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Title 42Chapter ISubchapter MPart 137


TITLE 42—Public Health

CHAPTER I—PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SUBCHAPTER M—INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

PART 137—TRIBAL SELF-GOVERNANCE

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Subpart A—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§137.1
Authority, purpose and scope
§137.2
Congressional policy.
§137.3
Effect on existing Tribal rights.
§137.4
May Title V be construed to limit or reduce in any way the funding for any program, project, or activity serving an Indian Tribe under this or other applicable Federal law?
§137.5
Effect of these regulations on Federal program guidelines, manual, or policy directives.
§137.6
Secretarial policy.
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Subpart B—DEFINITIONS

§137.10
Definitions.
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Subpart C—SELECTION OF INDIAN TRIBES FOR PARTICIPATION IN SELF-GOVERNANCE

§137.15
Who may participate in Tribal Self-Governance?
§137.16
What if more than 50 Indian Tribes apply to participate in self-governance?
§137.17
May more than one Indian Tribe participate in the same compact and/or funding agreement?
§137.18
What criteria must an Indian Tribe satisfy to be eligible to participate in self-governance?

Planning Phase

§137.20
What is required during the planning phase?
§137.21
How does an Indian Tribe demonstrate financial stability and financial management capacity?
§137.22
May the Secretary consider uncorrected significant and material audit exceptions identified regarding centralized financial and administrative functions?
§137.23
For purposes of determining eligibility for participation in self-governance, may the Secretary consider any other information regarding the Indian Tribe's financial stability and financial management capacity?
§137.24
Are there grants available to assist the Indian Tribe to meet the requirements to participate in self-governance?
§137.25
Are planning and negotiation grants available?
§137.26
Must an Indian Tribe receive a planning or negotiation grant to be eligible to participate in self-governance?
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Subpart D—SELF-GOVERNANCE COMPACT

§137.30
What is a self-governance compact?
§137.31
What is included in a compact?
§137.32
Is a compact required to participate in self-governance?
§137.33
May an Indian Tribe negotiate a funding agreement at the same time it is negotiating a compact?
§137.34
May a funding agreement be executed without negotiating a compact?
§137.35
What is the term of a self-governance compact?
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Subpart E—FUNDING AGREEMENTS

§137.40
What is a funding agreement?
§137.41
What PSFAs must be included in a funding agreement?
§137.42
What Tribal shares may be included in a funding agreement?
§137.43
May a Tribe negotiate and leave funds with IHS for retained services?

Terms in a Funding Agreement

§137.45
What terms must be included in a funding agreement?
§137.46
May additional terms be included in a funding agreement?
§137.47
Do any provisions of Title I apply to compacts, funding agreements, and construction project agreements negotiated under Title V of the Act?
§137.48
What is the effect of incorporating a Title I provision into a compact or funding agreement?
§137.49
What if a Self-Governance Tribe requests such incorporation at the negotiation stage of a compact or funding agreement?

Term of a Funding Agreement

§137.55
What is the term of a funding agreement?
§137.56
Does a funding agreement remain in effect after the end of its term?
§137.57
How is a funding agreement amended during the effective period of the funding agreement?
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Subpart F—STATUTORILY MANDATED GRANTS

§137.60
May a statutorily mandated grant be added to a funding agreement?
§137.65
May a Self-Governance Tribe receive statutorily mandated grant funding in an annual lump sum advance payment?
§137.66
May a Self-Governance Tribe keep interest earned on statutorily mandated grant funds?
§137.67
How may a Self-Governance Tribe use interest earned on statutorily mandated grant funds?
§137.68
May funds from a statutorily mandated grant added to a funding agreement be reallocated?
§137.69
May a statutorily mandated grant program added to a funding agreement be redesigned?
§137.70
Are the reporting requirements different for a statutorily mandated grant program added to a funding agreement?
§137.71
May the Secretary and the Self-Governance Tribe develop separate programmatic reporting requirements for statutorily mandated grants?
§137.72
Are Self-Governance Tribes and their employees carrying out statutorily mandated grant programs added to a funding agreement covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)?
§137.73
What provisions of Title V apply to statutorily mandated grants added to the funding agreement?
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Subpart G—FUNDING

General

§137.75
What funds must the Secretary transfer to a Self-Governance Tribe in a funding agreement?
§137.76
When must the Secretary transfer to a Self-Governance Tribe funds identified in a funding agreement?
§137.77
When must the Secretary transfer funds that were not paid as part of the initial lump sum payment?
§137.78
May a Self-Governance Tribe negotiate a funding agreement for a term longer or shorter than one year?
§137.79
What funds must the Secretary include in a funding agreement?

