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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices dependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Improvement Act. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Comments Approximately 100 copies of the Draft CCP/EA were made available for a 30day public review period as announced in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (73 FR 15186). No comments on the Draft CCP/EA were received. The Draft CCP/EA identified and evaluated three alternatives for managing the refuge over the next 15 years. Selected Alternative After considering the comments we received and based on the professional judgment of the planning team, we selected Alternative B for implementation. Biological potential of historical habitats will be restored and enhanced, with most management actions emphasizing natural ecological processes to foster habitat functions and wildlife populations. The biological program will be enhanced with inventorying and monitoring so that adaptive management can be implemented not only for migratory birds, but for other species of wildlife as well. A close evaluation of migratory bird use and nesting success on the refuge will be evaluated using granting opportunities and partnerships. To determine how forest management is affecting wildlife, partnerships will be developed to establish scientifically valid protocols and to collaboratively work on research projects. Upland forest management will focus on restoring the biological integrity of a mixed hardwood/pine forest by promoting upland hardwood species and reducing pine basal area. The Red-cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Unit will be managed using a more historic fire regime while providing red-cockaded woodpecker habitat as required in the recovery guidelines. Bottomland hardwood forest management will be developed on an inventory defining current condition that could be conducted in a logical and feasible manner. Bottoms will have management increased to open canopy cover and increase understory vegetation. Water control structures and pumping capability will be improved to enhance moist-soil and cropland management for the benefit of wintering waterfowl. Invasive species will be mapped and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 protocols for control established with the addition of a forester. Partnerships will continue to be fostered for several biological programs, hunting regulations, law enforcement issues, and research projects. Public use will be similar to current management with a few improvements based on additional resources. Deer hunting will be allowed while monitoring the availability, diversity, and deer use of understory woody and herbaceous plants. This will allow refuge personnel to better understand the pressure being exerted on the habitat, enabling better habitat and harvest recommendations. On Upper Ouachita Refuge, youth turkey hunting will be allowed. Fishing events and boat launch facilities will be improved. Environmental education, wildlife observation, and wildlife photography will be accommodated at present levels, with minimal disturbance to wildlife and habitat. An enhanced nature trail, interpretive panels, and ‘‘check-out kits’’ for teachers will be developed. Law enforcement will be increased to gain better compliance with refuge regulations. Staffing will increase by four positions (e.g., biological technician, forestry technician, maintenance worker, and law enforcement officer). This will enable the refuges to increase biological inventorying and monitoring, enhance forest management, increase invasives control, enhance the public use program, and provide safe and compatible wildlife-dependent recreation. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. Dated: July 2, 2008. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E8–20978 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection Activities; AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew the information collections for OMB Control Number 1076–0114, Application for PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52671 Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI); OMB Control Number 1076–0134, Student Transportation Form, Subpart H, 25 CFR 39; and OMB Control Number 1076– 0122, Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools. These collections help support the educational efforts for Native American students from elementary through postsecondary levels. These collections help fulfill the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. We are requesting comments on these information collections. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 10, 2008. You are requested to send any comments to Kevin Skenandore, Acting Director, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3610, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Neves, Bureau of Indian Education, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3609 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone 202– 208–3601. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary–Indian Affairs under 25 U.S.C. 2 and 9 and 209 DM 8. ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Application for Admission to HINU & SIPI The BIA is providing the admission forms for Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) for review. These admission forms are used in determining program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native students for educational services. These forms are utilized pursuant to Blood Quantum Act, Public Law 99–228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, Public Law 67–85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, Chapter 180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884. Student Transportation Form The Student Transportation regulations in 25 CFR part 39, subpart H, contain the program eligibility and criteria which govern the allocation of transportation funds. Information collected from the schools will be used to determine the rate per mile. The information collection provides transportation mileage for Bureaufunded schools, which determines the allocation of transportation funds. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 52672 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices Data Elements for Students in Bureaufunded Schools The information is collected by school registrars to determine the student’s eligibility for enrollment in a Bureaufunded school, and if eligible, is shared with appropriate school officials to identify the student’s base and supplemental educational and/or residential program needs. The information is compiled into a national database by the Bureau of Indian Education to facilitate budget requests and the allocation of Congressionally appropriated funds. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES II. Request for Comments The Department of the Interior invites comments 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 agencies’ estimate of the burden (including the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumption 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 other 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 maintaining information, and disclosing and providing 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. All written comments will be available for public inspection in Room 3612 of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Before VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personally identifiable information, be advised that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information— may be made public at any time. While you may request that we withhold your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All comments from representatives of businesses or organizations will be made public in their entirety. We will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. III. Data Title: Applications for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. OMB Control Number: 1076–0114. Type of Review: Renewal. Description: These eligibility application forms are mandatory in determining a student’s eligibility for educational services. Total Number of Respondents: 2,281. Total Number of Annual Responses: 3,943. Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 minutes per application x (number of HINU applications) and 40 minutes per application x (number of SIPI applications) = total burden hours. Filing fee: $10 per application for HINU; no fee for SIPI. Title: Student Transportation Form, Subpart H, 25 CFR 39.100–103. OMB Control Number: 1076–0134. Type of Review: Renewal. Description: This annual collection provides pertinent data concerning the schools’ bus transportation mileage and related long distance travel mileage to determine funding levels for school transportation. Total Number of Respondents: 121. Total Number of Annual Responses: 121. Total Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours each response = 726 hours. Title: Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools. OMB Control Number: 1076–0122. Type of Review: Renewal. Description: This annual collection provides data about students that impacts placement, special needs assessment, and funding for individuals and assists schools in developing a plan for the school year. Total Number of Respondents: 48,000. Total Number of Annual Responses: 48,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 15 minutes for each response = 12,000. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 2, 2008. Sanjeev ‘‘Sonny’’ Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–20937 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Jicarilla Apache Nation Liquor Ordinance Number Correction Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of August 8, 2008, concerning the amended Jicarilla Apache Nation Liquor Ordinance. The document contained an incorrect ordinance number. DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective as of September 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Colliflower, Office of Tribal Services, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4513–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 513–7640; Fax (202) 208–5113. Correction In the Federal Register of August 8, 2008, in FR Doc. E8–18287, on page 46326, in the first column, correct the number of the Ordinance to read: Ordinance No. 2007–O–525–12. Dated: September 2, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–20949 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Metlakatla Indian Community Alcohol Possession Code Correction Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of August 13, 2008, concerning the amended Metlakatla Indian Community Alcohol Possession Code. The document included a section deleted in the original. DATES: Effective Date: This correction is effective as of September 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Colliflower, Office of Tribal E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 10, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection Activities;

