The Secretary shall consult with the Pueblo not less than twice each year, unless otherwise mutually agreed, concerning protection, preservation, and management of the Area (including proposed new uses and modified uses in the Area and authorizations that are anticipated during the next 6 months and were approved in the preceding 6 months).
16 U.S. Code § 539m–5. Management of the Area
(1) In general
(2) New uses
(A) Request for consent after consultation
(i) Denial of consent
(B) Final request for consent
(ii) Denial of consent
(iii) Failure to respondIf the Pueblo fails to respond to the consent request within 30 days after receipt of the proposed record of decision or decision notice—
the Pueblo shall be deemed to have consented to the proposed record of decision or decision notice; and
the Secretary may proceed to issue the final record of decision or decision notice.
(3) Public involvement
(A) In generalWith respect to a proposed new use or modified use, the public shall be provided notice of—
the role of the Pueblo in the decisionmaking process; and
the position of the Pueblo on the proposal.
(b) Emergencies and emergency closure orders
(1) AuthorityThe Secretary shall retain the authority of the Secretary to manage emergency situations, to—
issue emergency closure orders in the Area subject to applicable law.
(c) Disputes involving Forest Service management and Pueblo traditional uses
(1) In general
(2) Dispute resolution process
(A) In generalIn the case of a conflict described in paragraph (1)—
the party identifying the conflict shall notify the other party in writing addressed to the Governor of the Pueblo or the Regional Forester, as appropriate, specifying the nature of the dispute; and
the Governor of the Pueblo or the Regional Forester shall attempt to resolve the dispute for a period of at least 30 days after notice has been provided before bringing a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
(B) Disputes requiring immediate resolutionIn the case of a conflict that requires immediate resolution to avoid imminent, substantial, and irreparable harm—
the party identifying the conflict shall notify the other party and seek to resolve the dispute within 3 days of the date of notification; and