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September 29, 2014

Final Policy on Conferring With Urban Indian Organizations

Filed Under: HHS| IHS
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The Indian Health Service (IHS or “the Agency”) is issuing this Notice to implement the final Policy for conferring with Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs). In March 2010, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) was reauthorized and amended as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (together, the Affordable Care Act), Public Law 111-152. One of the changes made to the IHCIA was to create a new requirement that the IHS “confer” with UIOs, to the maximum extent practicable, in carrying out the IHCIA.

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: nagpra
   

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of unassociated funerary object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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September 26, 2014

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0179, which expires September 30, 2014.

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Revision of Agency Information Collection for Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: information collection
   

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval for the collection of information for the Reporting System for 102 Demonstration Project. The information is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0135, which expires January 31, 2017.

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September 25, 2014

Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Request for Information

Filed Under: HUD
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On June 12, 2013, HUD published a Federal Register document that established the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Formula Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, 2013 (Committee). The purpose of the Committee is to developregulatory changes to the funding formula for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. As part of its charter, the Committee is reviewing whether the current data source for the needs variables, which is the U.S. Decennial Census, should be updated or revised. HUD and the Committee are considering all relevant data sources, including the American Community Survey (ACS), and how each data source might be used or modified, to serve as the source of the data upon which the needs variables of the IHBG formula would be based. This Request for Information requests interested members of the public to provide information regarding alternate data sources, including ACS, which might serve as the basis upon which the needs variables of the IHBG formula could be based.

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September 24, 2014

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Meeting

Filed Under: BIA| DOI
More on: bie, dc, meetings
   

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 for Indian children with disabilities.

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Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2014-15 Late Season

Filed Under: DOI| FWS
More on: hunting, treaties
   

This rule prescribes special late-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.

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