts 556 and 558
(1/25/2013)

Tribal Background Investigations and Licensing, Friday, January 25, 2013, 78 FR 5276-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 268895

SUMMARY: The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will hold a public meeting on February 12 and 13, 2013. During the public meeting, the Commission will hear from invited speakers and the public about management of probate and real estate services, management of natural resources held in trust, and trust reform. The Commission will also host a youth outreach session on February 11, 2013, at the University of Washington.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/23/2013)

Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 or Calendar Year 2014, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 78 FR 4868-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 227924

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2013, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355-G-SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, Telephone 202-208-5734.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary
(1/23/2013)

List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2013 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 78 FR 4861-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 227920

SUMMARY: This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Fiscal Year 2013 funding agreements with self-governance Indian tribes and lists programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior, pursuant to the Tribal Self-Governance Act.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR Part 514
(1/23/2013)

Fees, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 78 FR 4784-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 227993

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) corrects its fee regulations in order to reference the Commission's recently finalized appeal rules contained in another subchapter.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(1/22/2013)

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 78 FR 4399-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 212759

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule for the upcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: February 6-8, 2013; February 6, 2013—9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. February 7, 2013—8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. February 8, 2013—9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Location: Holiday Inn—Washington Capitol, Discovery II Room, 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024, Phone: (202) 479-4000. Additional details about the meeting will be posted on the NACIE Web site by January 31, 2013. Web site: www.NACIE-ED.org (To RSVP, and for NACIE Meeting Updates, and Final Agenda).

PROPOSED RULES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR Parts 581, 584, and 585
(1/22/2013)

Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 78 FR 4366-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 212869

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) proposes to revise its appeals rules to include, amongst the appealable actions, the Chair's decisions to approve or object to a tribal gaming regulatory authority's adoption of alternate standards from those required by the Commission's minimum internal control standards and/or technical standards.

RULES and REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 25 CFR Part 573
(1/22/2013)

Compliance and Enforcement, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 78 FR 4323-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 212851

SUMMARY: On August 9, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a final rule amending its enforcement regulation to include a graduated pre-enforcement process for voluntary compliance. That rule referenced a rule that was later withdrawn and also incorrectly referenced an internal citation. This publication corrects the error and makes technical amendments to reference the Commission's recently finalized appeal rules contained in a new subchapter.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(1/18/2013)

Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) Meeting; Correction, Friday, January 18, 2013, 78 FR 4150-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 179580

SUMMARY: This document corrects a notice that was published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2013 (78 FR 949-950). The 10th Biannual Tribal Consultation session has been postponed to coincide with the summer 2013 meetings; the dates will be announced once they are determined. The Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting will be extended and held February 5, 6, and 7, 2013, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration
(1/15/2013)

Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 78 FR 3031-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 144426

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 teleconference meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(1/11/2013)

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; Announcement Type: Meeting Notice, Friday, January 11, 20133, 78 FR 2413-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 124980

SUMMARY: The purpose of this Notice is to announce an Indian Health Service (IHS) Listening Session on the draft Policy on Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs). IHS will provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide oral comments on the draft Policy on Conferring with UIOs that was published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2012.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service
(1/11/2013)

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule, Friday, January 11, 2013, 78 FR 2412-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 124978

SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (0MB) for review. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 60219) on October 2, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.

RULES and REGULATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 49 and 51
(1/10/2013)

Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country: Notice of Action Partially Granting Petition for Reconsideration and Denying Request for Administrative Stay, Thursday, January 10, 2013, 78 FR 2210-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 100830

SUMMARY: The EPA is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration and a request for an administrative stay of certain provisions of the rule titled, "Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country" published on July 1, 2011. The EPA received letters dated August 30, 2011, and November 4, 2011, petitioning for reconsideration of various aspects of the minor new source review (NSR) rule (the Petitions) and one provision of the nonattainment major NSR rule pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) from the American Petroleum Institute (API), the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) (collectively, the Petitioners). In the letter dated August 30, 2011, the Petitioners asked, among other things, that the EPA reconsider the synthetic minor source provisions of the minor NSR rule and requested that the EPA stay the effective date of the minor NSR rule as it relates to synthetic minor sources pending its reconsideration. In *2211 the letter dated November 4, 2011, the Petitioners asked for reconsideration of several aspects of the minor NSR rule and one aspect of the nonattainment major NSR rule. The EPA considered the Petitions, including the request for an administrative stay, along with information contained in the rulemaking docket, in reaching a decision on the Petitions generally and the request for an administrative stay specifically. In letters to the Petitioners dated December 19, 2012, the EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, expressed her intent to grant reconsideration of several aspects of the Petitions and denied reconsideration of several other aspects raised in the Petitions, including the request for administrative stay. She took no action at this time with respect to several other issues raised in the Petitions. The denials of reconsideration and of the request for an administrative stay constitute final agency action.

NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration
(1/8/2013)

Fiscal Year 2012 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program Project Selections, Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 78 FR 1301-01, (PDF), 2013 WL 66365

SUMMARY: The US. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 appropriations for the Tribal Transit Program. A March 9, 2012 Federal Register Notice (77 FR 14465) announced the availability of the funding for the program. The Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011 authorizes approximately $15 million for federally recognized Indian Tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department of the Interior for public transportation. An additional $500,000 is available from prior years, bringing the total available to just over $15.5 million. The Tribal Transit Program supports capital projects, operating costs and planning activities that are eligible under the Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program (Section 5311). This is the final discretionary allocation for the Tribal Transit Program, which was first authorized under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The new authorizing legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012, and became effective on October 1, 2012. MAP-21 continues the Tribal Transit Program and authorizes $25 million for a formula allocation and $5 million for a discretionary allocation in each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014. On November 9, 2012, FTA published a Federal Register Notice (77FR 67439) regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program, which: (1) Introduces FTA's consultation process and schedule for implementing changes due to MAP-21; (2) describes and seeks comment on the methodology for the formula allocation and the assumptions made to determine who is eligible for the formula program; (3) seeks comment on the terms and conditions for the formula and discretionary components of the program; (4) seeks comment on how the discretionary program should be allocated; and (5) announces two public meetings sponsored by FTA to consult with tribal governments regarding the Tribal Transit Program.

NOTICES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(1/4/2013)

Public Notice of Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permits for Facilities/Operations That Generate, Treat, and/or Use/Dispose of Sewage Sludge by Means of Land Application, Landfill, and Surface Disposal in the EPA Region 8, Friday, January 4, 2013, 78 FR 727-02, (PDF), 2013 WL 29951

SUMMARY: Region 8 of the EPA is hereby giving notice of its tentative determination to reissue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits for facilities or operations that generate, treat, and/or use/dispose of sewage sludge by means of land application, landfill, and surface disposal in the States of CO, MT, ND, and WY and in Indian country in the States of CO, MT, ND, SD, WY and UT (except for the Goshute Indian Reservation and the Navajo Indian Reservation). DATES: Public comments on this proposal must be received, in writing, on or before February 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be sent to: WASTEWATER UNIT (8P-W-WW); ATTENTION: BIOSOLIDS PROGRAM; U.S. EPA, REGION 8; 1595 WYNKOOP STREET; DENVER, CO 80202-1129.

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