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AGENCY:

Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of final criteria, guidelines, and program implementation.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is providing notification of final criteria and guidelines for Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of statistical data. ANAs are geographic entities within the state of Alaska defined for the collection, tabulation, and presentation of decennial census data and will be used for the 2010 Census. ANAs also will be used to tabulate and present period estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) after 2010 and potentially other Census Bureau statistical data. ANAs consist of two types of unique geographic entities: Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native village statistical areas (ANVSAs)[1] . The Census Bureau has not changed the process for naming and delineating boundaries of ANRCs from that used in Census 2000. The Census Bureau announces revisions to the criteria and guidelines for eligibility, location, delineation, and naming of ANVSAs to ensure more consistent and comparable ANSVAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANAs.[2] This Notice also contains definitions of key terms used in the ANVSA criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census.

The Census Bureau will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register with final criteria and guidelines for American Indian Areas (AIAs) for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau will offer designated tribal governments or associations an opportunity through the Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the boundaries and names of their ANAs.

DATES:

Effective Date: This Notice's final criteria and guidelines will be effective on November 4, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

The Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, via e-mail at geo.tsap.list@census.gov or telephone at (301) 763-3056.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to Title 13 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 141(a) (2000), the Secretary of Commerce, as delegated to the Census Bureau, undertakes the decennial census every ten years “in such form and content as he may determine.” This language gives wide discretion to the Census Bureau in taking the census.

The Census Bureau portrays the boundaries of both legal and statistical geographic entities for the purpose of collecting, tabulating, and presenting meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data from the decennial census, the ACS, and potentially other censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau attempts to develop objective criteria and guidelines to establish geographic entities that meet this purpose.

The Census Bureau is committed to delineating geographic entity boundaries in partnership with tribal, state, and local officials using criteria and guidelines developed in an open process. It is the responsibility of the Census Bureau to ensure that geographic entity criteria and guidelines achieve the goal of providing meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data. While aware that there are non-Census Bureau uses of ANAs and the data tabulated for them, the Census Bureau will not modify ANA boundaries or attributes specifically to meet the requirements of any of these programmatic uses, including any attempt to meet the specific program requirements of other government agencies. Further, changes made to a geographic entity to meet the requirements of a specific non-Census Bureau program may have detrimental effects on uses of the same geographic entity for other programs. In addition, the Census Bureau makes no attempt to specifically link the establishment of statistical geographic entities to federal, tribal, or state laws.

The development of the ANAs has been an evolutionary process in which the Census Bureau has worked with various data users to develop geographic entities that both aid in census enumeration and tabulation activities and are meaningful for Alaska Natives, their governments, associations working with Alaska Natives, and the federal and state agencies administering tribal programs benefiting Alaska Natives.

ANRCs are corporate entities organized to conduct both for-profit and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (as amended) (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. (2000)). ANRCs are geographic entities with legally defined boundaries that subdivide all of Alaska into twelve regions, except for the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community). A thirteenth non-geographic ANRC represents Alaska Natives who do not belong to one of the other twelve ANRCs; the Census Bureau does not tabulate or present data for this thirteenth ANRC. The twelve geographic ANRCs are what the Census Bureau terms “legal geographic entities.” There are no changes to the process by which the Census Bureau acquires updates to ANRC boundaries and names.

ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the residences, Start Printed Page 65573permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receive governmental services from the defining Alaska Native village (ANV), and that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a substantial proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are unpopulated or that do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV. For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau has adopted the ANVSA criteria and guidelines conveyed within this Notice. The final criteria and guidelines are discussed more fully below.

I. History of Alaska Native Areas in the Decennial Census

Prior to the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau had no program specifically designed to recognize or tabulate data for ANAs. Data were published for most of the ANVs as either incorporated places or “unincorporated places” (referred to as census designated places (CDPs) in later censuses). Congress used data tabulated from the 1970 Census for these places, in conjunction with other information, to determine if they qualified as a “Native village” or a “Native group” in accordance with the ANCSA.

Upon enactment of the ANCSA, the Census Bureau began to report data specifically for ANAs beginning with the 1980 Census. The types of ANAs included in the 1980 Census were based on recommendations of an ad hoc interagency committee established by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to examine how the federal government could provide improved data for Alaska Natives. In addition to input from OMB, the Census Bureau also consulted directly with Alaska Native tribal governments and associations, as well as Alaska State officials.

The Census Bureau used approximate boundaries for the ANRCs to tabulate data from the 1980 Census. Data for ANRCs were not published as part of the standard decennial census tabulations, but were included in a supplementary report. In sparsely populated areas, the ANRC boundaries were generalized to follow visible features and the boundaries of other census geographic entities.

For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau worked with Alaska State officials to identify the names and locations of ANVs recognized in accordance with the ANCSA, and to delineate their boundaries. The boundaries of most ANVs coincided with the boundaries of other census geographic entities, in particular incorporated places and CDPs. For the few remaining ANVs whose boundaries did not coincide with incorporated place or CDP boundaries, the Census Bureau delineated boundaries that corresponded to one or more enumeration districts (similar to the block groups of later censuses). For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau identified 209 ANVs.

After reviewing these data from the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau discovered that the territory encompassing housing units and population associated with an ANV did not necessarily correspond with the territory of an incorporated place or CDP of the same name. In addition, ANV and ANRC officials commented that the ANV boundaries for the 1980 Census were not their historical or traditional boundaries. The ANV boundaries also did not represent the land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances for the Alaska Native Village Corporations (ANVCs) made pursuant to the ANCSA or the lands historically or traditionally used for subsistence activities, including hunting and fishing. In response to these concerns and to emphasize that these points were all valid, the Census Bureau changed the term for these statistical geographic entities from ANVs to ANVSAs to indicate that while they still were based on the historical or traditional location of the ANV, they did not necessarily represent the ANV's historical or traditional boundary.

To improve the accuracy of ANRC boundaries for the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau transferred the ANRC boundaries from a source map provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) onto a series of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:250,000-scale topographic maps. The Census Bureau implemented a review process, which included the participation of each ANRC, to verify that the ANRC regional boundary was updated correctly. At the request of ANRCs, the Census Bureau worked directly with the ANRC's non-profit associations, whose purpose is to conduct the sociocultural outreach and support for members and other Alaska Natives within their region, in reviewing each regional boundary.

