Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 48095-48096 [E9-22629]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 181 / Monday, September 21, 2009 / Notices Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_ new&groupID=1500723 or by phoning 202–637–4777. collection request submission from Terry Parks, telephone: (202) 513–7625. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 16, 2009. Kimberly Marsho, Director, Office of Trade Relations. [FR Doc. E9–22678 Filed 9–18–09; 8:45 am] I. Abstract Representatives of the BIA and IHS seek renewal of the approvals for information collections conducted under their joint rule, 25 CFR part 900, implementing the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act, as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.). The Act required the joint rule to govern how contracts and grants are awarded to Indian tribes, thereby avoiding the unnecessary burden or confusion associated with two sets of rules and information collection requirements. See 25 U.S.C. 450k(a)(2)(A)(ii). There is no change to the approved burden hours for this information collection. The information requirements for this joint rule represent significant differences from other agencies in several respects. Both the BIA and IHS let contracts for multiple programs whereas other agencies usually award single grants to tribes. Under the Act, tribes are entitled to contract and may renew contracts annually, whereas other agencies provide grants on a discretionary or competitive basis. The BIA and IHS use the information collected to determine applicant eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the service population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and permit the Federal agencies to administer and evaluate contract programs. Tribal governments or tribal organizations provide the information by submitting Public Law 93–638 contract or grant proposals to the appropriate Federal agency. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. Approval for the collection expires on February 28, 2010. BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Contracts mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCIES: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior and Indian Health Services, Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are proposing to submit the information collection, titled ‘‘Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act Programs, 25 CFR 900’’ to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal. The current approval, designated by OMB Control Number 1076–0136, expires on February 28, 2010. The information is collected to process contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements for award by the BIA and the IHS, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services invite you to submit comments on the proposed renewal, as described below. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, by facsimile at (202) 395–5806 or you may send an e-mail to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send copy of comments to Terry Parks, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4520, Washington, DC 20240, Facsimile: (202) 208–5113. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or obtain copies of the information VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:24 Sep 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 II. Request for Comments The BIA and IHS request that you send your comments on this collection to the locations listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your comments should address: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of the agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agencies’ estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48095 such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or conduct, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0136. Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR 900. Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe or tribal organization may be required to respond from 1 to 12 times per year, depending upon the number of programs they contract from the BIA and IHS. Each response may vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 25 CFR part 900 concerns different parts of the contracting process. For example, Subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the initial contract proposal. The burden associated with this would not be used when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum standards for the management systems used by Indian tribes or tribal organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contract. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Number of Respondents: 550. Total Number of Responses: 5,267. Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 50 hours, with an average of 45 hours per response. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 219,792 hours. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 48096 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 181 / Monday, September 21, 2009 / Notices Dated: August 19, 2009. Alvin Foster, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Dated: September 9, 2009. Randy Grinnell, Deputy Director of Indian Health Services. [FR Doc. E9–22629 Filed 9–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P Bureau of Land Management [LLOROR957000–L62510000–PM000: HAG09–0356] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon 30 days from the date of this publication. Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 29 S., R. 10 W., accepted August 13, 2009. T. 27 S., R. 3 W., accepted September 4, 2009. T. 25 S., R. 7 W., accepted September 4, 2009. Washington T. 28 N., R. 38 E., accepted September 4, 2009. A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Land Office at the Oregon/Washington State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW., 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. A person or party who wishes to protest against a survey must file a notice that they wish to protest (at the above address) with the Oregon/Washington State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW., 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. Dated: September 11, 2009. Fred O’Ferrall, Branch of Lands and Minerals Resources. [FR Doc. E9–22660 Filed 9–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:40 Sep 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Land in Oregon and Washington AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Oregon and Washington. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: [LLWO120900–L10200000–PA0000; HAG– 08–0212] SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office is proposing supplementary rules for public lands within the States of Oregon and Washington. These supplementary rules revise existing supplementary rules and will apply to all BLMmanaged lands within the States of Oregon and Washington. These revisions are necessary in order to protect public land natural resources and provide for the public’s health and safety, provide needed guidance in the areas of special forest products and recreation, allow for the assessment of penalties that are commensurate with the magnitude of prohibited acts, and promote consistency between the BLM and other natural resource agencies. DATES: Comments on the proposed supplementary rules must be received or postmarked by November 20, 2009, to be assured consideration. In developing final supplementary rules, the BLM is not obligated to consider comments postmarked or received in person or by electronic mail after this date. ADDRESSES: You may mail or handdeliver comments to the Office of Law Enforcement, BLM, Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208. You may also comment via the Internet e-mail address: ORWA_ Prop_Rule@blm.gov. Include ‘‘Attn: Law Enforcement’’ in your subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Roop, Office of Law Enforcement and Security, Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208, telephone (503) 808–6410. