2024 Federal Register Documents

Last reviewed: February 21, 2024

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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Administration for Native Americans, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
(2/15/24)

Notice for Public Comment on Administration for Native Americans' Program Policies and Procedures
89 FR 11798

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 and general statements of policy and to give notice of the proposed changes no less than 30 days before such changes become effective. In accordance with notice requirements of NAPA, ANA herein describes proposed interpretive rules and general statements of policy that relate to ANA's Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) in fiscal year (FY) 2024. Changes to FY NOFOs will be based on the previously published programs.

FINAL RULE
Office of the Secretary, Interior.
(2/15/24)

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
89 FR 11740

SUMMARY: This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statute.

 

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FINAL RULE
Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or “the Department”).
(2/14/24)

Older Americans Act: Grants to State and Community Programs on Aging; Grants to Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Grantees for Supportive, Nutrition, and Caregiver Services; Grants for Supportive and Nutritional Services to Older Hawaiian Natives; and Allotments for Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
89 FR 11566

SUMMARY: ACL is issuing this final rule to modernize the implementing regulations of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (“the Act” or OAA). These changes advance the policy goals of the Act as articulated by Congress, including equity in service delivery, accountability for funds expended, and clarity of administration for ACL and its grantees. This final rule ultimately facilitates improved service delivery and enhanced benefits for OAA participants, particularly those in greatest economic need and greatest social need consistent with the statute.

FINAL RULE
Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
(2/12/24)

Elimination of the Tribal Non-Federal Share Requirement
89 FR 9784

SUMMARY: OCSS eliminates the non-Federal share of program expenditures requirement for Tribal child support programs, including the 90/10 and 80/20 cost sharing rates. Based upon the experiences of and consultations with Tribes and Tribal organizations, we have determined that the non-Federal share requirement limits growth, causes disruptions, and creates instability.

FINAL RULE
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD.
(2/12/24)

Implementing Rental Housing Assistance for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program
89 FR 9757

SUMMARY: This rule amends HUD's regulations covering rental housing assistance for the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant (NHHBG) program, consistent with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). The amendments clarify and improve consistency with NAHASDA's statutory requirements and HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program regulations. This rule would also help to make affordable housing opportunities, in the form of NHHBG-assisted rental housing, more available to eligible Native Hawaiian families.

PROCLAMATION 10701
A Presidential Document by the Executive Office of the President.
(2/12/24)

National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week, 2024
89 FR 9739


 

January

NOTICE OF RESERVATION PROCLAMATION
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
(1/29/24)

Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
89 FR 5572

SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 1483.03 acres, more or less, as an addition to the reservation of Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
(1/25/24)

Request for Comments on a Draft of Updated National Register Bulletin: Identifying, Evaluating, and Documenting Traditional Cultural Places (Draft TCP Bulletin)
89 FR 4988

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting written comments from its Tribal, national, State, and local historic preservation partners, NPS regional offices and parks, other Federal agencies, and the public regarding the Draft TCP Bulletin.

NOTICE
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
(1/25/24)

Land Acquisitions; Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Eleven Parcels, Pima County, Arizona
89 FR 4984

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire in trust 25.56 acres, more or less, of land consisting of eleven off-reservation parcels in Pima County, Arizona, (Site) for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, (Tribe) for gaming and other purposes.

PROPOSED RULE
Office of Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and Office of Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD.
(1/10/24)

Submission for Community Development Block Grant Program, Consolidated Plans, and Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Changes
89 FR 1746

SUMMARY: HUD is proposing to revise the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and related Section 108 loan guarantee program regulations to make it easier for recipients to promote economic development and recovery in low- and moderate-income communities and support investments in underserved areas. This proposed rule also would revise provisions related to Consolidated Plan and citizen participation requirements for the CDBG program and institute quarterly reporting to improve performance with respect to timeliness. HUD is also proposing to make certain corresponding changes to the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program regulations to align the ICDBG program with the revisions being made to the CDBG program regulations.

NOTICE
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
(1/8/24)

Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
89 FR 944

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.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
(1/8/24)

Removal of Outdated Regulations
89 FR 896

SUMMARY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or “the Department”) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing the removal of regulations appearing in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These outdated regulations do not align with the current statutory text.

 

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