Tag: indian

Energy Law Alert: BIA Proposes Regulations for Surface Leases of Trust Land for Energy and Other Uses

A legal update from our colleagues Michael O’Connell and Stephen Kelly: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on November 29, 2011 published proposed regulations for leasing tribal and individual Indian trust land for business and residential uses. The comment period runs through January 30, 2012. It will take the BIA some time to review and respond … Continue Reading

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Recommendations Regarding Procedures for Energy Project Development

From our colleague Michael O’Connell: On April 2, 2010, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued recommendations on Department of the Interior (Interior) procedures for coordination of energy project development and protection of historic properties. Among other measures, the ACHP recommended that: (a) Interior agencies “engage in effective tribal consultations early in the project … Continue Reading
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