Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

DOI Announces Leasing Final Rule

On November 5, 2015, DOI announced a final rule to expand leasing provisions to make the right-of-way process on Tribal lands more transparent and requires a firm timeline for approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and affected landowners. The new rule, effective 30 days after publication in the federal register, makes the right-of-way process more transparent by clearly delineating when a Bureau of Indian Affairs-approved right-of-way is required for access to Indian land, as well as when bureau approval and landowner consent are required for amendments, assignments and mortgages of right-of-way grants.

Click here to see the final rule.