U.S. Department of Interior PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

Plenary Agenda - August 29, 2022

Hosted Via ZoomGov (Committee Members), Broadcast via MS Teams (Public Access)

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Welcome, Blessing, and Roll Call 

  • Meeting Convened:  DFO Vickie Hanvey, DOI Office of Self Governance 
  • Opening Prayer:  Chairman W. Ron Allen, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe 
  • Welcome Remarks:   

DOI Agency Lead Director Sharee Freeman, DOI Office of Self Governance 

FMCS Facilitation Team  

  • Introductions, Roll Call 

DFO Vickie Hanvey 

1:15pm – 2:45pm

Negotiated Rulemaking Process – Briefings 

  • FACA Overview:   
  • Jennifer Heindl, Attorney-Adviser 

 DOI Division of General Law 

  • Ethics Overview:   
  • Erica Boyd, Attorney-Adviser 

DOI Departmental Ethics Office, Training, Education, and Communications Branch 

  • Extension of Authority:  Expert Briefings by  
  • Matt Jaffe, Partner 

 Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP 

  • Bryan Shade, Attorney-Adviser 

DOI Office of the Solicitor Division of Indian Affairs 

  • Extension of Authority:  Committee discussion and action 
  • Technical Amendment Audit Threshold:  Expert Briefings by  
  • Geoff Strommer, Partner 

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP 

  • Vickie Hanvey, Program Policy Analyst 

DOI Office of Self Governance 

  • Technical Amendment Audit Threshold:  Committee discussion and action 
2:45pm – 3:00pmBreak 
3:00pm – 3:15pmPublic Comment #1*  
3:15pm – 3:45pm

Federal and Tribal Caucuses (separate meetings) 

(Federal Mediators will visit both caucuses) 

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Committee Operating Protocols/Schedule and Agenda-Setting 

  • FMCS-facilitated discussion and deliberations 
4:45pm – 5:00pmPublic Comment #2* 
5:00pmMeeting adjourned: DFO Vickie Hanvey, DOI Office of Self Governance 

*Note:  Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on or before October 11, 2022, via email to comments@bia.gov

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