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Appendices

APPENDIX A

For Further Reading

Appendix B

Title 25 - Part 170 (Excerpt)

Appendix C

Quinault Indian Nation - Tribal Priority List and TTIP Resolutions

Appendix D

Practice While You Learn! - One Possible Prioritization Method

Appendix E

Sample Sheets

APPENDIX A: FOR FURTHER READING

APPENDIX B: TITLE 25—PART 170 (EXCERPT)

TITLE 25—Indians. Part 170—Indian Reservation Roads Programs

Chapter I—Bureau Of Indian Affairs, Department Of The Interior

Subchapter H—Land And Water

Part 170—Indian Reservation Roads Program

Subpart D—Planning, Design, And Construction Of Indian Reservation Roads Program Facilities

§170.400 What is the purpose of transportation planning?
§170.401 What is BIA’s role in transportation planning?
§170.402 What is the tribal role in transportation planning?
§170.403 What IRR Program funds can be used for transportation planning?
§170.404 What happens when a tribe uses its IRR Program construction funds for transportation planning?
§170.405 Can tribal transportation planning funds be used for road construction and other projects?
§170.406 How must tribes use planning funds?
§170.407 What happens to unobligated planning funds?
§170.410 What is the purpose of tribal long-range transportation planning?
§170.411 What may a long-range transportation plan include?
§170.412 How is the tribal IRR long-range transportation plan developed and approved?
§170.413 What is the public role in developing the long-range transportation plan?
§170.414 How is the tribal long-range transportation plan used and updated?
§170.415 What is pre-project planning?
§170.420 What is the tribal priority list?
§170.421 What is the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP)?
§170.422 What is the IRR Transportation Improvement Program (IRRTIP)?
§170.423 How are projects placed on the IRRTIP?
§170.424 How does the public participate in developing the IRRTIP?
§170.425 How does BIA update the IRRTIP?
§170.426 What is the approval process for the IRRTIP?
§170.427 How may an IRRTIP be amended?
§170.428 How is the State Transportation Improvement Program related to the IRRTIP?
§170.435 How does BIA or the tribe determine the need for a public hearing?
§170.436 How are public hearings for IRR planning and projects funded?
§170.437 How must BIA or a tribe inform the public when no hearing is held?
§170.438 How must BIA or a tribe inform the public when a hearing is held?
§170.439 How is a public hearing conducted?
§170.440 How can the public learn the results of a public hearing?
§170.441 Can a decision resulting from a hearing be appealed?
§170.442 What is the IRR Inventory?
§170.443 How can a tribe list a proposed transportation facility in the IRR Inventory?
§170.444 How is the IRR Inventory updated?

APPENDIX C: QUINAULT INDIAN NATION RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 08-211-86: Approval of Tribal Priority List with guidance from Business Committee on top five preferences and criteria for more prioritization.

Resolution 08-211-86: Approval of Tribal Priority List with guidance from Business Committee on top five preferences and criteria for more prioritization.

Resolution 11-50-90: Approval of financially-constrained TTIP with list of projects as Attachment A.
Resolution 11-50-90: Approval of financially-constrained TTIP with list of projects as Attachment A.

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APPENDIX C: QUINAULT INDIAN NATION RESOLUTIONS

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Resolution 08-211-86: Approval of Tribal Priority List with guidance from Business Committee on top five preferences and criteria for more prioritization.

WHEREAS, the Quinault Business Committee is the recognized governing body of the Quinault Indian Nation under the authority of the Quinault Indian Nation’s Constitution adopted by the Quinault General Council on March 22nd, 1975; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Quinault Indian Nation authorizes the Quinault Business Committee to govern the Quinault Indian Nation through the engagement and regulation of all business activities within the Quinault Reservation and authorizes the Quinault Business Committee to lease tribally owned land; and

WHEREAS, Code of Federal Regulation 25 Part 170 states that for the tribe to use Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) dollars for transportation projects, those projects must be identified in a tribal priority list; and

WHEREAS, the 25 CFR 170.420 states that a tribal priority list “….is a list of all transportation projects that the tribe wants funded. The list: (a) May or may not identify projects in order of priority; (b) IS not financially constrained; and (c) Is provided to BIA by official tribal action…”; and

WHEREAS, the previous version of Resolution 08-211-86 identified five (5) priorities of the Business Committee; however, priority one was a reflection of technical errorl and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Committee sets the following top five (5) priorities for the Tribal Priority list in order of importance: 1) McBride Road; 2) Camp 7 Escape Route; 3) Taholah Cemetery Road; 4) Quinault Tribal Highway; 5) Extension of west end of Queets Street (Taholah) to the new sanitary sewer lift station; and the remaining projects shall be organized by importance to the community’s health, safety, welfare, and highest and best use.

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Quinault Business Committee accepts and approves Attachment A , as it conforms to the elevation of priorities by the Business Committee, as the official Quinault Indian Nation Tribal Priority List for the period 2008-2012.

Fawn R. Sharp, President

Quinault Indian Nation

Resolution 11-50-90: Approval of financially-constrained TTIP with list of projects as Attachment A.

WHEREAS, the Quinault Business Committee is the recognized governing body of the Quinault Indian Nation under the authority of the Quinault Indian Nation’s Constitution adopted by the Quinault General Council on March 22nd, 1975; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Quinault Indian Nation authorizes the Quinault Business Committee to govern the Quinault Indian Nation through the engagement and regulation of all business activities within the Quinault Reservation and authorizes the Quinault Business Committee to lease tribally owned land; and

WHEREAS, the Nation understands the compliance required under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 25 Part 170 in order to expend Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) dollars for transportation projects; and

WHEREAS, the Quinault Indian Nation utilizes the IRR program to implement its transportation priorities; and

WHEREAS, 25 CFR 170 establishes the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP) as a means to prioritize, financially constrain, and implement the IRR dollars for transportation projects; and

WHEREAS, the CFR 170.421 states that a tribal transportation program “…(a) must be consisten with the tribal long-range transportation plan; (b) must contain all IRR Program funded projects programmed for construction in the next 3 to 5 years; (c) must identify the implementation year of each project scheduled to begin within the next 3 to 5 years ... (e) will be reviewed and updated as necessary by the tribal government; (f) can be changed only by the tribal government; and (g) must be forwarded to BIA by resolution or by tribally authorized government action for inclusion into the IRRTIP; and

WHEREAS, Attachment A – QIN Transportation Improvement Program 2011-2015 meets the necessary requirements of 25 CFR 170.421 and financially constrains transportation priorities of the Nation over a five (5) year period; and’

WHEREAS, the 25 CFR 170.424 regarding public involvement has been fulfilled by the Quinault Indian Nation Planning Department throughout the Quinault Indian Nation Transportation Plan 2006-2026 approval process and public hearings conducted for the Transportation Element 2008 update of the Quinault Indian Nation Comprehensive Land Use Plan; and

WHEREAS, it is in the Nation’s interest to accept federal funds to implement IRR projects, and by accepting federal dollars, the Nation declares and acknowledges that it is in no way relinquishing or abrogating its sovereign authority or jurisdiction over IRR roads and retains any rights of exclusive use,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Quinault Business Committee establishes Attachment A- QIN Transportation Improvement Program 2011-2015 as the funding allocation necessary to implement the listed projects within the next 5 years;

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Quinault Business Committee delegates the Land Use Planner to Provide any additional information required to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approval of a QIN Transportation Improvement Program 2011-2015.

Signature

Fawn R. Sharp, President

Quinault Indian Nation

Certification

As Secretary of the Quinault Business Committee, I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was duly enacted by the Quinault Business Committee on the 9th day of May 2011 by a vote of 6 for, 0 against, 2 abstaining.
Signature

Latosha Underwood, Secretary

Quinault Business Committee

Attachment A- OIN Transportation Improvement Program: 2011-2015

ID Name Description Funding
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1 McBride Road Resurvey of the existing road, right-of way (ROW) acquisition as needed and bringing road to a passable and safe standard. $79,560 $186,000 $100,000 $50,000 $50,000
2 Camp 7 Escape Route Resurvey of the existing road, right-of-way acquisition as needed, and bringing road to a passable and safe standard. $1,000 $1,000 $20,000 $50,000 $50,000
3 Taholah Cemetery Road Widening and paving the existing gravel road. $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $20,000 $20,000
4 Quinault Tribal Highway The project needs to be fully planned out for proper implementation and will include assessment of existing work to date, survey and ROW acquisition as needed, and construction. $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $20,000 $20,000
5 Extension of Queets Street Extending Queets Street in Teholah to the current sewage lift station. $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $20,000 $20,000
6 Reduce Speed Limit on US Highway 101 Traffic and speed study regarding US 101 through the village of Amanda Park. If designated as a risk to public safety, work towards reducing the speed limit to best protect the public $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
7 Assessment of Reservation Sidewalks Assessment of sidewalk conditions throughout Villages. $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
8 Improve Transit Bus Service Operating funding for the Nation’s Transit service known as the Rez Racer $1,000 $80,560 $81,000 $82,000 $83,000
9 Recreation Trails Task Force Assess, plan, and develop QIN Recreation Trails Plan, Network and Map $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
10 Restrooms at Amanda Park Establish temporary and long term solution to reduce public health hazard at this transit connection area $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
11 School House Lane Resurface $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
12 Tsa-laf Housing Road Improvements Wide all routes to 26 feet and pave $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
13 Industrial Park Roads Establish industrial roads $1,000 $1,000 $67,560 $29,560 $28,560
14 Accident Monitoring System Establish a program improve safety of Reservation road travelers $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
15 Traffic Count Program Involves the coordination of Nation Departments $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
16 5th Avenue Reconstruction Design, engineering, and construction of improvement to 5th Avenue $166,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
17 Road Maintenance Ongoing road maintenance $93,186 $93,186 $93,186 $93,186 $93,186

APPENDIX D: PRACTICE WHILE YOU LEARN!

# Project Description Community Preference LRTP Prioritization
Criteria
Numberical Rating Rank
1 Road A Reconstruct Surface deteriorating, no shouldersHigh accident locationCarries 30% of reservation trafficPrimary access roadEstimated cost $1.1.M Considerable concernLong-term advocacy to reconstruct roadway Pgs. 66
and 103:
"Reconstruct Road A immediately"
Improve
Safety
2 2
Rebuild Infrastructure 3
Enhance the Environment 2
Increase
Mobility
2
In LRTP:
Policy #24
3
Supported by Community 3
          SCORE 15  
2 Tribal Bus Route Extension

35% of households in NE without auto, mostly Elders

Service will enable access to jobs, services

Estimated cost $66,000/annual

Would prefer higher service frequency on mainline routes

Agree NE underserved but should not be priority

Pg. 28:
"Extend tribal bus service to
NE quadrant."

Improve
Safety
2 1
Rebuild Infrastructure 3
Enhance the Environment 2
Increase
Mobility
3
In LRTP:
Policy #24
3
Supported by Community 2
          SCORE 16  
3 Recreational Trail
Upgrade
Upgraded link in trail systemCurrent link rutted, deteriorated Estimated cost $21,000/one time Strongly supportLong overdue Pg. 88:"Continue expansion of trail system." Improve
Safety
2 3
Rebuild Infrastructure 2
Enhance the Environment 2
Increase Mobility 2
In LRTP:
Policy #11
2
Supported by Community 3
   Score 13  
Numerical Rating
1 = Does not meet criterion 2 = Meets criterion 3 = Meets and exceeds criterion

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APPENDIX E: SAMPLE SHEETS

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