2022 Federal Register Documents

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September

RULES and REGULATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Indian Gaming Commission
(9/21/22)

Audit Standards (Final Rule).
87 FR 57595, (PDF)

RULES and REGULATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Indian Gaming Commission
(9/21/22)

Submission of Gaming Ordinance or Resolution (Final Rule).
87 FR 57590, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(9/16/22)

Notice of Tribal Consultation and Request for Comments on New Agreement Template Draft for VA's Indian Health Services/Tribal Health Program Reimbursement Agreements
87 FR 57024, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(9/16/22)

Solicitation of Nominations for the Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Billing Area Representative
87 FR 57025, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(9/15/22)

Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
87 FR 56694, (PDF)

 

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
(9/14/22)

Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
87 FR 56484, (PDF)

SUMMARY: By Federal Register notice on August 8, 2022 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invited interested persons to apply to fill one existing and one upcoming vacancy on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice informs the public of the selection made for the one upcoming vacancy representing environmental concerns. No selection was made for the existing opening representing Native American tribal concerns so this notice also invites persons interested in that opening to apply.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(9/13/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico Business Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 56084, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of Partnership and Engagement
(9/9/22)

Notice of the Establishment of the Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council; Solicitation of Inaugural Members
87 FR 55450, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(9/8/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Nisqually Indian Tribe Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 55034, (PDF)

RULES and REGULATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Indian Gaming Commission
(9/6/22)

Annual Fee Calculation
87 FR 54366, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending agency procedures for calculating the amount of annual fee a gaming operation owes the National Indian Gaming Commission. The amendment excludes certain promotional credits from the calculation of the annual fee a gaming operation owes.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(9/2/22)

Analyses, Research, and Studies To Assess the Impact of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Programs on American Indians/Alaska Natives and the Indian Health Care System Serving American Indians/Alaska Natives Beneficiaries
87 FR 54219, (PDF)

August

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(8/31/22)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2022-23 Season
87 FR 53404, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(8/30/22)

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
87 FR 52992, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(8/26/22)

Annual Meeting of Federal Partners and Tribal 477 Workgroup Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act of 2017
87 FR 52593, (PDF)

NOTICE
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(8/26/22)

Tribal Consultation for Ownership and Control and Contractual Assistance; Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program and other Planned 8(a) BD Program Regulatory Proposals
87 FR 52602, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) announces that it is holding tribal consultation meetings in Anchorage, Alaska, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Washington, DC, as well as a Listening Session in Honolulu, Hawaii, concerning forthcoming proposed revisions to the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Additionally, SBA requests comments and input on how best to propose several program policies the Agency is contemplating that would impact Alaska Native Corporations (ANC), tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) (collectively, “entities”), and 8(a) Participants owned by such entities. Testimony presented at these tribal consultations will become part of the administrative record for SBA's consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the 8(a) BD program regulations.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(8/24/22)

Tribal Tourism Grant Program; Solicitation of Proposals
87 FR 52021, (PDF)

SUMMARY: NOAA is soliciting nominations for Indigenous, Tribal, Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian stakeholders from the Alaska or Pacific Ocean basin regions to join the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB).

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(8/19/22)

Solicitation for Members of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board
87 FR 51061, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), is soliciting proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations for the Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP). The grant funding will be used to support Tribal tourism by providing Tribes and Tribal organizations funding to obtain technical assistance to perform feasibility studies or develop Tribal tourism business plans.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
(8/19/22)

Announcement of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Meeting
87 FR 51114, (PDF)

SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders will hold a meeting on September 28, 2022. The meeting is the third in a series of federal advisory committee meetings regarding the development of recommendations to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Census Bureau
(8/18/22)

2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
87 FR 50833, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the second and final 2010 Demonstration Data Product for the Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) on September 19, 2022, via national webinar.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(8/18/22)

National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
87 FR 50870, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes for the National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) to support feasibility studies for installation or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband).

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(8/16/22)

Extension of Public Comment on a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Makah Tribe's Request To Hunt Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales
87 FR 50319, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA), Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR)
(8/15/22)

Solicitation of Nominations for the Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Billings Area Representative
87 FR 50166, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(8/12/22)

Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Project
87 FR 49865, (PDF)

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(8/11/22)

Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Meeting
87 FR 49605, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), will hold their first virtual public meeting to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
National Advisory Council on Indian Education
(8/10/22)

Notice of an open meeting
87 FR 48651 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions to access or participate in the August 24, 2022, virtual meeting of NACIE. This notice provides information about the meeting to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting and how to provide written comment for the meeting. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
(8/8/22)

Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
87 FR 48218 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invite interested persons to apply to fill one current and one upcoming vacancy on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice invites interested persons to apply for the current and upcoming openings. The current opening is for a representative of Native American tribes. The upcoming opening is for a representative of environmental concerns.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Rural Utilities Service
(8/4/22)

