ACTION: Notice of decision to acquire land into trust under 25 Code of Federal Regulations, part 151.

SUMMARY: The Superintendent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, on the below date, has made a determination to acquire real property in trust for the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. The land referred to as the former “Eagle Feather” property, herein and as described as: The W ½ of the E ½ of the SW ¼, Section 35, Township 39 North, Range 15 West, Burnett County, Wisconsin. This parcel contains 40.00 acres, more or less.

DATE: This determination was made on September 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Great Lakes Agency, Superintendent Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 916 W. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, Wisconsin 54806, telephone (715) 682-4527.

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 into 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 Midwest 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 CONACT section 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 clearly be labeled “Notice of Appeal.” Your notice of appeal must list the names and addresses of the interested parties known to you and to 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 and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Regional Office, Norman Point II, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437. 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.


(Oct. 9)