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Recommendation: To improve the efficiency and transparency of its review process, the Secretary of the Interior should direct the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Director of the Office of the Indian Energy and Economic Development, as appropriate, to develop a documented process to track its review and response times.
Agency: Department of the Interior Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: Interior agreed with this recommendation. The agency has taken initial steps by developing system enhancements to document the submittal date of energy-related documents. According to BIA officials, there is not yet a process for tracking and reporting on timeframes. To fully implement this recommendation, BIA needs to develop plans and procedures for management to gather information on agency response times for monitoring and assessment.