[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19099-19100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07225]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 162

RIN 1076-AE73


Residential, Business, and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on 
Indian Land

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a rule in the 
Federal Register of December 5, 2012, announcing the revisions to 
regulations addressing non-agricultural surface leasing of Indian land. 
This notice makes some minor corrections to include the proper 
indefinite article for the term ``agricultural lease'' and clarifies 
two provisions for wind energy evaluation leases (WEELs).

DATES: This correction is effective on March 29, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Acting Director, 
Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, (202) 273-4680; 
elizabeth.appel@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Corrections

    The final regulations addressing non-agricultural surface leasing 
of Indian land, and redesignating certain sections related to 
agricultural leases, failed to direct changes to the indefinite article 
preceding ``agricultural lease,'' resulting in the regulatory language 
now stating ``a agricultural lease'' rather than ``an agricultural 
lease'' in several instances. The final regulations also inadvertently

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omitted insurance as a mandatory provision for WEELs and the standard 
language that BIA may treat any provision of a lease document that 
violates Federal law as a violation of the lease. This document 
corrects those errors.

List of Subjects in 25 CFR Part 162

    Indians--lands.
    Accordingly, 25 CFR part 162 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 162--LEASES and PERMITS

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1. The authority citation continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301, R.S. 463 and 465; 25 U.S.C. 2 and 9. 
Interpret or apply sec. 3, 26 Stat. 795, sec. 1, 28 Stat. 305, secs. 
1, 2, 31 Stat. 229, 246, secs. 7, 12, 34 Stat. 545, 34 Stat. 1015, 
1034, 35 Stat. 70, 95, 97, sec. 4, 36 Stat. 856, sec. 1, 39 Stat. 
128, 41 Stat. 415, as amended, 751, 1232, sec. 17, 43 Stat. 636, 
641, 44 Stat. 658, as amended, 894, 1365, as amended, 47 Stat. 1417, 
sec. 17, 48 Stat. 984, 988, 49 Stat. 115, 1135, sec. 55, 49 Stat. 
781, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1967, 54 Stat. 745, 1057, 60 Stat. 308, secs. 
1, 2, 60 Stat. 962, sec. 5, 64 Stat. 46, secs. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 64 
Stat. 470, 69 Stat. 539, 540, 72 Stat. 968, 107 Stat. 2011, 108 
Stat. 4572, March 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 4016; 25 U.S.C. 380, 393, 
393a, 394, 395, 397, 402, 402a, 403, 403a, 403b, 403c, 409a, 413, 
415, 415a, 415b, 415c, 415d, 416, 477, 635, 2201 et seq., 3701, 
3702, 3703, 3712, 3713, 3714, 3715, 3731, 3733, 4211; 44 U.S.C. 3101 
et seq.

Sec.  162.105  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  162.105, paragraph (a), remove the words ``a agricultural 
lease'' and add, in their place, the words ``an agricultural lease.''

Sec.  162.106  [Amended]

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3. In Sec.  162.106, paragraph (a), remove the words ``a lease'' 
wherever they appear and add, in their place, the words ``an 
agricultural lease.''
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4. In Sec.  162.513, revise paragraph (a) introductory text, paragraphs 
(a)(6) and (a)(7), and add paragraphs (a)(8) and (e) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  162.513  Are there mandatory provisions a WEEL must contain?

    (a) All WEELs must identify:
* * * * *
    (6) Payment requirements and late payment charges, including 
interest;
    (7) Due diligence requirements, under Sec.  162.517; and
    (8) Insurance requirements, under Sec.  162.527.
* * * * *
    (e) We may treat any provision of a lease document that violates 
Federal law as a violation of the lease.

    Dated: March 7, 2013.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-07225 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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