Prohibitions

§137.85
Is the Secretary prohibited from failing or refusing to transfer funds that are due to a Self-Governance Tribe under Title V?
§137.86
Is the Secretary prohibited from reducing the amount of funds required under Title V to make funding available for self-governance monitoring or administration by the Secretary?
§137.87
May the Secretary reduce the amount of funds due under Title V in subsequent years?
§137.88
May the Secretary reduce the amount of funds required under Title V to pay for Federal functions, including Federal pay costs, Federal employee retirement benefits, automated data processing, technical assistance, and monitoring of activities under the Act?
§137.89
May the Secretary reduce the amount of funds required under Title V to pay for costs of Federal personnel displaced by contracts under Title I or Self-Governance under Title V?
§137.90
May the Secretary increase the funds required under the funding agreement?

Acquisition of Goods and Services From the IHS

§137.95
May a Self-Governance Tribe purchase goods and services from the IHS on a reimbursable basis?

Prompt Payment Act

§137.96
Does the Prompt Payment Act apply to funds transferred to a Self-Governance Tribe in a compact or funding agreement?

Interest or Other Income on Transfers

§137.100
May a Self-Governance Tribe retain and spend interest earned on any funds paid under a compact or funding agreement?
§137.101
What standard applies to a Self-Governance Tribe's management of funds paid under a compact or funding agreement?

Carryover of Funds

§137.105
May a Self-Governance Tribe carryover from one year to the next any funds that remain at the end of the funding agreement?

Program Income

§137.110
May a Self-Governance Tribe retain and expend any program income earned pursuant to a compact and funding agreement?

Limitation of Costs

§137.115
Is a Self-Governance Tribe obligated to continue performance under a compact or funding agreement if the Secretary does not transfer sufficient funds?

Stable Base Budget

§137.120
May a Self-Governance Tribe's funding agreement provide for a stable base budget?
§137.121
What funds may be included in a stable base budget amount?
§137.122
May a Self-Governance Tribe with a stable base budget receive other funding under its funding agreement?
§137.123
Once stable base funding is negotiated, do funding amounts change from year to year?
§137.124
Does the effective period of a stable base budget have to be the same as the term of the funding agreement?
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Subpart H—FINAL OFFER

§137.130
What is covered by this subpart?
§137.131
When should a final offer be submitted?
§137.132
How does the Indian Tribe submit a final offer?
§137.133
What does a final offer contain?
§137.134
When does the 45 day review period begin?
§137.135
May the Secretary request and obtain an extension of time of the 45 day review period?
§137.136
What happens if the agency takes no action within the 45 day review period (or any extensions thereof)?
§137.137
If the 45 day review period or extension thereto, has expired, and the Tribes offer is deemed accepted by operation of law, are there any exceptions to this rule?
§137.138
Once the Indian Tribe's final offer has been accepted or deemed accepted by operation of law, what is the next step?

Rejection of Final Offers

§137.140
On what basis may the Secretary reject an Indian Tribe's final offer?
§137.141
How does the Secretary reject a final offer?
§137.142
What is a “significant danger” or “risk” to the public health?
§137.143
How is the funding level to which the Indian Tribe is entitled determined?
§137.144
Is technical assistance available to an Indian Tribe to avoid rejection of a final offer?
§137.145
If the Secretary rejects a final offer, is the Secretary required to provide the Indian Tribe with technical assistance?
§137.146
If the Secretary rejects all or part of a final offer, is the Indian Tribe entitled to an appeal?
§137.147
Do those portions of the compact, funding agreement, or amendment not in dispute go into effect?
§137.148
Does appealing the decision of the Secretary prevent entering into the compact, funding agreement, or amendment?

Burden of Proof

§137.150
What is the burden of proof in an appeal from rejection of a final offer?

Decision Maker

§137.155
What constitutes a final agency action?
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Subpart I—OPERATIONAL PROVISIONS

Conflicts of Interest

§137.160
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to address potential conflicts of interest?

