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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices Comments should be submitted to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, Office of Management and Budget, either by facsimile at (202) 395–6566, or you may send an e-mail to OIRA DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Stephanie Birdwell, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4513–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Birdwell (202) 513–7607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bureau Regional Director uses this information to decide whether to certify that the client in the notice is eligible to have his counsel compensated by the Bureau in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, Public Law 95–608. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a notice in the Federal Register on July 11, 2006, (71 FR 39926) requesting public comments on the proposed information collection. The comment period ended September 11, 2006. No comments were received. I. Abstract A State court that appoints counsel for an indigent Indian parent or Indian custodian in an involuntary Indian child custody proceeding in a State court may send written notice to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) when appointment of counsel is not authorized by State law. The cognizant The following information is collected from State courts in order to certify payment of appointed counsel in involuntary Indian child custody proceedings. The information collection is submitted to obtain or retain a benefit; i.e., payment for appointed counsel. The reasons for the collection are listed in the following table: ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request for the Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State courts has been submitted to OMB for review and renewal. This information collection is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076–0111 through December 31, 2006. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 2007. 78221 II. Method of Collection Information collected Reason for Collection (a) Name, address and telephone number of attorney appointed; .......... (b) Name and address of client for whom counsel is appointed; ............ (a) To identify attorney appointed as counsel and method of contact; (b) To identify indigent party in an Indian child custody proceeding for whom counsel is appointed; (c) To determine if the person is eligible for payment of attorney fees as specified in Public Law 95–608; (d) To determine if the child is a member of a federally recognized tribe and is covered by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); (e) To determine if this custody proceeding is covered by the ICWA; (f) To determine if other State laws provide for such appointment of counsel and to prevent duplication of effort; (g) To determine if the client has resources to pay for counsel; (h) To determine if the amount of payment due appointed counsel is based on State court standards in juvenile delinquency proceedings; (i) To determine the amount of payment considered reasonable in accordance with State standards for a particular case. (c) Applicant’s relationship to child; .......................................................... (d) Name of Indian child’s tribe; ............................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES (e) Copy of petition or complaint; ............................................................. (f) Certification by the court that State law does not provide for appointment of counsel in such proceedings;. (g) Certification by the court that the Indian client is indigent; ................ (h) The amount of payments due counsel utilizing the same procedures used to determine expenses in juvenile delinquency proceedings;. (i) Approved vouchers with court certification that the amount requested is reasonable considering the work and the criteria used for determining fees and expenses for juvenile delinquency proceedings.. Proposed use of the information: The information collected will be used by the respective Bureau Regional Director to determine: (a) If an individual Indian involved in an Indian child custody proceeding is eligible for payment of appointed counsel’s attorney fees; (b) If any State statutes provide for coverage of attorney fees under these circumstances; (c) The State standards for payment of attorney fees in juvenile delinquency proceedings; and, (d) The name of the attorney, and his actual voucher certified by the court for the work completed on a pre-approved case. This information is required for payment of appointed counsel as authorized by Public Law 95–608. III. Data (1) Title of the Collection of Information: The Department of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts, 25 CFR 23.13. OMB Control Number: 1076–0111. Type of Review: Extension of a currently-approved collection. Affected Entities: State courts and individual Indians eligible for payment of attorney fees pursuant to 25 CFR 23.13 in order to obtain a benefit. Estimated number of respondents: 1. Proposed frequency of response: 1. (2) Estimate of total annual reporting and record keeping burden that will result from the collection of this information: 9 hours. Reporting: 8 hours per response x 1 respondent = 8 hours. Recordkeeping: 1 hour per response x 1 respondent = 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) Description of the need for the information and proposed use of the information: Submission of this information is required in order to receive payment for appointed counsel under 25 CFR 23.13. The information is collected to determine applicant eligibility for services. IV. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs invites 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; E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 78222 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices (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 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. The comments, names and addresses of commenters will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold this information, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. 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 22, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–22265 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–079–07–1010–PH] The next two regular meetings of the Western Montana RAC will be held February 21, 2007 at the Butte Field Office, 106 N. Parkmont, Butte, Montana and May 16, 2007 at the Missoula Field Office, 3255 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, Montana beginning at 9 a.m. The public comment period for both meetings will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meetings are expected to adjourn at approximately 3 p.m. Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: For the Western Montana RAC, contact Marilyn Krause, Resource Advisory Council Coordinator, at the Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, telephone 406–533– 7617. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in western Montana. At the February 21 meeting, topics we plan to discuss include: a presentation and discussion on recreation fees for the Forest Service and BLM, an update on the Butte Resource Management Plan, and a presentation on the Energy Corridor EIS for federal lands in the West. Topics for the May 16 meeting will be determined at the February meeting. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION DATES: Dated: December 21, 2006. Richard M. Hotaling, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–22286 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. PO 00000 [Investigation Nos. AA1921–197 (Second Review); 701–TA–319, 320, 325–327, 348 and 350 (Second Review); and 731–TA–573, 574, 576, 578, 582–587, 612, and 614–618 (Second Review)] Certain Carbon Steel Products From Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and the antidumping finding on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Taiwan, as well as revocation of countervailing duty orders on cut-tolength carbon steel plate from Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and Sweden, would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission further determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on corrosion-resistant steel from Germany and Korea and the countervailing duty order on corrosionresistant steel from Korea would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Finally, the Commission determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on corrosion-resistant steel from Australia, Canada, France, and Japan, as well as the countervailing duty order on corrosion-resistant steel from France, would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.2 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane and Stephen Koplan dissenting with respect to corrosionresistant steel from Australia, Canada, France, and Japan. Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


