Proposed Agency Information Collection: Indian Reservation Roads Program; Comment Request, 53809-53810 [05-17969]

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Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: August 17, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–17977 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Agency Information Collection: Indian Reservation Roads Program; Comment Request Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on information collected for the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. When the rule was approved and published 3 years ago, the information collection was also approved for 3 years. We now must renew that approval so that we can PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53809 continue to operate the IRR Program. This renewal is necessary for tribal participation in the IRR Program and for the allocation of funding for the IRR Program to federally-recognized tribal governments for transportation assistance. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop Room 20–SIB, Washington, DC 20240; or faxed to (202) 208–4696. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or obtain copies of the proposed information collection request from LeRoy Gishi, (202) 513–7711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection is necessary to allow federally-recognized tribal governments to participate in the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program as defined in 23 U.S.C. 204(a)(1). Some of the information collected determines the allocation of IRR program funds to Indian tribes as described in 23 U.S.C. 202(d)(2)(A). Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 20–SIB, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.s.t., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 53810 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 175 / Monday, September 12, 2005 / Notices prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. Information Collection Abstract OMB Control Number: 1076–0161. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: 25 CFR 170, Indian Reservation Roads. Brief Description of Collection: Some of the information such as the application of Indian Reservation Roads High Priority Projects (IRRHPP) (25 CFR 170.210), the road inventory updates (25 CFR 170.443), the development of a long-range transportation plan (25 CFR 170.411 and 170.412), the development of a tribal transportation improvement program and priority list (25 CFR 170.420 and 170.421) are mandatory for consideration of projects and for program funding from the formula. Some of the information such as public hearing requirements is necessary for public notification and involvement (25 CFR 170.437 and 170.439). While others such as data appeals (25 CFR 170.231) and requests for design exceptions (25 CFR 170.456) are voluntary information. Respondents: Respondents include federally-recognized Indian tribal governments who have transportation needs associated with the IRR Program as described in 25 CFR 170. Number of Respondents: 562. Number of Responses: Varies from 10 to 562. Estimated Time per Response: The reports require from 30 minutes to 40 hours to complete. An average would be 16 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually or on an as needed basis. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 18,828 hours. Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $188,280. Dated: September 1, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–17969 Filed 9–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–LY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Intent To Establish and Call for Nominations for the North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Group Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:25 Sep 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: This notice announces the establishment of the North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Group by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and calls for nominations to serve on the Science Technical Group in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. A copy of the Science Technical Group charter will be filed with the appropriate committees of Congress and the Library of Congress in accordance with Section 9(c) of FACA. DATES: Submit a completed nomination form and nomination letters to the address listed below no later than October 27, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Taylor, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative (910), Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, telephone (907) 271–3131. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Science Technical Group is to assist in identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring and research needs, and providing other scientific advice as requested by the Oversight Group of the North Slope Science Initiative. The Oversight Group consists of the Alaska Regional Directors of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Minerals Management Service, National Park Service, Geological Survey, National Marine Fisheries Service, State Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Commissioners of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Game, the Mayor of the North Slope Borough, and the President of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. The duties of the Science Group are solely advisory to the Oversight Group. Duties will include the following: a. Advise the Oversight Group on science planning and relevant research and monitoring projects; b. Advise the Oversight Group on scientific information relevant to the Oversight Group’s mission: c. Review selected reports to advise the Oversight Group on their content and relevance; d. Review ongoing scientific programs of North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)member organizations on the North Slope at the request of the member organizations to promote compatibility in methodologies and compilation of data; e. Advise the Oversight Group on how to ensure that scientific products generated through NSSI activities are of the highest technical quality; PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 f. Periodically review the North Slope Science Plan and provide recommendations for changes to the Oversight Group; g. Provide recommendations for proposed NSSI funded inventory, monitoring and research activities to the Oversight Group; h. Provide other scientific advice as requested by the Oversight Group; and i. Coordinate with groups and subgroups appointed or requested by the Oversight Group to provide science advice, as needed. The Science Technical Group will consist of up to 15 members. The Executive Director for the North Slope Science Initiative shall serve as the Designated Federal Officer for the Science Technical Group. Specifically, the membership will consist of professionals typically with advanced degrees and a minimum of 5 years of work experience in their field in Alaska, preferably in the North Slope region. Professionals will be selected from among but not limited to the following disciplines: expertise in North Slope traditional and local knowledge, landscape ecology, petroleum engineering, civil engineering, petroleum geology, botany, hydrology, limnology, habitat biology, wildlife biology, marine ecology, biometrics, sociology, cultural anthropology, economics, ornithology, oceanography, civil engineering, fisheries biology, and climatology. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Science Technical Group. Members will be appointed for 3-year terms, on a staggered term basis, with one-third of the Science Group members subject to appointment, or reappointment, each year. In order to establish these staggered terms all appointments begin on the effective date of this charter then one-third of the members’ terms will terminate in 1-year and one-third of the members’ terms will terminate in 2 years. The terms of the remaining onethird of the membership will terminate in 3 years. Members will be appointed, or reappointed, each year thereafter for 3-year terms. Individuals may nominate themselves to the Science Technical Group. You may obtain nomination forms from the Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative (see address above). To make a nomination, you must submit a completed nomination form with a letter of reference which speaks to the nominee’s qualifications to serve on the Science Technical Group. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 175 (Monday, September 12, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-17969]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Proposed Agency Information Collection: Indian Reservation Roads 
Program; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collection.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on 
information collected for the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program 
pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. When the rule was 
approved and published 3 years ago, the information collection was also 
approved for 3 years. We now must renew that approval so that we can 
continue to operate the IRR Program. This renewal is necessary for 
tribal participation in the IRR Program and for the allocation of 
funding for the IRR Program to federally-recognized tribal governments 
for transportation assistance.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 14, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of 
Transportation, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop Room 20-SIB, 
Washington, DC 20240; or faxed to (202) 208-4696.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the proposed information collection request from LeRoy 
Gishi, (202) 513-7711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection is necessary to 
allow federally-recognized tribal governments to participate in the 
Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program as defined in 23 U.S.C. 
204(a)(1). Some of the information collected determines the allocation 
of IRR program funds to Indian tribes as described in 23 U.S.C. 
202(d)(2)(A).

Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs requests your comments on this 
collection concerning:
    (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and 
cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the 
information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 20-SIB, 
during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.s.t., Monday through Friday, 
except for legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address 
withheld, you must state this

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prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your 
request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from 
organizations or representatives will be available for review. We may 
withhold comments from review for other reasons.

Information Collection Abstract

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0161.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Title: 25 CFR 170, Indian Reservation Roads.
    Brief Description of Collection: Some of the information such as 
the application of Indian Reservation Roads High Priority Projects 
(IRRHPP) (25 CFR 170.210), the road inventory updates (25 CFR 170.443), 
the development of a long-range transportation plan (25 CFR 170.411 and 
170.412), the development of a tribal transportation improvement 
program and priority list (25 CFR 170.420 and 170.421) are mandatory 
for consideration of projects and for program funding from the formula. 
Some of the information such as public hearing requirements is 
necessary for public notification and involvement (25 CFR 170.437 and 
170.439). While others such as data appeals (25 CFR 170.231) and 
requests for design exceptions (25 CFR 170.456) are voluntary 
information.
    Respondents: Respondents include federally-recognized Indian tribal 
governments who have transportation needs associated with the IRR 
Program as described in 25 CFR 170.
    Number of Respondents: 562.
    Number of Responses: Varies from 10 to 562.
    Estimated Time per Response: The reports require from 30 minutes to 
40 hours to complete. An average would be 16 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annually or on an as needed basis.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 18,828 hours.
    Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $188,280.

    Dated: September 1, 2005.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-17969 Filed 9-9-05; 8:45 am]
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