[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 93 (Thursday, May 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 27700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11626]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Whether A Group Asserting Residency on the Pinoleville Rancheria 
Is Eligible To Organize as a Tribe Under the Indian Reorganization Act

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Pacific Regional Director 
has received a request for an administrative determination as to 
whether the requesting group of people is eligible to organize as a 
tribe under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA). This notice is given 
to advise the public that BIA Pacific Regional Office will be accepting 
comments on this group's request and any other matter relevant to the 
Pacific Regional Director's determination.

DATES: Comments are due by within 60 days of this publication.

ADDRESSES: All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments by 
mail to: Pacific Regional Director, BIA, Attention: Tribal Government, 
2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2820, Sacramento, CA 95825; by email to: 
[email protected]; or by fax to: (916) 978-6099.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Harley Long, Tribal Government 
Officer, Pacific Regional office, at (916) 978-6067.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA Pacific Regional Director has 
received a request for an administrative determination as to whether 
the requesting group of people is eligible to organize as a tribe under 
IRA. The BIA will be accepting comments on this group's request and any 
other matter relevant to the Pacific Regional Director's determination, 
including comments regarding:
     Whether each member of the requesting group has 50 percent 
or greater Indian blood;
     Whether each member of the requesting group resides on the 
Pinoleville Rancheria;
     People residing on the Pinoleville Rancheria who meet any 
definition of ``Indian'' set out in the Indian Reorganization Act of 
1934 (25 U.S.C. 479);
     Whether the Pinoleville Rancheria was set aside for the 
members of the requesting group, within the meaning of 25 CFR 
81.2(w)(2), and;
     Whether the requesting group or some portion of it, is 
eligible to organize under 25 U.S.C. 476, 479 and 25 CFR 81.1(i), 
81.1(w)(2).
    This notice is published to comply with the requirements 
established in the Settlement Agreement in Donald Allen, et al. v. 
United States, Department of the Interior, N.D. Cal. No. 3:11-CV-5069, 
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit No. 12-16573.

    Dated: May 8, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-11626 Filed 5-11-15; 11:15 am]
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