Class III Gaming, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, Gaming on Trust Lands, 18392-18393 [E9-9267]

Download as PDF 18392 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices respond: 50 responses at 1 hour and 50 minutes (1.83 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 92 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/. We may be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529–2210, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: April 17, 2009. Stephen Tarragon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Products Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–9265 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Class III Gaming, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, Gaming on Trust Lands dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collections under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment request. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) invites comments on three information collection requests which we plan to renew. The three collections are: Class III Gaming Procedures 25 CFR Part 291, 1076–0149; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans 25 CFR Part 290, 1076–0152; and Gaming On Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 CFR Part 292, 1076–0158. DATES: Submit comments by June 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paula L. Hart, Office of Indian Gaming, Mail Stop 3657–MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Telephone: (202) 219– 4066, Facsimile: (202) 273–3153. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed information collection requests. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Gaming is proceeding with this public comment period as the first step in obtaining an information collection renewal from the Office of Management VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 and Budget (OMB). Each request contains: (1) Type of review, (2) title, (3) summary of the collection, (4) respondents, (5) frequency of collection, and (6) reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Please note that we will not sponsor nor conduct, and you need not respond to, a request for information unless we display the OMB control number and the expiration date. Class III Gaming Procedures OMB Control Number: 1076–0149. Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection. Title: Class III Gaming Procedures, 25 CFR Part 291. Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the relevant provisions of State laws, Federal law and the trust obligations of the United States are met when federally recognized Tribes submit Class III procedures for review and approval by the Secretary of the Interior. Sections 291.4, 291.10, 291.12 and 291.15 of 25 CFR Part 291, Class III Gaming Procedures, specify the information collection requirement. An Indian Tribe must ask the Secretary to issue Class III gaming procedures. The information to be collected includes: the name of the Tribe and name of the State; Tribal documents, State documents, regulatory schemes, the proposed procedures, and other documents deemed necessary. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076– 0149). All information is collected when the Tribe makes a request for Class III gaming procedures. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to occur one time on an annual basis. The estimated number of annual requests is 12 Tribes seeking Class III gaming procedures. The estimated time to review instructions and complete each application is 320 hours. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 3,840 hours. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes. Total Respondents: 12. Response Hours per Application: 320. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,840 hours. Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans OMB Control Number: 1076–0152. Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection. Title: Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 25 CFR Part 290. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary: In order for Indian Tribes to distribute net gaming revenues in the form of per capita payments, information is needed by the BIA to ensure that Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans include assurances that certain statutory requirements are met, a breakdown of the specific uses to which net gaming revenues will be allocated, eligibility requirements for participation, tax liability notification, and the assurance of the protection and preservation of the per capita share of minors and legal incompetents. Sections 290.12, 290.17, 290.24 and 290.26 of 25 CFR Part 290, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, specify the information collection requirement. An Indian Tribe must ask the Secretary to approve a Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan. The information to be collected includes: the name of the Tribe, Tribal documents, the allocation plan, and other documents deemed necessary. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076– 0152). All information is collected when the Tribe submits a Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average between 75 and 100 hours for approximately 20 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, researching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 1,500 to 2,000 hours. We are using the higher estimate for purposes of estimating the public burden. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes. Total Respondents: 20. Total Annual Responses: 100. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection. Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 CFR Part 292. OMB Control No. 1076–0158. Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the provisions of IGRA, Federal law and the trust obligations of the United States are met when Federally recognized Tribes submit an application seeking a Secretarial determination that a gaming establishment on land acquired in trust E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES after October 17, 1988, and not exempt under one of the other statutory exemptions to the prohibition on gaming contained in IGRA Section 20, would be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076–0158). All information is collected when the Tribe makes a request for a Secretarial determination that a gaming establishment on land acquired in trust after October 17, 1988, would be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Annually, we expect about 2 Tribes to apply, seeking a Secretarial determination that a gaming establishment on land acquired in trust after October 17, 1988, would be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. The estimated time to review instructions and complete each application is 2,000 hours. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 4,000 hours. Frequency of Collection: A one-time collection. Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes. Total Annual Responses: 2. Response Burden Hours per Application: 1,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Request for Comments The BIA solicits comments in order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond. Any public comments received will be addressed in the BIA’s submission of the information collect request to OMB. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 3657, during the hours of 9 a.m.– VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 4 p.m., EST Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. Please note that all comments received will be available for public review 2 weeks after comment period closes. 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. Dated: April 15, 2009. Alvin Foster, Deputy Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–9267 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service [Docket No. MMS–2009–OMM–0004] MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010–0071, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of an information collection (1010–0071). SUMMARY: To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR Part 203, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates. DATES: Submit written comments by June 22, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Blundon, Regulations and Standards Branch at (703) 787–1607. You may also contact Cheryl Blundon to obtain a copy, at no cost, of the regulation that requires the subject collection of information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods listed below. • Electronically: go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Under the tab ‘‘More Search Options,’’ click Advanced Docket Search, then select ‘‘Minerals Management Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click ‘‘submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select MMS– 2009–OMM–0004 to submit public PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18393 comments and to view supporting and related materials available for this rulemaking. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. The MMS will post all comments. • Mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Minerals Management Service; Attention: Cheryl Blundon; 381 Elden Street, MS–4024; Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. Please reference ‘‘Information Collection 1010– 0071’’ in your subject line and mark your message for return receipt. Include your name and return address in your message text. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 30 CFR Part 203, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates. OMB Control Number: 1010–0071. Abstract: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, as amended by Public Law 104–58, Deep Water Royalty Relief Act (DWRRA), gives the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) the authority to reduce or eliminate royalty or any net profit share specified in OCS oil and gas leases to promote increased production. The DWRRA also authorized the Secretary to suspend royalties when necessary to promote development or recovery of marginal resources on producing or non-producing leases in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) west of 87 degrees, 30 minutes West longitude. Section 302 of the DWRRA provides that new production from a lease in existence on November 28, 1995, in a water depth of at least 200 meters, and in the GOM west of 87 degrees, 30 minutes West longitude qualifies for royalty suspension in certain situations. To grant a royalty suspension, the Secretary must determine that the new production or development would not be economic without royalty relief. The Secretary must then determine the volume of production on which no royalty would be due in order to make the new production from the lease economically viable. This determination must be done on a case-by-case basis. Production from leases in the same water depth and area issued after November 28, 2000, also can qualify for royalty suspension in addition to any that may be included in their lease terms. In addition, the Independent Offices Appropriations Act (31 U.S.C. 9701), the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–133, 110 Stat. 1321, April 26, 1996), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–25, authorize Federal agencies to recover the full cost E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[FR Doc No: E9-9267]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Class III Gaming, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, Gaming on 
Trust Lands

