Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 2268-2269 [E6-337]

Download as PDF 2268 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2006 / Notices Dated: December 20, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. E6–305 Filed 1–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood Information Collection Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Proposed agency information collection activities; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking comments from the public on an extension of an information collection from persons seeking proof of American Indian or Alaska Native blood, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Control Number 1076–0153 will be used to establish that the applicants meet requirements for official recognition as an American Indian or Alaska native for purposes of eligibility determination and participation in programs administered through the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Submit comments on or before March 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments can be sent to Ms. Carolyn Newman, Tribal Enrollment Specialist, Division of Tribal Government Services, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Mail Stop: 320–SIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carolyn Newman, Tribal Enrollment Specialist, 202–513–7641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This collection was originally approved and assigned OMB Control No. 1076–0153 when it was submitted with a proposed rulemaking, 25 CFR Part 70, which was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2000 (66 FR 20775). The proposed rulemaking has not been finalized due to various reasons. We received numerous negative comments from individuals and Indian tribal governments. We, therefore, are rewriting the proposed rule. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, through the development of the proposed rule, is attempting to bring its decision-making procedures regarding the issuance of CDIB forms in line with the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. 553, as mandated by section 552, and as hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 directed in the 1986 decision of the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA), Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of the Interior, in Morgan Underwood, Sr. v. Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (Operations), 93 I.D. 13, 11 IBIA 3 (IBIA, January 31, 1986). However, there is legal support for the information collection in that currently existing Federal laws and regulations require some form of proof of Indian blood for various purposes, including ownership of lands held in trust by the United States for benefit of Indian landowners who are members of federally-recognized Indian tribes (including Alaska Native villages), especially at those locations where the Indian tribe or Alaska native village has minimum Indian blood degree requirements for membership. The public is advised that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB clearance number. For example, this collection is listed by OMB as Control No. 1076–0153, and it expires 7/31/2006. The response is voluntary to obtain or retain a benefit. We are requesting comments about the proposed collection to evaluate: (a) The accuracy of the burden hours, including the validity of the methodology used and assumptions made; (b) The necessity of the information for proper performance of the bureau functions, including its practical utility; (c) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and, (d) Suggestions to reduce the burden including use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please submit your comments to the person listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please note that comments, names and addresses of commentators, are open for public review during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. If you wish your name and address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. Information Collection Abstract OMB control number: 1076–0153. Type of review: Renewal. Title: 25 CFR 70, Request for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood. Brief description of collection: To establish that individual Indians may be eligible to receive program services based upon their status and/or degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Entities: Individual Indian Applicants. Estimated number of respondents: 154,980. Estimated time per response: 1.5. Number of Annual Responses: 154,980. Total annual burden hours: 232,470 hours. Dated: December 27, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–319 Filed 1–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for renewal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The collection concerns the Application for admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. We are requesting a renewal of clearance and requesting comments on this information collection. Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2006. DATES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–6566 or you may send an e-mail to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send copies of comments to the Office of Indian Education Programs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3609– MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Redman, (202) 208–4397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The Bureau of Indian Affairs is providing the admission forms for Haskell Indian Nations University and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute for review and comment. These admission forms are used in E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2006 / Notices determining program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native students for educational services. These forms are authorized pursuant to Blood Quantum Act, Public Law 99–228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, Public Law 67–85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, Chapter 180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES II. Request for Comments A 60-day notice requesting comments was published on July 11, 2005 (70 FR 39787). There were no comments received regarding that notice. You are invited to comment on the following items to the Desk Officer at OMB at the citation in ADDRESSES section: (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 (including the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumption 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. We will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. III. Data Title: Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. OMB Control Number: 1076–0114. Type of Review: Renewal. Brief Description of Collection: These eligibility application forms are necessary to determine a student’s eligibility for educational services. Respondents: Students attending, or seeking admission to, Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). Number of Respondents: 3,943. Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 30 minutes per application for SIPI, and 40 minutes per application for HINU. Frequency of Response: At the time of enrollment. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 2,214 hours. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 Filing fee: $10 per application for HINU; no fee for SIPI. Dated: December 29, 2005 Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–337 Filed 1–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of Coeur d’Alene Field Office, Idaho, Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/ EIS) for the Coeur d’Alene Field Office. DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities through public notices, news media released, and/or mailings, and on the BLM Web site (https://www.blm.gov/ rmp/id/cda/). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ID_CDA_RMP@blm.gov. • Mail: BLM Coeur d’Alene Field Office, ATTN: RMP, 1808 North Third Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814–3407. • Fax: (208) 769–5050. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Pavey at the Coeur d’Alene Field PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2269 Office (see above address), telephone (208) 769–5059. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of the Draft RMP/EIS is available for review via the Internet Web site at https://www.blm.gov/rmp/id/cda/. You may also obtain a copy on CD–ROM, or paper copy at the BLM Coeur d’Alene Field Office at the address listed above, or by contacting Scott Pavey at (208) 769–5059. The planning area covers approximately 96,770 acres of public lands within the following Idaho Counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone. The RMP will provide future broad-scale management direction for use and protection of resources managed by the Coeur d’Alene Field Office. The Draft RMP/EIS was developed through a collaborative planning process and considers four alternatives. The primary issues addressed include: recreational travel management, management of forest products and protection of other resources, adjustments to Federal land ownership, invasive plants, protection of property from wildfire, and protection and restoration of watersheds and riparian areas. The preferred alternative proposes designation of five areas of critical environmental concern (ACECs), four of which would become Research Natural Areas (RNAs): Hideaway Islands RNA— 76 acres (existing); Lund Creek RNA— 3,206 acres (2,905 acres existing); Farnham Forest RNA—33 acres; Windy Bay RNA—16 acres; and Pulaski Tunnel ACEC—27 acres. The preferred alternative specifies a no surface occupancy stipulation on future mineral leases within all ACECs/RNAs. Additionally, BLM would recommend Pulaski Tunnel ACEC for withdrawal from the mining laws. All of the RNAs would be designated as right-of-way exclusion areas and would have restrictions for vegetation treatments and timber harvests. The Farnham Forest RNA would be closed to motorized vehicles. Motorized use in all other areas would be limited to designated roads and trails. Sixteen other ACECs were considered under other alternatives, but were not included in the preferred alternative: Constitution Mine and Millsite ACEC— 6 acres; Gamlin Lake ACEC—59 acres; Hecla-Star Tailings Piles ACEC—22 acres; Killarney Lake ACEC—69 acres; Kootenai River Front ACEC—533 acres; Liberal King Millsite ACEC—2 acres; Little North Fork Clearwater River ACEC—9,592 acres; Morton Slough ACEC—119 acres; Mother Load Mine ACEC—0.8 acres; Nabob Millsite E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 9 (Friday, January 13, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-337]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management 
and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for renewal.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
renewal. The collection concerns the Application for admission to 
Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian 
Polytechnic Institute. We are requesting a renewal of clearance and 
requesting comments on this information collection.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for Department of the Interior at the Office of Management 
and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-6566 or you may send an e-mail to 
OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov.
    Please send copies of comments to the Office of Indian Education 
Programs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3609-MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Redman, (202) 208-4397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is providing the admission forms for 
Haskell Indian Nations University and the Southwestern Indian 
Polytechnic Institute for review and comment. These admission forms are 
used in

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determining program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native 
students for educational services. These forms are authorized pursuant 
to Blood Quantum Act, Public Law 99-228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, 
Public Law 67-85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, 
Chapter 180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884.

II. Request for Comments

    A 60-day notice requesting comments was published on July 11, 2005 
(70 FR 39787). There were no comments received regarding that notice. 
You are invited to comment on the following items to the Desk Officer 
at OMB at the citation in ADDRESSES section:
    (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 (including 
the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumption 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.
    We will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and 
you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid Office of 
Management and Budget Control Number.

III. Data

    Title: Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations 
University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0114.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Brief Description of Collection: These eligibility application 
forms are necessary to determine a student's eligibility for 
educational services.
    Respondents: Students attending, or seeking admission to, Haskell 
Indian Nations University (HINU) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic 
Institute (SIPI).
    Number of Respondents: 3,943.
    Estimated Time per Response: Approximately 30 minutes per 
application for SIPI, and 40 minutes per application for HINU.
    Frequency of Response: At the time of enrollment.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 2,214 hours.
    Filing fee: $10 per application for HINU; no fee for SIPI.

    Dated: December 29, 2005
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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