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PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 3113 mining and reclamation operations on Indian lands, except that nothing in this subsection may be construed as providing such tribes with the authorities set forth under section 503. Grants made under this subsection shall be used to establish an office of surface mining regulation for each such tribe. Each such office shall— "(1) develop tribal regulations and program policies with respect to surface mining; "(2) assist the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement established by section 201 in the inspection and enforcement of surface mining activities on Indian lands, including, but not limited to, permitting, mine plan review, and bond release; and "(3) sponsor employment training and education in the area of mining and mineral resources.". SEC. 2515. AMENDMENT TO SURFACE MINING ACT. Section 402(b) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1232(b)) is amended by striking "1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "2004, after which time the fee shall be established at a rate to continue to provide for the deposit referred to in subsection (h)". TITLE XXVI—INDIAN ENERGY RESOURCES SEC. 2601. DEFINITIONS. 25 USC 3501. For purposes of this title— (1) the term "Indian tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians; and (2) the term "Indian reservation" includes Indian reservations; public domain Indian allotments; former Indian reservations in Oklahoma; land held by incorporated Native groups, regional corporations, and village corporations under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.); and dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether within the original or subsequently acquired territory thereof, and whether within or without the limits of a State. SEC. 2602. TRIBAL CONSULTATION. 25 USC 3502. In implementing the provisions of this Act, the Secretary of Energy shall involve and consult with Indian tribes to the maximum extent possible and where appropriate and shall do so in a manner that is consistent with the Federal trust and the Cxovernmentto-Government relationships between Indian tribes and the Federal Government.