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DOI/BIA RIN: 1076-AF78 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●STOP Act Regulations 

This rule would implement the requirements of the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021 (STOP Act) requiring the Secretary to designate a coordinating office to convene an interagency working group; aid in the voluntary return of tangible cultural heritage; aid in halting international sales of items that are prohibited from being trafficked under Federal law; and coordinate with relevant committees and working groups.

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: 25 CFR 1194   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 117-258    25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.    16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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

George Patton
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs - RACA, 1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 312,
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone:505 563-3805