The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing its intent to establish an Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will develop specific recommendations to address future management and administration of the Osage Mineral Estate, including potential revisions to the regulations governing leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining, 25 CFR Part 226. The Committee will include representatives of parties who would be affected by a final rule. BIA solicits comments on this proposal to establish the Committee and its proposed membership. BIA also invites anyone who will be significantly affected by the proposed rule and believes their interests will not be adequately represented by the proposed members listed below to nominate a member to the Committee.
Agency Contact: Mr. Robert Impson, Designated Federal Officer, Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 3111 W. Peak Blvd., Muskogee, OK 74401; firstname.lastname@example.org; (918) 781-4600; (918) 781-4604 (FAX).
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on July 18, 2012.