Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 8103-8104 [2010-3486]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices Number of annual respondents Activity FWS Form 3-200-74 ................................................................ FWS Form 3-200-75 ................................................................ Totals ................................................................................ III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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: February 17, 2010 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Indian Health Service Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Contracts VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Feb 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 270 25 295 810 25 835 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are submitting 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 25, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an e-mail to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 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 FR Doc. 2010–3367 Filed 2–22–10; 8:45 am AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget. Number of annual responses 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 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Completion time per response 6 minutes ......... 30 minutes ....... ..................... 8103 Annual burden hours 81 13 94 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8104 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices 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 Part 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. Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit. 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. Dated: December 18, 2009. Alvin Foster, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Dated: December 11, 2009. Randy Grinnell, Deputy Director of Indian Health Services. [FR Doc. 2010–3486 Filed 2–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4M–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Indian Affairs Information Collection for Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian AffairsFunded Schools AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Facilities, Environmental, and Cultural Resources VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Feb 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 (OFECR), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, is seeking comments on a renewing the information collection entitled ‘‘Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded Schools,’’ which has been assigned Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076–0173 and expires on April 30, 2010. This information collection is related to tax credit bonds for BIAfunded schools authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). Indian Tribes interested in obtaining an allocation of the bonding authority to finance construction, rehabilitation, or repair of a BIA-funded elementary or secondary school or dormitory must provide certain information as part of the application. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application. DATE: Submit comments on or before April 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand-carry comments to Bernadette Myers, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources, 2051 Mercator Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; or e-mail to: Bernadette.Myers@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernadette Myers (703) 390–6655. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection allows OFECR to receive written applications for allocations of the $400,000,000 in Tax Credit Bonding Authority granted to the Secretary as a result of the ARRA of 2009. This bonding authority is for the purpose of the construction, rehabilitation and repair of BIA-funded schools. The information collection allows OFECR to determine whether the project is eligible to be considered for an allocation. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. OFECR obtained an emergency approval of this information collection from OMB to allow it to solicit applications for tax credit bonds. See 74 FR 56211 (October 30, 2009). OMB’s approval for the information collection expires April 30, 2010. Because the tax credit bond authority extends through calendar year 2010, OFECR is requesting a renewal of the OMB authority to collect information from Indian Tribes through applications. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on information collection requests. OFECR is proceeding with this public comment PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period as the first step in obtaining renewal of the information collection clearance from OMB. Each clearance request contains (1) type of review, (2) title, (3) summary of the collection, (4) respondents, (5) frequency of collection, (6) reporting and record keeping requirements. II. Request for Comments If you would like to comment on this information collection, please send your comments 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. 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, telephone 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: 1076–0173. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded Schools. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is required to apply for allocations of the $400,000,000 in Tax Credit Bonding Authority granted to the Secretary as a result of the ARRA of 2009. This bonding authority is for the purpose of the construction, rehabilitation and repair of BIA-funded schools. The E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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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

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service 
(IHS) are submitting 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 25, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for Department of the Interior at the Office of Management 
and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send an e-mail 
to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 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

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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 Part 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. 
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    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.

    Dated: December 18, 2009.
Alvin Foster,
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    Dated: December 11, 2009.
Randy Grinnell,
Deputy Director of Indian Health Services.
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