[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62523-62524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25255]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Land Acquisitions: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 468.39 acres of land into trust 
for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation) on October 10, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane Mann-Klager, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Division of Natural Resources, 115 Fourth Ave Southeast, Suite 
400, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401; phone: (605) 226-7621; email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of 
authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1 and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(b) that 
notice be given to the public of the Secretary's decision to acquire 
land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the 
land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 
151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek 
judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust 
for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to 
the property occurs.
    On October 10, 2012, the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs 
decided to accept approximately 468.39 acres of land into trust for the 
MHA Nation; under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of 
1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The parcel is located on the Fort Berthold 
reservation, in Ward County, North Dakota, and is located in the 
northeast corner of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation west of 
Makoti, North Dakota, in N\1/2\ of Section 19 and NW\1/4\ of Section 20 
of Township 152 North, Range 87 West, 5th Principal Meridian. The MHA 
Nation proposes to use the property to construct and operate a new 
``Clean Fuels Refinery'' and grow forage for buffalo.

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    Dated: October 10, 2012.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-25255 Filed 10-11-12; 8:45 am]