ANV government officials and ANRC non-profit association officials were encouraged to delineate ANVSA boundaries for the 1990 Census to facilitate enumeration of Alaska Natives, especially in remote Alaska. To meet the need for suitable boundaries for use in collecting, tabulating, and presenting data for ANV housing and population by aiding in the correct allocation of housing units and thus population, ANVSA boundaries were required to follow physical features that would likely be visible to census enumerators, such as roads, trails, shorelines, rivers, streams, and ridgelines, or locally known boundaries of other legal geographic entities, such as boroughs,[3] ANRCs, etc. For the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau identified 217 ANVSAs.

There were no changes to the types of ANAs identified for Census 2000. Similar to the 1990 Census, ANRC boundaries were reviewed by officials of the ANRC non-profit associations. A few small boundary corrections were made for some of the ANRCs. The new development seen in the Census 2000 was the introduction of tribal-designated statistical areas (TDSAs) in Alaska. TDSAs had existed in some of the forty-eight conterminous states for the 1990 Census, but they had purposely been excluded from Alaska because ANVSAs were thought to cover all the ANVs in Alaska. Some data users stated that there was a difference between those ANVs that participated in the ANCSA and those that did not, but were recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as tribes and eligible to receive services from the BIA. In an attempt to remedy this, the Census Bureau introduced TDSAs in Alaska. For Census 2000, the Census Bureau identified 205 ANVSAs and 2 TDSAs in Alaska. Fewer ANVSAs were delineated for Census 2000 primarily because some of the ANVs identified in previous censuses were not recognized in accordance with the ANCSA or recognized by the BIA.

II. Summary of Comments Received in Response to the “Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census” March 17, 2008 Federal Register (73 FR 14203)

The March 17, 2008, Federal Register Notice (73 FR 14203) requested Start Printed Page 65574comment on proposed criteria and guidelines for ANAs for the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau received no comments during the allotted 90-day comment period.

The proposed criteria and guidelines reflected input received during various meetings and discussions with ANV and ANRC non-profit association representatives, including a conference held in Anchorage, Alaska, in October 2007. The Census Bureau also consulted with its American Indian and Alaska Native Advisory Committee in November 2006 to obtain input on potential proposed criteria and guidelines. Although no comments were received in response to the published proposed criteria and guidelines, the Census Bureau, based on previous discussions and consultations, is confident that these criteria and guidelines are acceptable and, therefore, adopts the criteria and guidelines as published in the March 17, 2008, Federal Register (73 FR 14203). Comments and concerns expressed in these discussions and consultations were reflected in the published proposed criteria and guidelines.

III. Final Alaska Native Areas for the 2010 Census

A. Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs)

The Census Bureau is not changing the process for delineating the ANRC boundaries for the 2010 Census; the process will remain the same as in 2000. The boundaries used by the Census Bureau for the ANRCs represent their regional boundaries established pursuant to the ANCSA. These boundaries do not take into consideration land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances under the ANCSA, nor any form of land ownership. Each ANRC's boundary will be reviewed, especially in relation to the boundaries of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) townships and sections, to confirm that it is the correct legal boundary for that region as developed under the ANCSA. Each ANRC will also be reviewed to determine if the correct ANVSAs are depicted within its regional boundary. At the request of the ANRCs, the Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the twelve ANRC non-profit associations to review their regional boundaries and to ensure that the name for each region continues to closely match the name of the for-profit ANRC for that region (see Table 1).

Table 1—ANRC For-Profit Corporations and Non-Profit Associations

ANRC nameFor-profit Alaska Native Regional CorporationNon-profit Alaska Native Regional Association
1AhtnaAhtna, IncorporatedCopper River Native Association.
2AleutThe Aleut CorporationAleutian-Pribilof Islands Association.
3Arctic SlopeArctic Slope Regional CorporationArctic Slope Native Association.
4Bering StraitsBering Straits Native CorporationKawerak, Incorporated.
5Bristol BayBristol Bay Native CorporationBristol Bay Native Association.
6CalistaCalista CorporationAssociation of Village Council Presidents.
7ChugachChugach Alaska CorporationChugachmiut, Incorporated.
8Cook InletCook Inlet Region, IncorporatedCook Inlet Tribal Council.
9DoyonDoyon, LimitedTanana Chiefs Conference.
10KoniagKoniag, IncorporatedKodiak Area Native Association.
11NANANANA Regional CorporationManiilaq Association.
12SealaskaSealaska CorporationCentral Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes.

B. Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (ANVSAs)

The goal for the 2010 Census is to improve the delineation of ANVSA boundaries to result in more consistent and comparable ANVSAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANVs. The majority of ANVSAs from Census 2000 meet this goal.

ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only areas where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are unpopulated or do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV.

The delineation of ANVSAs is not meant to necessarily depict land ownership, including any land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances for the ANVCs, nor to represent all of the area over which an ANV has any form of governmental authority or jurisdiction, nor to represent all of the traditional or historical areas associated with the ANV, including areas used for subsistence activities. Representation of ANVSA boundaries in Census Bureau products is solely for the purpose of data collection, tabulation, and presentation and does not convey or confer any rights to land ownership, governmental authority, or jurisdictional status.

Although ANVSAs represent relatively densely settled concentrations of Alaska Natives and therefore are similar to places, there are some key differences. The two place-level geographic entities for which the Census Bureau publishes data are incorporated places (cities in Alaska) and census designated places (CDPs). Incorporated places are governmental entities sanctioned by the state of Alaska to perform general purpose functions and whose boundaries are defined without specifically considering ANV members or other Alaska Natives. CDPs are unincorporated places delineated by state and borough officials in Alaska and are intended to encompass all people at a given location, including ANV members. Incorporated places and CDPs are mutually exclusive of each other because, by definition, a CDP represents a named, unincorporated area. Because ANVSAs are defined specifically to represent concentrations of Alaska Natives, they are not constrained by other place-level geographic entities; that is, ANVSAs may overlap incorporated places and CDPs. An ANVSA may be delineated to encompass only a part of an incorporated place and/or a CDP; it may encompass multiple incorporated places or CDPs; or it may cover an area that has neither incorporated places nor CDPs. In addition, ANVSAs are used in census Start Printed Page 65575data collection activities and are included in the specific American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy for tabulating and presenting data from the 2010 Census; incorporated places and CDPs do not appear in the American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy. Incorporated places and CDPs do not clearly identify geographic entities that are specific to Alaska Natives, and therefore, data for incorporated places and CDPs likely will reflect the characteristics of both Alaska Native and non-Native populations.