Rural eConnectivity Program
87 FR 47690, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service, a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as ``RUS'' or ``the Agency'' is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to announce that it is accepting applications for the second funding round in fiscal year 2022 (FY 22) for the Rural eConnectivity Program (the ReConnect Program) utilizing funding provided under the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. In addition, this FOA defines requirements that are determined at the time a funding announcement is published, as outlined in the regulation.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING; NOTICE OF TRIBAL CONSULTATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(8/4/22)

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities
87 FR 47824, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department) is issuing this proposed rule on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Section 1557). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. Section 1557(c) of the ACA authorizes the Secretary of the Department to promulgate regulations to implement the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 1557. The Department is also proposing to revise its interpretation regarding whether Medicare Part B constitutes Federal financial assistance for purposes of civil rights enforcement and to revise nondiscrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) governing Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); health insurance issuers and their officials, employees, agents, and representatives; States and the Exchanges carrying out Exchange requirements; agents, brokers, or web-brokers that assist with or facilitate enrollment of qualified individuals, qualified employers, or qualified employees; issuers providing essential health benefits; and qualified health plan issuers.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(8/4/22)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
87 FR 47724, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has made a final determination on the Hoopa Valley Tribe's Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP). The determination is pursuant to the limitation on take prohibitions for actions conducted under Tribal Resource Management Plans promulgated under the 4(d) Rule of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (Tribal 4(d) Rule). The TRMP specifies harvest, research, and monitoring activities for tribal fisheries affecting ESA-listed Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon in the portion of the Trinity River within the Hoopa Valley Reservation. As required by the Tribal 4(d) Rule, NMFS sought public comment on its pending determination prior to making a final determination.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(8/2/22)

Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Notice of Meeting, Amended
87 FR 47035, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2., that the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs will meet on August 15, 16 and 17, 2022.

 

July

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service
(7/29/22)

Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program
87 FR 45739, (PDF)

SUMMARY: U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service announces the availability of up to $1 billion in grant funding, appropriated under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for the establishment of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CDWG) Program. As authorized under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, funds will be made available and distributed to eligible applicants within the footprints of the Western States, Northeast-Midwest States, Southern States, and Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Corporations. There are two primary project types for which the CDWG provides funding: the development and revising of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and the implementation of projects described in a CWPP that is less than ten years old. The Act prioritizes at-risk communities that are in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(7/29/22)

Special Diabetes Program for Indians
87 FR 45778 , (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI—formerly Community-Directed SDPI).

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(7/29/22)

Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
87 FR 45789, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(7/28/22)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
87 FR 45301, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a plan for a hatchery program rearing and releasing Chinook salmon in the Dungeness River basin. The plan describes the hatchery program operated by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in collaboration with Jamestown S'Klallam as a tribal co-manager. This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a Proposed Evaluation and Determination Documents (PEPD) on the proposed hatchery program.

RULES and REGULATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(7/26/22)

Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska—2022-23 and 2023-24 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations
87 FR 44846, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska for the 2022-2023 and 2023-24 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. This rule also revises the customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife, the general regulations, and a deferred proposal from the last fish cycle.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(7/25/22)

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
87 FR 44086, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the NMFS made a determination on the Tribal Resource Management Plan (Tribal Plan) submitted by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) on behalf of the Northwest Indian Tribes; the submission fulfills the Tribes' obligations under the protective regulations promulgated for Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon, Hood Canal summer-run (HCS) chum salmon, PS steelhead, and Southern (S) eulachon under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan describes research and assessment activities that may affect listed PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon in Washington State. The research included in the Tribal plan is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the ESA and to help guide management and conservation efforts. NMFS completed a proposed evaluation of how well the Tribal Plan fulfills ESA criteria, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) made the proposed evaluation available for public comment.

NOTICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(7/25/22)

Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Willow Master Development Plan, Alaska
87 FR 44148, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address deficiencies identified by the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska in the 2020 Willow Master Development Plan (MDP)/Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (ROD) issued in October 2020, and to ensure compliance with applicable law. The BLM, by this notice, is announcing the opening of the public comment period on this Draft Supplemental EIS and is also announcing that it intends to hold in-person public meetings in Utqiagvik and Nuiqsut, as well as three virtual public meetings. A hearing to receive comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS and the proposed project's potential to impact subsistence resources and activities will be held in Nuiqsut concurrent with the planned in-person public meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(7/21/22)

Youth Regional Treatment Center Aftercare Program
87 FR 43537, (PDF)

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administrative for Children and Families
(7/21/22)

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (OMB #0970-0500)
87 FR 43529, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the ACF-Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) Program Form 2: Grantee Performance Measures (Office of Management and Budget (OMB)) #0970- 0500; Expiration date February 28, 2023). There are no changes requested to the form.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
(7/19/22)

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (Renewal)
87 FR 43028, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2553.03 OMB Control No. 2040-0290) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act . Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed 3-year extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through March 31, 2023. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(7/14/22)

Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement Program
87 FR 42191, (PDF)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(7/14/22)

Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement Program
87 FR 42184, (PDF)

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(7/13/22)

Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, Notice of Meeting
87 FR 41874, (PDF)

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(7/8/22)

Submission for OMB Review; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (OMB #0970-0462)
87 FR 40845, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program provides healthcare occupational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other individuals with low incomes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved various data collection activities for the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of HPOG (HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation) under OMB #0970-0462. The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is now preparing to conduct the HPOG 2.0 Long-Term Follow-Up Study of HPOG 2.0 participants 5\1/2\ years after study enrollment, using a long-term survey (LTS) and administrative data. This notice provides a summary for public review and comment of the use and burden associated with the LTS instrument.

