[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 202 (Tuesday, October 20, 2015)]
[Page 63583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26620]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Acceptance of Retrocession of Jurisdiction for the Yakama Nation

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Interior (Department) has accepted 
retrocession to the United States of partial civil and criminal 
jurisdiction over the Yakama Nation from the State of Washington.

DATES: The Department accepted retrocession on October 19, 2015. 
Complete implementation of jurisdiction will be effective April 19, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darren Cruzan, Deputy Director--
Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, (202) 208-5787.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 25 U.S.C. 1323, 
vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Executive Order No. 11435 of 
November 21, 1968, 33 FR 17339, and re-delegated to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs, the United States accepts partial civil and 
criminal jurisdiction over the Yakama Nation which was acquired by the 
State of Washington, under Public Law 83-280, 67 Stat. 588, codified as 
amended at 18 U.S.C. 1162, 28 U.S.C. 1360, and as provided in Revised 
Code of Washington 37.12.010, 37.12.021, 37.12.030, 37.12.040, and 
37.12.060 (1963), and 37.12.050 (1957).
    This retrocession was offered by the State of Washington in 
Proclamation by the Governor 14-01, signed on January 17, 2014, and 
transmitted to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs in accordance 
with the process in Revised Code of Washington 37.12.160 (2012), and as 
provided by Tribal Council Resolution No. T-117-12, dated July 5, 2012, 
in which the Yakama Nation requested that the State of Washington 
retrocede partial civil and criminal jurisdiction to the Tribe.

    Dated: October 14, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-26620 Filed 10-19-15; 8:45 am]