Allows the Secretary of the Interior to establish an Under Secretary for Indian Affairs who is to report directly to the Secretary of the Interior and coordinate with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians ("OST") to ensure an orderly transition of OST functions to an agency or bureau within Interior;
Requires Interior to prepare a transition plan and timetable for how identified OST functions might be moved to other entities within the Department of the Interior;
Requires appraisals and valuations of Indian trust property to be administered by a single administrative entity within Interior; and
Requires Interior to establish minimum qualifications for individuals to prepare appraisals and valuations of Indian trust property and allow an appraisal or valuation by a qualified person to be considered final without being reviewed or approved by Interior.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Debra DuMontier, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 816-1131
Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
email@example.com or (202) 273-4680
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