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the hearing impaired (TDD) may contact this individual by calling the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Discussion of the Proposed Supplementary Rules III. Procedural Matters PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Public Comment Procedures You may mail or hand-deliver comments to the Office of Law Enforcement, BLM, Oregon State Office, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208. You may also comment on this proposed rule via the Internet mail address: ORWA_Prop_Rule@blm.gov. Please also include your name and return address in your Internet message, and include ‘‘Attn: Law Enforcement’’ in your subject line. Written comments on the proposed supplementary rules should be specific, be confined to issues pertinent to the proposed supplementary rules, and explain the reason for any recommended change. Where possible, comments should reference the specific section or paragraph of the proposal which the comment is addressing. The BLM may not necessarily consider, or include in the Administrative Record for the final rule, comments that the BLM receives after the close of the comment period (see DATES), unless they are postmarked or electronically dated before the deadline, or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). Comments, including names, street addresses, and other contact information of respondents, will be available for public review at 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal indentifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal indentifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. II. Discussion of the Proposed Supplementary Rules The BLM Oregon State Office is proposing supplementary rules for public lands that it manages within the States of Oregon and Washington. These supplementary rules revise existing supplementary rules. These revisions are necessary in order to protect public land natural resources and provide for the public’s health and safety, provide needed guidance in the areas of special forest products and recreation, allow for the assessment of penalties that are commensurate with the magnitude of prohibited acts, and promote consistency between the BLM and other E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 181 (Monday, September 21, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48095-48096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22629]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts

AGENCIES: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior and Indian Health 
Services, Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service 
(IHS) are proposing to submit the information collection, titled 
``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Programs, 25 
CFR 900'' to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal. The 
current approval, designated by OMB Control Number 1076-0136, expires 
on February 28, 2010. The information is collected to process 
contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements for award by the BIA and 
the IHS, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act. The Department of the Interior and the Department of 
Health and Human Services invite you to submit comments on the proposed 
renewal, as described below.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, by facsimile at (202) 
395-5806 or you may send an e-mail to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov.
    Please send copy of comments to Terry Parks, Office of Indian 
Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Mail Stop 4520, Washington, DC 20240, Facsimile: (202) 
208-5113.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the information collection request submission from 
Terry Parks, telephone: (202) 513-7625.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Representatives of the BIA and IHS seek renewal of the approvals 
for information collections conducted under their joint rule, 25 CFR 
part 900, implementing the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act, as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.). The Act required 
the joint rule to govern how contracts and grants are awarded to Indian 
tribes, thereby avoiding the unnecessary burden or confusion associated 
with two sets of rules and information collection requirements. See 25 
U.S.C. 450k(a)(2)(A)(ii). There is no change to the approved burden 
hours for this information collection.
    The information requirements for this joint rule represent 
significant differences from other agencies in several respects. Both 
the BIA and IHS let contracts for multiple programs whereas other 
agencies usually award single grants to tribes. Under the Act, tribes 
are entitled to contract and may renew contracts annually, whereas 
other agencies provide grants on a discretionary or competitive basis.
    The BIA and IHS use the information collected to determine 
applicant eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the 
service population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and 
permit the Federal agencies to administer and evaluate contract 
programs. Tribal governments or tribal organizations provide the 
information by submitting Public Law 93-638 contract or grant proposals 
to the appropriate Federal agency. No third party notification or 
public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. Approval 
for the collection expires on February 28, 2010.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA and IHS request that you send your comments on this 
collection to the locations listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your 
comments should address: (a) The necessity of the information 
collection for the proper performance of the agencies, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of the agencies' estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could 
minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the 
respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques 
or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not sponsor or conduct, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours 
of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for 
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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0136.
    Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance 
Contracts, 25 CFR 900.
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe or tribal 
organization may be required to respond from 1 to 12 times per year, 
depending upon the number of programs they contract from the BIA and 
IHS. Each response may vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 
25 CFR part 900 concerns different parts of the contracting process. 
For example, Subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the 
initial contract proposal. The burden associated with this would not be 
used when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum standards 
for the management systems used by Indian tribes or tribal 
organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the 
negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contract.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal 
organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 550.
    Total Number of Responses: 5,267.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 50 hours, with an 
average of 45 hours per response.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 219,792 hours.


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    Dated: August 19, 2009.
Alvin Foster,
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    Dated: September 9, 2009.
Randy Grinnell,
Deputy Director of Indian Health Services.
[FR Doc. E9-22629 Filed 9-18-09; 8:45 am]
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