BIA extends comment period for changes to rights-of-way rule

Cover page for 2007 report to Congress on rights-of-way in Indian Country

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is once again extending the comment period on proposed changes to rights-of-way regulations.

Comment are now being accepted until November 3. An additional tribal consultation session will be held during the National Congress of American Indians annual conference later this month in Atlanta, Georgia.

"The current regulations governing rights-of-way across Indian land were promulgated over 40 years ago and last updated over 30 years ago,' the BIA said in a FAQ on its website. "As such, they are ill-suited to the modern requirements for rights-of-way and the need for faster timelines and a more transparent process for BIA approval."

Federal Register Notices:
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land (August 13, 2014)
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land (June 17, 2014)

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