[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 52 (Monday, March 18, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16629-16630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06175]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 226


Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2,

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the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage 
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will meet as indicated below.

DATES: Meeting: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 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 morning session will include: Final Committee 
thoughts on proposed final revised regulations and public comment on 
final proposed revised regulations. The afternoon session will include: 
Responses by the Committee on public comments and final vote by 
Committee on final proposed revised regulations. The final agenda will 
be posted on www.bia.gov/osagenegreg prior to each meeting.
    Public Input: 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: March 8, 2013.
Michael S. Black,
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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