[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 60794]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24023]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 169

[Docket ID: BIA-2014-0001; DR.5B711.IA000814]
RIN 1076-AF20

Rights-of-Way on Indian Land

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Reopening of comment period.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Department will accept comments 
on the proposed rule governing rights-of-way on Indian land until 
November 3, 2014.

DATES: Comments on this rule must be received by November 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The 
rule is listed under the agency name ``Bureau of Indian Affairs.'' The 
rule has been assigned Docket ID: BIA-2014-0001.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the number 1076-AF20 
in the subject line.
     Mail or hand delivery: Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3642, Washington, DC 20240. Include the 
number 1076-AF20 on the envelope.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Director, Office of 
Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, (202) 273-4680; 
[email protected].

    On June 17, 2014, we published a proposed rule to comprehensively 
update and streamline the process for obtaining BIA grants of rights-
of-way on Indian land. See 79 FR 34455. On August 18, 20145, we 
published an extension of the comment period, establishing a new 
comment deadline of October 2, 2014. We have received several requests 
for an additional extension of the comment period. On October 1, 2014, 
we released a press release notifying the public that we are extending 
the comment period again to allow additional time for tribal and public 
comment. While our intention was to extend the comment period before it 
closed, circumstances prevented this. For this reason, we will accept 
all comments received between June 17, 2014, and November 3, 2014, 
including any comment received between October 2, 2014, and October 8, 
    Please note that none of the following will be considered or 
included in the docket for this rulemaking: Comments received after 
November 3, 2014; comments sent to an address other than those listed 
above; or anonymous comments.
    The proposed rule, frequently asked questions, and other 
information are online at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/ORM/RightsofWay/index.htm.

    Dated: October 2, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-24023 Filed 10-7-14; 8:45 am]