[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 70964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28806]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 226

Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior

ACTION: Notice of public meeting cancellation


SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee has cancelled the December 13-14, 2012 meeting.

DATES: The meetings were originally scheduled for Thursday, December 
13, 2012, and Friday, December 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the 
Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main, Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056. A 
new meeting date and location will be announced later.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal 
Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, 
Seminole, OK 74818; telephone (405) 257-6250; fax (405) 257-3875; or 
email osageregneg@bia.gov. Additional Committee information can be 
found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 14, 2011, the United States and 
the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a 
Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged 
mismanagement of the Osage Nation's oil and gas mineral estate, among 
other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed 
that it would be mutually beneficial ``to address means of improving 
the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal 
Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.'' Settlement Agreement, 
Paragraph 1.i. The parties agreed that a review and revision of the 
existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed 
to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. Settlement 
Agreement, Paragraph 9.b. After the Committee submits its report, BIA 
will develop a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: November 21, 2012.
Michael S. Black,
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-28806 Filed 11-27-12; 8:45 am]