[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 212 (Friday, November 1, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 65589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25848]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 226

[BIA-2013-0003; 134/A0A511010/AAK1001000]
RIN 1076-AF17


Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In August, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a 
proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise regulations addressing 
oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. The public 
comment period for that rule closed on October 28, 2013. This notice 
reopens the comment period until November 18, 2013.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published August 28, 2013 (78 FR 
53083) must be received by November 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
--Federal rulemaking portal: The rule is listed under the agency name 
``Bureau of Indian Affairs'' and has been assigned Docket ID ``BIA-
2013-0003'' at http://www.regulations.gov.

--Email: osageregneg@bia.gov. Include the number 1076-AF17 in the 
subject line of the message.
--Mail or hand-delivery: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 8002, Muscogee, OK 74402. 
Include the number 1076-AF17 on the outer envelope.
    We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the 
comment period (see DATES) will be included in the docket for this 
rulemaking and considered. Comments sent to an address other than those 
listed above will not be included in the docket for this rulemaking.
    Comments on the information collections contained in this proposed 
regulation are separate from those on the substance of the rule. Send 
comments on the information collection burden to OMB by facsimile to 
(202) 395-5806 or email to the OMB Desk Officer for the Department of 
the Interior at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of 
your comments to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 8002, Muscogee, OK 74402; 
telephone: (918) 781-4608; fax: (918) 718-4604; or email: 
osageregneg@bia.gov. Additional information can be found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 28, 2013, BIA published a proposed 
rule revising 25 CFR 226 (78 FR 53083). The proposed rule is the result 
of a negotiated rulemaking and would update the leasing procedures and 
rental, production, and royalties requirements for oil and gas on Osage 
Mineral lands. The comment period for the proposed rule closed October 
28, 2013. With this notice, BIA is reopening the comment period and 
establishing a new comment deadline of November 18, 2013.
    BIA will also consider any comments that it received between the 
close of the original comment period on October 28, 2013, and the 
reopening of the comment period. If you submitted comments during this 
period, there is no need to resubmit them.

    Dated: October 25, 2013.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-25848 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]
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