[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 47089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19205]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Land Acquisitions; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of 
Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of final agency determination.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 2.03 acres of land into trust 
for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma on July 
30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of 
authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1 and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(b) that 
notice be given to the public of the Secretary's decision to acquire 
land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the 
land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 
151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek 
judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust 
for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to 
the property occurs. On July 30, 2012, the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs decided to accept approximately 2.03 acres of land into trust 
for the United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma Corporation under the 
authority of the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act Reorganization Act of 
1936, 25 U.S.C. 503.
    The 2.03 acres are located approximately in Tahlequah, Cherokee 
County, Oklahoma, and described as follows:

    A tract of land lying in and being a part of the S/2 NE/4 SE/4 
SW/4 and part of the N/2 SE/4 SE/4 SW/4 of Section 4, T-16-N, R-22-
E, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, more particularly described as 
follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point 175.0 feet South of the North 
boundary and 131.0 feet East of the West boundary of said S/2 NE/4 
SE/4 SW/4; thence S 02[deg]56' W, 159.80 feet; thence N 89[deg]12' 
W, 24.80 feet; thence S 03[deg]30' W, 171.40 feet to a point 175.00 
feet South of the North boundary of said N/2 SE/4 SE/4 SW/4; thence 
S 89[deg]49' E, 384.32 feet to a point on the West boundary of U.S. 
Highway No. 62; thence N 05[deg]25' W, along the West boundary of 
U.S. Highway No. 62, 332.00 feet; thence N 89[deg]49' W, 309.55 feet 
to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.63 acres;
    LESS AND EXCEPT A parcel of land BEGINNING 155.00 feet North and 
84.80 feet East of the Southwest Corner of the N/2, SE/4 SE/4 SW/4; 
thence N3[deg]30' E a distance of 161.90 feet; thence S89[deg]49' E 
a distance of 161.90 feet; thence S3[deg]30' W a distance of 161.90 
feet; thence N89[deg]49' W a distance of 161.90 feet to the Point of 
Beginning. Containing 0.60 acres more or less.

    Dated: July 30, 2012.
Michael S. Black,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-19205 Filed 8-6-12; 8:45 am]
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