Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection, 39338-39339 [E6-10888]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 39338 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 12, 2006 / Notices can also access and download a copy from the Web site http://library.fws.gov/ ccps.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Henry, Refuge Manager, Wallkill River NWR, at 973–702–7266, or by e-mail at Edward_Henry@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires CCPs for all refuges to provide refuge managers with 15-year strategies for achieving refuge purposes and furthering the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Developing CCPs is done according to the sound principles of fish and wildlife science and laws, while adhering to Service planning and related policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving refuge wildlife and habitat, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update this CCP at least once every 15 years. The 566-acre refuge lies in the Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York. Its purpose is ‘‘carrying out the national migratory bird management program’’ (16 U.S.C. 667b). State and regional conservation plans identify its regional importance for breeding and migrating grassland birds and wintering raptors. In 1999, we accepted a transfer of land from the United States Military Academy at West Point through the General Services Administration. That transfer occurred under the legislative authority of the Transfer of Certain Real Property for Wildlife Conservation Purposes Act (16 U.S.C. 667b) and the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.; repealed by Public Law 107–217, August 21, 2002). Since then, we have not added any land to the refuge. In December 2005, we distributed a draft CCP/EA for public review and comment for 57 days between December 5, 2005, and January 31, 2006. Its distribution was announced in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005 (70 FR 72463). That draft analyzed three alternatives for managing the refuge. We also held one public meeting on January 17, 2006, to obtain public comments. We received 590 responses. Appendix I of the final CCP includes a summary of those comments and our responses to them. We selected Alternative B (the Service-preferred alternative) from the draft CCP/EA as the alternative for VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jul 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 implementation. Our final CCP fully describes its details. Staff from the Wallkill River NWR headquarters office in Sussex, New Jersey, will continue to administer the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR. A small, seasonally staffed visitor contact facility and an improved parking area and kiosk will increase opportunities for visitor outreach and improve the visibility of the Service. Other highlights of the final CCP include: (1) Managing 430 acres of grassland habitat using a diversity of tools and techniques with the objective to sustain high quality habitat for wintering raptors and nesting, foraging, and migrating grassland-dependent birds; (2) Opening the refuge to fishing in the small pond; (3) Initiating an archery hunt for white-tailed deer in the fall; (4) Constructing an interpretive trail with observation platforms and photography blinds; (5) Reducing the scope of the original proposed restoration of the former military airport runways and taxiways to grassland to account for areas being used effectively by nesting grassland birds, and look for opportunities to recycle waste materials onsite or nearby; (6) Restoring the natural hydrology of the area, to the extent it does not impede grasslands management, and (7) Identifying a 3,486-acre Shawangunk Grasslands Focus Area, where the Service will participate in cooperative conservation activities. Dated: June 14, 2006. Richard O. Bennett, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E6–10915 Filed 7–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Public Workshop on Future Land Imaging for the United States U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The first public workshop on future land Imaging for the United States will be held in the main auditorium in the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The workshop, directed by the Office of Science and Technology Polict of the Executive Branch, is designed to inform the satellite user community of plans for moderate resolution, Landsat-type PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 multispectral imaging. The workshop will include presentations by the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group, industry, the user community and government representatives. Attendees will be given an opportunity to express views and perspectives on future land imaging needs and capabilities. DATES: July 26, 2006, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barron Bradford, U.S. Geological Survey, 517 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648–5774 or brbradford@usgs.gov. Dated: July 7, 2006. Barbara J. Ryan, Associate Director for Geography. [FR Doc. 06–6167 Filed 7–11–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an information collection from potential and existing Self-Governance Tribes, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Clearance Number 1076–0143 will be used to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for self-governance, to provide information for awarding planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self-Governance Act. Submit comments on or before August 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments can be sent to: The Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via telefacsimile at (202) 395–6566 or by email to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy should be sent to Ken Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4622 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the information collection request submission and the Federal Register notice by contacting Ken Reinfeld, (202) 208–5734. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 12, 2006 / Notices The Federal Register notice seeking comments from the public on a request to OMB to extend information collection activities was published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2006 (71 FR 1452). Only one comment was received that was not directly related to the notice and was addressed by making the requested change on a referenced list of contact persons. You are 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 the Self-Governance collection of information, the response is voluntary, to obtain or retain a benefit, depending upon the parts of the program being addressed. The Self-Governance program was authorized by the Tribal SelfGovernance Act of 1994, Public Law 103–413, as amended. Tribes interested in entering into Self-Governance must submit certain information as required by Public Law 103–413, as amended, to support their admission into SelfGovernance. In addition, those tribes and tribal consortia who have entered into self-governance funding agreements will be requested to submit certain information as described in the negotiated rules published in final form on December 15, 2000 (65 FR 78688). This information will be used to justify a budget request submission on their behalf and to comport with section 405 of the Act that calls for the Secretary to submit an annual report to the Congress. You may submit comments about the collection to evaluate the following: (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 persons listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please note that comments, names and addresses of commentators, will be available for public review during regular business hours. If you wish your name and address withheld from the public, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. OMB is required to make a decision concerning this information collection request between 30 and 60 days after sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jul 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment will receive the best consideration by OMB if it is submitted early during this comment period. In this notice, BIA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: OMB control number: 1076–0143. Type of review: Renewal. Title: Tribal Self-Governance Program, 25 CFR part 1000. Brief description of collection: The information collected is used to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for selfgovernance, to provide information for awarding planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self-Governance Act. Affected Entities: Tribes and tribal consortia participating in or wishing to enter into Self-Governance. Size of Respondent Pool: 101. Number of Annual Responses: 219. Hours per response: 50 hours. Yearly hour burden: 10,882. Dated: April 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–10888 Filed 7–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W8–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1010– 0139). AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR parts 210 and 216. