25 CFR 170.101 - What is the IRR Program consultation and coordination policy?
(a) The IRR Program's government-to-government consultation and coordination policy is to foster and improve communication, cooperation, and coordination among tribal, Federal, state, and local governments and other transportation organizations when undertaking the following, similar, or related activities:
(1) Identifying high-accident locations and locations for improving both vehicle and pedestrian safety;
(2) Developing State, metropolitan, regional, IRR, and tribal transportation improvement programs that impact tribal lands, communities, and members;
(3) Developing short- and long-range transportation plans;
(4) Developing IRR Program transportation projects;
(5) Developing environmental mitigation measures necessary to protect and/or enhance Indian lands and the environment, and counteract the impacts of the projects;
(6) Developing plans or projects to replace or rehabilitate deficient IRR bridges;
(7) Developing plans or projects for disaster and emergency relief response and the repair of eligible damaged IRR transportation facilities;
(8) Assisting in the development of State and tribal agreements related to the IRR Program;
(9) Developing and improving transit systems serving Indian lands and communities; and
(10) Assisting in the submission of discretionary grant applications for State and Federal funding for IRR transportation facilities.
(b) Tribes and State and Federal Government agencies may enter into intergovernmental Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) to streamline and facilitate consultation, collaboration, and coordination.