Audits and Cost Principles

§137.165
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to undertake annual audits?
§137.166
Are there exceptions to the annual audit requirements?
§137.167
What cost principles must a Self-Governance Tribe follow when participating in self-governance under Title V?
§137.168
May the Secretary require audit or accounting standards other than those specified in §137.167?
§137.169
How much time does the Federal Government have to make a claim against a Self-Governance Tribe relating to any disallowance of costs, based on an audit conducted under §137.165?
§137.170
When does the 365 day period commence?
§137.171
Where do Self-Governance Tribes send their audit reports?
§137.172
Should the audit report be sent anywhere else to ensure receipt by the Secretary?
§137.173
Does a Self-Governance Tribe have a right of appeal from a disallowance?

Records

§137.175
Is a Self-Governance Tribe required to maintain a recordkeeping system?
§137.176
Are Tribal records subject to the Freedom of Information Act and Federal Privacy Act?
§137.177
Is the Self-Governance Tribe required to make its records available to the Secretary?
§137.178
May Self-Governance Tribes store patient records at the Federal Records Centers?
§137.179
May a Self-Governance Tribe make agreements with the Federal Records Centers regarding disclosure and release of the patient records stored pursuant to §137.178?
§137.180
Are there other laws that govern access to patient records?

Redesign

§137.185
May a Self-Governance Tribe redesign or consolidate the PSFAs that are included in a funding agreement and reallocate or redirect funds for such PSFAs?

Non-Duplication

§137.190
Is a Self-Governance Tribe that receives funds under Title V also entitled to contract under section 102 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 450(f)] for such funds?

Health Status Reports

§137.200
Are there reporting requirements for Self-Governance Tribes under Title V?
§137.201
What are the purposes of the Tribal reporting requirements?
§137.202
What types of information will Self-Governance Tribes be expected to include in the reports?
§137.203
May a Self-Governance Tribe participate in a voluntary national uniform data collection effort with the IHS?
§137.204
How will this voluntary national uniform data set be developed?
§137.205
Will this voluntary uniform data set reporting activity be required of all Self-Governance Tribes entering into a compact with the IHS under Title V?
§137.206
Why does the IHS need this information?
§137.207
Will funding be provided to the Self-Governance Tribe to compensate for the costs of reporting?

Savings

§137.210
What happens if self-governance activities under Title V reduce the administrative or other responsibilities of the Secretary with respect to the operation of Indian programs and result in savings?
§137.211
How does a Self-Governance Tribe learn whether self-governance activities have resulted in savings as described in §137.210.

Access to Government Furnished Property

§137.215
How does a Self-Governance Tribe obtain title to real and personal property furnished by the Federal Government for use in the performance of a compact, funding agreement, construction project agreement, or grant agreement pursuant to section 512(c) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-11(c)]?

Matching and Cost Participation Requirements

§137.217
May funds provided under compacts, funding agreements, or grants made pursuant to Title V be treated as non-Federal funds for purposes of meeting matching or cost participation requirements under any other Federal or non-Federal program?

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

§137.220
Do section 314 of Public Law 101-512 [25 U.S.C. 450f note] and section 102(d) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 450f(d)] (regarding, in part, FTCA coverage) apply to compacts, funding agreements and construction project agreements?
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Subpart J—REGULATION WAIVER

§137.225
What regulations may be waived under Title V?
§137.226
How does a Self-Governance Tribe request a waiver?
§137.227
How much time does the Secretary have to act on a waiver request?
§137.228
Upon what basis may the waiver request be denied?
§137.229
What happens if the Secretary neither approves or denies a waiver request within the time specified in §137.227?
§137.230
Is the Secretary's decision on a waiver request final for the Department?
§137.231
May a Self-Governance Tribe appeal the Secretary's decision to deny its request for a waiver of a regulation promulgated under section 517 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-16]?
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Subpart K—WITHDRAWAL

§137.235
May an Indian Tribe withdraw from a participating inter-Tribal consortium or Tribal organization?
§137.236
When does a withdrawal become effective?
§137.237
How are funds redistributed when an Indian Tribe fully or partially withdraws from a compact or funding agreement and elects to enter a contract or compact?
§137.238
How are funds distributed when an Indian Tribe fully or partially withdraws from a compact or funding agreement administered by an inter-Tribal consortium or Tribal organization serving more than one Indian Tribe and the withdrawing Indian Tribe elects not to enter a contract or compact?
§137.239
If the withdrawing Indian Tribe elects to operate PSFAs carried out under a compact or funding agreement under Title V through a contract under Title I, is the resulting contract considered a mature contract under section 4(h) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 450b(h)]?
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Subpart L—RETROCESSION

