Agency Information Collection: Comment Request, 58616-58617 [E8-23646]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 58616 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices (3) Duty to notify. In the event of the transfer of any property described in paragraph (4)(iv) below, the transferor shall, not later than the date on which such transfer occurs, notify the transferee in writing of the requirements to: (i) Obtain flood insurance in accordance with applicable federal law with respect to such property, if the property is not so insured as of the date on which the property is transferred; and (ii) Maintain flood insurance in accordance with applicable federal law with respect to such property. (iii) Such written notification shall be contained in documents evidencing the transfer of ownership of the property. (4) Failure to notify. If a transferor fails to provide notice as described above and, subsequent to the transfer of the property: (i) The transferee fails to obtain or maintain flood insurance, in accordance with applicable federal law, with respect to the property; (ii) The property is damaged by a flood disaster; and (iii) Federal disaster relief assistance is provided for the repair, replacement, or restoration of the property as a result of such damage, the transferor shall be required to reimburse the federal government in an amount equal to the amount of the federal disaster relief assistance provided with respect to the property. (iv) The notification requirements apply to personal, commercial, or residential property for which federal disaster relief assistance made available in a flood disaster area has been provided, prior to the date on which the property is transferred, for repair, replacement, or restoration of the property, if such assistance was conditioned upon obtaining flood insurance in accordance with applicable federal law with respect to such property. (v) The term ‘‘Federal disaster relief assistance’’ applies to HUD or other federal assistance for disaster relief in ‘‘flood disaster areas.’’ The term ‘‘flood disaster area’’ is defined in section 582(d)(2) to include an area receiving a presidential declaration of a major disaster or emergency as a result of flood conditions. 8. Non-Federal Cost Sharing of Army Corps of Engineers Projects. Public Law 105–276, Title II, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2478, provided in part that: ‘‘For any fiscal year, of the amounts made available as emergency funds under the heading ‘Community Development Block Grants Fund’ and notwithstanding any other provision of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 law, not more than $250,000 may be used for the non-Federal cost-share of any project funded by the Secretary of the Army through the Corps of Engineers.’’ Finding of No Significant Impact A Finding of No Significant Impact with respect to the environment has been made in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 50, which implement section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332). The Finding of No Significant Impact is available for public inspection between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays in the Office of the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410– 0500. Dated: September 26, 2008. Roy A. Bernardi, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–23664 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Agency Information Collection: Comment Request United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)–USGS competitive grant program conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes. The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research and information and technology transfer, and in operating the NIWR–USGS Student Internship Program. Furthermore, an annual progress and final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project period. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. DATES: You must submit comment on or before December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226–9230 (fax); or pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028– NEW, USGS–WRRI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John E. Schefter, Chief, Office of External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 424, Reston, Virginia 20192 (mail) at (703) 648–6800 (Phone); or schefter@usgs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NIWR–USGS National Competitive Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 1028-new. Abstract: The NIWR–USGS National Competitive Grant Program issues an annual call for proposals to support research on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single state and which relate to specific program priorities identified jointly by the USGS and the state water resources research institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.). Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a water research institute or center established under the provisions of the Act. Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from nonfederal sources. This program is authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10303(g)). We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and implementing regulations (43 CFR Part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection.’’ Responses are voluntary. No questions of a ‘‘sensitive’’ nature are asked. We intend to release the project abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/ funded projects only. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Affected Public: Research investigators at accredited institutions of higher education. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits). Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to receive approximately 65 applications and award 7 grants per year. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the public reporting burden to be 36 hours per response. This includes 24 hours per applicant to prepare and submit the application; and 12 hours (total) per grantee to complete the interim and final technical reports. Annual Burden Hours: 1656. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency ‘‘ * * * to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information * * *’’ Agencies must specifically solicit comments. We 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. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. To comply with the public process, we publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60 day public comment period. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds 970–226–9445. Dated: October 1, 2008. John E. Schefter, Water Resources Research Act Program Coordinator. [FR Doc. E8–23646 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal—State Class III Gaming Compact taking effect. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This publishes notice of the 2008 Class III Gaming Compact between the Nez Perce Tribe and the State of Idaho taking effect. DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Acting Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal—State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Compact is entered into in connection with the state lottery litigation between the parties and thus presents unique circumstances resulting in our decision to neither approve nor disapprove the Compact within the 45-day statutory time frame. Dated: September 26, 2008. George T. Skibine, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development. [FR Doc. E8–23710 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, CA Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Final Agency Determination to take land into trust under 25 CFR part 151. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58617 SUMMARY: The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 11.24 acres of land into trust for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake of California on September 8, 2008. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1. The duties of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs were delegated to the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development on May 23, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Hart, Office of Indian Gaming, MS–3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219–4066. This notice is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR part 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public of the Secretary’s decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR part 151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On September 8, 2008, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development decided to accept approximately 11.24 acres of land into trust for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake of California under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 11.24 acres are located in Upper Lake, Lake County, California. The parcel will be used for the development and operation of a class II and class III gaming facility. The land proposed for acquisition is referred to herein below and is situated the unincorporated area, County of Lake, State of California, and is described as follows: All that property within a portion of Section 7, Township 15 North, Range 9 West, M.D.B. & M., in the County of Lake, State of California, and being a portion of those lands described by those Grant Deeds to Luna GamingUpper Lake LLC, one filed February 15, 2006 as Document Number 2006003927, and one filed February 17, 2006 as Document Number 2006004152, Lake County Records, described as the following three parcels: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58616-58617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23646]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Agency Information Collection: Comment Request

