[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31329]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee will meet as indicated below.

DATES: Meetings: The meetings will be held as follows: Thursday, 
January 24, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, January 25, 2013, 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, Pawhuska, 
Oklahoma 74056.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, 
Seminole, OK 74818; telephone (405) 257-6250; fax (405) 257-3875; or 
email osageregneg@bia.gov. Additional Committee information can be 
found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, 2011, the United States and 
the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a 
Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged 
mismanagement of the Osage Nation's oil and gas mineral estate, among 
other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed 
that it would be mutually beneficial ``to address means of improving 
the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal 
Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.'' Settlement Agreement, 
Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the 
existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed 
to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement 
Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA 
will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register.
    Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and 
Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) 
Members' round robin to share information and identify key issues to be 
addressed; (4) Committee Members' review and discussion of subcommittee 
activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which 
will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the 
afternoon; and (7) closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted on 
www.bia.gov/osagenegreg prior to each meeting.
    Public Input: All Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through 
written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the 
public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during, 
or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, preferably via email, at osagenegneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail 
to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time 
constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read 
written public comments submitted into the record.
    Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the 
public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. 
Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had 
wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public 
comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form 
to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There 
will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak 
during the public comment period.
    The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, 
however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to 
preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email 
to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities 
requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing 
impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven 
calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate 
those who are unable to meet this deadline.

    Dated: December 19, 2012.
Michael S. Black,
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-31329 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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