§137.245
What is retrocession?
§137.246
How does a Self-Governance Tribe retrocede a PSFA?
§137.247
What is the effective date of a retrocession?
§137.248
What effect will a retrocession have on a retroceding Self-Governance Tribe's rights to contract or compact under the Act?
§137.249
Will retrocession adversely affect funding available for the retroceded program?
§137.250
How are funds distributed when a Self-Governance Tribe fully or partially retrocedes from its compact or funding agreement?
§137.251.
What obligation does the retroceding Self-Governance Tribe have with respect to returning property that was provided by the Secretary under the compact or funding agreement and that was used in the operation of the retroceded program?
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Subpart M—REASSUMPTION

§137.255
What does reassumption mean?
§137.256
Under what circumstances may the Secretary reassume a program, service, function, or activity (or portion thereof)?
§137.257
What steps must the Secretary take prior to reassumption becoming effective?
§137.258
Does the Self-Governance Tribe have a right to a hearing prior to a non-immediate reassumption becoming effective?
§137.259
What happens if the Secretary determines that the Self-Governance Tribe has not corrected the conditions that the Secretary identified in the notice?
§137.260
What is the earliest date on which a reassumption can be effective?
§137.261
Does the Secretary have the authority to immediately reassume a PSFA?
§137.262
If the Secretary reassumes a PSFA immediately, when must the Secretary provide the Self-Governance Tribe with a hearing?
§137.263
May the Secretary provide a grant to a Self-Governance Tribe for technical assistance to overcome conditions identified under §137.257?
§137.264
To what extent may the Secretary require the Self-Governance Tribe to return property that was provided by the Secretary under the compact or funding agreement and used in the operation of the reassumed program?
§137.265
May a Tribe be reimbursed for actual and reasonable close out costs incurred after the effective date of reassumption?
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Subpart N—CONSTRUCTION

Purpose and Scope

§137.270
What is covered by this subpart?
§137.271
Why is there a separate subpart in these regulations for construction project agreements?
§137.272
What other alternatives are available for Self-Governance Tribes to perform construction projects?
§137.273
What are IHS construction PSFAs?
§137.274
Does this subpart cover construction programs?
§137.275
May Self-Governance Tribes include IHS construction programs in a construction project agreement or in a funding agreement?

Construction Definitions

§137.280
Construction Definitions.

NEPA Process

§137.285
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to accept Federal environmental responsibilities to enter into a construction project agreement?
§137.286
Do Self-Governance Tribes become Federal agencies when they assume these Federal environmental responsibilities?
§137.287
What is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
§137.288
What is the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)?
§137.289
What is a Federal undertaking under NHPA?
§137.290
What additional provisions of law are related to NEPA and NHPA?
§137.291
May Self-Governance Tribes carry out construction projects without assuming these Federal environmental responsibilities?
§137.292
How do Self-Governance Tribes assume environmental responsibilities for construction projects under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.293
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to adopt a separate resolution or take equivalent Tribal action to assume environmental responsibilities for each construction project agreement?
§137.294
What is the typical IHS environmental review process for construction projects?
§137.295
May Self-Governance Tribes elect to develop their own environmental review process?
§137.296
How does a Self-Governance Tribe comply with NEPA and NHPA?
§137.297
If the environmental review procedures of a Federal agency are adopted by a Self-Governance Tribe, is the Self-Governance Tribe responsible for ensuring the agency's policies and procedures meet the requirements of NEPA, NHPA, and related environmental laws?
§137.298
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to comply with Executive Orders to fulfill their environmental responsibilities under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.299
Are Federal funds available to cover the cost of Self-Governance Tribes carrying out environmental responsibilities?
§137.300
Since Federal environmental responsibilities are new responsibilities, which may be assumed by Tribes under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8], are there additional funds available to Self-Governance Tribes to carry out these formerly inherently Federal responsibilities?
§137.301
How are project and program environmental review costs identified?
§137.302
Are Federal funds available to cover start-up costs associated with initial Tribal assumption of environmental responsibilities?
§137.303
Are Federal or other funds available for training associated with Tribal assumption of environmental responsibilities?
§137.304
May Self-Governance Tribes buy back environmental services from the IHS?
§137.305
May Self-Governance Tribes act as lead, cooperating, or joint lead agencies for environmental review purposes?
§137.306
How are Self-Governance Tribes recognized as having lead, cooperating, or joint lead agency status?
§137.307
What Federal environmental responsibilities remain with the Secretary when a Self-Governance Tribe assumes Federal environmental responsibilities for construction projects under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.308
Does the Secretary have any enforcement authority for Federal environmental responsibilities assumed by Tribes under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.309
How are NEPA and NHPA obligations typically enforced?
§137.310
Are Self-Governance Tribes required to grant a limited waiver of their sovereign immunity to assume Federal environmental responsibilities under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.311
Are Self-Governance Tribes entitled to determine the nature and scope of the limited immunity waiver required under section 509(a)(2) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8(a)(2)]?
§137.312
Who is the proper defendant in a civil enforcement action under section 509(a)(2) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8(a)(2)]?

