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DOI/OHA RIN: 1094-AA57 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) rule  
Abstract:

The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is undertaking a Notice and Comment Rulemaking to modernize and clarify its regulations governing hearings and appeals before the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA), the Departmental Cases Hearings Division (DCHD), and the OHA Director. OHA is initiating this regulatory action to update outdated provisions, make process improvements, and provide a more modernized and logical hearings and appeals process. This would be a comprehensive proposal to provide a more efficient process for OHA and the parties who appear before it, which include external stakeholders and Departmental bureaus.

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. sec. 301 (2018)    43 U.S.C. sec. 1457c (2018)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rachel Lukens
Counsel to the Director
Department of the Interior
Office of Hearings and Appeals
801 N Quincy Street, #300,
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone:703 223-9934
Email: rachel_lukens@oha.doi.gov