ANVSAs will be used to tabulate and present data from both the 2010 Census and the ACS. Defining officials should take into consideration that ACS period estimates of demographic characteristics for geographic entities that are small in population size will be subject to higher variances than comparable estimates for geographic entities with larger populations. Thus, if an ANVSA contains only a small number of housing units occupied by Alaska Natives during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months), then the quality, reliability, and availability of the sample data may vary significantly from year to year. In addition, the Census Bureau's disclosure avoidance and data quality assurance methodologies may have the effect of restricting the availability and amount of data for geographic entities with small populations. On the other hand, if an ANVSA encompasses too large of a total population and that population does not truly represent the ANV's membership and/or the Alaska Native population receiving governmental services from the ANV, then the data for the Alaska Native population may be subsumed, or “masked,” by the characteristics of the non-Alaska Native population. The more closely an ANVSA's boundary relates to the distribution of ANV members and Alaska Natives receiving governmental services from the ANV, and does not include large numbers of people and households not affiliated with the ANV, the more likely that data presented for the ANVSA will reflect the characteristics of the ANV population. Therefore, when delineating ANVSAs, it is important to strike an appropriate balance, avoiding a definition that is too small to obtain meaningful sample data and one that is so large that data for the Alaska Native population are masked by the presence of a high percentage of non-Native households. The Census Bureau took these concerns into consideration when developing the delineation criteria and guidelines below.

In addition, officials designated to delineate boundaries also should consider that tribal affiliation data, including ANV affiliation, as collected by the Census Bureau, generally are not released for geographic entities that are small in population size, including ANVSAs, due to data disclosure concerns. If an ANVSA is defined in accordance with the program criteria and guidelines, the ANVSA data may provide a surrogate for tribal affiliation data for a specific, small geographic area, while tribal affiliation data are available for larger geographic entities such as the whole state of Alaska.

Although eligible, ANV officials may elect not to delineate an ANVSA if it will not provide meaningful, relevant, or reliable statistical data. For example, these data may not be meaningful, relevant, or reliable because the member population now resides in other places or has been largely subsumed by non-member and/or non-Alaska Native populations. However, these ANVs may still be able to receive meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for their ANV membership at higher levels of census geography, such as through the characteristic of tribal affiliation, but a geographic solution to their data issues, like an ANVSA, may not be possible.

1. Final ANVSA Criteria and Guidelines for the 2010 Census

The Census Bureau announces the following criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of statistical data.

a. Final ANVSA Eligibility Criteria

An ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census if the ANV is:

i. Recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA, or

ii. Recognized pursuant to the ANCSA as either a Native village or Native group.

BIA recognition (criterion i. above) is determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BIA's list of recognized tribes or by addenda to the list as published by the BIA.[4] ANCSA recognition (criterion ii. above) is determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BLM's list of ANCSA-recognized Native villages and Native groups; the BLM's list of those ANVs recognized pursuant to the ANCSA is available from the BLM's Alaska State Office.

Table 2 provides a list of the 237 ANVs that meet these criteria and that are eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census. Table 2 also lists the BIA-recognized name for each ANV [5] and indicates whether each is a Native village or Native group under the ANCSA. Any new ANV recognized by the BIA or in accordance with the ANCSA as of January 1, 2010 (the reference date for geographic entity boundaries for the 2010 Census) also will be eligible to delineate an ANVSA.

The following three tribes in Alaska recognized by the BIA are not eligible to be represented by ANVSAs because they are not ANVs, are large regional tribal associations, and/or have a legally defined American Indian reservation (AIR):

  • Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes;
  • Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope;
  • Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Island Reserve.

All ANVs that were eligible to consider delineating TDSAs for Census 2000 are eligible to consider delineating ANVSAs for the 2010 Census if the resulting ANVSA meets all the program's criteria. TDSAs will not be delineated in Alaska for the 2010 Census.

The Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the BIA-recognized ANV to delineate their ANVSA for the 2010 Census. If the ANV is not recognized by the BIA, or if the BIA-recognized ANV government does not respond to the Census Bureau's invitation to participate in the ANVSA program, the Census Bureau will work with the ANVC or Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC), as applicable, to delineate their ANVSA. If neither replies to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau will work with the ANRC non-profit associations in whose region the ANV is located to delineate the ANVSA. If none of the entities referenced above reply to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau, time and resources permitting, may delineate an ANVSA for the ANV.

b. Final ANVSA Location Criteria

All eligible ANVs shall be located in areas of historical and traditional Start Printed Page 65576significance. These locations are referenced in:

  • The BIA-recognized name for an ANVe.g., Native Village of Atka;
  • The former BIA-recognized name for an ANVe.g., Iqurmuit Traditional Council (formerly the Native Village of Russian Mission); and/or
  • The BLM ANCSA-recognized name for a Native village or Native groupe.g., Buckland or Canyon Village.

The latitude and longitude coordinates listed in Table 2 represent the point location of each eligible ANV, as determined by the Census Bureau. Each point location has been verified using the ANRC boundaries, the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) point locations, USGS topographic maps, location information from previous censuses, BLM core townships, ANCSA 14(c) survey plats, location information from the state of Alaska, and Native allotment boundaries. The latitude and longitude coordinates listed for an ANVSA provide the starting point for delineation of that area. Each ANVSA must primarily include land immediately surrounding the corresponding point locations listed in Table 2 for each ANV, but may include additional territory according to the other final program criteria and guidelines. The point location information for each ANV included in Table 2 is used in the specific ANVSA delineation criteria and guidelines listed below.

c. Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria and Guidelines

The Census Bureau has received comments from data users, tribes, and ANV officials over the past 20 or more years regarding the purpose of American Indian/Alaska Native statistical geographic entities, including ANVSAs, and how they should be defined to facilitate tabulation and presentation of meaningful data. In response, the Census Bureau adopts the following criteria and guidelines to help ensure that ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census support their intended purpose, provide useful and meaningful data for the ANV they represent, and enhance the ability of data users to make more meaningful comparisons between ANVSAs. These final criteria must be followed by all officials delineating an ANVSA for the 2010 Census. The guidelines are provided to assist delineating officials in defining a more meaningful ANVSA.

Final ANVSA Delineation Criteria

i. ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census shall not overlap.

ii. An ANVSA shall not completely surround the location of another ANV as listed in Table 2.

iii. All portions of an ANVSA must be located within 50 miles of the ANV's point location listed in Table 2.

iv. An ANVSA shall not include more water area than land area.

v. Officials delineating ANVSAs shall create nonvisible lines for an ANVSA boundary only if other acceptable boundary features are not available.

vi. ANVSAs shall not include military installations or area within a Census 2000 urbanized area.

