[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Page 42723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18076]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Land Acquisitions; Osage Nation of Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of final agency determination.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 15 acres of land, known as 
``OMDE Ponca City,'' into trust for the Osage Nation of Oklahoma on 
July 8, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of 
authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1 and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 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 
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 July 8, 2011, the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs decided to accept approximately 15 acres of land into trust for 
the Osage Nation of Oklahoma under the authority of the Indian 
Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465.
    The 15 acres are located in Osage County, Oklahoma and described as 
    A tract of land lying in the South Half of the Southwest Quarter 
(SW/4) of Section Thirty-six (36), Township Twenty-six (26) North, 
Range Two (2) East of the Indian Meridian, described as beginning at a 
point Twenty-five (25) feet West of the Southeast corner of the South 
Half of said Southwest Quarter (SW/4), thence North along the West line 
of the roadway theretofore granted to Osage County, Oklahoma, a 
distance of 808 feet, thence West 808 feet; thence South 808 feet; 
thence East along the South line of said South half of the Southwest 
Quarter (SW/4) distance of 808 feet to the place of beginning (together 
with the perpetual right of ingress and egress over and across the 25 
foot strip of ground adjoining on the East and now used as a public 
road under recorded easement held by Osage County), less and except the 
portion of property deeded to the State of Oklahoma as described in the 
deed recorded in Warranty Deed Book 106, Page 631, Osage County.

    Dated: July 8, 2011.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2011-18076 Filed 7-18-11; 8:45 am]