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed renewal of information collections under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment request.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) invites comments on three information 
collection requests which we plan to renew. The three collections are: 
Class III Gaming Procedures 25 CFR Part 291, 1076-0149; Tribal Revenue 
Allocation Plans 25 CFR Part 290, 1076-0152; and Gaming On Trust Lands 
Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 CFR Part 292, 1076-0158.

DATES: Submit comments by June 22, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paula L. Hart, Office of Indian 
Gaming, Mail Stop 3657-MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Telephone: (202) 219-
4066, Facsimile: (202) 273-3153.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides 
an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed 
information collection requests. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office 
of Indian Gaming is proceeding with this public comment period as the 
first step in obtaining an information collection renewal from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Each request contains: (1) Type 
of review, (2) title, (3) summary of the collection, (4) respondents, 
(5) frequency of collection, and (6) reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.
    Please note that we will not sponsor nor conduct, and you need not 
respond to, a request for information unless we display the OMB control 
number and the expiration date.

Class III Gaming Procedures

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0149.
    Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection.
    Title: Class III Gaming Procedures, 25 CFR Part 291.
    Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the 
provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the relevant 
provisions of State laws, Federal law and the trust obligations of the 
United States are met when federally recognized Tribes submit Class III 
procedures for review and approval by the Secretary of the Interior. 
Sections 291.4, 291.10, 291.12 and 291.15 of 25 CFR Part 291, Class III 
Gaming Procedures, specify the information collection requirement. An 
Indian Tribe must ask the Secretary to issue Class III gaming 
procedures. The information to be collected includes: the name of the 
Tribe and name of the State; Tribal documents, State documents, 
regulatory schemes, the proposed procedures, and other documents deemed 
necessary. Collection of this information is currently authorized under 
an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076-0149). All information is 
collected when the Tribe makes a request for Class III gaming 
procedures. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to occur one time on an annual 
basis. The estimated number of annual requests is 12 Tribes seeking 
Class III gaming procedures. The estimated time to review instructions 
and complete each application is 320 hours. Thus, the total annual 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to 
be 3,840 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes.
    Total Respondents: 12.
    Response Hours per Application: 320.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,840 hours.

Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0152.
    Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection.
    Title: Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 25 CFR Part 290.
    Summary: In order for Indian Tribes to distribute net gaming 
revenues in the form of per capita payments, information is needed by 
the BIA to ensure that Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans include 
assurances that certain statutory requirements are met, a breakdown of 
the specific uses to which net gaming revenues will be allocated, 
eligibility requirements for participation, tax liability notification, 
and the assurance of the protection and preservation of the per capita 
share of minors and legal incompetents. Sections 290.12, 290.17, 290.24 
and 290.26 of 25 CFR Part 290, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, specify 
the information collection requirement. An Indian Tribe must ask the 
Secretary to approve a Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan. The information 
to be collected includes: the name of the Tribe, Tribal documents, the 
allocation plan, and other documents deemed necessary. Collection of 
this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB 
Control Number 1076-0152). All information is collected when the Tribe 
submits a Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan. Annual reporting and 
recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to 
average between 75 and 100 hours for approximately 20 respondents, 
including the time for reviewing instructions, researching existing 
data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing 
and reviewing the collection of information. Thus, the total annual 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to 
be 1,500 to 2,000 hours. We are using the higher estimate for purposes 
of estimating the public burden.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes.
    Total Respondents: 20.
    Total Annual Responses: 100.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours.

Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988

    Type of review: Extension of a currently-approved collection.
    Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 
CFR Part 292.
    OMB Control No. 1076-0158.
    Summary: The collection of information will ensure that the 
provisions of IGRA, Federal law and the trust obligations of the United 
States are met when Federally recognized Tribes submit an application 
seeking a Secretarial determination that a gaming establishment on land 
acquired in trust

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after October 17, 1988, and not exempt under one of the other statutory 
exemptions to the prohibition on gaming contained in IGRA Section 20, 
would be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and 
would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Collection of 
this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB 
Control Number 1076-0158). All information is collected when the Tribe 
makes a request for a Secretarial determination that a gaming 
establishment on land acquired in trust after October 17, 1988, would 
be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and would 
not be detrimental to the surrounding community. Annually, we expect 
about 2 Tribes to apply, seeking a Secretarial determination that a 
gaming establishment on land acquired in trust after October 17, 1988, 
would be in the best interest of the Indian Tribe and its members, and 
would not be detrimental to the surrounding community. The estimated 
time to review instructions and complete each application is 2,000 
hours. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for 
this collection is estimated to be 4,000 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: A one-time collection.
    Description of Respondents: Federally recognized Tribes.
    Total Annual Responses: 2.
    Response Burden Hours per Application: 1,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours.

Request for Comments

    The BIA solicits comments in order to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the bureau's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on 
those who are to respond.
    Any public comments received will be addressed in the BIA's 
submission of the information collect request to OMB.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section, room 3657, 
during the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m., EST Monday through Friday except for 
legal holidays. Please note that all comments received will be 
available for public review 2 weeks after comment period closes. 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.

    Dated: April 15, 2009.
Alvin Foster,
Deputy Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-9267 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]
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