Final ANVSA Delineation Guidelines

i. An ANVSA should not extend beyond the regional boundary of the ANRC in which the ANV is located (see Table 2).

ii. An ANVSA should not exceed 325 square miles in area.

iii. Housing units occupied by Alaska Natives, even if seasonal, should constitute the majority of housing units within an ANVSA.[6]

iv. The population within an ANVSA should be majority Alaska Native, and, of that population, the majority should be members of the delineating ANV.

v. An ANVSA should not contain large areas without housing or population. Specifically, an ANVSA should have a housing unit density of at least three housing units per square mile.

vi. An ANVSA should be contiguous.

vii. Water area should be included only to maintain contiguity, to provide a generalized version of the shoreline, or if the water area is completely surrounded by land area included in the ANVSA.

viii. An ANVSA's boundary should follow visible, physical features, such as rivers, streams, shorelines, glaciers, roads, trails, and ridgelines.

ix. An ANVSA boundary may follow the nonvisible, legally defined boundaries of ANRCs, boroughs, or cities in Alaska.

d. Final ANVSA Naming Criteria

The name for an ANVSA must match the corresponding ANV name in Table 2. If an ANV wishes to use a name that deviates from the corresponding ANV name, the ANV must submit a brief statement describing the reason for the change. Changes to the name of an ANVSA will be considered only if submitted in writing and signed by the highest elected official (Chairperson, Chief, or President) of the ANV.

2. ANVSA Review Process

As with all of the Census Bureau's statistical geographic entities, the Census Bureau reserves the right to modify, create, or reject any boundary or attribute as needed to meet the final program criteria or to maintain geographic relationships before the tabulation geography is finalized for the 2010 Census.

The Census Bureau will accept an ANVSA only if it meets the final program criteria. Any decision to reject a particular ANVSA delineation will be conveyed to the delineating official in writing. The delineating official may redelineate the ANVSA and resubmit it to the Census Bureau for review.

Interested parties will be able to review and comment on delineated ANVSA boundaries and names. If a dispute between two or more parties occurs over the boundary delineated for a specific ANVSA, the Census Bureau encourages the respective parties to reach a mutually acceptable agreement that complies with the final program criteria and follows the final program guidelines. There may be instances in which a mutually acceptable boundary for an ANVSA cannot be delineated, or the mutually acceptable boundary does not follow the final program criteria and guidelines. In such instances when only one of the parties is an ANV, the Census Bureau shall give priority to the boundary submitted by the ANV delineating official, in recognition of the government-to-government relationship with the ANV, provided that the delineated ANVSA meets the final program criteria. If a mutually acceptable ANVSA is not delineated in accordance with final program criteria by the program's deadline, the Census Bureau may independently delineate an ANVSA.

IV. Definitions of Key Terms and Acronyms

Alaska Native—For purposes of this Notice, Alaska Native refers to anyone who self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska Native (AIAN) alone or in combination with one or more other races and resides in Alaska.

Alaska Native area (ANA)—A geographic entity within the state of Alaska that is defined for the collection and tabulation of decennial census data for Alaska Natives. For the 2010 Census, ANAs include Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native Village statistical areas (ANVSAs). Start Printed Page 65577

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)—Federal legislation (Pub. L. 92-203, 85 Stat. 688 (1971); 43 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (2000)) enacted in 1971 that recognized Native villages and Native groups, and established ANRCs and their regional boundaries.

Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets for and on behalf of a Native group.

Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA as a “Regional Corporation” and organized under the laws of the State of Alaska to conduct both the for-profit and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives within a defined region of Alaska. For the Census Bureau, ANRCs are considered legal geographic entities. Twelve ANRCs cover the entire state of Alaska except for the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community).

Alaska Native Urban Corporation (ANUC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets for and on behalf of one of the four Alaska Native urban communities recognized under the ANCSA: Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, and Sitka.

Alaska Native village (ANV)—A local governmental unit in Alaska that constitutes an association, band, clan, community, group, tribe, or village recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA and/or in accordance with the ANCSA as a Native village or Native group.

Alaska Native Village Corporation (ANVC)—A corporation created pursuant to the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the state of Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and assets for or on behalf of a Native village.

Alaska Native village statistical area (ANVSA)—A statistical geographic entity that represents the residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant proportion of the population during at least one season of the year (at least three consecutive months). ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are primarily unpopulated or do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV.

American Indian reservation (AIR)—A type of legal geographic entity that is a recognized American Indian land area with a boundary established by final treaty, statute, executive order, and/or court order and over which the tribal government of a federally recognized American Indian tribe (federal AIR) or a state recognized American Indian tribe (state AIR) has governmental authority. Along with reservation, designations such as colony, pueblo, rancheria, and reserve may apply to AIRs.

ANCSA 14(c) Survey Plat—A map issued by the BLM that depicts the surveyed boundaries for each Native village and its ANVC in accordance with the process set out in Section 14(c) of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1613(c) (2000)). Digital versions of the completed plats are available online at ftp://ftp.dcbd.dced.state.ak.us/14cPlats/14c-Plats.htm.

BLM Core Township—A PLSS township or townships designated pursuant to the ANCSA, 43 U.S.C. 1641(b) (2000), in which all or part of a Native village was determined to be located.

Borough—A legal geographic entity within the state of Alaska. For purposes of this program, the Census Bureau treats boroughs as equivalent to a county in other states for data collection, tabulation, and presentation purposes. In addition, when used generically, this term also includes “cities and boroughs,” “municipalities,” and “census areas” in Alaska.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)—The primary agency of the federal government, located within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), charged with the trust responsibility between the federal government and federally recognized AIAN tribal governments and communities, including BIA-recognized ANVs.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—The primary agency of the federal government, located within the DOI, charged with carrying out the ANCSA.

Census area—A statistical geographic entity that serves as the equivalent of a borough in Alaska and that is delineated cooperatively by the state of Alaska and the Census Bureau solely for the purposes of subdividing that portion of Alaska that is not within an organized borough to allow more efficient census data collection and more useful census data tabulations.

Census designated place (CDP)—A statistical geographic entity encompassing a concentration of population, housing, and commercial structures that is clearly identifiable by a single name, but is not within an incorporated place. CDPs are the statistical counterparts of incorporated places for distinct unincorporated communities.

City—A legal designation for incorporated places in most states, including Alaska.

Contiguous—A description of a geographic entity having an uninterrupted outer boundary such that it forms a single, connected piece of territory. Noncontiguous areas form separate, disconnected pieces.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)—The GNIS is the federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The USGS developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names as the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names used by all departments of the federal government; and the source for applying geographic names to federal electronic and printed products. The GNIS is available online at http://geonames.usgs.gov/​domestic/​index.html.

Incorporated place—A legal geographic entity that is a governmental unit, incorporated under state law as a city, town (except in New England, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village, to provide governmental services for a concentration of people within a legally defined boundary.

