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Rights-of-Way (25 CFR 169)

Final Rule

The effective date of the final rule is extended until April 21, 2016. The compliance date for submission of documentation of past assignments is extended until August 16, 2016.

Implementation Tools

Proposed Rule and Explanatory Information

The proposed rule would update 25 CFR 169, Rights-of-Way on Indian Land, to streamline the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approval, ensure consistency with recently updated leasing regulations, increase the flexibility in compensation and valuations, and support landowner decisions regarding the use of their land.

The deadline for providing comments on the Proposed Rule has again been extended, this time from November 3, 2014 to November 28, 2014. Guidance on how to submit comments can be found in the Federal Register notice announcing the rule, below.


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