Request for Comments on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL) Grazing Regulations Information Collection Renewal, 63345-63346 [E6-18162]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes Proposed Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Information Collection Request for Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe will expire December 31, 2006. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are seeking comments on this information collection before we request extension from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgment, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., MS– 34B SIB, Washington, DC 20240. If you wish to submit comments by facsimile, the number is (202) 219–3008. Please mention OMB Number 1076–0104. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information or copies of the information collection submission should be directed to R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgment, Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., MS–34B SIB, Washington, DC 20240. You may also call (202) 513–7650. All written comments will be available for public inspection in Room 34 of the South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Abstract The information collection is needed to establish whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as having a governmentto-government relationship with the United States. Federal recognition makes the group eligible for benefits from the Federal government. II. Method of Collection The acknowledgment regulations at 25 CFR part 83 contain seven criteria (§ 83.7) which unrecognized groups seeking Federal acknowledgment as VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Indian tribes must demonstrate that they meet. Information collected from petitioning groups under these regulations provide anthropological, genealogical and historical data used by the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs to establish whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as having a governmentto-government relationship with the United States. Respondents are not required to retain copies of information submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but will probably maintain copies for their own use. No periodic reports are required which would impose a recordkeeping requirement. III. Data Title: Collection of Information for Federal Acknowledgment Under 25 CFR Part 83. OMB Control Number: 1076–0104. Expiration Date: December 31, 2006. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Entities: Groups petitioning for Federal acknowledgment as Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Petitioners: 10. Estimated Time per Petition: 2,075 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,750. Estimated Annual Costs: $830,000 (2,075 hours × $40.00 per hour). IV. Request for Comments You are invited to comment 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 (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including 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 the forms of information technology. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63345 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to request that we consider withholding your name, street address, and other contact information (such as Internet address, FAX, or phone number) from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make available for public inspection in their entirety all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses. 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 OMB control number. Dated: October 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–18057 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Request for Comments on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL) Grazing Regulations Information Collection Renewal Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are renewing the information collection found in the NPL grazing regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that grazing regulations are administered for the benefit of the Navajo Nation and individual Navajo tribal members. We invite your comments on this renewal of OMB Control No. 1076–0162. DATES: Comments on this proposed information collection must be received by December 29, 2006. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 63346 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Send comments to James Orwin, Office of Trust Services, Division of Natural Resources, Mail Stop 4655–MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be faxed to (202) 219–0006. We cannot accept e-mail comments at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Orwin, (202) 208–6464. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collection of information is authorized under Public Law 103–177, the ‘‘American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act,’’ as amended. Tribes, tribal organizations, individual Indians, and those entering into permits with tribes or individual Indians submit information required by the regulation. The information is used by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to determine: (a) Whether or not a permit for grazing may be approved or granted; (b) The value of each permit; (c) The appropriate compensation to landowners; and (d) Provisions for violations of permit and trespass. ADDRESSES: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 4648, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 law. All comments from organizations or their representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. Information Collection Abstract OMB Control Number: 1076–0162. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161. Brief Description of Collection: Information is collected through a grazing permit application. Respondent supplies all information needed to prepare a grazing permit, including: name, address, range unit requested, number of livestock, season of use, livestock owner’s brand, kind of livestock, mortgage holder information, ownership of livestock, and requested term of permit. Respondents: Possible respondents include: Individual tribal members, individual tribal member-owned businesses, tribal governments, and land owners who are seeking a benefit; namely, grazing privileges. Number of Responses: 3,200 annually. Estimated Time per Response: 1⁄3 hour. Frequency of Response: Annually. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 1,227 hours. Dated: October 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–18162 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Request for Comments on Grazing Regulations Information Collection Renewal Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are renewing the information collection found in the general grazing regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that grazing regulations are administered for the benefit of Indian tribes and individual Indians. We invite your comments on this renewal of OMB Control No. 1076–0157. DATES: Comments on this proposed information collection must be received by December 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to James Orwin, Office of Trust Services, Division of Natural Resources, Mail PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Stop 4655, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be faxed to (202) 219–0006. We cannot accept e-mail comments at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Orwin, (202) 208–6464. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collection of information is authorized under Public Law 103–177, the ‘‘American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act,’’ as amended. Tribes, tribal organizations, individual Indians, and those entering into permits with tribes or individual Indians submit information required by the regulation. The information is used by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to determine: (a) Whether or not a permit for grazing may be approved or granted; (b) The value of each permit; (c) The appropriate compensation to landowners; and (d) Provisions for violations of permit and trespass. 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 4648, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or their representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Request for Comments on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL) Grazing 
Regulations Information Collection Renewal

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed collection.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
renewing the information collection found in the NPL grazing 
regulations. The purpose of this data collection is to ensure that 
grazing regulations are administered for the benefit of the Navajo 
Nation and individual Navajo tribal members. We invite your comments on 
this renewal of OMB Control No. 1076-0162.

DATES: Comments on this proposed information collection must be 
received by December 29, 2006.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments to James Orwin, Office of Trust Services, 
Division of Natural Resources, Mail Stop 4655-MIB, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be faxed to (202) 219-0006. We 
cannot accept e-mail comments at this time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Orwin, (202) 208-6464.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collection of information is authorized 
under Public Law 103-177, the ``American Indian Agricultural Resource 
Management Act,'' as amended. Tribes, tribal organizations, individual 
Indians, and those entering into permits with tribes or individual 
Indians submit information required by the regulation. The information 
is used by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to determine:
    (a) Whether or not a permit for grazing may be approved or granted;
    (b) The value of each permit;
    (c) The appropriate compensation to landowners; and
    (d) Provisions for violations of permit and trespass.

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 4648, 
during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday except 
for legal holidays. If you wish to have your name and/or address 
withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your 
comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of 
the law. All comments from organizations or their representatives will 
be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other 
reasons.

Information Collection Abstract

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0162.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Title: Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161.
    Brief Description of Collection: Information is collected through a 
grazing permit application. Respondent supplies all information needed 
to prepare a grazing permit, including: name, address, range unit 
requested, number of livestock, season of use, livestock owner's brand, 
kind of livestock, mortgage holder information, ownership of livestock, 
and requested term of permit.
    Respondents: Possible respondents include: Individual tribal 
members, individual tribal member-owned businesses, tribal governments, 
and land owners who are seeking a benefit; namely, grazing privileges.
    Number of Responses: 3,200 annually.
    Estimated Time per Response: \1/3\ hour.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 1,227 hours.

    Dated: October 20, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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