Legal geographic entity—A geographically defined governmental, administrative, or corporate entity whose origin, boundary, name, and description result from charters, laws, treaties, or other governmental action. Examples are the United States, states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, minor civil divisions, incorporated places, congressional districts, AIRs and off reservation trust lands (ORTLs), school districts, and ANRCs. The legal geographic entities that will be recognized for the 2010 Census are those in existence on January 1, 2010.

Native allotment—Land in Alaska allotted to Alaska Native adults primarily pursuant to the Native Allotment Act of 1906 (Pub. L. 171, Chap. 2469; 34 Stat. 197, Chap. 2469 Start Printed Page 65578(1906)). A Native allotment can be up to 160 acres in area (.25 of a square mile), and its title is held in restricted fee status (see “Restricted fee land”). Native allotments were provided from the public lands at large in Alaska and required each Alaska Native applicant to demonstrate use and occupancy of the allotment for at least a five-year period. Although many Native allotments are still used for subsistent activities, most do not include housing units.

Native group (NG)—Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, village, or village association of Alaska Natives designated by the Secretary of the Interior composed of less than twenty-five, but more than three, Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.

Native village (NV)—Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, village, or village association of Alaska Natives listed in Sections 11 and 16 of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1610 and 1615 (2000)) or which the Secretary of the Interior determines was composed of twenty-five or more Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.

Nonvisible feature—A map feature that is not visible from the ground such as a city, borough, or ANRC boundary through space, a property line, or line-of-sight extension of a road.

Off-Reservation Trust Land (ORTL)—A type of legal geographic entity that is a recognized American Indian land area for which the United States federal government holds fee title in trust for the benefit of a tribe (tribal trust land) or for an individual American Indian (individual trust land). Trust lands can be alienated or encumbered only by the owner with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior or his/her authorized representative. Trust lands may be located on (on-reservation trust land) or off an AIR. The Census Bureau recognizes and tabulates data for AIRs and ORTLs because the tribe has governmental authority over these lands. Primary tribal governmental authority generally is not attached to tribal lands located off the AIR until the lands are placed in trust. In Census Bureau data tabulations, ORTLs are always associated with a specific federal AIR and/or tribal government.

Public Land Survey System (PLSS)—A rectangular system of surveys used to subdivide and describe land in the United States. The PLSS typically divides land into six-mile-square townships. These townships are subdivided into 36 one-mile-square sections. Sections can be further subdivided into quarter sections, quarter-quarter sections, or irregular government lots. The PLSS consists of a series of separate surveys. Most PLSS surveys begin at an initial point, and townships are surveyed north, south, east, and west from that point. The north-south line that runs through the initial point is a true meridian and is called the Principal Meridian. There are five Principal Meridians in Alaska—Copper River, Fairbanks, Kateel, Seward, and Umiat—that should be used when describing a particular township or section. For more information on the PLSS see http://nationalatlas.gov/​articles/​boundaries/​a_​plss.html.

Regional Corporation—see Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC).

Restricted fee land—A land area for which an individual American Indian/Alaska Native or a tribe holds fee simple title subject to limitations or restrictions against alienation or encumbrances as set forth in the title and/or by operation of law. Restricted fee lands may be located on or off a federally recognized AIR. Native allotments in Alaska are one type of restricted fee land. The Census Bureau does not identify restricted fee lands as a specific geographic category.

Section—A PLSS region approximately one mile square that is a division of a PLSS township.

Statistical geographic entity or statistical area—A geographic entity specifically defined for the collection and/or tabulation of statistical data from the Census Bureau. Statistical entities are not generally established by law and their designation by the Census Bureau neither conveys nor confers legal ownership, entitlement, jurisdiction, or governmental authority. Tribal statistical geographic entities, also called statistical areas, include ANVSAs and TDSAs, among others.

Township—A PLSS region approximately six miles square that contains thirty-six approximately one mile square PLSS sections.

Tribal designated statistical area (TDSA)—A statistical geographic entity identified and delineated for the Census Bureau by a federally recognized American Indian tribe that does not currently have an AIR and/or ORTL. A TDSA is intended to be comparable to the AIRs within the same state or region, especially those for tribes that are of similar size. A TDSA encompasses a compact and contiguous area that contains a concentration of individuals who identify with the delineating federally recognized American Indian tribe and within which there is structured and organized tribal activity. Although two TDSAs were delineated within Alaska for Census 2000, TDSAs will not be delineated within Alaska for the 2010 Census. All ANVs eligible to delineate TDSAs within Alaska for Census 2000 are eligible consider delineating an ANVSA within Alaska for the 2010 Census.

Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP)—New for the 2010 Census, the TSAP is intended to consolidate the various AIAN statistical geographic entities into one program. New delineations, updates, and re-delineations of the various tribal statistical geographic entities, including ANVSAs, will be processed through the TSAP.

Visible feature—A map feature that can be seen on the ground, such as a road, railroad track, major above-ground transmission line or pipeline, river, stream, shoreline, fence, sharply defined mountain ridge, or cliff. Nonstandard visible features are a subset of visible features that may not be clearly defined on the ground (such as a ridge), may be seasonal (such as an intermittent stream), or may be relatively impermanent (such as a fence). The Census Bureau generally requests verification that a nonstandard visible feature used as a boundary for a statistical geographic entity poses no problem for census enumerators in locating it during field work.

Executive Order 12866

This Notice has been determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current, valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, the Census Bureau requested, and the OMB granted its clearance for the information collection requirements for geographic partnership programs on September 24, 2008, (OMB Control Number 0607-0795, expires on March 31, 2009). The Census Bureau's request for an extension of this clearance until March 31, 2009, was sent to the OMB on September 9, 2008.

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Dated: October 29, 2008.

Steve H. Murdock,

Director, Bureau of the Census.

