March 5, 2007

Land Acquisitions; Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

SUMMARY: The Associate Deputy Secretary made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 3.519 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on February 9, 2007. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.
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[Federal Register: March 5, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 42)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

 
Land Acquisitions; Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of final agency determination to take land into trust 
under 25 CFR part 151.

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SUMMARY: The Associate Deputy Secretary made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 3.519 acres of land into trust 
for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on February 9, 2007. This notice is 
published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of 
the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Skibine, Office of Indian 
Gaming, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3657-MIB, Washington, DC 20240; 
Telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the 
requirement of 25 CFR part 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public 
of the Secretary's decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days 
prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of 
the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR part 151.12(b) is to afford 
interested parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final 
administrative decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and 
individual Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On 
February 9, 2007, the Associate Deputy Secretary decided to accept 
approximately 3.519 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation of 
Oklahoma under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, 
25 U.S.C. 465. The 3.519 parcel is located within the former 
reservation boundaries of the Cherokee Nation near the City of Roland, 
Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. The parcel will be used as additional 
parking for the Cherokee Casino facility.
    The 3.519 acre parcel is located near the City of Roland, Sequoyah 
County, Oklahoma is described as follows:

    Part of the SW \1/4\ SW \1/4\ of Section 23, Township 11 North, 
Range 26 East, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, being more particularly 
described as follows:
    Commencing at the Southwest corner of the N \1/2\ SW \1/4\ SW 
\1/4\ of said Section 23; thence East along the South line of N \1/
2\ SW \1/4\ SW \1/4\ of, 660.00 feet; thence North 00[deg]52'00'' 
East 454.22 feet to the North line of the SW \1/4\ SW \1/4\; thence 
South 89[deg]45'59'' East along said North line, 334.64 feet; thence 
South 452.78 feet; thence South 89[deg]59'47'' West 341.52 feet to 
the Point of Beginning, containing 3.519 acres, more or less, Less 
and Except minerals.

    Dated: February 9, 2007.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-3715 Filed 3-2-07; 8:45 am]

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