NOTICE; REQUEST FOR COMMENTS; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(7/5/22)

Request for Public Comment on a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Makah Tribe's Request To Hunt Eastern North Pacific Gray Whales
87 FR 39804, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this notice announces that NMFS has prepared a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) to supplement information in the 2015 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Makah Tribe's request that NMFS waive the take moratorium of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to allow for treaty right hunting of eastern North Pacific (ENP) gray whales in usual and accustomed grounds off the coast of Washington State. The SDEIS considers a composite action alternative, which is composed of elements from the five action alternatives already analyzed in the DEIS, and provides recent updates on the affected environment and the environmental impacts associated with the composite alternative. NMFS is requesting written comments on the SDEIS to assist NMFS with its final decision on the Tribe's request.

June

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY; DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
(6/29/22)

Notice of Availability of State, Local, and Tribal Allocation Formulas for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
87 FR 38732, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is publishing three allocation formulas that will be used to distribute funds to local governments, states, and Indian tribes through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG Program or Program), as required by the Program's authorizing legislation, Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The purpose of the EECBG Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, to reduce total energy use, and to improve energy efficiency. This notice provides the allocation formulas established by the Department to distribute funds to eligible entities.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(6/28/22)

Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Request for Comments on Committee Structure
87 FR 38421, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On March 31, 2022, HUD issued a notice seeking requests for nominations for HUD's Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) which closed on May 31, 2022. HUD did not receive any Tribal nominations from the Southwest Region and is reopening the request for nominations for HUD's Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) for another thirty days. HUD encourages nominations from Tribes from all regions. This notice provides details on who is eligible to serve on TIAC and how Tribal governments can nominate persons to serve on TIAC on their behalf.

WITHDRAWAL; NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(6/28/22)

Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Request for Comments on Committee Structure
87 FR 38420, (PDF)

SUMMARY: By this notice HUD is withdrawing a notice published on June 22, 2022, announcing HUD's intention to form the Department's first standing Tribal advisory committee. The June 22, 2022, publication was an erroneous republication of a notice HUD previously published on November 15, 2022. By separate notice published in today's Federal Register, HUD is reopening a request for nominations for HUD's Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) for an additional thirty days.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(6/28/22)

Draft-American Indian and Alaska Native Worker Safety and Health Strategic Plan
87 FR 38408, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an Operating Division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of a draft strategic plan for public comment entitled Revised Draft of American Indian and Alaska Native Worker Safety and Health Strategic Plan (Revised Draft Strategic Plan).

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(6/24/22)

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card Issued by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas as an Acceptable Document To Denote Identity and Citizenship for Entry in the United States at Land and Sea Ports of Entry
87 FR 37879, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is designating an approved Native American tribal card issued by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to U.S. citizen tribal members as an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The approved card may be used to denote identity and citizenship of Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas members entering the United States from contiguous territory or adjacent islands at land and sea ports of entry.

NOTICE OF MEETINGS; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(6/24/22)

Tribal Consultation Meetings
87 FR 37858, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Head Start Act, notice is hereby given of three tribal consultation sessions to be held between HHS/ACF OHS leadership and the leadership of tribal governments operating Head Start and 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 (AI/AN) 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. Three tribal consultations will be held as part of HHS/ACF or ACF Tribal Consultation Sessions.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(6/22/22)

Notice of Intent To Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Request for Comments on Committee Structure
87 FR 37351, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice announces HUD's intention to form the Department's first standing Tribal advisory committee. The committee will be called the `Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee' (TIAC). This notice also solicits comments and recommendations regarding the establishment and structure of the TIAC. The TIAC will be made up of a diverse group of duly elected Tribal leaders representing small, medium, and large federally recognized Tribes. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and federally recognized Tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, provide advice in the development of HUD's American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among Tribes and non-Tribal entities. Consistent with HUD's Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, this notice solicits input on the proposed structure of the TIAC.

SUBMISSION FOR OMB REVIEW, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS, COLLECTION OF INFORMATION; NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
Institute of Museum and Library Services
(6/21/22)

Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: IMLS Evaluation of Four Grant Programs Serving Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Communities
87 FR 36886, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces that the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. This Notice proposes the clearance of the IMLS Evaluation of Four Grant Programs Serving Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Communities. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
(6/14/22)

Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2022-23 Season
87 FR 35942, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2022-23 migratory bird hunting season. In issuing this proposed rule, we followed guidelines for establishing special migratory bird hunting regulations for Indian Tribes that recognize the reserved hunting rights and management authority of Indian Tribes while also ensuring that the migratory game bird resource receives necessary protection.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(6/3/22)

Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
87 FR 33763, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs--Native American Language (NAL@ED) program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.415B. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810- 0731.