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Table 2—Eligible ANVs

ANV nameANRCANCSA type 7BIA recognized name 8LongitudeLatitude
1AfognakKoniagNVNative Village of Afognak−152.765258.0221
2AkhiokKoniagNVNative Village of Akhiok−154.170356.9456
3AkiachakCalistaNVAkiachak Native Community−161.427660.9026
4AkiakCalistaNVAkiak Native Community−161.222260.9119
5AkutanAleutNVNative Village of Akutan−165.780954.1384
6AlakanukCalistaNVVillage of Alakanuk−164.661262.6797
7AlatnaDoyonNVAlatna Village−152.756366.5636
8AleknagikBristol BayNVNative Village of Aleknagik−158.618959.2789
9Alexander CreekCook InletNGn/a−150.599961.4218
10AlgaaciqCalistaNVAlgaaciq Native Village−163.176962.0534
11AllakaketDoyonNVAllakaket Village−152.650666.5597
12AmblerNANANVNative Village of Ambler−157.867167.0874
13Anaktuvuk PassArctic SlopeNVVillage of Anaktuvuk Pass−151.728668.1480
14AndreafskyCalistaNVYupiit of Andreafski−163.193462.0476
15AngoonSealaskaNVAngoon Community Association−134.582457.4975
16AniakCalistaNVVillage of Aniak−159.548761.5750
17AnvikDoyonNVAnvik Village−160.196562.6515
18Arctic VillageDoyonNVNative Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Arctic Village)−145.528368.1243
19Asa'carsarmiutCalistaNVAsa'carsarmiut Tribe−163.727962.0906
20AtkaAleutNVNative Village of Atka−174.209552.2106
21AtmautluakCalistaNVVillage of Atmautluak−162.279560.8591
22AtqasukArctic SlopeNVAtqasuk Village−157.413570.4736
23AyakulikKoniagNVn/a−154.507257.1949
24BarrowArctic SlopeNVNative Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government−156.781171.2909
25BeaverDoyonNVBeaver Village−147.402666.3628
26BelkofskiAleutNVNative Village of Belkofski−162.042355.0865
27Bill Moore'sCalistaNVVillage of Bill Moore's Slough−163.776762.9449
28Birch CreekDoyonNVBirch Creek Tribe−145.819066.2590
29Brevig MissionBering StraitsNVNative Village of Brevig Mission−166.488565.3350
30BucklandNANANVNative Village of Buckland−161.124665.9767
31CantwellAhtnaNVNative Village of Cantwell−148.910563.3921
32Canyon VillageDoyonNGn/a−142.087867.1548
33CaswellCook InletNGn/a−149.947962.0047
34ChalkyitsikDoyonNVChalkyitsik Village−143.728666.6534
35Cheesh-NaAhtnaNVCheesh-Na Tribe−144.654262.5718
36ChefornakCalistaNVVillage of Chefornak−164.272360.1538
37ChenegaChugachNVNative Village of Chanega−148.012460.0664
38ChevakCalistaNVChevak Native Village−165.580761.5285
39ChickaloonCook InletNVChickaloon Native Village−148.491661.8002
40Chignik BayBristol BayNVChignik Bay Tribal Council−158.412956.3037
41Chignik LagoonBristol BayNVNative Village of Chignik Lagoon−158.530256.3084
42Chignik LakeBristol BayNVChignik Lake Village−158.752256.2496
43ChilkatSealaskaNVChilkat Indian Village−135.896459.3997
44ChilkootSealaskan/aChilkoot Indian Association−135.446059.2240
45ChinikBering StraitsNVChinik Eskimo Community−163.028764.5443
46ChitinaAhtnaNVNative Village of Chitina−144.441261.5240
47ChuathbalukCalistaNVNative Village of Chuathbaluk−159.248161.5774
48ChulloonawickCalistaNVChuloonawick Native Village−164.162862.9504
49CircleDoyonNVCircle Native Community−144.072365.8261
50Clark's PointBristol BayNVVillage of Clarks Point−158.547158.8330
51CouncilBering StraitsNVNative Village of Council−163.676464.8950
52CraigSealaskaNVCraig Community Association−133.125355.4870
53Crooked CreekCalistaNVVillage of Crooked Creek−158.112461.8720
54Curyung 9Bristol BayNVCuryung Tribal Council−158.467059.0487
55DeeringNANANVNative Village of Deering−162.728366.0780
56Dot LakeDoyonNVVillage of Dot Lake−144.035463.6503
57DouglasSealaskaUCDouglas Indian Association−134.399258.2781
58EagleDoyonNVNative Village of Eagle−141.111364.7808
59EekCalistaNVNative Village of Eek−162.024760.2170
60EgegikBristol BayNVEgegik Village−157.353658.2173
61EklutnaCook InletNVEklutna Native Village−149.361361.4606
62Ekuk 9Bristol BayNVNative Village of Ekuk−158.553458.8035
63EkwokBristol BayNVEkwok Village−157.486659.3519
64ElimBering StraitsNVNative Village of Elim−162.257664.6165
65EmmonakCalistaNVEmmonak Village−164.545462.7787
66EvansvilleDoyonNVEvansville Village−151.510066.9272
67EyakChugachNVNative Village of Eyak−145.635160.5263
68False PassAleutNVNative Village of False Pass−163.412154.8520
69Fort YukonDoyonNVNative Village of Fort Yukon−145.249766.5627
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70GakonaAhtnaNVNative Village of Gakona−145.311962.3004
71GalenaDoyonNVGalena Village−156.885264.7427
72GambellBering StraitsNVNative Village of Gambell−171.702263.7621
73GeorgetownCalistaNVNative Village of Georgetown−157.672761.8979
74Gold CreekCook InletNGn/a−149.693962.7567
75Goodnews BayCalistaNVNative Village of Goodnews Bay−161.586459.1234
76GraylingDoyonNVOrganized Village of Grayling−160.068962.9061
77GulkanaAhtnaNVGulkana Village−145.365662.2634
78HamiltonCalistaNVNative Village of Hamilton−163.859862.8896
79Healy LakeDoyonNVHealy Lake Village−144.699863.9872
80Holy CrossDoyonNVHoly Cross Village−159.773862.1985
81HoonahSealaskaNVHoonah Indian Association−135.434658.1100
82Hooper BayCalistaNVNative Village of Hooper Bay−166.097861.5294
83HughesDoyonNVHughes Village−154.255766.0455
84HusliaDoyonNVHuslia Village−156.389265.7026
85HydaburgSealaskaNVHydaburg Cooperative Association−132.820155.2067
86IgiugigBristol BayNVIgiugig Village−155.892759.3266
87IliamnaBristol BayNVVillage of Iliamna−154.911159.7568
88InalikBering StraitsNVNative Village of Diomede−168.937065.7547
89IqurmuitCalistaNVIqurmuit Traditional Council−161.328761.7854
90Ivanof BayBristol BayNVIvanoff Bay Village−159.483655.9033
91KaguyakKoniagNVKaguyak Village−153.795556.8689
92KakeSealaskaNVOrganized Village of Kake−133.945156.9775
93KaktovikArctic SlopeNVKaktovik Village−143.611370.1324
94KalskagCalistaNVVillage of Kalskag−160.321561.5400
95KaltagDoyonNVVillage of Kaltag−158.730264.3259
96KanatakKoniag 10n/aNative Village of Kanatak−156.043257.5728
97KarlukKoniagNVNative Village of Karluk−154.439357.5572
98KasaanSealaskaNVOrganized Village of Kasaan−132.401755.5419
99KasiglukCalistaNVKasigluk Traditional Elders Council−162.513960.8873
100KenaiCook InletUCKenaitze Indian Tribe−151.261460.5521
101KetchikanSealaskan/aKetchikan Indian Corporation−131.644555.3421
102KianaNANANVNative Village of Kiana−160.430966.9717
103King CoveAleutNVAgdaagux Tribe of King Cove−162.302955.0629
104King SalmonBristol Bayn/aKing Salmon Tribe−156.731258.7090
105KipnukCalistaNVNative Village of Kipnuk−164.037659.9343
106KivalinaNANANVNative Village of Kivalina−164.538667.7295
107KlawockSealaskaNVKlawock Cooperative Association−133.094855.5526
108Kluti KaahAhtnaNVNative Village of Kluti Kaah−145.329761.9770
109KnikCook InletNVKnik Tribe−149.682261.4947
110KnugankBristol BayNGn/a−158.799158.4225
111KobukNANANVNative Village of Kobuk−156.888866.9252
112KodiakKoniagUCSun'aq Tribe of Kodiak−152.388557.8009
113KokhanokBristol BayNVKokhanok Village−154.768259.4374
114KongiganakCalistaNVNative Village of Kongiganak−162.895159.9533
115KotlikCalistaNVVillage of Kotlik−163.550063.0325
116KotzebueNANANVNative Village of Kotzebue−162.587466.8988
117KoyukBering StraitsNVNative Village of Koyuk−161.162864.9312
118KoyukukDoyonNVKoyukuk Native Village−157.703164.8818
119KwethlukCalistaNVOrganized Village of Kwethluk−161.438160.8101
120KwigillingokCalistaNVNative Village of Kwigillingok−163.164759.8694
121KwinhagakCalistaNVNative Village of Kwinhagak−161.905559.7525
122Lake MinchuminaDoyonNGn/a−152.312263.8830