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew 
the information collections for OMB Control Number 1076-0114, 
Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) 
and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI); OMB Control 
Number 1076-0134, Student Transportation Form, Subpart H, 25 CFR 39; 
and OMB Control Number 1076-0122, Data Elements for Student Enrollment 
in Bureau-funded Schools. These collections help support the 
educational efforts for Native American students from elementary 
through post-secondary levels. These collections help fulfill the trust 
responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. We 
are requesting comments on these information collections.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 10, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You are requested to send any comments to Kevin Skenandore, 
Acting Director, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., MS 
3610, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Neves, Bureau of Indian 
Education, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3609 MIB, 
Washington, DC 20240; Telephone 202-208-3601.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in exercise of 
authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs under 25 
U.S.C. 2 and 9 and 209 DM 8.

I. Abstract

Application for Admission to HINU & SIPI

    The BIA is providing the admission forms for Haskell Indian Nations 
University (HINU) and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 
(SIPI) for review. These admission forms are used in determining 
program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native students for 
educational services. These forms are utilized pursuant to Blood 
Quantum Act, Public Law 99-228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, Public Law 
67-85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, Chapter 
180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884.

Student Transportation Form

    The Student Transportation regulations in 25 CFR part 39, subpart 
H, contain the program eligibility and criteria which govern the 
allocation of transportation funds. Information collected from the 
schools will be used to determine the rate per mile. The information 
collection provides transportation mileage for Bureau-funded schools, 
which determines the allocation of transportation funds.

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Data Elements for Students in Bureau-funded Schools

    The information is collected by school registrars to determine the 
student's eligibility for enrollment in a Bureau-funded school, and if 
eligible, is shared with appropriate school officials to identify the 
student's base and supplemental educational and/or residential program 
needs. The information is compiled into a national database by the 
Bureau of Indian Education to facilitate budget requests and the 
allocation of Congressionally appropriated funds.

II. Request for Comments

    The Department of the Interior invites comments 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 agencies' estimate of the burden (including 
the hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumption 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 
other 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 maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing 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. All 
written comments will be available for public inspection in Room 3612 
of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC, from 
7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, excluding legal 
holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address 
or other personally identifiable information, be advised that your 
entire comment--including your personally identifiable information--may 
be made public at any time. While you may request that we withhold your 
personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that we will 
be able to do so. All comments from representatives of businesses or 
organizations will be made public in their entirety.
    We will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and 
you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid Office of 
Management and Budget Control Number.

III. Data

    Title: Applications for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations 
University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0114.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Description: These eligibility application forms are mandatory in 
determining a student's eligibility for educational services.
    Total Number of Respondents: 2,281.
    Total Number of Annual Responses: 3,943.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 minutes per application x (number of 
HINU applications) and 40 minutes per application x (number of SIPI 
applications) = total burden hours.
    Filing fee: $10 per application for HINU; no fee for SIPI.
    Title: Student Transportation Form, Subpart H, 25 CFR 39.100-103.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0134.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Description: This annual collection provides pertinent data 
concerning the schools' bus transportation mileage and related long 
distance travel mileage to determine funding levels for school 
transportation.
    Total Number of Respondents: 121.
    Total Number of Annual Responses: 121.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours each response = 726 hours.
    Title: Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded 
Schools.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0122.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Description: This annual collection provides data about students 
that impacts placement, special needs assessment, and funding for 
individuals and assists schools in developing a plan for the school 
year.
    Total Number of Respondents: 48,000.
    Total Number of Annual Responses: 48,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 15 minutes for each response = 12,000.

    Dated: September 2, 2008.
Sanjeev ``Sonny'' Bhagowalia,
Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-20937 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]
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