(a) No, the Self–Governance Tribe and the Secretary must agree upon and specify appropriate
building codes and architectural and engineering standards (including health and safety)
which must be in conformity with nationally recognized standards for comparable projects.
(b) The Secretary may provide, or the Self–Governance Tribe may request, Federal construction
guidelines and manuals for consideration by the Self–Governance Tribe in the preparation
of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national, regional, State,
or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or
exceed otherwise applicable nationally recognized standards, the Secretary must accept
the Tribally proposed standards.
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