Indian Gaming, 49942-49943 [05-16943]

Download as PDF 49942 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2005 / Notices mechanism to provide for broadly based and sustained financial support for wetland conservation activities, Congress passed and the President signed into law the NAWCA. The purpose of NAWCA, as amended, is to promote, through partnerships, longterm conservation of North American wetland ecosystems and the waterfowl and other migratory birds, fish, and wildlife that depend upon such habitat. Principal conservation actions supported by NAWCA are acquisition, enhancement, and restoration of wetlands and wetlands-associated habitat. In addition to providing for a continuing and stable funding base, NAWCA establishes an administrative body, the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, made up of a State representative from each of the four flyways, three representatives from wetlands conservation organizations, the Secretary of the Board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Director of the Service. The Council recommends funding of select wetlands conservation project proposals to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC). Competing for grant funds involves applications from partnerships that describe in substantial detail project locations, project resources, future benefits, and other characteristics, to meet the standards established by the Council and the requirements of NAWCA. Materials that describe the program and assist applicants in formulating project proposals for Council consideration are available on our Web site at http://birdhabitat.fws.gov. Persons who do not have access to the Web site may still obtain instructional materials by mail. There has been virtually no change in the scope and general nature of these instructions since the OMB first approved the information collection in 1999. Instructions assist applicants in formulating detailed project proposals for Council consideration. The instructional materials, including any hard or electronic copy and information or other instruments, are the basis for this information collection request. Notices of funding availability, which are updated regularly, are posted on the Grants.gov Web site (http:// www.grants.gov) as well as in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. We use information collected under this program to respond to audits, program planning and management, program evaluation, Government Performance and Results Act reporting, Standard Form 424 (Application For Federal Assistance), grant agreements, budget VerDate jul<14>2003 15:58 Aug 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 reports and justifications, public and private requests for information, data provided to other programs for databases on similar programs, congressional inquiries, and reports required by NAWCA. If we do not collect this information, we would have to eliminate the program because it would not be possible to determine eligibility and the relative worth of the proposed projects or to meet our legal responsibilities under the Act and regulations. Reducing the frequency of collection would only reduce the frequency of grant opportunities, as the information collected is unique to each project proposal. Discontinuation of the program is not a viable option. Title of Collection: Information Collection in Support of Grant Programs Authorized by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). OMB Control Number: 1018–0100. Form Number(s): None. Frequency of Collection: Occasional. The Small Grants program has one project proposal period per year and the Standard Grants program has two per year. Annual reports are due 90 days after the anniversary date of the grant agreement. Final reports are due 90 days after the end of the project period. The project period is 2 years. Description of Respondents: Households and/or individuals; businesses and/or other for-profits organizations; educational organizations; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; and State, local and/or tribal governments. Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,600. We estimate 80 hours for each Small Grant and 400 hours for each Standard Grant. Number of Respondents: Approximately 150. We estimate 70 proposals for the Small Grants program and 80 for the Standard Grants program. Approximately half of the projects submitted are funded. We interviewed five previous and current recipients of NAWCA grants with regard to three aspects of the grants programs: the availability of the information requested, the clarity of the instructions, and the annual burden hours for preparing applications and other materials, such as annual and final reports for both the Small Grants and the Standard Grants programs. All respondents advised that the information regarding descriptions of both programs and application instructions are readily available and the clarity of the information/ instructions for both programs is good, even considering the level of detail and PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technical information required in the Standard Grants program application. We invite your comments on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the NAWCA grants programs, including whether or not in the opinion of the respondent the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the annual hour burden of information requested; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. The information collection in this program is part of a system of records covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)). Dated: August 3, 2005. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–16942 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of approved Tribal— State Compact. SUMMARY: This notice publishes approval of the Tribal—State Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Pojoaque. DATES: Effective Date: August 25, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Indian Gaming Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of the approved Tribal-State Compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Compact authorizes the Pueblo of Pojoaque of New Mexico to engage in certain Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This compact is identical to the other New Mexico compacts that were approved by the Department in 2001. