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ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) announces an information collection to generate baseline numbers for the Strategic Plan, as well as other statistics to be used for evaluating and strengthening our Congressional mandate. Comments on this collection PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are requested form the public. After the public review, the IACB will submit the information collection to OIRA–OMB for review and approval as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to Attention: Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., MS–2058 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. If you wish to submit comments by facsimile, the number is (202) 308–5196, or you may send them by e-mail to ‘‘iacb@ios.doi.gov’’. Please mention that your comments concern the Indian Artist/Artisan Survey, OMB control # 1085–0003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the Indian Artist/Artisan Survey, OMB Control # 1085–0003, i.e., the information collection instrument, should be directed to Meridith Z. Stanton, Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1849 C Street, NW., MS 2058 MIB, Washington, DC. 20240. You may also call (202) 208–3773 (not a toll free call), or sent your request by e-mail to ‘‘iacb@ios.doi.gov’’ or by facsimile to (202) 208–5196. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The IACB is responsible for promoting the development of American Indian and Alaska Native Arts and crafts, improving the economic status of members of Federally recognized Tribes, and helping to develop and expand marketing opportunities for arts and crafts produced by Native American Indians and Alaska Natives. This year, the Secretary of the Interior has mandated that each department complete a Strategic Plan. In conjunction with this plan, the Commissioners for the IACB have requested that the IACB generate baseline numbers that will be included in the Strategic Plan, as well as other statistics that will be used for evaluating and strengthening our Congressional mandate. The IACB has designed a questionnaire that would produce valid and reliable results that can be generalized to the entire universe of study. It is directed toward the Native American Indian and Alaska Native artist/artisan constituency. The questionnaire is to be utilized at Indian markets across the country, which is where most artists and artisans served by the IACB sell their work. Recently, the IACB learned that it would be able to participate in the Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest event in the E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 241 / Friday, December 16, 2005 / Notices Southwest, and felt this would be an excellent opportunity to utilize the questionnaire. In order to do this, it requested emergency approval of the Indian Artist/Artisan Survey; OMB approved the survey under OMB Control Number 1085–0003. The IACB is planning to extend the information collection approval for the standard three years and to add additional surveys in other regions necessary to establish a national baseline. II. Data (1) Title: Indian Artist/Artisan Survey. OMB Control Number: 1085–0003. Current Expiration Date: February 28, 2006. Type of Review: Information Collection Renewal. Affected Entities: Businesses or other for-profit entities; Tribes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 400. Frequency of response: Annual. (2) Annual reporting and record keeping burden. Total annual reporting per respondent: 10 minutes. Total annual reporting: 67 hours. (3) Description of the need and use of the information: This information is required to generate baseline numbers for our Strategic Plan, as well as other statistics to be used for evaluating and strengthening our Congressional mandate. The Department of the Interior invites comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary 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 of the collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 19:37 Dec 15, 2005 Dated: December 9, 2005. Meridith Z. Stanton, Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. [FR Doc. 05–24105 Filed 12–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–M III. Request for Comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection in Room 2058 of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A valid picture identification is required for entry into the Department of the Interior. the comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Proposed Agency Information Collection With Applicant Background Survey; Comment Request Office of Civil Rights. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (DOI), announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Office of Civil Rights, Attn: Samuel Bowser, Department of the Interior, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20240. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74841 Individuals providing comments should reference OMB control #1091–0001, Applicant Background Survey. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instrument, please write to the above address, or call Samuel Bowser, (202) 208–5549. The collection instrument is also available on the Internet at: http://www.doi.gov/ diversity/doc/di_1935.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract DOI is below parity with the Relevant Civilian Labor Force representation for many mission critical occupations. The Department’s Strategic Human Capital Management Plan identifies the job skills that will be needed in its current and future workforce. The job skills it will need are dispersed throughout its eight bureaus and include, among others, making visitors welcome to various facilities, such as parks and refuges, processing permits for a wide variety of uses of the public lands, collecting royalties for minerals extracted from the public lands, rounding-up and adopting-out wild horses and burros found in the west, protecting archeological and cultural resources of the public lands, and enforcing criminal laws of the United States. As a result of this broad spectrum of duties and services, the Department touches the lives of most Americans. The people who deal with the Department bring with them a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. A diverse workforce enables the Department to provide a measure of understanding to its customers by relating to the diverse background of those customers. By including employees of all backgrounds, all DOI employees gain a measure of knowledge, background, experience, and comfort in serving all of the Department’s customers. In order to determine if there are barriers in our recruitment and selection processes, DOI must track the demographic groups that apply for its jobs. There is no other statistically valid method to make these determinations, and no source of this information other than directly from applicants. The data collected is not provided to selecting officials and plays no part in the merit staffing or the selection processes. The data collected will be used in summary form to determine trends covering the demographic make-up of applicant pools and job selections within a given E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Indian Arts and Crafts Board


