Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request, 62485-62486 [E6-17813]

Download as PDF 62485 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Notices (mail); (703) 358–2269 (fax); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at one of the addresses above or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OMB Control Number: 1018–0121. Title: Depredation Orders for DoubleCrested Cormorants, 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Annual number of respondents Activity/requirement Totals ............................................................................ mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Report take of MB species other than DCCOs (21.47(d)(7) & 21.48(d)(7)) ................................................................... Report take of species protected under ESA (21.47(d)(8) & 21.48(d)(8)) ................................................................... Written notice of intent to conduct control activities (21.48(d)(9)) ..................................................................... Report of Control Activities (21.48(d)(10) & (11)) ............... Report Effects of Management Activities (21.48(d)(12)) ..... DCCO Depredation Order Recordkeeping (21.47(d)(9)) ..... Abstract: This information collection is associated with regulations implementing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.). Under the MBTA, it is unlawful to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, migratory birds or their parts, nests, or eggs, except as authorized by regulations implementing the MBTA. In 2003, we promulgated regulations to authorize the take of double-crested cormorants (DCCOs) under certain circumstances. The regulations at 50 CFR 21.47 (Aquaculture Depredation Order) authorize aquaculture producers in 13 States to take DCCOs when the birds are found committing or about to commit depredations on commercial freshwater aquaculture stocks. The regulations at 50 CFR 21.48 (Public Resource Depredation Order) authorize State fish and wildlife agencies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (APHISWildlife Services), and federally recognized tribes in 24 States to take DCCOs to prevent depredations on the public resources of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Both 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48 impose reporting and recordkeeping requirements on those operating under the depredation orders. We use the information collected to: (1) Help assess the impact of the depredation orders on DCCO populations. (2) Protect nontarget migratory birds or other species. (3) Ensure that agencies and individuals are conforming to the terms, conditions, and purpose of the orders. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 Completion time per response (hours) Total annual responses Frm 00070 Total burden cost to public ($30/hr) Total annual burden hrs 1 1 1 1 $30 1 1 1 1 30 12 12 9 500 12 12 9 500 3 20 100 7 36 240 900 3,500 1,080 7,200 27,000 105,000 535 535 ........................ 4,678 140,340 (4) Help gauge the effectiveness of the orders at mitigating cormorant-related damages. Comments: On April 19, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 20120) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited public comments for 60 days, ending on June 19, 2006. We received two comments. The first commenter noted opposition to the killing of cormorants but, for the most part, did not specifically address the information collection except to say that ‘‘this paperwork * * * is ineffectual in even recording the actual numbers killed.’’ We believe that the reporting provides valid information about the number of birds killed. Following are comments by the second commenter and our responses: Comment: The information will have practical utility only if it is freely accessible to other individuals to assess the accuracy and predictability of the outcomes. Response: We have found the information useful and it is available upon request. Comment: The accuracy of the burden estimate for this collection of information is only valid if crossvalidation is allowed and reassessment of the data by another is conducted without knowledge of the outcome (blind tests). Response: The accuracy of the estimate might be enhanced, but we believe it is of sufficient quality as reported. Comment: The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected must have transparency, ground truthing, and PO 00000 Affected Public: Aquaculture producers, State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and Federal agencies. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Frequency of Collection: Annually for reports; ongoing for recordkeeping. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 redundancy by collaborators and outside entities. Response: We do not believe that ground truthing or other confirmation of the limited data collected is necessary. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (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. Comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Dated: August 28, 2006. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–17826 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 62486 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) invites comments on an information collection request which will be renewed. The collection is: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, OMB Control Number 1076–0158. DATES: Submit your comments and suggestions on or before December 26, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: George Skibine, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Gaming Management, Mail Stop 3657–MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested persons may get copies of the information collection requests without charge by contacting George Skibine at 202–219–4066 or facsimile number 202– 273–3153. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed information collection requests. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Gaming Management, is proceeding with this public comment period as the first step in getting a normal information collection clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Please note that we will not sponsor nor conduct, and you need not respond to, a request for information unless we display the OMB control number and the expiration date. Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 Type of review: Renewal. OMB Control Number: 1076–0158. Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, 25 CFR 292. Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the provisions of IGRA, the relevant provisions of State laws, Federal law and the trust obligations of the United States are met when federally recognized tribes seek a secretarial determination that a gaming establishment would be in the best interest of the tribe and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Section 292.8 specifies the information collection requirement. An Indian tribe must ask the Secretary to make a determination that a gaming establishment would be in the best interest of the tribe and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. The information to be collected includes: name of the tribe, tribal documents, description of the land to be acquired, proof of ownership, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 distance of land from the Indian tribe’s reservation or trust lands and other documents deemed necessary. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076– 0158). All information is collected when the tribe submits a request for a secretarial determination that a gaming establishment would be in the best interest of the tribe and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Annual reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,000 hours each for approximately 2 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, researching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, thus, the total annual reporting and record keeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 2,000 hours. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: Federally recognized tribes. Total Respondents: 2. Response Hours per Application: 1,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs solicits comments in order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond. Any public comments received will be addressed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ submission of the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget. All comments will be available for public review during regular business hours. There may be an instance when we decide to withhold information, but if you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will honor your request to the extent allowed by law. We will not consider anonymous comments, and we will make public all comments from PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 businesses and from individuals who represent businesses. Dated: October 16, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–17813 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–964–1410–KC–P; F–40315] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Bering Straits Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of the village of Mary’s Igloo, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 2 S., R. 30 W., Tract C. Containing 7,492.68 acres. T. 3 S., R. 30 W., Tracts M to Q, inclusive; Tracts U and X. Containing 1,085.83 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 November 24, 2006 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: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 25, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62485-62486]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17813]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Proposed Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the

