Legal Alert - BIA Proposes Rule Revisions for Rights-of-Way on Indian Lands


by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

On June 17, 2014, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published proposed revisions to 25 CFR Part 169, whereby the new rule seeks to comprehensively update and streamline the process for obtaining BIA grants of Rights-of-Way on Indian lands. The proposed rule also would further implement policy decisions applicable to rights-of-way as established in the new BIA leasing regulations in December of 2012.

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