Agency Information Collection: Comment Request, 4837-4838 [2010-1821]

Download as PDF 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 4838 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment period. We invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden on the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit 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 publically 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. Dated: January 20, 2010. Susan D. Haseltine, Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2010–1821 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved collection of information (OMB #1024–0029). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to Ms. Jo A. Pendry, Chief, Commercial Services Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 or via fax at 202/371–2090. All responses to the Notice will be summarized and included in the request for the OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jo A. Pendry, Chief, Commercial Services Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street, NW., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, via e-mail at Jo_Pendry@nps.gov or via phone at 202–513–7156. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free-ofcharge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1024–0029. Title: Concessioner Annual Financial Reports. Form(s): 10–356, 10–356A. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: The regulations at 36 CFR Part 51 primarily implement Title IV of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105– 391 or the Act), which requires that the Secretary of the Interior exercise authority in a manner consistent with a reasonable opportunity for a concessioner to realize a profit on his operation as a whole commensurate with the capital invested and the obligations assumed. It also requires that franchise fees be determined with consideration to the opportunity for net profit in relation to both gross receipts and capital invested. The financial information being collected is necessary to provide insight into, and knowledge of the concessioner’s operation so that this authority can be exercised and franchise fees determined in a timely manner and without an undue burden on the concessioner. This program will measure performance in meeting goals as required by the 1995 Government Performance and Results Act. Affected public: Businesses and nonprofit organizations. Obligation to respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of response: Annually. Estimated total annual responses: 150 responses for Form 10–356. 350 responses for form 10–356A. Estimated average completion time per response: Form 10–356—16 hours per response. Form 10–356A—4 hours per response. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual reporting burden: 3,800 hours. Estimated annual nonhour cost burden: None. Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: January 26, 2010. Cartina Miller, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–1903 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, for the collection of information for the Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0020, which expires April 30, 2010. The information collection allows IEED to ensure compliance with Program requirements and includes the use of several forms. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to and E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 19 (Friday, January 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4837-4838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 review and approval. This notice provides 
the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this 
collection.

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

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Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB 
for approval. The notice provided the required 60-day public comment 
period. We invite comments concerning this ICR on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to 
perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) 
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden on the proposed 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit 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 publically 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.

    Dated: January 20, 2010.
Susan D. Haseltine,
Associate Director for Biology, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2010-1821 Filed 1-28-10; 8:45 am]
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