123Larsen BayKoniagNVNative Village of Larsen Bay−153.987457.5351
124LesnoiKoniagNVLesnoi Village−152.335157.7779
125LevelockBristol BayNVLevelock Village−156.861359.1117
126Lime VillageCalistaNVLime Village−155.437861.3540
127Lower KalskagCalistaNVVillage of Lower Kalskag−160.364261.5125
128Manley Hot SpringsDoyonNVManley Hot Springs Village−150.610765.0088
129ManokotakBristol BayNVManokotak Village−158.998158.9724
130MarshallCalistaNVNative Village of Marshall−162.087861.8794
131Mary's IglooBering StraitsNVNative Village of Mary's Igloo−165.067865.1489
132McGrathDoyonNVMcGrath Native Village−155.575962.9488
133MekoryukCalistaNVNative Village of Mekoryuk−166.194360.3892
134MentastaAhtnaNVMentasta Traditional Council−143.770062.9330
135MintoDoyonNVNative Village of Minto−149.349765.1504
136Montana CreekCook InletNGn/a−150.065062.0686
137NagamutCalistaNGn/a−157.674461.0194
138NaknekBristol BayNVNaknek Native Village−156.986958.7330
139NanwalekChugachNVNative Village of Nanwalek−151.911959.3521
140NapaimuteCalistaNVNative Village of Napaimute−158.673961.5414
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141NapakiakCalistaNVNative Village of Napakiak−161.979060.6906
142NapaskiakCalistaNVNative Village of Napaskiak−161.763460.7060
143Nelson LagoonAleutNVNative Village of Nelson Lagoon−161.207056.0006
144NenanaDoyonNVNenana Native Association−149.087564.5610
145New KoliganekBristol BayNVNew Koliganek Village Council−157.284459.7286
146New StuyahokBristol BayNVNew Stuyahok Village−157.320859.4518
147NewhalenBristol BayNVNewhalen Village−154.892459.7238
148NewtokCalistaNVNewtok Village−164.630760.9377
149NightmuteCalistaNVNative Village of Nightmute−164.721660.4788
150NikolaiDoyonNVNikolai Village−154.381463.0128
151NikolskiAleutNVNative Village of Nikolski−168.861552.9401
152NinilchikCook InletNVNinilchik Village−151.693660.0300
153NoatakNANANVNative Village of Noatak−162.967667.5716
154NomeBering StraitsNVNome Eskimo Community−165.394064.4999
155NondaltonBristol BayNVNondalton Village−154.856459.9634
156NoorvikNANANVNoorvik Native Community−161.044066.8345
157NorthwayDoyonNVNorthway Village−141.951762.9822
158NuiqsutArctic SlopeNVNative Village of Nuiqsut−151.000070.2166
159NulatoDoyonNVNulato Village−158.106664.7246
160NunakauyarmiutCalistaNVNunakauyarmiut Tribe−165.103760.5338
161Nunam IquaCalistaNVNative Village of Nunam Iqua−164.852562.5299
162NunapitchukCalistaNVNative Village of Nunapitchuk−162.452260.8968
163OhogamiutCalistaNVVillage of Ohogamiut−161.864861.5704
164Old HarborKoniagNVVillage of Old Harbor−153.303157.2104
165OrutsararmuitCalistaNVOrutsararmuit Native Village−161.773060.7968
166OscarvilleCalistaNVOscarville Traditional Village−161.775860.7236
167OuzinkieKoniagNVNative Village of Ouzinkie−152.500257.9237
168PaimiutCalistaNVNative Village of Paimiut−165.820161.7030
169Pauloff HarborAleutNVPauloff Harbor Village−162.707154.4577
170Pedro BayBristol BayNVPedro Bay Village−154.148459.7768
171PerryvilleBristol BayNVNative Village of Perryville−159.163355.9140
172PetersburgSealaskan/aPetersburg Indian Association−132.951256.8113
173Pilot PointBristol BayNVNative Village of Pilot Point−157.575357.5545
174Pilot StationCalistaNVPilot Station Traditional Village−162.882561.9375
175Pitkas PointCalistaNVNative Village of Pitkas Point−163.282662.0345
176PlatinumCalistaNVPlatinum Traditional Village−161.823759.0095
177Point HopeArctic SlopeNVNative Village of Point Hope−166.769368.3486
178Point LayArctic SlopeNVNative Village of Point Lay−163.008269.7427
179Point PossessionCook InletNGn/a−150.411061.0308
180Port AlsworthCook Inlet 11NGn/a−154.322360.2016
181Port GrahamChugachNVNative Village of Port Graham−151.835359.3481
182Port HeidenBristol BayNVNative Village of Port Heiden−158.625056.9326
183Port LionsKoniagNVNative Village of Port Lions−152.889457.8659
184Portage Creek 9Bristol BayNVPortage Creek Village−157.717458.9073
185RampartDoyonNVRampart Village−150.145365.5094
186Red DevilCalistaNVVillage of Red Devil−157.338761.7834
187RubyDoyonNVNative Village of Ruby−155.472964.7371
188Saint GeorgeAleutNVPribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands (Saint George Island)−169.551956.6044
189Saint MichaelBering StraitsNVNative Village of Saint Michael−162.038463.4784
190Saint PaulAleutNVPribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands (Saint Paul Island)−170.272757.1274
191SalamatofCook InletNVVillage of Salamatoff−151.319460.6154
192Sand PointAleutNVQagun Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village−160.490555.3458
193SavoongaBering StraitsNVNative Village of Savoonga−170.464063.6959
194SaxmanSealaskaNVOrganized Village of Saxman−131.600355.3221
195Scammon BayCalistaNVNative Village of Scammon Bay−165.581861.8417
196SelawikNANANVNative Village of Selawik−160.016266.5984
197SeldoviaCook InletNVSeldovia Village Tribe−151.712359.4390
198ShagelukDoyonNVShageluk Native Village−159.522762.6556
199ShaktoolikBering StraitsNVNative Village of Shaktoolik−161.184564.3495
200ShishmarefBering StraitsNVNative Village of Shishmaref−166.066666.2564
201ShungnakNANANVNative Village of Shungnak−157.142666.8873
202SitkaSealaskaUCSitka Tribe of Alaska−135.342657.0543
203SkagwaySealaskan/aSkagway Village−135.311959.4583
204SleetmuteCalistaNVVillage of Sleetmute−157.168961.6962
205SolomonBering StraitsNVVillage of Solomon−164.448864.5597
206South NaknekBristol BayNVSouth Naknek Village−157.002658.7123
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207StebbinsBering StraitsNVStebbins Community Association−162.282063.5208
208Stevens VillageDoyonNVNative Village of Stevens−149.103966.0055
209Stony RiverCalistaNVVillage of Stony River−156.589861.7891
210TakotnaDoyonNVTakotna Village−156.087062.9723
211TanacrossDoyonNVNative Village of Tanacross−143.356563.3762
212TananaDoyonNVNative Village of Tanana−152.076365.1716
213TatitlekChugachNVNative Village of Tatitlek−146.677960.8664
214TazlinaAhtnaNVNative Village of Tazlina−145.428462.0589
215TelidaDoyonNVTelida Village−153.278563.3840
216TellerBering StraitsNVNative Village of Teller−166.362865.2613
217TetlinDoyonNVNative Village of Tetlin−142.523963.1351
218TogiakBristol BayNVTraditional Village of Togiak−160.376459.0619
219TuluksakCalistaNVTuluksak Native Community−160.963061.1020
220TuntutuliakCalistaNVNative Village of Tuntutuliak−162.669660.3424
221TununakCalistaNVNative Village of Tununak−165.258860.5827
222Twin HillsBristol BayNVTwin Hills Village−160.283659.0774
223TyonekCook InletNVNative Village of Tyonek−151.149461.0716
224UganikKoniagNVn/a−153.404657.7565
225UgashikBristol BayNVUgashik Village−157.388757.5027
226UkivokBering StraitsNVKing Island Native Community−168.071864.9643
227UmkumiuteCalistaNVUmkumiute Native Village−165.198960.4997
228UnalakleetBering StraitsNVNative Village of Unalakleet−160.791463.8777
229UnalaskaAleutNVQawalangin Tribe of Unalaska−166.533753.8746
230UngaAleutNVNative Village of Unga−160.505055.1841
231UyakKoniagNVn/a−154.007857.6336
232VenetieDoyonNVNative Village of Venetie Tribal Government (Village of Venetie)−146.414967.0178
233WainwrightArctic SlopeNVVillage of Wainwright−160.020270.6448
234WalesBering StraitsNVNative Village of Wales−168.096065.6082
235White MountainBering StraitsNVNative Village of White Mountain−163.404264.6805
236WrangellSealaskan/aWrangell Cooperative Association−132.379156.4752
237YakutatSealaskaNVYakutat Tlingit Tribe−139.743559.5543

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Footnotes

1.  For Census Bureau purposes, the Annette Island Reserve in Alaska is considered an American Indian area (AIA), more specifically an American Indian reservation (AIR), not an ANA.

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2.  The term Alaska Native used throughout this document refers to anyone who (a) self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races, and (b) resides in Alaska. If using race data from Census 2000 rather than some other data source, use data for “American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races” to determine if an ANVSA meets the final delineation criteria and guidelines.

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3.  For Census Bureau purposes, boroughs in Alaska are the equivalent of counties in other states. For purposes of this notice, the term borough includes the legal designation in Alaska of “cities and boroughs” and “municipalities,” as well as “census areas.” Census areas are comparable to and the equivalent to boroughs for collecting, tabulating, and presenting Census Bureau data. They were created cooperatively by the State of Alaska and the Census Bureau to subdivide the large portion of Alaska not within an organized borough into geographic entities more comparable with the organized boroughs.

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4.  Published regularly in the Federal Register pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 25 U.S.C. 479a-1). Last published in the Federal Register on Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553-18557).

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5.  From the Federal Register notice published Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553-18557).

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6.  If using race data from Census 2000 rather than some other data source, use data for “American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races” to determine whether an ANVSA meets the final delineation criteria and guidelines.

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7.  In this column, “NV” means a “Native village”, “NG” means a “Native group”, “UC” means an “Urban Corporation”, and “n/a” means that the ANV is not recognized pursuant to the ANCSA.

8.  The BIA recognized name for each ANV is taken from the Federal Register notice published Friday, April 4, 2008 (73 FR 18553). “n/a” in this column means that the ANV is not recognized by the BIA and is not listed in the BIA's Federal Register notice.

9.  The ANVs Curyung, Ekuk, and Portage Creek are all represented by the same ANVC, Choggiung, Limited. Choggiung, Limited also represents the ANCSA 14(c) sites of Igushik and Lewis Point that should be considered when these three ANVs are delineating their ANVSAs.

10.  The Kanatak ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC in the Census Bureau's records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau's records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC for the 2010 Census.

11.  The Port Alsworth ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC in the Census Bureau's records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries are correct in the Census Bureau's records, the ANV is eligible to consider delineating an ANVSA within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC for the 2010 Census.

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[FR Doc. E8-26234 Filed 11-3-08; 8:45 am]

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