[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 11564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4393]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Draft Policy on Consultation With Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act Corporations

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior is requesting comments on its 
draft policy on consultation with Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
corporations.

DATES: Submit comments by April 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the draft policy to: attn: Alaska 
Consultation Policy, Office of the Secretary, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240; Email: consultation@doi.gov. You can request 
copies of the draft policy by sending a letter or email to one of the 
above addresses or by calling 202-208-4503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Sisk, Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Email: Jennifer_Sisk@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 13175 directs all Federal 
agencies to ensure consultation and coordination with Indian tribal 
governments on Federal actions that will affect tribal governments. 
Under Public Law 108-199, this consultation policy also applies to 
corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
(ANCSA). Federal agencies are therefore required to consult and 
coordinate with ANCSA corporations on the same basis as Indian tribes 
in developing policies that would affect these corporations and their 
tribal shareholders. To implement these requirements, the Department is 
proposing and seeking comments on a draft consultation policy to govern 
all activities that will affect ANCSA corporations. Copies of the draft 
policy are available at the address given in the ADDRESSES section of 
this notice.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: February 17, 2012.
David J. Hayes,
Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2012-4393 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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