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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) invites comments on an information 
collection request which will be renewed. The collection is: Gaming on 
Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, OMB Control Number 1076-
0158.

DATES: Submit your comments and suggestions on or before December 26, 
2006 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: George Skibine, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Office of Indian Gaming Management, Mail Stop 3657-MIB, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested persons may get copies of 
the information collection requests without charge by contacting George 
Skibine at 202-219-4066 or facsimile number 202-273-3153.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides 
an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed 
information collection requests. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office 
of Indian Gaming Management, is proceeding with this public comment 
period as the first step in getting a normal information collection 
clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
    Please note that we will not sponsor nor conduct, and you need not 
respond to, a request for information unless we display the OMB control 
number and the expiration date.

Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988

    Type of review: Renewal.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0158.
    Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, 25 
CFR 292.
    Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the 
provisions of IGRA, the relevant provisions of State laws, Federal law 
and the trust obligations of the United States are met when federally 
recognized tribes seek a secretarial determination that a gaming 
establishment would be in the best interest of the tribe and would not 
be detrimental to the surrounding community. Section 292.8 specifies 
the information collection requirement. An Indian tribe must ask the 
Secretary to make a determination that a gaming establishment would be 
in the best interest of the tribe and would not be detrimental to the 
surrounding community. The information to be collected includes: name 
of the tribe, tribal documents, description of the land to be acquired, 
proof of ownership, distance of land from the Indian tribe's 
reservation or trust lands and other documents deemed necessary. 
Collection of this information is currently authorized under an 
approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076-0158). All information is 
collected when the tribe submits a request for a secretarial 
determination that a gaming establishment would be in the best interest 
of the tribe and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. 
Annual reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1,000 hours each for approximately 
2 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
researching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data 
needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, 
thus, the total annual reporting and record keeping burden for this 
collection is estimated to be 2,000 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Federally recognized tribes.
    Total Respondents: 2.
    Response Hours per Application: 1,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours.

Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs solicits comments in order to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the bureau's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on 
those who are to respond.
    Any public comments received will be addressed in the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs' submission of the information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget.
    All comments will be available for public review during regular 
business hours. There may be an instance when we decide to withhold 
information, but if you wish us to withhold your name and address, you 
must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will 
honor your request to the extent allowed by law. We will not consider 
anonymous comments, and we will make public all comments from 
businesses and from individuals who represent businesses.

    Dated: October 16, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-17813 Filed 10-24-06; 8:45 am]
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