§ 170.424How does the public participate in developing the IRRTIP?
Public involvement is required in the development of the IRRTIP.
(a)BIA or the tribe must publish a notice in local and tribal newspapers when the draft tribal or IRRTIP is complete. In the absence of local public newspapers, the tribe or BIA may post notices under local acceptable practices. The notice must indicate where a copy can be obtained, contact person for questions, where comments may be submitted, and the deadline for submitting comments.
(b)BIA or the tribe may hold public meetings at which the public may comment orally or in writing.