[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 65360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26264]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Part 169

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


Rights-of-Way on Indian Land

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that the Department will accept 
comments on the proposed rule governing rights-of-way on Indian land 
until November 28, 2014. The proposed rule would comprehensively update 
and streamline the process for obtaining BIA grants of rights-of-way on 
Indian land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-
governance.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published June 17, 2014 (79 FR 
34455) must be received by November 28, 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: 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].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, 2014, we published an extension of the comment period, establishing 
a new comment deadline of October 2, 2014. On October 1, 2014, we 
released a press release notifying the public that we are extending the 
comment period to November 3, 2014, to allow additional time for tribal 
and public comment. On October 30, 2014, we released a press release 
notifying the public that we are again extending the comment period to 
November 28, 2014. We will accept all comments received between June 
17, 2014, and November 28, 2014.
    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 30, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-26264 Filed 10-31-14; 4:15 pm]
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