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Title 25Chapter ISubchapter HPart 170 → Subpart F


Title 25: Indians
PART 170—TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM


Subpart F—Program Oversight and Accountability


Contents
§170.700   What is the TTP national business plan?
§170.701   May a direct service Tribe and BIA Region sign a Memorandum of Understanding?
§170.702   What activities may the Secretaries review and monitor?
§170.703   What program reviews do the Secretaries conduct?
§170.704   What happens when the review process identifies areas for improvement?

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§170.700   What is the TTP national business plan?

The TTP national business plan delineates the respective roles and responsibilities of BIA and FHWA in the administration of the TTP and the process used for fulfilling those roles and responsibilities.

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§170.701   May a direct service Tribe and BIA Region sign a Memorandum of Understanding?

Yes. A direct service Tribe and BIA Region may sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). A TTP Tribal/BIA Region MOU is a document that a direct service Tribe and BIA may enter into to help define the roles, responsibilities and consultation process between the BIA regional office and the Indian Tribal government. It describes how the TTP will be carried out by BIA on the Tribe's behalf.

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§170.702   What activities may the Secretaries review and monitor?

The Secretaries review and monitor the performance of all TTP activities.

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§170.703   What program reviews do the Secretaries conduct?

(a) In accordance with title 23, the national business plan, 2 CFR part 200, and the Program Agreement or other appropriate agreements, BIADOT and FHWA shall conduct formal program reviews of BIA Regional Offices or Tribes to examine program procedures and identify improvements. For a BIA Regional Office review, the regional Tribes will be notified of these formal program reviews. Tribes may send representatives to these meetings at their own expense.

(b) The review will provide recommendations to improve the program, processes and controls of management, planning, design, construction, financial and administration activities.

(c) After the review, the review team shall:

(1) Make a brief oral report of findings and recommendations to the Tribal leadership or BIA Regional Director; and

(2) Within 60 days, provide a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Tribe, BIA, all participants, and affected Tribal governments and organizations.

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§170.704   What happens when the review process identifies areas for improvement?

When the review process identifies areas for improvement:

(a) The Tribe or regional office must develop a corrective action plan within 60 days;

(b) BIADOT and FHWA review and approve the plan;

(c) FHWA may provide technical assistance during the development and implementation of the plan; and

(d) The reviewed Tribe or BIA regional office implements the plan and reports either annually or biennially to BIADOT and FHWA on implementation.

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