NOTICE; ANNOUNCEMENT OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC AND TRIBAL MEETING DATES AND SOLICITATION OF INPUT; DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
(6/3/22)

Notice of Virtual Public and Tribal Meetings Regarding the Modernization of Army Civil Works Policy Priorities; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Input
87 FR 33756, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of the Army, Civil Works, to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (together, ``Army''), are publishing this notice to announce an effort to modernize the Civil Works program of the Corps through a number of related policy initiatives. This effort includes a series of public and Tribal virtual meetings, as well as a public docket, to gather oral and written input that will be used to inform future decision-making related to: Native American/Tribal Nation issues; potential rulemaking actions regarding the Corps' Regulatory Program's implementing regulations for the National Historic Preservation Act as well as Civil Works implementation of the Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines; and, environmental justice, including definitions of certain terms used in policy making.

FINAL RULE; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(6/2/22)

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2022 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting, and 2022 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation
87 FR 33442, (PDF)

SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement the 2022 Pacific whiting fishery under the authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Whiting Act), and other applicable laws. This rule implements the domestic 2022 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting including the 2022 tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, the non-tribal sector allocations, and set-asides for incidental mortality in research activities and non-groundfish fisheries. These measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, achieve optimum yield, ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available, and provide for the implementation of tribal treaty fishing rights.

 

May

NOTICE OF MEETING; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/31/22)

Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
87 FR 32438, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold two-day virtual meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, it will be necessary to conduct a virtual meeting.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/26/22)

Land Acquisitions; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Keecak Site, City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin
87 FR 32048, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 32.06 acres, more or less, of land known as the Keecak Site in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, (Site) for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, (Tribe) for gaming and other purposes.

NOTICE OF MEETING; DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
(5/25/22)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Native American Employment and Training Council
87 FR 31913, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, and Section 166 (i)(4) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIOA.

NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(5/18/22)

Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Establishment
87 FR 30256, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is establishing the Self- Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self- Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act).

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(5/13/22)

Public Health Nursing Case Management: Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections
87 FR 29346, (PDF)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(5/13/22)

Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, Part GFJ, Indian Health Service, Navajo Area Office
87 FR 29340, (PDF)

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(5/10/22)

Applications for New Awards; Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program
87 FR 27994, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.031X. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0816.

NOTICE OF DECISION APPROVING LANDS FOR CONVEYANCE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(5/4/22)

Alaska Native Claims Selection
87 FR 26371, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Yak-Tat Kwaan, Incorporated for the Native village of Yakutat, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). The subsurface estate in the same lands will be conveyed to Sealaska Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Yak-Tat Kwaan, Incorporated.

NOTICE OF DECISION APPROVING LANDS FOR CONVEYANCE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(5/4/22)

Alaska Native Claims Selection
87 FR 26368, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Calista Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). The lands approved for conveyance lie entirely within Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range now known as the Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge. As provided by ANCSA, ownership of the subsurface estate in the same lands will be retained by the United States.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(5/3/22)

General Applicability Waiver of Build America, Buy America Provisions as Applied to Tribal Recipients of HUD Federal Financial Assistance
87 FR 26221, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Build America, Buy America Act, this notice advises that HUD is proposing a general applicability waiver for one year to the Buy America Domestic Content Procurement Preference (``Buy America Preference,'' or ``BAP'') as applied to Federal Financial Assistance provided to Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and other Tribal Entities. In accordance with the Act, HUD has found that this general applicability waiver is in the public interest, as it provides the Department with the opportunity to first engage in consultation as described in HUD's Tribal Government- to-Government Consultation Policy, consistent with President Biden's ``Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships'' Memorandum regarding the potential application of BAP to such entities.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION; DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
(5/3/22)

Notice of Request for Information on Formula Grants to States and Indian Tribes for Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid
87 FR 26191, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) invites public comment on its request for information (RFI) regarding formula grants to be awarded to States and Indian Tribes to support investments for preventing outages and enhancing the resilience of the electric grid. The purpose of the RFI is to collect stakeholder feedback to inform DOE's structuring of such formula grants to States and Indian Tribes, with funding made available through a provision of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

 

April

PROPOSED RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/27/22)

Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes
87 FR 24908, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This proposed rule seeks input on continuation of an express prohibition on re-petitioning under the U.S. Department of the Interior's (Department) regulations for Federal acknowledgment of Indian Tribes. When first promulgated in 1978, the acknowledgment regulations did not provide a regulatory path that allowed re- petitioning, and since 1994, the regulations have expressly prohibited petitioners who have received a negative final determination from the Department from re-petitioning (ban). The most recent update to the regulations in 2015 continued this ban, but two Federal district courts held that the Department's stated reasons for implementing the ban, as articulated in the 2015 final rule updating the regulations (2015 final rule), were arbitrary and capricious, and remanded to the Department for further consideration. The Department has undertaken further consideration and is proposing to maintain the ban, albeit with revised justifications, in light of the Federal district courts' orders. The Department seeks input on this proposal and the basis for its proposal.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/25/22)

Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
87 FR 24339, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (OIED), through its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI), is soliciting grant proposals from eligible federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations. NABDI award funding will be used to explore economic development opportunities through feasibility studies and business plans. Feasibility studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business, or the practicality of a technology, that a Tribe may choose to pursue to explore how a current Tribal business or enterprises could recover from and adapt to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Business plans may concern goals for economic opportunity and recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS; REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/22/22)

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Request for Reinstatement of Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency
87 FR 24181, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the reinstatement of the information collection, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917- 0040, titled, Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency. The IHS is requesting OMB to approve a reinstatement of this collection. Notice regarding the information collection was last published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2022, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose of this notice is to announce the IHS's intent to reinstate this collection to OMB and to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID: IHS_FRDOC_0001).

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(4/21/22)

Submission for OMB Review; Tribal TANF Data Report, TANF Annual Report, and Reasonable Cause/Corrective Action Documentation Process
87 FR 23864, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form OFA-0084: Tribal TANF Data Report, TANF Annual Report, and Reasonable Cause/Corrective Action Documentation Process (OMB #0970-0215, expiration 4/30/2022). There are no changes requested to the form.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/20/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 23537, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business and residential leases without further BIA approval.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/18/22)

Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care
87 FR 22924, (PDF)

FINAL NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/18/22)

Notice of Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area Redesignation for the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
87 FR 22917, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service (IHS) has decided to expand the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/ Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in the State of Minnesota to include the Minnesota counties of Crow Wing and Morrison in the State of Minnesota. The final PRCDA for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is now the Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Crow Wing, Kanebec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, and Pine. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members residing outside of the PRCDA are eligible for direct care services, however, they are not eligible for Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) services. The sole purpose of this expansion is to authorize additional Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and beneficiaries to receive PRC services.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/18/22)

Ending the HIV/HCV Epidemics in Indian Country: A Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities
87 FR 22908, (PDF)

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/15/22)

Indian Child Welfare Act; Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
87 FR 22552, (PDF)

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

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(4/13/22)

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
87 FR 21920, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Committee). The Secretary of the Interior will appoint members from nominations submitted by Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, or traditional Native American religious leaders and national museum organizations or national scientific organizations.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/8/22)

Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2022
87 FR 20878, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Notice is provided that the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS) has approved the rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by the IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2022.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(4/8/22)

Proposed Information Collection Activity; National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants
87 FR 20869, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program provides healthcare occupational training for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other individuals with low incomes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved various data collection activities for the National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of HPOG (HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation) under OMB #0970-0462. The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is now preparing to conduct the HPOG 2.0 Long-Term Follow-Up Study of HPOG 2.0 participants 5\1/2\ years after study enrollment, using a long-term survey (LTS) and administrative data. This notice provides a summary for public review and comment of the use and burden associated with the LTS instrument.

FINAL RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of the Secretary
(4/8/22)

Acquisition Regulations; Buy Indian Act; Procedures for Contracting
87 FR 20761, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This final rule revises the Department of the Interior's regulations implementing the Buy Indian Act, which provides the Department of Interior (DOI) with authority to set aside procurement contracts for Indian-owned and controlled businesses. These revisions eliminate barriers to Indian Economic Enterprises from competing on certain construction contracts, expand Indian Economic Enterprises' ability to subcontract construction work consistent with other socio- economic set-aside programs, and give greater preference to Indian Economic Enterprises when a deviation from the Buy Indian Act is necessary, among other updates.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/7/22)

Zero Suicide Initiative Coordinating Center
87 FR 20443, (PDF)

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GAO TRIBAL ADVISORY COUNCIL; GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
(4/7/22)

GAO Tribal Advisory Council
87 FR 20404, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice announces the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) intention to form its first standing Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) expected to be composed of a diverse group of tribal leaders (elected or appointed by their Tribes); an elected or appointed leader of a state-recognized Tribe and/or Native Hawaiian organization; and advisors who are experts on tribal and indigenous issues. The TAC will advise GAO on vital and emerging issues affecting Tribes and Indigenous peoples for the purpose of informing GAO's strategic goals and priorities with respect to the agency's work evaluating federal programs serving Tribes and related topics. GAO is now accepting nominations for TAC appointments that will be effective in August 2022. Nominations should be sent to the email address listed below. Acknowledgement of submission will be provided within a week of submission.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(4/5/22)

Applications for New Awards; Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program
87 FR 19669, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.031L. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0798.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
(4/4/22)

Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Gas Produced From Indian Lands in Designated Areas That Are Not Associated With an Index Zone
87 FR 19529, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In accordance with regulations governing valuation of gas produced from Indian lands, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is publishing this notice in the Federal Register of the major portion prices applicable to calendar year 2020 and the date by which a lessee must pay any additional royalties due under major portion pricing.

