[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 58 (Friday, March 26, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14547-14548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6742]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

48 CFR Chapter 14

RIN 1076-AE95

Tribal Consultation on Draft Buy Indian Act Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation meetings.


SUMMARY: Indian Affairs will conduct consultation meetings with Indian 
tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning draft regulations 
to implement the Buy Indian Act. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice for details.

DATES: The tribal consultation meetings will take place on Monday, 
April 26, 2010; Wednesday, April 28, 2010; and Friday, April 30, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Daum, Director, Indian Affairs, 
Office of Acquisition and Property Management (OAPM), 2051 Mercator 
Drive, Reston, VA 20191; Telephone: (703) 390-6460; Fax: (703) 390-
6582; E-mail: [email protected].


I. Background

    Indian Affairs is developing a rule to guide implementation of the 
Buy Indian Act, 25 U.S.C. 47, which provides authority to set aside 
procurement contracts for qualified Indian-owned businesses. The rule 
will supplement the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the 
Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulations (DIAR). Indian 
Affairs is developing the rule to describe uniform administrative 
procedures that Indian Affairs will use in all of its locations to 
encourage procurement relationships with eligible Indian economic 
enterprises in the execution of the Buy Indian Act. The draft rule 
being developed includes revisions to address the input received as a 
result of earlier publications in the Federal Register soliciting 
comment and consultation hearings in Indian Country. Indian Affairs 
reviewed all comments received to date, addressed them in succeeding 
draft versions, and incorporated them into the current draft version of 
the rule, where applicable. A consultation booklet containing the 
current draft version of the rule will be distributed to federally 
recognized Indian tribes and BIA regional and agency offices and will 
be available at the meetings.

II. Meeting Details

    Tribal consultation meetings will be held at the following dates 
and locations:

                      Date                                      Time                          Location
Monday, April 26, 2010..........................  9 a.m.-5 p.m....................  Holiday Inn Portland
                                                                                     Airport, 8439 NE Columbia
                                                                                     Blvd., Portland, OR 97220,
                                                                                     (503) 914-5251.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010.......................  9 a.m.-5 p.m....................  Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza
                                                                                     505, North Fifth Street,
                                                                                     Rapid City, SD 57701, (605)
Friday, April 30, 2010..........................  9 a.m.-5 p.m....................  Tulsa Marriott Southern
                                                                                     Hills, 1902 East 71st,
                                                                                     Tulsa, OK 74136, (918) 493-

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    Dated: March 18, 2010.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-6742 Filed 3-25-10; 8:45 am]