Notification (Prioritization Process, Planning, Development and Construction)

§137.320
Is the Secretary required to consult with affected Indian Tribes concerning construction projects and programs?
§137.321
How do Indian Tribes and the Secretary identify and request funds for needed construction projects?
§137.322
Is the Secretary required to notify an Indian Tribe that funds are available for a construction project or a phase of a project?

Project Assumption Process

§137.325
What does a Self-Governance Tribe do if it wants to perform a construction project under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.326
What must a Tribal proposal for a construction project agreement contain?
§137.327
May multiple projects be included in a single construction project agreement?
§137.328
Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines and manuals?
§137.329
What environmental considerations must be included in the construction project agreement?
§137.330
What happens if the Self-Governance Tribe and the Secretary cannot develop a mutually agreeable construction project agreement?
§137.331
May the Secretary reject a final construction project proposal based on a determination of Tribal capacity or capability?
§137.332
On what basis may the Secretary reject a final construction project proposal?
§137.333
What procedures must the Secretary follow if the Secretary rejects a final construction project proposal, in whole or in part?
§137.334
What happens if the Secretary fails to notify the Self-Governance Tribe of a decision to approve or reject a final construction project proposal within the time period allowed?
§137.335
What costs may be included in the budget for a construction agreement?
§137.336
What is the difference between fixed-price and cost-reimbursement agreements?
§137.337
What funding must the Secretary provide in a construction project agreement?
§137.338
Must funds from other sources be incorporated into a construction project agreement?
§137.339
May a Self-Governance Tribe use project funds for matching or cost participation requirements under other Federal and non-Federal programs?
§137.340
May a Self-Governance Tribe contribute funding to a project?
§137.341
How will a Self-Governance Tribe receive payment under a construction project agreement?
§137.342
What happens to funds remaining at the conclusion of a cost reimbursement construction project?
§137.343
What happens to funds remaining at the conclusion of a fixed price construction project?
§137.344
May a Self-Governance Tribe reallocate funds among construction project agreements?

Roles of Self-Governance Tribe in Establishing and Implementing Construction Project Agreements

§137.350
Is a Self-Governance Tribe responsible for completing a construction project in accordance with the negotiated construction project agreement?
§137.351
Is a Self-Governance Tribe required to submit construction project progress and financial reports for construction project agreements?
§137.352
What is contained in a construction project progress report?
§137.353
What is contained in a construction project financial report?

Roles of the Secretary in Establishing and Implementing Construction Project Agreements

§137.360
Does the Secretary approve project planning and design documents prepared by the Self-Governance Tribe?
§137.361
Does the Secretary have any other opportunities to approve planning or design documents prepared by the Self-Governance Tribe?
§137.362
May construction project agreements be amended?
§137.363
What is the procedure for the Secretary's review and approval of amendments?
§137.364
What constitutes a significant change in the original scope of work?
§137.365
What is the procedure for the Secretary's review and approval of project planning and design documents submitted by the Self-Governance Tribe?
§137.366
May the Secretary conduct onsite project oversight visits?
§137.367
May the Secretary issue a stop work order under a construction project agreement?
§137.368
Is the Secretary responsible for oversight and compliance of health and safety codes during construction projects being performed by a Self-Governance Tribe under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 488aaa-8]?

