On December 18, 2019, the Final Rule published in the Federal Register, and a copy is available here.

Tribal Energy Agreements (TERAs) promote Tribal control over energy development on Tribal lands and offer the potential for economic growth.  On June 17, 2019, the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs announced proposed changes to the TERA regulations and an upcoming listening session and consultations for input on the proposed changes in a Tribal Leader letter.  The proposed changes aim to remove hefty regulatory requirements and proposes to establish an alternative to TERA through a certification of Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO).  To view the proposed rule, please click here. In addition, a red-line version showing the changes from the current regulations to the proposed regulations is available here.

In addition, the presentation made available at the consultation sessions is also accessible here.


The comment period of Tuesday, September 3, 2019, has closed.  The transcripts from the consultation sessions will be provided below.

Listening Session

Date Time (Local Time) Location Venue
Monday, June 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sparks, NV
(In association with NCAI Mid-Year Conference)
Nugget Casino & Resort
1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431
Room: Southern Pacific B

Tribal Consultations

Date Time (Local Time) Location Venue
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sequoyah II Meeting Room
777 W. Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ignacio, Colorado
Sky Ute Casino Resort
Banquet Rooms 1 & 2
14324 Highway 172 North
Ignacio, CO 81137
Thursday, July 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New Town, North Dakota
MHA Nation TERO/Energy Building
Conference Room located on the 1st Floor
305 4th Avenue
New Town, ND  58763
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Eastern Time)
Call-in number: (888) 810-4791
Passcode: 8466506