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

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Request for the 
Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody 
Proceedings in State courts has been submitted to OMB for review and 
renewal. This information collection is cleared under OMB Control 
Number 1076-0111 through December 31, 2006.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to the Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior, Office of Management and Budget, either by 
facsimile at (202) 395-6566, or you may send an e-mail to OIRA 
DOCKET@omb.eop.gov.
    Please send a copy of your comments to Stephanie Birdwell, Office 
of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail 
Stop 4513-MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Birdwell (202) 513-7607.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    A State court that appoints counsel for an indigent Indian parent 
or Indian custodian in an involuntary Indian child custody proceeding 
in a State court may send written notice to the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (Bureau) when appointment of counsel is not authorized by State 
law. The cognizant Bureau Regional Director uses this information to 
decide whether to certify that the client in the notice is eligible to 
have his counsel compensated by the Bureau in accordance with the 
Indian Child Welfare Act, Public Law 95-608.
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a notice in the Federal 
Register on July 11, 2006, (71 FR 39926) requesting public comments on 
the proposed information collection. The comment period ended September 
11, 2006. No comments were received.

II. Method of Collection

    The following information is collected from State courts in order 
to certify payment of appointed counsel in involuntary Indian child 
custody proceedings. The information collection is submitted to obtain 
or retain a benefit; i.e., payment for appointed counsel. The reasons 
for the collection are listed in the following table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Information collected                Reason for Collection
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(a) Name, address and telephone number   (a) To identify attorney
 of attorney appointed;.                  appointed as counsel and
                                          method of contact;
(b) Name and address of client for whom  (b) To identify indigent party
 counsel is appointed;.                   in an Indian child custody
                                          proceeding for whom counsel is
                                          appointed;
(c) Applicant's relationship to child;.  (c) To determine if the person
                                          is eligible for payment of
                                          attorney fees as specified in
                                          Public Law 95-608;
(d) Name of Indian child's tribe;......  (d) To determine if the child
                                          is a member of a federally
                                          recognized tribe and is
                                          covered by the Indian Child
                                          Welfare Act (ICWA);
(e) Copy of petition or complaint;.....  (e) To determine if this
                                          custody proceeding is covered
                                          by the ICWA;
(f) Certification by the court that      (f) To determine if other State
 State law does not provide for           laws provide for such
 appointment of counsel in such           appointment of counsel and to
 proceedings;.                            prevent duplication of effort;
(g) Certification by the court that the  (g) To determine if the client
 Indian client is indigent;.              has resources to pay for
                                          counsel;
(h) The amount of payments due counsel   (h) To determine if the amount
 utilizing the same procedures used to    of payment due appointed
 determine expenses in juvenile           counsel is based on State
 delinquency proceedings;.                court standards in juvenile
                                          delinquency proceedings;
(i) Approved vouchers with court         (i) To determine the amount of
 certification that the amount            payment considered reasonable
 requested is reasonable considering      in accordance with State
 the work and the criteria used for       standards for a particular
 determining fees and expenses for        case.
 juvenile delinquency proceedings..
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Proposed use of the information: The information collected will be 
used by the respective Bureau Regional Director to determine:
    (a) If an individual Indian involved in an Indian child custody 
proceeding is eligible for payment of appointed counsel's attorney 
fees;
    (b) If any State statutes provide for coverage of attorney fees 
under these circumstances;
    (c) The State standards for payment of attorney fees in juvenile 
delinquency proceedings; and,
    (d) The name of the attorney, and his actual voucher certified by 
the court for the work completed on a pre-approved case. This 
information is required for payment of appointed counsel as authorized 
by Public Law 95-608.

III. Data

    (1) Title of the Collection of Information: The Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Payment for Appointed Counsel in 
Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts, 25 CFR 
23.13.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0111.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently-approved collection.
    Affected Entities: State courts and individual Indians eligible for 
payment of attorney fees pursuant to 25 CFR 23.13 in order to obtain a 
benefit.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1.
    Proposed frequency of response: 1.
    (2) Estimate of total annual reporting and record keeping burden 
that will result from the collection of this information: 9 hours.
    Reporting: 8 hours per response x 1 respondent = 8 hours.
    Recordkeeping: 1 hour per response x 1 respondent = 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9 hours.
    (3) Description of the need for the information and proposed use of 
the information: Submission of this information is required in order to 
receive payment for appointed counsel under 25 CFR 23.13. The 
information is collected to determine applicant eligibility for 
services.

IV. Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs invites 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;

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    (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 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.
    The comments, names and addresses of commenters will be available 
for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to 
withhold this information, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comment. 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 22, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-22265 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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