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Are the decisions of the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) on the replacement names final? How can a Tribe participate in the renaming process if they were not able to take part in the Consultations or comment period?

The decisions of the BGN are immediately official for federal use. However, if a Tribe, a member of the public or another interested party believes the replacement name is not the most appropriate choice, they are welcome to propose to the BGN that it be changed to a different name. Such proposals should be submitted to the BGN through the conventional process and the BGN’s usual review process will apply. For more information, see the BGN’s Guidance on Name Proposals website.