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Osage Tribe Negotiated Rulemaking
 
 
The Public Comment period for the Propoed Rule to Leasing of Osage Reservation Land for
 
Oil & Gas Mining has been reopened until November 18, 2013.  Any public comments
 
received between October 28 and November 18 will be considered by the Department. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On October 14, 2011, the United States and the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged mismanagement of the Osage Nation’s oil and gas mineral estate, among other claims. As part of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed that it would be mutually beneficial to address means of improving the trust management of the Osage Minerals Estate. Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 1.i. During settlement negotiations it became apparent that review of the existing regulations is necessary to better assist the BIA in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. Settlement Agreement, Paragraph 9. Based on these circumstances, and in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 563, the Director of the BIA determined that there is a need for a negotiated rulemaking.
On April 2, 2013, the Negotiated Rule Making Committee voted to approve and transmit a package of proposed revised regulations to 25 C.F.R. Part 226 to the Department of the Interior for consideration.  At this time, the public comment period has concluded.  The Designated Federal Officer will transmit the package of proposed regulations approved by the Committee to the Department.

Once the Department receives the materials from the Designated Federal Officer, the proposed revised regulations will be reviewed and changes may be made during this process to meet formatting, statutory and other legal requirements. The Department will then publish PROPOSED Revisions in the Federal Register.  At that point, as required by the Administrative Procedures Act, the public will be able to submit written comments that will be considered by the Department. After the written public comment period ends, the Department will again review the proposed rule and can make additional changes before publishing a FINAL rule.
 
The Designated Federal Officer for the Commission is Eddie Streater, Acting Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services, Eastern Oklahoma Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 3100 W. Peak Blvd., Muskogee, OK 74401; telephone (918) 781-4600; fax (918) 781-4604; e-mail to:  osageregneg@bia.gov
For further information, contact:  osageregneg@bia.gov and include the words “Osage Negotiated Rulemaking” in the subject line. 

Committee Members:

Galen Crum, Osage Minerals Council; Curtis Bear, Osage Minerals Council; Joseph Abbott, Jr., Osage Minerals Council; Andrew Yates, Osage Minerals Council; Melvin Core, Osage Minerals Council; Darryl LaCounte, Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services, Rocky Mountain Regional Office; Stephen Manydeeds, Department of Interior, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Chief, Division of Energy and Mineral Development; Paul Tyler, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Program Manager, State and Indian Coordination; James Stockbridge, Bureau of Land Management, Trust Liaison and ONRR Liaison

 

Alternate Members:  
Dudley Whitehorn, Osage Minerals Council; Myron Red Eagle, Osage Minerals Council

Staff:

Patrick Field, Facilitator ; Tushar Kansal, Facilitator; Eddie Streater, Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Acting Deputy Regional Director - Trust Services; Vanessa Ray-Hodge, Department of the Interior, Solicitor’s Office, Senior Counselor to Solicitor Hilary Tompkins ; Merrill Godfrey, Attorney for Osage; Dan Reineke, Consultant for Osage; Michel "Mitch" Mouton, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Minerals Revenue Specialist 

First Public Meeting - August 21 & 22, 2012, Pawhuska, OK - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the first meeting, the Committee will be receiving informational briefings, discussing its goals and procedures, developing a meeting schedule and work plan, and reviewing the existing regulations and topics required to be included in the negotiated rulemaking pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.
Location: 
Osage Minerals Council
813 Grandview Ave
Pawhuska, OK    74056
*In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business August 17, 2012. Interested parties should contact Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, in writing (preferably via email). The meeting location is open to the public, and current, government-issued, photo ID is required to enter. Space is limited, so all interested in attending should preregister.
*The public will be able to make comments on Tuesday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Interested parties should contact Mr. Eddie Streater, in writing (preferably via email), by August 17, 2012 to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting.  
Documents/Presentations
Second Public Meeting - September 27 & 28, 2012, Tulsa, OK - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
 
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. 

Link to Federal Register Notice 

Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton at Warren Place
6110 S. Yale Avenue

Tulsa, Oklahoma  74135

*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments  should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK  74818.  Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. 
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker.  Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.  
 
