25 CFR 162.013 - Who is authorized to consent to a lease?

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§ 162.013 Who is authorized to consent to a lease?

(a) Indian tribes, adult Indian landowners, and emancipated minors, may consent to a lease of their land, including undivided interests in fractionated tracts.

(b) The following individuals or entities may consent on behalf of an individual Indian landowner:

(1) An adult with legal custody acting on behalf of his or her minor children;

(2) A guardian, conservator, or other fiduciary appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to act on behalf of an individual Indian landowner;

(3) Any person who is authorized to practice before the Department of the Interior under 43 CFR 1.3(b) and has been retained by the Indian landowner for this purpose;

(4) BIA, under the circumstances in paragraph (c) of this section; or

(5) An adult or legal entity who has been given a written power of attorney that:

(i) Meets all of the formal requirements of any applicable law under § 162.014;

(ii) Identifies the attorney-in-fact; and

(iii) Describes the scope of the powers granted, to include leasing land, and any limits on those powers.

(c) BIA may give written consent to a lease, and that consent must be counted in the percentage ownership described in § 162.012, on behalf of:

(1) The individual owner if the owner is deceased and the heirs to, or devisees of, the interest of the deceased owner have not been determined;

(2) An individual whose whereabouts are unknown to us, after we make a reasonable attempt to locate the individual;

(3) An individual who is found to be non compos mentis or determined to be an adult in need of assistance who does not have a guardian duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction, or an individual under legal disability as defined in part 115 of this chapter;

(4) An orphaned minor who does not have a guardian duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(5) An individual who has given us a written power of attorney to lease their land; and

(6) The individual Indian landowners of a fractionated tract where:

(i) We have given the Indian landowners written notice of our intent to consent to a lease on their behalf;

(ii) The Indian landowners are unable to agree upon a lease during a 3 month negotiation period following the notice; and

(iii) The land is not being used by an Indian landowner under § 162.005(b)(1).

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 25 - INDIANS

§ 2 - Duties of Commissioner

§ 9 - Regulations by President

§ 380 - Lease of inherited allotments by superintendent

§ 393 - Leases of restricted allotments

§ 393a - Lands of Five Civilized Tribes

§ 394 - Leases of arid allotted lands

§ 395 - Leases of allotted lands where allottee is in­capacitated

§ 397 - Leases of lands for grazing or mining

§ 402 - Leases of surplus lands

§ 402a - Lease of unallotted irrigable lands for farming purposes

§ 403 - Leases of lands held in trust

§ 403a - Lease of lands on Port Madison and Snohomish or Tulalip Indian Reservations in Washington

§ 403a-1

§ 403a-2

§ 403b - Lease of restricted lands in State of Washington

§ 403c - Identity of lessor; period of lease

§ 409a - Sale of restricted lands; reinvestment in other restricted lands

§ 413 - Fees to cover cost of work performed for Indians

§ 415 - Leases of restricted lands

§ 415a - Lease of lands of deceased Indians for benefit of heirs or devisees

§ 415b - Advance payment of rent or other consideration

§ 415c - Approval of leases

§ 415d - Lease of restricted lands under other laws unaffected

§ 477 - Transferred

§ 635 - Omitted

§ 3701 - Findings

§ 3702 - Purposes

§ 3703 - Definitions

§ 3713 - Indian agricultural lands trespass

§ 3714 - Assessment of Indian agricultural management programs

§ 3715 - Leasing of Indian agricultural lands

§ 3731 - Indian and Alaska Native agriculture management education assistance programs

§ 3733 - Cooperative agreement between Department of the Interior and Indian tribes

Statutes at Large

Title 25 published on 07-Nov-2018 04:02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 25 CFR Part 162 after this date.

  • 2013-05-13; vol. 78 # 92 - Monday, May 13, 2013
    1. 78 FR 27859 - Residential, Business, and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on Indian Land
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Bureau of Indian Affairs
      Final rule; correcting amendment.
      This correction is effective on May 13, 2013.
      25 CFR Part 162