[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 146 (Wednesday, July 30, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 44149-44150]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17956]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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25 CFR Part 83

RIN 1076-AF18


Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 22, 2014, the Department of the Interior announced the 
availability of a proposed rule to revise regulations governing the 
process and criteria by which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian 
tribe. We have since received several requests for extension of the 
comment period and additional public hearings. This notice extends the 
comment deadline by 60 days and announces the addition of two more 
public hearings and two more tribal consultation sessions on the 
proposed rule.

DATES: Comments on this rule must be received by September 30, 2014. 
See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
information on the public hearings and tribal consultations.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The 
rule is listed under the agency name ``Bureau of Indian Affairs.'' The 
rule has been assigned Docket ID: BIA-2013-0007.
     Email: consultation@bia.gov. Include the number 1076-AF18 
in the subject line.
     Mail or hand delivery: Elizabeth Appel, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3642, Washington, DC 20240. Include the 
number 1076-AF18 on the envelope.
    Please note that we will not consider or include in the docket for 
this rulemaking comments received after the close of the comment period 
(see DATES) or comments sent to an address other than those listed 
above.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 22, 2014, we announced the 
availability of a proposed rule to revise regulations governing the 
process and criteria by

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which the Secretary acknowledges an Indian tribe. The proposed rule was 
published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2014. See 79 FR 30766. 
Since announcement of the proposed rule, we have since received several 
requests for extension of the comment period and additional public 
hearings. This notice extends the comment deadline by 60 days and 
announces two additional public meetings and two additional tribal 
consultation sessions on this proposed rule.
    The newly announced public meetings and tribal consultation 
sessions will be held by teleconference on the following schedule:

Meeting Type

Tribal Consultation

Monday, August 18, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The call-in number is (888) 323-4307 and the passcode is 4823348.

Tribal Consultation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The call-in number is (888) 323-4307 and the passcode is 4823348.

Public Meeting

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The call-in number is (888) 323-4307 and the passcode is 4823348.

Public Meeting

Friday, September 5, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The call-in number is (888) 323-4307 and the passcode is 4823348.

    These teleconferences are in addition to the previously announced 
six in-person public hearings and six tribal consultation sessions on 
the proposed rule.
    The proposed rule, frequently asked questions, and other 
information are available online at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/ORM/83revise/index.htm.

    Dated: July 24, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-17956 Filed 7-29-14; 8:45 am]
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