On December 11, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a proposed rule to modernize the current regulations governing the Land Title and Records Office (LTRO). The LTRO maintains title documents for land held in trust or restricted status for individual Indians and Tribes (Indian land). This proposed rule would replace outdated provisions and allow for more widespread efficiencies by reflecting current practices, while creating a framework for future LTRO operations. A presention providing an overview of the proposed rule is available here: presentation.Consultation Sessions
Consultation with Tribes occurred on:
January 12, 2021, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Teleconference 888-606-8412 Passcode: “DOI” (Operator will answer) - Transcript
January 14, 2021, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Teleconference 888-606-8412 Passcode: “DOI” (Operator will answer) - TranscriptComment Deadline
Comments on this proposed rule are due February 9, 2021, and may be submitted at www.regulations.gov.
UPDATE: We are accepting comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org until midnight ET on February 16, 2021.