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DOI/BIA RIN: 1076-AF18 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Procedures for Establishing That an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe 

This rule will revise procedures for Indian Affairs' review of applications for Federal recognition as an Indian tribe to incorporate procedures currently in practice, but documented only by guidance, and will make other changes necessary to reduce regulatory burden and increase transparency.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 83   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    25 U.S.C. 2    25 U.S.C. 9    43 U.S.C. 1457   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/29/2014  79 FR 30766   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/01/2014 
Final Action  05/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Elizabeth Appel
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 273-4680