[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 8, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 33180-33181]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14038]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Chapter I

Tribal Consultation on No Child Left Behind School Facilities and 
Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee--Draft Report

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation meetings.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that it will 
conduct five consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral 
and written comments concerning a draft report to provide Congress and 
the Secretary of the Interior comprehensive information about the 
conditions and funding needs for facilities at Bureau-funded schools, 
as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.

DATES: The tribal consultation meetings will take place on Wednesday, 
June 15, 2011; Thursday, June 16, 2011; Thursday, June 30, 2011; 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011; and Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Designated Federal Officer Michele 
F. Singer, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative 
Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 1001 Indian 
School Road, NW., Suite 312, Albuquerque, NM 87104; telephone (505) 
563-3805; fax (505) 563-3811.


I. Background

    Pursuant to the Congressional mandate set out in the No Child Left 
Behind Act of 2001, at 25 U.S.C. 2005(a)(5), the Secretary of the 
Interior established the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and 
Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appx. 1-16) and the Negotiated 
Rulemaking Act (5 U.S.C. 561-570a). The Committee is chartered to 
prepare and submit to the Secretary a catalog of the conditions at 
Bureau-funded schools, and to prepare reports covering: the school 
replacement and new construction needs at Bureau-funded school 
facilities; a formula for the equitable distribution of funds to 
address those needs; a list of major and minor renovation needs at 
those facilities; and a formula for equitable distribution of funds to 
address those needs. The reports are to be submitted to Congress and to 
the Secretary. All Committee documents that are available to the public 
can be viewed at http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/ORM/Rulemaking/index.htm in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    The purpose of the consultation, as required by 25 U.S.C. 2011(b), 
is to provide Indian tribes, Indian school boards, Indian 
organizations, parents, student organizations, school employees, Bureau 
employees, and other interested parties with an opportunity to comment 
on the draft report prepared by the Committee.

II. Report Details

    The public may download and print a copy of the report, located at 
http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/Consultation/index.htm or http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/ORM/Rulemaking/index.htm.

III. Meeting Details

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold tribal consultation meetings 
on the following schedule:

                  Date                                Time                              Location
Wednesday, June 15, 2011................  9 a.m.-4 p.m...............  Navajo Nation, Department of Din[eacute]
                                                                        Education, Education Center
                                                                        (Auditorium), Morgan Blvd.-Building
                                                                        2556, Window Rock, AZ 86515.
Thursday, June 16, 2011.................  9 a.m.-4 p.m...............  Muckleshoot Tribal School, Cafeteria,
                                                                        15209 SE 376th Street, Auburn, WA 98092.
Thursday, June 30, 2011.................  9 a.m.-4 p.m...............  Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Acacia
                                                                        C-D Room, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.,
                                                                        Chandler, AZ 85226.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011................  9 a.m.-4 p.m...............  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Alpine-
                                                                        Ponderosa Room, 444 N. Mt. Rushmore
                                                                        Road, Rapid City, SD 57701.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011..................  9 a.m.-4 p.m...............  Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Ballroom C,
                                                                        500 SW 177th Avenue, Miami, FL 33194.

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Written comments will be accepted through July 29, 2011, and may be 
sent to the Designated Federal Officer listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section above. All tribal consultation meetings are 
open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the 
responsibility of the participating public.

    Dated: May 31, 2011.
Paul Tsosie,
Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2011-14038 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am]