Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee, 27552 [E8-10626]

Download as PDF 27552 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices Number of respondents Annual responses 933 4.13 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,675. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: May 6, 2008. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–10534 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Nomination of Tribal Representatives to a Department of the Interior Advisory Committee on Tribal Energy Policy. AGENCY: The Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (AS–IA) is forming a Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee (Committee) of tribal officials and Federal representatives to provide advice on implementing regulations promulgated under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and SelfDetermination Act of 2005 (Act) and other Indian energy resource development matters. The AS–IA is requesting nominations to the Committee for tribal representatives of federally recognized Indian tribes from all of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regions except Alaska (the Act does not include Alaska). DATES: Submit nominations by June 27, 2008. We will not consider nominations received after this date. ADDRESSES: You must submit the nominations for the Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee by mail or hand-carry to the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Attention: Nominations—Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee, Room 20, South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darryl Francois, Office of Indian Energy rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 and Economic Development, Division of Indian Energy Policy, Room 20, South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245, Telephone (202) 219–0740 or Fax (202) 208–4564. On March 10, 2008, the Secretary published final regulations at 25 CFR part 224, which provide that Indian tribes may enter into Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) with the Secretary. Under approved TERAs, at their discretion, tribes may enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development without Secretarial review or approval. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs on Indian energy policy matters. The Committee will meet twice yearly. All Committee representatives are expected to attend each meeting. If selected for Committee membership, tribal representatives must agree that they are able and will inform other interested tribes in their regions of advisory committee activities and bring to the attention of the advisory committee energy resource development concerns of other tribes in their regions. Tribal representative nominees must be elected officials of tribal governments or designated employees of elected tribal officials with authority to act on their behalf. Nominees must have demonstrable background and experience in energy resource development including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, managerial, or financial, aspects of energy resource development. Energy resource development includes resources identified in 25 CFR 224.103. Nominations must be made by tribal leaders on official letterhead. Nominations for each tribal representative must state the nominee’s official status with the tribal government (elected official or designated employee with authority to act on an elected official’s behalf). Nominations must include relevant background and experience in energy resource development and must include a current resume. Nominations must be accompanied by a tribal resolution that recommends that the nominee be appointed to the Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response × 2.24 = Burden hours 8,675 The AS–IA will name up to 11 tribal representatives who will be notified in writing of their selection. Tribal representatives’ travel expenses to the Committee meetings will be paid in accordance with current General Services Administration regulations. Dated: May 2, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–10626 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 30-Day Notice of Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Opportunity for Public Comment Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Nomination of Tribal Representatives to a Department of the 
Interior Advisory Committee on Tribal Energy Policy.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior's Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs (AS-IA) is forming a Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee 
(Committee) of tribal officials and Federal representatives to provide 
advice on implementing regulations promulgated under the Indian Tribal 
Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005 (Act) and other 
Indian energy resource development matters. The AS-IA is requesting 
nominations to the Committee for tribal representatives of federally 
recognized Indian tribes from all of the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
regions except Alaska (the Act does not include Alaska).

DATES: Submit nominations by June 27, 2008. We will not consider 
nominations received after this date.

ADDRESSES: You must submit the nominations for the Tribal Energy Policy 
Advisory Committee by mail or hand-carry to the Department of the 
Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Attention: 
Nominations--Tribal Energy Policy Advisory Committee, Room 20, South 
Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darryl Francois, Office of Indian 
Energy and Economic Development, Division of Indian Energy Policy, Room 
20, South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20245, Telephone (202) 219-0740 or Fax (202) 208-4564.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 10, 2008, the Secretary published 
final regulations at 25 CFR part 224, which provide that Indian tribes 
may enter into Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) with the 
Secretary. Under approved TERAs, at their discretion, tribes may enter 
into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource 
development without Secretarial review or approval. The purpose of the 
Committee is to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary--
Indian Affairs on Indian energy policy matters.
    The Committee will meet twice yearly. All Committee representatives 
are expected to attend each meeting. If selected for Committee 
membership, tribal representatives must agree that they are able and 
will inform other interested tribes in their regions of advisory 
committee activities and bring to the attention of the advisory 
committee energy resource development concerns of other tribes in their 
regions.
    Tribal representative nominees must be elected officials of tribal 
governments or designated employees of elected tribal officials with 
authority to act on their behalf. Nominees must have demonstrable 
background and experience in energy resource development including, but 
not limited to, technical, administrative, managerial, or financial, 
aspects of energy resource development. Energy resource development 
includes resources identified in 25 CFR 224.103.
    Nominations must be made by tribal leaders on official letterhead. 
Nominations for each tribal representative must state the nominee's 
official status with the tribal government (elected official or 
designated employee with authority to act on an elected official's 
behalf). Nominations must include relevant background and experience in 
energy resource development and must include a current resume. 
Nominations must be accompanied by a tribal resolution that recommends 
that the nominee be appointed to the Tribal Energy Policy Advisory 
Committee.
    The AS-IA will name up to 11 tribal representatives who will be 
notified in writing of their selection. Tribal representatives' travel 
expenses to the Committee meetings will be paid in accordance with 
current General Services Administration regulations.

    Dated: May 2, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-10626 Filed 5-12-08; 8:45 am]
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