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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 Task Force concluded its duties and responsibilities by recommending replacement names to the BGN, upon which the BGN rendered a decision. 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 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.

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