(a) Upon receiving an application for a TERA, the Secretary must:
(1) Promptly notify the Designated Tribal Official in writing that the Secretary has received the application and the date it was received;
(2) Within 30 days from the date of receiving the application, determine whether the application is complete; and
(3) Take the following actions:
|If the Secretary determines that . . .||Then the Secretary must . . .|
|(i) The application is complete||(A) Issue a written notice and a request for an application consultation meeting to the Designated Tribal Official; and
(B) Identify in the written notice any financial assistance available from the Secretary to assist in implementing the TERA, including environmental review of individual projects; and
(C) If appropriate, notify other Departmental bureaus and offices of receiving the application and provide copies.
|(ii) The application is not complete||(A) Issue a written notice to the Designated Tribal Official that the application is not complete;
(B) Specify the additional information the Tribe is required to submit to make the application complete; and
(C) Start the 270-day review period only when the Secretary receives a complete application.
(b) Unless the Secretary notifies the Designated Tribal Official during the 30-day review period that the application is not complete, the application is presumed to be complete and the 270-day review period under 25 U.S.C. 3504(e)(2)(A) of the Act will begin as of the date that the application was received.