Proposed Agency Information Collection with Indian Artist/Artisan 
Survey; Comment Request

AGENCY: Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) announces an 
information collection to generate baseline numbers for the Strategic 
Plan, as well as other statistics to be used for evaluating and 
strengthening our Congressional mandate. Comments on this collection 
are requested form the public. After the public review, the IACB will 
submit the information collection to OIRA-OMB for review and approval 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to Attention: Indian Arts and 
Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-
2058 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. If you wish to submit comments by 
facsimile, the number is (202) 308-5196, or you may send them by e-mail 
to ``iacb@ios.doi.gov''. Please mention that your comments concern the 
Indian Artist/Artisan Survey, OMB control  1085-0003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the Indian Artist/Artisan Survey, OMB Control  1085-
0003, i.e., the information collection instrument, should be directed 
to Meridith Z. Stanton, Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1849 C 
Street, NW., MS 2058 MIB, Washington, DC. 20240. You may also call 
(202) 208-3773 (not a toll free call), or sent your request by e-mail 
to ``iacb@ios.doi.gov'' or by facsimile to (202) 208-5196.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The IACB is responsible for promoting the development of American 
Indian and Alaska Native Arts and crafts, improving the economic status 
of members of Federally recognized Tribes, and helping to develop and 
expand marketing opportunities for arts and crafts produced by Native 
American Indians and Alaska Natives. This year, the Secretary of the 
Interior has mandated that each department complete a Strategic Plan. 
In conjunction with this plan, the Commissioners for the IACB have 
requested that the IACB generate baseline numbers that will be included 
in the Strategic Plan, as well as other statistics that will be used 
for evaluating and strengthening our Congressional mandate. The IACB 
has designed a questionnaire that would produce valid and reliable 
results that can be generalized to the entire universe of study. It is 
directed toward the Native American Indian and Alaska Native artist/
artisan constituency. The questionnaire is to be utilized at Indian 
markets across the country, which is where most artists and artisans 
served by the IACB sell their work. Recently, the IACB learned that it 
would be able to participate in the Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest 
event in the

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Southwest, and felt this would be an excellent opportunity to utilize 
the questionnaire. In order to do this, it requested emergency approval 
of the Indian Artist/Artisan Survey; OMB approved the survey under OMB 
Control Number 1085-0003. The IACB is planning to extend the 
information collection approval for the standard three years and to add 
additional surveys in other regions necessary to establish a national 
baseline.

II. Data

    (1) Title: Indian Artist/Artisan Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1085-0003.
    Current Expiration Date: February 28, 2006.
    Type of Review: Information Collection Renewal.
    Affected Entities: Businesses or other for-profit entities; Tribes.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 400.
    Frequency of response: Annual.
    (2) Annual reporting and record keeping burden.
    Total annual reporting per respondent: 10 minutes.
    Total annual reporting: 67 hours.
    (3) Description of the need and use of the information: This 
information is required to generate baseline numbers for our Strategic 
Plan, as well as other statistics to be used for evaluating and 
strengthening our Congressional mandate.

III. Request for Comments

    The Department of the Interior invites comments on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary 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 of the 
collection and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide 
information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize 
technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able 
to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to 
complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or 
otherwise disclose the information.
    All written comments will be available for public inspection in 
Room 2058 of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. A valid picture identification is required 
for entry into the Department of the Interior. the comments, with names 
and addresses, will be available for public view during regular 
business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, 
you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what 
personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your 
request to the extent allowable by law.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

    Dated: December 9, 2005.
Meridith Z. Stanton,
Director, Indian Arts and Crafts Board.
[FR Doc. 05-24105 Filed 12-15-05; 8:45 am]
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