[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4405-4406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00703]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Reservation Proclamations

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of procedural guidance.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has updated its Fee-to-
Trust Handbook to include procedural guidance for its employees on 
processing reservation proclamations, including simultaneous requests 
for trust acquisition and reservation proclamations.

ADDRESSES: The updated Fee-to-Trust Handbook is available at the 
following link: http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/Knowledge/Directives/Handbooks/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlene Round Face, Office of 
Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, (202) 208-3615, 
[email protected], or Ms. Tana Fitzpatrick, Counselor, 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, (202) 208-7163, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA has updated its Fee-to Trust 
Handbook to establish procedures for BIA to process simultaneous 
requests for trust land acquisitions under 25 CFR part 151 and 
reservation proclamations under the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 
25 U.S.C. 467). This Handbook revision will provide flexibility for 
Tribes who wish to submit their requests simultaneously. BIA has also 
updated the Handbook to include guidance for processing reservation 
proclamations where the land has already been acquired in trust.

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 25 U.S.C. 2; 25 U.S.C. 9; 25 U.S.C. 
467.

    Dated: December 30, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-00703 Filed 1-12-17; 8:45 am]
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