Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements, 4836-4837 [2010-1786]

Download as PDF 4836 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: MF Uniform Physical Inspection Reporting Requirements. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0369. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: All multifamily properties with Section 8 project based assistance or housing with HUD insured or HUD Held mortgages or Housing that is receiving insurance from HUD must be inspected regularly. Entities responsible for conducting physical inspections of the properties are HUD, the lender or the owner. Owners/Agents which have been cited with Exigent Health and Safety (EH&S) deficiencies must certify that (EH&S) deficiencies noted during the inspections have been repaired. This information is intended to ensure that HUD Program Participants maintain HUD properties in a condition that is decent, safe, sanitary and in good repair. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours annually is 32,953. The number of respondents annually is 10,576, the number of responses annually is 10,554, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is about 6.3. Status of the proposed information collection: This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: January 26, 2010. Ronald Y. Spraker, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Bureau of Indian Affairs [FR Doc. 2010–1837 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5375–N–04] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. DATES: Effective Date: January 29, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 21, 2009. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. 2010–1483 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, is proposing to submit the information collection titled ‘‘Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0167, which expires March 31, 2010. The information collection requires Indian tribes interested in entering into a TERA or who already have a TERA to provide certain information, including information as part of the application for, and implementation, reassumption, and rescission of the TERA. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Darryl Francois, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Room 20—South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245, fax (202) 208–4564; e-mail: Darryl.Francois@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or obtain copies of the information collection request submission from Darryl Francois, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. Telephone (202) 219–0740. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58) authorizes the Secretary to approve individual TERAs. The intent of these agreements is to promote tribal oversight and management of energy and mineral resource development on tribal lands and further the goal of Indian self-determination. A TERA offers a tribe an entirely new alternative for developing energy-related business agreements and awarding leases and granting rights-of-way for energy facilities without having to obtain further approval from the Secretary. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES This information collection conducted under TERA regulations at 25 CFR 224 will allow IEED to determine the capacity of tribes to manage the development of energy resources on tribal lands. Information collected: • Enables IEED to engage in a consultation process with tribes that is designed to foster optimal pre-planning of development proposals and speed up the review and approval process for TERA agreements; • Provides wide public notice and opportunity for review of TERA agreements by the public, industry, and government agencies; • Ensures that the public has an avenue for review of the performance of tribes in implementing a TERA; • Creates a process for preventing damage to sensitive resources as well as ensuring that the public has fully communicated with the tribe in the petition process; • Ensures that a tribe is fully aware of any attempt by DOI to resume management authority over energy resources on tribal lands; and • Ensures that the tribal government fully endorses any relinquishment of a TERA. II. Request for Comments IEED requests that you send your comments on this collection to the location 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 our 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. Approval for this collection expires March 31, 2010. Response to the information collection is required to obtain a benefit. 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.–5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. Before including your address, phone number, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: 1076–0167. Title: Tribal Energy Resource Agreements. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is required for Indian tribes to apply for, implement, reassume, or rescind a TERA that has been entered into in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and 25 CFR 224. This collection also requires the tribe to notify the public of certain actions. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: 14 (4 applicant tribes and 10 tribes with a TERA) Total Number of Responses: Ranges from once annually (for applications and other requirements) to a few times a year (for notifications to public and the Secretary that any leases, businesses agreements, or rights-of-way have been entered into pursuant to the TERA) Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 32 hours to 1,080 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,752 hours. Dated: January 25, 2010. Alvin Foster, Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–1786 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P 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. 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 review and approval. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4837 DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send your comments regarding this ICR 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—YRBDAS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica M. Montag by mail at U.S. Geological Survey, 2150–C Center Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526, or by telephone at (970) 226–9137. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The USGS is currently conducting a ‘‘proof-of-concept’’ project to develop a series of linked physical, biological and socioeconomic models to address global climate change in the Yakima River Basin (YRB). In support of this effort, the USGS acknowledges that there is a need to better understand the Yakama Nation’s cultural connection and interactions with the resources of the YRB. We are working with tribal liaisons to develop a roster of potential Yakama Nation members to participate in a series of in-depth interviews. The anticipated outcome of the interviews will be critical information that is missing for YRB water resource management decisions. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Yakima River Basin Global Climate Change Decision Support System. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One-time. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: An estimated 32 Yakama Nation tribal members (proposing 2 individuals from the 14 tribes/bands and 4 Tribal Council members) will be asked to participate in this collection. Affected Public: Yakama Nation tribal members. Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours per interview. Annual Burden Hours: 64 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Hour’’ Burden: We estimate the interviews to last no more than 2 hours per respondent. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: We have not identified any ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. III. Request for Comments To comply with the public consultation process, we publish this E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 19 (Friday, January 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4836-4837]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-1786]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy 
Resource Agreements

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), 
in the Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, is proposing 
to submit the information collection titled ``Tribal Energy Resource 
Agreements (TERAs)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
renewal pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information 
collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0167, 
which expires March 31, 2010. The information collection requires 
Indian tribes interested in entering into a TERA or who already have a 
TERA to provide certain information, including information as part of 
the application for, and implementation, reassumption, and rescission 
of the TERA.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
Darryl Francois, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy 
and Economic Development, Room 20--South Interior Building, 1951 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245, fax (202) 208-4564; e-
mail: Darryl.Francois@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the information collection request submission from 
Darryl Francois, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy 
and Economic Development. Telephone (202) 219-0740.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) authorizes the 
Secretary to approve individual TERAs. The intent of these agreements 
is to promote tribal oversight and management of energy and mineral 
resource development on tribal lands and further the goal of Indian 
self-determination. A TERA offers a tribe an entirely new alternative 
for developing energy-related business agreements and awarding leases 
and granting rights-of-way for energy facilities without having to 
obtain further approval from the Secretary.

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    This information collection conducted under TERA regulations at 25 
CFR 224 will allow IEED to determine the capacity of tribes to manage 
the development of energy resources on tribal lands. Information 
collected:
     Enables IEED to engage in a consultation process with 
tribes that is designed to foster optimal pre-planning of development 
proposals and speed up the review and approval process for TERA 
agreements;
     Provides wide public notice and opportunity for review of 
TERA agreements by the public, industry, and government agencies;
     Ensures that the public has an avenue for review of the 
performance of tribes in implementing a TERA;
     Creates a process for preventing damage to sensitive 
resources as well as ensuring that the public has fully communicated 
with the tribe in the petition process;
     Ensures that a tribe is fully aware of any attempt by DOI 
to resume management authority over energy resources on tribal lands; 
and
     Ensures that the tribal government fully endorses any 
relinquishment of a TERA.

II. Request for Comments

    IEED requests that you send your comments on this collection to the 
location 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 our 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. Approval for this collection expires 
March 31, 2010. Response to the information collection is required to 
obtain a benefit.
    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.-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: 1076-0167.
    Title: Tribal Energy Resource Agreements.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is 
required for Indian tribes to apply for, implement, reassume, or 
rescind a TERA that has been entered into in accordance with the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005 and 25 CFR 224. This collection also requires the 
tribe to notify the public of certain actions. Response is required to 
obtain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 14 (4 applicant tribes and 10 tribes with a 
TERA)
    Total Number of Responses: Ranges from once annually (for 
applications and other requirements) to a few times a year (for 
notifications to public and the Secretary that any leases, businesses 
agreements, or rights-of-way have been entered into pursuant to the 
TERA)
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 32 hours to 1,080 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,752 hours.

    Dated: January 25, 2010.
Alvin Foster,
Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-1786 Filed 1-28-10; 8:45 am]
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