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DOI/BIA RIN: 1076-AF62 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Regulations 

This rule would implement the requirements of the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act (PROGRESS Act) requiring updates to Indian Affairs’ regulations governing Tribal Self-Governance.  The PROGRESS Act amends subchapter I of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), 25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq., which addresses Indian Self-Determination, and subchapter IV of the ISDEAA which addresses DOI's Tribal Self-Governance Program. The PROGRESS Act called for a negotiated rulemaking committee to be established under 5 U.S.C. 565, with membership consisting only of representatives of Federal and Tribal governments, with the Office of Self-Governance serving as the lead agency for the DOI. The PROGRESS Act also authorized the Secretary to adapt negotiated rulemaking procedures to the unique context of self-governance and the government-to-government relationship between the United States and Indian Tribes.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 25 CFR 1000   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 116-180    25 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.    5 U.S.C. 565    25 U.S.C. 2    25 U.S.C. 9   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  PROGRESS Act.  07/21/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: The PROGRESS Act requires publication of proposed regulations by July 21, 2021 (21 months after the date of enactment).

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2024 
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:
Oliver Whaley
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action - Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 229,
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone:202 738-6065