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Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance ProgramThe Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a program funded by Cooperative Agreements with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) to assist tribes in developing transportation resources, infrastructure, and development opportunities for Northwest Tribes.
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Proposed Rule Notice- Tribal Transportation Program
Date and Time
February 12, 2015 9am - 4pm
In 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Programs in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21 Law), which replaced the existing Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program with the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP). Indian Affairs has been working with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration on updating regulations to comply with these changes. Last year, draft revisions to 25 CFR 170 were distributed and consultation sessions held on the draft. Tribal and other feedback was incorporated into the draft and now Indian Affairs has published the proposed rule.
The Proposed Rule is available here: 25 CFR 170 Proposed Rule
Comments on the Proposed Rule must be submitted by March 20th, 2015. Comments may be submitted in several ways:
1) Via email at: email@example.com Include the number 1076-AF19 in the submission.
2) Via mail to: Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 3623-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Include the number 1076-AF19 in the submission.
3) Via the internet at the Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov The rule is listed under the agency name "Bureau of Indian Affairs" and assigned Docket ID: BIA-2014-0005.
4) Via hand delivery to: Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 3623-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Include the number 1076-AF19 in the submission
To read the Tribal Leader Letter signed by the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, please click here: Tribal Leader Letter - TTP
The following consultation sessions have been scheduled to discuss the Proposed Rule. Additional details will be forthcoming in the coming month(s):
- Janaury 13, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Holiday Inn Capital Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)-446-0100
- January 15, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Bureau of Land Management, National Training Center, Room: Washington A/B/C (A-201), 9828 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051 (602)-906-5500
- January 27, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Minneapolis, MN
- January 29, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Oklahoma City, OK
- February 10, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Anchorage, AK
- February 12, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (local time) - Seattle, WA
Indian Affairs will post any additional consultation sessions on this website as they are scheduled.