MEETING NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
(4/4/22)

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meetings
87 FR 19528, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Committee) will hold two virtual meetings as indicated below. The Committee will meet via teleconference on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and Monday, May 9, 2022. Both meetings will be held from 2:00 p.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) and are open to the public.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
(4/4/22)

Alaska Native Claims Selection
87 FR 19527, (PDF)

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

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(4/1/22)

Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
87 FR 19116, (PDF)

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

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS; REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF APPROVAL; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(4/1/22)

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency; OMB No. 0917-0040
87 FR 19102, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0040, titled, Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency. The IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection. Notice regarding the information collection was last published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2022, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose of this notice is to announce the IHS' intent to submit this collection to OMB and to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID: IHS_FRDOC_0001).

 

March

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(3/31/22)

Notice of Intent To Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Structure and Request for Nominations
87 FR 18807, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice seeks nominations for HUD's Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC). It provides details on who is eligible to serve on TIAC and how Tribal governments can nominate persons to serve on TIAC on their behalf. Additionally, this notice announces the structure of the TIAC, informed by Tribal feedback.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 18384, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 18383, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential, agriculture, and business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 18382, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 18381, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/30/22)

Indian Energy Service Center; Approval of Tribal Energy Development Organization Certification for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Nation
87 FR 18380, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO) Certification for Twenty-First Century Tribal Energy, Inc, which is a Tribally owned corporation of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (Red Lake).

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(3/29/22)

Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program, Part A
87 FR 18001, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program, Part A, Assistance Listing Numbers 84.031N (Alaska Native) and 84.031W (Native Hawaiian). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0810.

NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/23/22)

Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP) Grants Under the Native American Business Incubator Act of 2020
87 FR 16481, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from eligible applicants (see Section IV. Eligibility for Funding, of this notice) to receive competitive grants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. These grants will provide individually tailored business incubation and other business services to Native businesses and Native entrepreneurs to overcome the unique obstacles they confront and provide tools necessary to start and grow businesses that offer products and services to reservation communities.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/23/22)

Receipt of Documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe
87 FR 16480, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the group known as the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe has filed a documented petition for Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe with the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs. The Department seeks comment and evidence from the public on the petition.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(3/22/22)

Request for Information: Technical Assistance Needs and Priorities on Implementation and Coordination of Early Childhood Development Programs in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
87 FR 16195, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeks to further the development, implementation, and coordination of early childhood development programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, by soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of individuals and organizations with knowledge and expertise around the context and needs of tribal communities and early childhood programs. ACF will analyze information received from this RFI to support the development, improvement, and implementation of technical assistance (TA) (i.e., information, tools, training, and other supports) efforts and strategies to support tribal communities and programs in carrying out and coordinating early childhood services and initiatives.

NOTICE; AMENDMENTS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(3/21/22)

Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native Education Program; Amendments
87 FR 15981, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On January 12, 2022, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.356A. Since that time, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (the Act), which provides funding for the awards under this competition. We are amending the NIA to provide, consistent with the Act, that the administrative cost cap in section 6205(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) applies only to direct administrative costs for grants awarded using FY 2022 appropriations and to clarify that funds may be used for construction. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.

NOTICE; CORRECTION; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Geological Survey
(3/17/22)

Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names Tribal Consultation; Correction
87 FR 15260, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) published a document in the Federal Register on February 23, 2022, concerning conducting Tribal Consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on candidate replacement names for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by DOI Secretary's Order 3404 (S.O. 3404). These sessions will be held virtually. The document contained an error when accessing the Zoom links.

NOTICE OF MEETING; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Census Bureau
(3/9/22)

2020 Census Tribal Consultation; Virtual Public Meeting
87 FR 13251, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Census Bureau will conduct a tribal consultation on the next set of 2020 Census Data Products on March 24, 2022, via national webinar, and review the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). The tribal consultation meeting reflects the Census Bureau's continuous commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relationships with federally recognized tribes. The Census Bureau's procedures for outreach, notice, and consultation ensure involvement of tribes, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, before making decisions or implementing policies, rules, or programs that affect federally recognized tribal governments. These meetings are open to citizens of federally and state recognized tribes by invitation. In that regard, the Census Bureau is seeking comments on the 2010 Demonstration Data--DHC, and asking tribal governments to identify the problematic table, level of geography, and a description of the use case, along with the likely implications should the data be released as-is. Tribes will have four weeks after consultation to analyze the 2010 Demonstration Data Product--DHC.

FINAL RULE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/9/22)

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
87 FR 13153, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This rule provides for annual adjustments to the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) regulations to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(3/4/22)

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chuckwalla Solar Projects, Clark County, Nevada
87 FR 12484, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), National Park Service (NPS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Department of the Air Force (DAF), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Chuckwalla Solar Projects (Projects). The DEIS evaluates four photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage projects on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and generation interconnection (gen-tie) lines along with the use of existing access roads and an existing gen- tie line located on the Reservation, Reservation lands managed by BLM, BLM lands, and private land. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that public meetings will be held to solicit comments on the DEIS.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(3/2/22)

Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report
87 FR 11711, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting a 3-year extension of the form OCSE-75-- Tribal Child Support Enforcement Annual Data Report (OMB #0970-0320, expiration 01/31/2023). There are changes requested to the form.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(3/2/22)

Extension of the Application Deadline Date; Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native Education Program
87 FR 11698, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On January 12, 2022, the Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Alaska Native Education (ANE) program competition, Assistance Listing Number 84.356A. The ANE NIA established a deadline date of March 14, 2022, for transmittal of applications. This notice extends the FY 2022 application deadline date to April 26, 2022. This notice relates to the approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1894-0006 and 1840-0842.