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements. The new title for this ICR is ‘‘30 CFR Part 210—Forms and Reports and Part 216—Production Accounting.’’ This ICR uses Forms MMS–4054, Oil and Gas Operations Report, and MMS– 4058, Production Allocation Schedule Report. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39339 Submit written comments on or before August 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by either FAX (202) 395–6566 or e-mail (OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov) directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB Control Number 1010–0139). Please also send a copy of your comments to MMS via e-mail at mrm.comments@mms.gov. Include the title of the information collection and the OMB control number in the ‘‘Attention’’ line of your comment. Also include your name and return address. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your e-mail, contact Ms. Gebhardt at (303) 231–3211. You may also mail a copy of your comments to Sharron L. Gebhardt, Lead Regulatory Specialist, Minerals Management Service, Minerals Revenue Management, P.O. Box 25165, MS 302B2, Denver, Colorado 80225. If you use an overnight courier service or wish to hand-deliver your comments, our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharron L. Gebhardt, telephone (303) 231–3211, FAX (303) 231–3781, e-mail Sharron.Gebhardt@mms.gov. You may also contact Sharron Gebhardt to obtain, at no cost, a copy of the ICR and associated forms sent to OMB, or regulations that require the subject collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 210—Forms and Reports and Part 216—Production Accounting. OMB Control Number: 1010–0139. Bureau Form Number: Forms MMS– 4054 and MMS–4058. Abstract: The Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is responsible for collecting royalties from lessees who produce minerals from leased Federal and Indian lands. The Secretary is required by various laws to manage mineral resources production on Federal and Indian lands, collect the royalties due, and distribute the funds in accordance with those laws. The Secretary also has a trust responsibility to manage Indian lands and seek advice and information from Indian beneficiaries. The MMS performs the royalty management functions and assists the Secretary in carrying out the Department’s trust responsibility for Indian lands. When a company or an individual enters into a lease to explore, develop, produce, and dispose of minerals from DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39338-39339]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10888]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for 
Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting a request to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an information 
collection from potential and existing Self-Governance Tribes, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected 
under OMB Clearance Number 1076-0143 will be used to establish 
requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for self-
governance, to provide information for awarding planning and 
negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self-
Governance Act.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 11, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments can be sent to: The Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior via telefacsimile at (202) 395-6566 or by e-
mail to OIRA--DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy should be sent to Ken 
Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4622 
MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the 
information collection request submission and the Federal Register 
notice by contacting Ken Reinfeld, (202) 208-5734.



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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The Federal Register notice seeking comments from the public on a 
request to OMB to extend information collection activities was 
published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2006 (71 FR 1452). Only 
one comment was received that was not directly related to the notice 
and was addressed by making the requested change on a referenced list 
of contact persons. You are 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 the 
Self-Governance collection of information, the response is voluntary, 
to obtain or retain a benefit, depending upon the parts of the program 
being addressed.
    The Self-Governance program was authorized by the Tribal Self-
Governance Act of 1994, Public Law 103-413, as amended. Tribes 
interested in entering into Self-Governance must submit certain 
information as required by Public Law 103-413, as amended, to support 
their admission into Self-Governance. In addition, those tribes and 
tribal consortia who have entered into self-governance funding 
agreements will be requested to submit certain information as described 
in the negotiated rules published in final form on December 15, 2000 
(65 FR 78688). This information will be used to justify a budget 
request submission on their behalf and to comport with section 405 of 
the Act that calls for the Secretary to submit an annual report to the 
Congress.
    You may submit comments about the collection to evaluate the 
following:
    (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 persons listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. Please note that comments, names and addresses of 
commentators, will be available for public review during regular 
business hours. If you wish your name and address withheld from the 
public, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your 
comments. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law.
    OMB is required to make a decision concerning this information 
collection request between 30 and 60 days after publication of this 
document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment will receive the 
best consideration by OMB if it is submitted early during this comment 
period.
    In this notice, BIA is soliciting comments concerning the following 
information collection:
    OMB control number: 1076-0143.
    Type of review: Renewal.
    Title: Tribal Self-Governance Program, 25 CFR part 1000.
    Brief description of collection: The information collected is used 
to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified 
applicants for self-governance, to provide information for awarding 
planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of 
the Self-Governance Act.
    Affected Entities: Tribes and tribal consortia participating in or 
wishing to enter into Self-Governance.
    Size of Respondent Pool: 101.
    Number of Annual Responses: 219.
    Hours per response: 50 hours.
    Yearly hour burden: 10,882.

    Dated: April 3, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-10888 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45 am]
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