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2005 / Notices Dated: August 16, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–16943 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P 800–877–8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mr. Leaf. John Leaf, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. 05–16869 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management 49943 business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Giovanini, Mining Engineer, or Connie Schaff, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Solid Minerals (MT–921), Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, PO Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107–6800, telephone (406) 896–5084 or (406) 896–5060, respectively. [AK964–1410–HY–P; F–14893–B, F–14893– C, F–14893–D; BSA–2] [MT–921–03–1320–EL–P; MTM 94825] Alaska Native Claims Selection Notice of Invitation—Coal Exploration License Application MTM 94825 Edward L. Hughes, Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. 05–16872 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, DOI AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of invitation. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Mary’s Igloo Native Corporation. The lands are located in Lot 2, U.S. Survey No. 604, Alaska, and T. 3 S., Rgs. 30, 31, and 32 W., Kateel River Meridian; T. 4 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian; and Ts. 3 and 4 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River, Alaska, in the vicinity of Mary’s Igloo Alaska, and contains 18,915.33 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until September 26, 2005 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: John Leaf, by phone at (907) 271–3283, or by e-mail at John_Leaf@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– VerDate jul<14>2003 15:58 Aug 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Spring Creek Coal Company in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in the following-described lands located in Big Horn County, Montana, encompassing 1917.50 acres: T. 8 S., R. 39 E., P. M. M. Sec. 13: NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4, N1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4 Sec. 14: N1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4 Sec. 15: W1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4 Sec. 22: NE1⁄4 Sec. 23: S1⁄2N1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4 Sec. 24: NE1⁄4NW1⁄4 Sec. 25: SW1⁄4SW1⁄4 Sec. 26: S1⁄2 Sec. 27: S1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2 Sec. 35: N1⁄2 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any party electing to participate in this exploration program shall notify, in writing, both the State Director, Bureau of Land Management, PO Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107–6800, and Spring Creek Coal Company, PO Box 67, Decker, Montana 59025. Such written notice must refer to serial number MTM 94825 and be received no later than September 26, 2005 or 10 calendar days after the last publication of this Notice in the Sheridan Press newspaper, whichever is later. This Notice will be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming. The proposed exploration program is fully-described, and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Spring Creek Coal Company, is available for public inspection at the Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–933–1430–ET; DK–G05–0002, IDI–08612, et al.] Public Land Order No. 7644; Revocation of 4 Bureau of Reclamation Orders and 2 Public Land Orders; Idaho AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public land order. SUMMARY: This order revokes 4 Bureau of Reclamation Orders and 2 Public Land Orders in their entirety as they affect 6,785.75 acres of lands withdrawn for the Minidoka Reclamation Project. This order opens 2,767.04 acres of public lands to all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, and 4,018.71 acres of lands to such uses as may be authorized by law on National Forest System lands. This order also opens all of the lands to the mining laws. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 26, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Simmons, BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709, 208–373–3867. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the original withdrawal orders containing a legal description of the lands involved are available from the BLM Idaho State Office at the address above. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. The following Bureau of Reclamation Orders and Public Land Orders, which withdrew a total of (a) 2,767.04 acres of public lands, and (b) 4,018.71 acres of National Forest System E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 164 (Thursday, August 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49942-49943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16943]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of approved Tribal--State Compact.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes approval of the Tribal--State Compact 
between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

DATES: Effective Date: August 25, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary--
Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the 
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice 
of the approved Tribal-State Compacts for the purpose of engaging in 
Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Compact authorizes 
the Pueblo of Pojoaque of New Mexico to engage in certain Class III 
gaming activities on Indian lands. This compact is identical to the 
other New Mexico compacts that were approved by the Department in 2001.


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    Dated: August 16, 2005.
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-16943 Filed 8-24-05; 8:45 am]
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