 

February

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/28/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Business Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 11086, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/28/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Table Mountain Rancheria Business Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 11085, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Table Mountain Rancheria Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE AND CORRECTION; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/28/22)

Resumption of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-to-Trust and Gaming Facility Project, Medford, Oregon; Correction
87 FR 11084, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a notice in the Federal Register of December 27, 2021, that listed incorrect dates.

NOTICE OF TRIBAL CONSULTATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Geological Survey
(2/23/22)

Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names Tribal Consultation
87 FR 10232, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will conduct Tribal Consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on candidate replacement names for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by DOI Secretary's Order 3404 (S.O. 3404). These sessions will be held virtually.

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS; REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF APPROVAL; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(2/23/22)

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions
87 FR 10218, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection titled, ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0028. The IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on February 28, 2022. Notice regarding the information collection was last published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2021, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose of this notice is to announce the IHS' intent to submit this collection to OMB and to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID: IHS_FRDOC_0001).

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY; DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
(2/16/22)

FY 2022 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
87 FR 8923, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $8.75 million in competitive grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations (Tribal Transit) Program. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for any purpose eligible under FTA's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program, including planning, capital, and operating assistance for tribal public transit services in rural areas. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.

NOTICE OF TRIBAL CONSULTATION; DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(2/14/22)

Department of Veterans Affairs' Tribal Representation Expansion Project
87 FR 8342, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking Tribal consultation on ``The Tribal Representation Expansion Project (T. REP)'', a project through which VA strives to ensure that Native American Veterans have access to responsible, qualified representation in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of their benefit claims before VA. VA is seeking comments on whether Tribal communities currently have access to representation for VA benefit claims and, for those Tribes that are being underserved in terms of representation, whether the Tribal governments may be interested in collaborating with VA to designate an individual within the community as authorized to prepare, present, and prosecute VA benefit claims. In addition, VA is seeking comments and recommendations on any issues, concerns, or processes the Tribes believe should be addressed in T. REP to better ensure that the project is successful in helping to expand access to representation for Native American Veterans on their benefit claims before VA.

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(2/14/22)

Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
87 FR 8284, (PDF)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There will be three positions available to specifically serve in the areas of Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities within the BIE school system or Indian persons with disabilities. Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources.

NOTICE OF INTENDED DISINTERMENT; DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of the Army
(2/14/22)

Notice of Intended Disinterment
87 FR 8238, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Office of Army Cemeteries (OAC) is honoring the requests of the family members to disinter the human remains of 6 Native American students from the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The decedent names are: Raleigh James from the Washoe tribe, Wade Ayres from the Catawba tribe, Anatasia Achwak(Ashowak) and Anna Vereskin from the Alaskan (Aleut) tribe, Ellen Macy from the Umqua tribe and Frank Green from the Oneida tribe. These students died between 1880 and 1910 while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. At the request of the closest living relative for each decedent, OAC will disinter and facilitate the transport and reinternment of the remains in private cemeteries chosen by the families at government expense. This disinterment will be conducted in accordance with Army Regulation 290-5. This is not a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) action because the remains are not part of a collection. They are interred in graves that are individually marked at the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of the Secretary
(2/8/22)

List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Funding Agreements Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fiscal Year 2022 Programmatic Targets
87 FR 7201, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in self-governance funding agreements with Indian Tribes and lists Fiscal Year 2022 programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior (Department), pursuant to Title IV of the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act (Act), as amended.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(2/2/22)

Submission for OMB Review; Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data
87 FR 5823, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program's Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data (OMB #0970-0389; expiration 6/30/2022). There are minor updates to the existing Form 1.

 

January

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 4911, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into agriculture, business, residential, wind and solar, and wind energy evaluation leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Residential Leasing Act
87 FR 4909, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Residential Leasing Act under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into Residential leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Residential Leasing Act
87 FR 4909, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Residential Leasing Act under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into Residential leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Business Leasing Act
87 FR 4908, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Business Leasing Act under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into Business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 4907, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business, residential, recreational, religious, and educational leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Agricultural Leasing Act
87 FR 4905, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Agricultural Leasing Act under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into Agricultural leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 4904, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into agriculture, business, residential, wind and solar, and wind energy evaluation leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada Tribal Lands Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 4903, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada Tribal Lands Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/31/22)

HEARTH Act Approval of Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Solar and Renewable Energy Leasing Ordinance
87 FR 4902, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona Solar and Renewable Energy Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into wind and solar leases without further BIA approval.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/28/22)

Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
87 FR 4636, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice publishes the current list of 574 Tribal entities recognized by and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(1/25/22)

Tribal Management Grant Program
87 FR 3819, (PDF)

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
(1/24/22)

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Administration for Native Americans Project Outcome Assessment Survey; (OMB #0970-0379)
87 FR 3562, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the form Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Project Outcome Assessment Survey (OMB #0970-0379, expiration 6/30/2022). There are minor updates and changes requested to the form.