Other

§137.370
Do all provisions of this part apply to construction project agreements under this subpart?
§137.371
Who takes title to real property purchased with funds provided under a construction project agreement?
§137.372
Does the Secretary have a role in the fee-to-trust process when real property is purchased with construction project agreement funds?
§137.373
Do Federal real property laws, regulations and procedures that apply to the Secretary also apply to Self-Governance Tribes that purchase real property with funds provided under a construction project agreement?
§137.374
Does the Secretary have a role in reviewing or monitoring a Self-Governance Tribe's actions in acquiring or leasing real property with funds provided under a construction project agreement?
§137.375
Are Tribally-owned facilities constructed under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8] eligible for replacement, maintenance, and improvement funds on the same basis as if title to such property were vested in the United States?
§137.376
Are design and construction projects performed by Self-Governance Tribes under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8] subject to Federal metric requirements?
§137.377
Do Federal procurement laws and regulations apply to construction project agreements performed under section 509 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-8]?
§137.378
Do the Federal Davis-Bacon Act and wage rates apply to construction projects performed by Self-Governance Tribes using their own funds or other non-Federal funds?
§137.379
Do Davis-Bacon wage rates apply to construction projects performed by Self-Governance Tribes using Federal funds?
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Subpart O—SECRETARIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Budget Request

§137.401
What role does Tribal consultation play in the IHS annual budget request process?

Reports

§137.405
Is the Secretary required to report to Congress on administration of Title V and the funding requirements presently funded or unfunded?
§137.406
In compiling reports pursuant to this section, may the Secretary impose any reporting requirements on Self-Governance Tribes, not otherwise provided in Title V?
§137.407
What guidelines will be used by the Secretary to compile information required for the report?
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Subpart P—APPEALS

§137.410
For the purposes of section 110 of the Act [25 U.S.C. 450m-1] does the term contract include compacts, funding agreements, and construction project agreements entered into under Title V?

Post-Award Disputes

§137.412
Do the regulations at 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart N apply to compacts, funding agreements, and construction project agreements entered into under Title V?

Pre-Award Disputes

§137.415
What decisions may an Indian Tribe appeal under §137.415 through 137.436?
§137.416
Do §§137.415 through 137.436 apply to any other disputes?
§137.417
What procedures apply to Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) proceedings?
§137.418
How does an Indian Tribe know where and when to file its appeal from decisions made by IHS?
§137.419
What authority does the IBIA have under §§137.415 through 137.436?
§137.420
Does an Indian Tribe have any options besides an appeal?
§137.421
How does an Indian Tribe request an informal conference?
§137.422
How is an informal conference held?
§137.423
What happens after the informal conference?
§137.424
Is the recommended decision from the informal conference final for the Secretary?
§137.425
How does an Indian Tribe appeal the initial decision if it does not request an informal conference or if it does not agree with the recommended decision resulting from the informal conference?
§137.426
May an Indian Tribe get an extension of time to file a notice of appeal?
§137.427
What happens after an Indian Tribe files an appeal?
§137.428
How is a hearing arranged?
§137.429
What happens when a hearing is necessary?
§137.430
What is the Secretary's burden of proof for appeals covered by §137.415?
§137.431
What rights do Indian Tribes and the Secretary have during the appeal process?
§137.432
What happens after the hearing?
§137.433
Is the recommended decision always final?
§137.434
If an Indian Tribe objects to the recommended decision, what will the Secretary do?
§137.435
Will an appeal adversely affect the Indian Tribe's rights in other compact, funding negotiations, or construction project agreement?
§137.436
Will the decisions on appeal be available for the public to review?

Appeals of an Immediate Reassumption of a Self-Governance Program

§137.440
What happens in the case of an immediate reassumption under section 507(a)(2)(C) of the Act [25 U.S.C. 458aaa-6(a)(2)(C)]?
§137.441
Will there be a hearing?
§137.442
What happens after the hearing?
§137.443
Is the recommended decision always final?
§137.444
If a Self-Governance Tribe objects to the recommended decision, what action will the Secretary take?
§137.445
Will an immediate reassumption appeal adversely affect the Self-Governance Tribe's rights in other self-governance negotiations?

Equal Access to Justice Act Fees

§137.450
Does the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) apply to appeals under this subpart?


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