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DOI/BIA RIN: 1076-AF51 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Federal Recognition of Tribes Under Alaska IRA 

This rule would establish criteria and procedures for groups seeking recognition as Tribes under the Alaska Indian Reorganization Act (Alaska IRA), which is separate and distinct from the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA), which has its own set of regulations for seeking recognition as Tribes.  The Alaska IRA provides that groups of Indians in Alaska having a common bond of occupation, or association, or residence within a well-defined neighborhood, community, or rural district may organize to adopt constitutions and bylaws and receive charters of incorporation and Federal loans. This rule would also establish what documents are required to apply. To date, there has been no regulatory process or criteria established for seeking recognition under the Alaska IRA.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 82   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 73-383 (1934)    Pub. L. 74-538 (1936)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/02/2020  85 FR 37   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/02/2020 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
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