NOTICE, EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
(1/21/22)

Review and Comment of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tribal Consultation Policy and Procedures: Extension of Public Comment Period
87 FR 3280, (PDF)

SUMMARY: NOAA is extending the public comment period associated with its request for information (RFI) on its policies and guidance documents for government-to-government consultation with federally recognized Indian Tribes. The RFI was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The public comment period on the RFI was originally scheduled to end January 24, 2022. NOAA is extending that comment period by 30 days and will now consider comments received through February 24, 2022.

NOTICE OF TRIBAL AND ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATION CONSULTATION SESSION; DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/20/22)

Notice of Consultations on Federal Subsistence Policy in Alaska
87 FR 3116, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Departments) recognize that subsistence is vital to the cultures and life ways of Alaska Natives and Alaska Native communities. Under Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture jointly implement the Federal Subsistence Management Program. This program provides a preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. In accordance with The White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report, the Departments will jointly conduct consultation sessions with federally recognized Tribes and with Alaska Native corporations on Federal subsistence policy in Alaska.

NOTICE, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS, COLLECTION OF INFORMATION; NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
Institute of Museum and Library Services
(1/14/22)

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: IMLS Evaluation of Four Grant Programs Serving Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Communities
87 FR 2464, (PDF)

SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit comments about the proposed IMLS evaluation of four specific grant programs: The Native American Library Services: Basic Grants; Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants; Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services; and Native Hawaiian Library Services. The purpose of the evaluation will be to determine how well the agency's grant-making aligns with the needs of communities served by these specific programs; to lay a foundation for improving the quality, reach, and impact of the agency's grant programs in the future; and to inform increasing organizational capacity of eligible applicants to submit high-quality grant applications and of awardees to successfully complete their award responsibilities. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.

NOTICE OF RESERVATION PROCLAMATION; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/12/22)

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
87 FR 1777, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary-- Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 9,302.93 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION DEADLINE; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
(1/12/22)

Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2023 or Calendar Year 2023
87 FR 1776, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2022, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2023 or calendar year 2023.

NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS; REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF APPROVAL; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(1/12/22)

Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery: IHS Customer Service Satisfaction and Similar Surveys
87 FR 1764, (PDF)

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0036, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' This notice announces our intent to submit this previously approved information collection, which expires January 31, 2022, to OMB for approval of an extension and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Indian Health Service
(1/10/22)

Urban Indian Education and Research Program
87 FR 1154, (PDF)

DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR NOTICE OF SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR DELEGATES; DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
(1/10/22)

Extension of the Deadline for Nomination of Delegates; Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee; Solicitation of Nominations for Delegates
87 FR 1153, (PDF)

SUMMARY: On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) published a notice in the Federal Register inviting nominations of qualified candidates to serve as delegates for the Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee (Center TAC, previously referred to as CIIHE TAC), including a submission deadline of October 29, 2021. An extension for the submission deadline of nominations to January 7, 2022, was published on November 19, 2021. This notice extends the deadline date for submission of nominations to March 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

NOTICE; DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(1/5/22)

Regulatory and Administrative Requirement Flexibilities Available to Native American Programs During CY 2022 and CY 2023 to Tribal Grantees To Assist With Recovery and Relief Efforts on Behalf of Families Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters
87 FR 473, (PDF)

SUMMARY: This notification advises the public of waivers and flexibilities from HUD requirements for its Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG), and Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) grantees located in areas that are covered by Presidentially Declared Disasters (PDDs). A PDD is a major disaster or emergency declared under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act that activates an array of federal programs to assist in the response and recovery efforts. When they occur, disasters and their aftermath impose significant barriers and challenges for housing programs to overcome or operate. To provide relief during such challenging times for its IHBG, ICDBG, and NHHBG grantees, HUD is publishing this standing Notice of regulatory and administrative requirement flexibilities to assist affected grantees. Instructions are provided below on how to apply for flexibilities. A grantee may request a waiver or flexibility of a HUD requirement not listed in this standing Notice and receive an expedited review of the request if the grantee demonstrates that the waiver or flexibility is needed to assist its disaster relief and recovery efforts. Please note that the waivers and flexibilities in this Notice do not apply to the various COVID- relief related programs administered by the Office of Native American Programs (IHBG-CARES, IHBG-ARP, ICDBG-CARES, ICDBG-ARP, and NHHBG-ARP) because HUD has issued separate waivers and alternative requirements that apply to those programs, as further outlined in the Implementation and Waiver Notices governing those programs.

 

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