25 U.S. Code § 3115a - Tribal forest assets protection
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 5304 of this title.
Not later than 120 days after the date on which an Indian tribe submits to the Secretary a request to enter into an agreement or contract to carry out a project to protect Indian forest land or rangeland (including a project to restore Federal land that borders on or is adjacent to Indian forest land or rangeland) that meets the criteria described in subsection (c), the Secretary may issue public notice of initiation of any necessary environmental review or of the potential of entering into an agreement or contract with the Indian tribe pursuant to section 347 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (16 U.S.C. 2104 note; Public Law 105–277) (as amended by section 323 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003 (117 Stat. 275)), or such other authority as appropriate, under which the Indian tribe would carry out activities described in paragraph (3).
Following completion of any necessary environmental analysis, the Secretary may enter into an agreement or contract with the Indian tribe as described in paragraph (1).
Not later than 4 years after July 22, 2004, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that describes the Indian tribal requests received and agreements or contracts that have been entered into under this section.
Section 347 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, referred to in subsecs. (b)(1) and (f)(1), was section § 101(e) [title III, § 347] of Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, as amended, which was set out as a note under section 2104 of Title 16, Conservation, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 113–79, title VIII, § 8205(b), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 921. Provisions similar to § 101(e) [title III, § 347] of Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, as amended, were enacted by Pub. L. 108–148, title VI, § 604, as added Pub. L. 113–79, title VIII, § 8205(a), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 918 and are classified to section 6591c of Title 16, Conservation.
This section, referred to in subsecs. (f) and (g), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 108–278, July 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 868, which enacted this section and provisions set out as a note under section 3101 of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004, and not as part of the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act which comprises this chapter.
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