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of a new collection.

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SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we 
are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information 
collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for 
the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)-USGS competitive 
grant program conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources 
Research Institutes. The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing 
total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the 
Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research and 
information and technology transfer, and in operating the NIWR-USGS 
Student Internship Program. Furthermore, an annual progress and final 
technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project 
period.
    This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the 
paperwork burden of this collection.

DATES: You must submit comment on or before December 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments to the IC to Phadrea Ponds, Information 
Collections Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 2150-C Center 
Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); (970) 226-9230 (fax); or 
pponds@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028-
NEW, USGS-WRRI.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John E. Schefter, Chief, Office of 
External Research, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
MS 424, Reston, Virginia 20192 (mail) at (703) 648-6800 (Phone); or 
schefter@usgs.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: NIWR-USGS National Competitive Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-new.
    Abstract: The NIWR-USGS National Competitive Grant Program issues 
an annual call for proposals to support research on water problems and 
issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only 
to a single state and which relate to specific program priorities 
identified jointly by the USGS and the state water resources research 
institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 10301 et seq.). Any investigator at an accredited 
institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to 
apply for a grant through a water research institute or center 
established under the provisions of the Act. Proposals involving 
substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists 
are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in 
duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful 
applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar 
from nonfederal sources. This program is authorized by the Water 
Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (42 U.S.C. 10303(g)).
    We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary 
under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and implementing 
regulations (43 CFR Part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, 
``Data and information to be made available to the public or for 
limited inspection.'' Responses are voluntary. No questions of a 
``sensitive'' nature are asked. We intend to release the project 
abstracts and primary investigators for awarded/funded projects only.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Affected Public: Research investigators at accredited institutions 
of higher education.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary (necessary to receive benefits).
    Estimated Number and Description of Respondents: We expect to 
receive approximately 65 applications and award 7 grants per year.

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    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Hour'' Burden: We 
estimate the public reporting burden to be 36 hours per response. This 
includes 24 hours per applicant to prepare and submit the application; 
and 12 hours (total) per grantee to complete the interim and final 
technical reports.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1656.
    Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'': We 
have not identified any ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this 
collection of information.
    Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 
provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection 
of information, you are not obligated to respond.
    Comments: Before submitting an ICR to OMB, PRA section 
3506(c)(2)(A) (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) requires each agency `` * * * 
to provide notice * * * and otherwise consult with members of the 
public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information * * *'' Agencies must specifically solicit comments. We 
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.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including 
your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that it will be done. To comply with the public process, we 
publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit 
this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60 day 
public comment period.
    USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Phadrea D. Ponds 
970-226-9445.

    Dated: October 1, 2008.
John E. Schefter,
Water Resources Research Act Program Coordinator.
 [FR Doc. E8-23646 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
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