Title 25 published on 2013-04-01
The following are only the Rules published in the Federal Register after the published date of Title 25.
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published and effective on March 3, 2013, addressing the addition of two Indian tribes to the list of tribes with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts), and deletion of five tribes from those under the jurisdiction of CFR Courts. The March 3, 2013, publication stated that the BIA would review comments on the interim final rule and either confirm the rule or initiate a proposed rulemaking. BIA did not receive any comments, and therefore confirms the rule without change.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its rules concerning the issuance of certificates for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming: To correct a section heading in the table of contents; to correct a conflict in the deadlines contained in one of the sections which, if left uncorrected, would at times require the Commission to issue certain preliminary findings on the same day that it receives a tribe's response to the Office of Self Regulation's recommendation and report; and to correct referencing errors in two of its rules.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a rule in the Federal Register of December 5, 2012, announcing the revisions to regulations addressing non-agricultural surface leasing of Indian land. This notice makes a minor correction to redesignate section numbers for sections that were moved to a new subpart.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its rules regarding technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment to harmonize the charitable gaming exemption amount in the technical standards with the charitable gaming exemption amount in its Class II minimum internal control standards.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its gaming license regulations to correct a section reference in one of its rules.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its appeals regulations to include, amongst the appealable actions, the Chair's decisions to approve or object to a tribal gaming regulatory authority's adoption of alternate standards from those required by the Commission's minimum internal control standards and/or technical standards.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) amends its regulation for the review and approval of petitions seeking the issuance of a certificate for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming.
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to Title 25 after this date.
In May, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule revising a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust. The public comment period for that rule closed in July. This notice reopens the comment period for 15 days.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is examining ways to improve the Department's process for acknowledging an Indian tribe, as set forth in regulations. This document announces a comment period, tribal consultation sessions, and public comment sessions on a preliminary discussion draft of potential revisions to improve the Federal acknowledgment process.
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is seeking comment on a proposed reinterpretation of an agency decision regarding the classification of server based electronic bingo system games that can be played utilizing only one touch of a button (“one touch bingo”). The proposed reinterpretation is in response to questions the NIGC received from the regulated community and the public about whether one touch bingo is a Class II or Class III game.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register of May 29, 2013, announcing the proposed rule to revise a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust under 25 CFR part 151. This document makes corrections to the ADDRESSES section to provide the mail and hand delivery addresses.
This proposed rule revises a section of regulations governing decisions by the Secretary to approve or deny applications to acquire land in trust under this part. This rule is appropriate to address changes in the applicability of the Quiet Title Act as interpreted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision. This rule revises a regulatory provision the Department added in 1996 to ensure that interested parties had the opportunity to timely seek judicial review of decisions when available under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Department had determined the provision was necessary because, consistent with Federal court decisions at the time, once the Secretary acquired title, the Quiet Title Act precluded judicial review of the Secretary's decision to take the land into trust. The Supreme Court has since held that the Quiet Title Act does not preclude timely Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency decisions to acquire land in trust unless the aggrieved party claims an ownership interest in the property at issue. This rule revises the regulation to reflect this change in the law and to make other revisions to codify the current process for issuing decisions approving or denying requests to acquire land in trust under this part. It also broadens and clarifies the notice of decisions to acquire land in trust under this part, including broadening notice of any right to file an administrative appeal.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing tribal consultations to discuss draft revisions of the regulations governing the Tribal Transportation Program. The consultations will also cover requirements for proposed roads and access roads to be included in the National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory and will include an update regarding the ongoing quality assurance review of the facility inventory.