Public Notice to Acquire
Land in Trust
ACTION: Notice of decision to acquire land into trust under 25 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 151.
SUMMARY: The Superintendent, Rosebud Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, on the below date, has made a final determination to acquire real property in trust for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The land is referred to as “RST Prairie Hills”, A-345-2017-0001, is described as follows:
Plat of Survey Tract “X” of Part of the SE¼ of Section 8, Township 38 North, Range 28 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Todd County, South Dakota, as set out in Book 3 of Plats on page 171, containing 104.44 acres, more or less.
This land is located within the exterior boundaries of the Rosebud Reservation.
DATE: This determination was made on December 14, 2017.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rosebud Agency, Post Office Box 228, Mission, South Dakota 57555, telephone (605) 856-2334.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR § 151.12(d)(2)(iii) that notice be given of the decision by the authorized representative of the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in trust.
A copy of the determination is available from the office identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice. Any party who wishes to seek judicial review of this decision must first exhaust administrative remedies under 25 CFR Part 2. This decision may be appealed to the Great Plains Regional Director in accordance with the regulations in 25 CFR Part 2. Your notice of appeal must be filed in the Superintendent’s office at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. The date of filing your notice of appeal is the date it is postmarked or the date it is personally delivered to the Superintendent’s office. Your notice of appeal must include your name, address, and telephone number and it should clearly identify the decision being appealed. If possible, attach a copy of the decision. The notice and the envelope in which it is mailed should be clearly labeled “Notice of Appeal.” Your notice of appeal must list the names and addresses of the interested parties known to you and certify that you have sent them copies of the notice. You must also send a copy of your notice of appeal to the Regional Director at Great Plains Regional Office, 115 4th Ave SE, Suite 400, MC 306, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401. If you are an Indian or Indian tribe and are not represented by an attorney, you may request assistance from this office in the preparation of your appeal.
You may include a statement of reasons with your notice of appeal, explaining why you believe the decision being appealed is in error. If you do not include your statement of reasons with your notice of appeal, you must mail or deliver it to the Superintendent’s office within 30 days after you file your notice of appeal. The statement of reasons and the envelope in which it is mailed should be clearly labeled “Statement of Reasons.” It must be accompanied by or otherwise incorporate all supporting documents. You must send copies of your statement of reasons to all interested parties and the Regional Director.
If no appeal is timely filed, this decision will become final for the Department of the Interior at the expiration of the appeal period. No extension of time may be granted for filing a notice of appeal.
Published four times at the total approximate cost of $148.05
Published: December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 2017