The meeting location is open to the public.  Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov.  Persons with  disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.  We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.  
Third Public Meeting - October 22 & 23, 2012, Tulsa, OK - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
***NO MEETING ON Tuesday, October 23, 2012***
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. 
 
Location:
Osage Casino
951 W. 36th Street, North
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74136
 
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments  should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK  74818.  Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. 
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker.  Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.  
 
The meeting location is open to the public.  Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov.  Persons with  disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.  We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.
Documents/Presentations
 
Fourth Public Meeting - November 13, 2012, Pawhuska, OK - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. 
 
Location:
Osage Minerals Council Chamber
813 Grandview Place
Pawhuska, Oklahoma  74056
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments  should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK  74818.  Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. 
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker.  Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.    

The meeting location is open to the public.  Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov.  Persons with  disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.  We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.

Documents/Presentations
 
Fifth Public Meeting - December 13 & 14, 2012, Pawhuska, OK - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -
*** Meeting CANCELLED on December 13 & 14, 2012***
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. 
 
Location:
Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main
Pawhuska, Oklahoma  74056
 
Fifth Public Meeting - January 24 & 25, 2013, Pawhuska, OK - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.
Location:
Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main
Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056
 
 
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments  should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK  74818.  Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record. 
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker.  Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.  
 
The meeting location is open to the public.  Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov.  Persons with  disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.  We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.
 Documents/Presentations
 
Sixth Public Meeting - February 25, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 
February 26-27, 2013, Pawhuska, OK - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
*****Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committe will have a delayed start time of 10:00 a.m.***********
 ****Monday, February 25, 2013, meeting is cancelled due to the Federal Team having issues with a snow storm at Denver International Airport,  evey attempt will be made to start the meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.****
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.
Location:
Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main
Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056
 
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record.
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.
 
The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.
Documents/Presentations
 
Seventh Public Meeting - March 13-14, 2013 - Tulsa, OK - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.
Location:
Osage Casino Event Center
951 W. 36th street, North
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
 
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record.
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.
 
The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.
Documents/Presentations

Feb 27 Post Committee Meeting Draft for Posting March 1_redline with OCCA.1

Feb 27 Post Committee Meeting Draft for Posting March 1_redline with OCCA.2

Feb 27 Post Committee Meeting Draft for Posting March 1_clean with OCCA.1

Feb 27 Post Committee Meeting Draft for Posting March 1_clean with OCCA.2

Proposed Revisions to the Draft Regulations by Spyglass Energy

Meeting 7 Summary - March 13-14, 2013 

 
Eighth Public Meeting - April 2, 2013 - Pawhuska, OK - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 CLICK HERE FOR March 14 POST COMMITTEE DRAFT PROPOSED REVISED REGULATIONS

The meeting agenda will include (1) Welcome and Introduction; (2) Overview of prior meeting and action tracking; (3) Members’ round robin to share information and identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Committee Members’ review and discussion of subcommittee activities; (5) Future Committee activities; (6) Public comments which will be scheduled for 45 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon; (7) and closing remarks. The final agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.
Location:
Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main
Pawhuska, Oklahoma  74056
 
*Interested members of the public may present, either orally or through written comments, information for the Committee to consider during the public meeting. Written comments should be submitted, prior to, during or after the meeting, to Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, preferably via email, at osageregneg@bia.gov, or by U.S. mail to: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wewoka Agency, P.O. Box 1540, Seminole, OK 74818. Due to time constraints during the meeting, the Committee is not able to read written public comments submitted into the record.
 
Individuals or groups requesting to make oral comments at the public Committee meeting will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Speakers who wish to expand their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak, but could not be accommodated during the public comment period, are encouraged to submit their comments in written form to the Committee after the meeting at the address provided above. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those wishing to speak during the public comment period.
 

The meeting location is open to the public. Space is limited, however, so we strongly encourage all interested in attending to preregister by submitting your name and contact information via email to Mr. Eddie Streater at osageregneg@bia.gov. Persons with disabilities requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Mr. Streater at (405) 257-6250 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to meet this deadline.

Documents/Presentations
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS