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108 STAT. 4270 PUBLIC LAW 103-413—OCT. 25, 1994 Federal Register, publication. "(i) subchapter III of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, commonly known as the 'Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990'; and "(ii) the recommendations of the Administrative Conference of the United States numbered 82-4 and 85-5 entitled 'Procedures for Negotiating Proposed Regulations' under sections 305.82-4 and 305.85 -5 of title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, and any successor recommendation or law (including any successor regulation). "(B) The tribal participants in the negotiation process referred to in subparagraph (A) shall be nominated by and shall represent the groups described in this paragraph and shall include tribal representatives from all geographic regions. "(C) The negotiations referred to in subparagraph (B) shall be conducted in a timely manner. Proposed regulations to implement the amendments made by the Indian Self-Determination Contract Reform Act of 1994 shall be published in the Federal Register by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health and Human Services not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of such Act. "(D) Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any regulation), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health and Human Services are authorized to jointly establish and fund such interagency committees or other interagency bodies, including advisory bodies comprised of tribal representatives, as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Act. "(E) If the Secretary determines that an extension of the deadlines under subsection (a)(2)(B) and subparagraph (C) of this paragraph is appropriate, the Secretary may submit proposed legislation to Congress for the extension of such deadlines. "(e) The Secretary may, with respect to a contract entered into under this Act, make exceptions in the regulations promulgated to carry out this Act, or waive such regulations, if the Secretary finds that such exception or waiver is in the best interest of the Indians served by the contract or is consistent with the policies of this Act, and is not contrary to statutory law. In reviewing each request, the Secretary shall follow the timeline, findings, assistance, hearing, and appeal procedures set forth in section 102. ". SEC. 106. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. Section 105(h) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450j(h)) is amended by striking "and the rules and regulations adopted by the Secretaries of the Interior and Health and Human Services pursuant to section 107 of this Act". Tribal Self- Grovernance Act of 1994. 25 USC 450 note. 25 USC 458aa note. TITLE II—SELF-GOVERNANCE SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the of 1994". SEC. 202. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— 'Tribal Self-Governance Act