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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices with tenants. Additionally, serious Any match (i.e., a ‘‘hit’’) will be further violations, which POAs, HUD Program staff, or the HUD OIG verify, should be reviewed by HUD, the POAs, or the referred for full investigation and HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) appropriate civil and/or criminal to determine whether the income proceedings. reported by tenants to the program With respect to SSA-provided error administrator is correct and complies messages regarding HUD-provided with HUD and program administrator tenant, and matched borrower or corequirements. Specifically, current or borrower personal identifiers, the POA prior SS and SSI benefit information and FHA administrator/agent will and other data will be sought directly confirm its file and system from tenants. For public housing and documentation to confirm accuracy of Section 8 tenant-based HCV programs, data elements, and make any necessary tenants will be required to provide corrections. If there is no error in the PHAs with original SSA benefit documentation, the POAs and FHA verification letters dated within the last administrators/agents will notify the 60 days for comparison to computer individual of the error and request that matching results for accuracy. For the individual contact the SSA to multifamily housing programs, tenants correct any SSA data errors. POAs and must provide O/As with SSA benefit FHA administrators/agents cannot verification letters dated within the last correct such errors. 120 days. For SS and SSI benefit V. Records To Be Matched information for prior years, the tenant may be required to provide POAs with SSA will conduct the matching of an original benefit history document tenant SSNs and additional identifiers from SSA if there is a dispute regarding (surnames and dates of birth) to tenant historical income information obtained data that HUD supplies from its systems through the computer matching of records known as the Tenant Rental program. Assistance Certification System (TRACS) (HUD/H–11) and the Inventory B. Administrative or Legal Actions Management System (IMS), formerly the Regarding all the matching described Public and Indian Housing Information in this notice, POAs will take Center (PIC) (HUD/PIH–4). Program appropriate action in consultation with administrators utilize the form HUD– tenants to: (1) Resolve income 50058 module within the IMS system disparities between tenant-reported and and the form HUD–50059 module SSA-reported data; and (2) Use correct within the TRACS to provide HUD with income amounts in determining rental the tenant data. assistance. SSA will match the tenant records POAs must compute the rent in full included in HUD/H–11 and HUD/PIH– compliance with all applicable statutes, 4 to their systems of records known as regulations and administrator policies. SSA’s Master Files of Social Security POAs must ensure that they use the Number Holders, and SSN Applications correct income and correctly compute (60–0058), Master Beneficiary Record the rent. In order to protect any (60–0090), and Supplemental Security individual whose records are used in Income Record (60–103). The notice for this matching program, POAs may not these systems was published at 71 FR suspend, terminate, reduce, or make a 1795 on January 11, 2006. HUD will final denial of any rental assistance to place the resulting matched data into its any tenant, or take other adverse action Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) against the tenant as a result of system (HUD/PIH–5). The notice for this information produced by this matching system was initially published at 70 FR program until: (a) The tenant has 41780 on July 20, 2005, and amended received notice from the POA of its on September 1, 2009 (74 FR 45235) to findings and has been informed of the reflect changes in the following opportunity to contest such findings; (b) categories (sections): Categories of The POA has independently verified the Individuals Covered by the System, information; and (c) either the notice Categories of Records in the System, period provided in applicable Purposes of the System, and Routine regulations of the program, or 30 days, Uses of Records Maintained in the whichever is later, has expired. System, Including Categories of Users ‘‘Independently verified’’ in item (b) and Purposes of Such Users. The tenant means the specific information relating records (one record for each family to the tenant that is used as a basis for member) include these data elements: an adverse action has been investigated full name, SSN, and date of birth. HUD data will also be matched to the and confirmed by the POA. (5 U.S.C. SSA’s Master Files of Social Security 552a) As such, POAs must resolve Number Holders, and SSN Applications income discrepancies in consultation jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES A. Income Verification VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16173 (60–0058) for the purpose of validating SSNs of borrowers and co-borrowers of FHA mortgages and participants of HUD rental assistance programs to identify noncompliance with program eligibility requirements. The Computerized Homes Underwriting Management System (HUD/H–5), published at 57 FR 62142 on December 29, 1997 is the HUD FHA system of records used to match data transferred from SSA’s Master Files of Social Security Number Holder and SSN Applications (60–0058) to the HUD mainframe. Mortgagees enter SSN data and review the returning verification/ failure data through the FHA Connection. HUD will compare tenant SSNs provided by POAs to reveal duplicate SSNs and potential duplicate rental assistance. VI. Period of the Match The computer matching program will be conducted according to the computer matching agreement between HUD and the SSA. The computer matching agreement for the planned matches will terminate either when the purpose of the computer matching program is accomplished, or 18 months from the date the original agreement was signed, whichever comes first. The agreement may be extended for one 12-month period, with the mutual agreement of all involved parties, if the following conditions are met: (1) Within three months of the expiration date, all Data Integrity Boards review the agreement, find that the program will be conducted without change, and find a continued favorable examination of benefit/cost results; and (2) All parties certify that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. The agreement may be terminated, prior to accomplishment of the computer matching purpose or 18 months from the date the agreement is signed (whichever comes first), by the mutual agreement of all involved parties within 30 days of written notice. Dated: March 25, 2010. Jerry E. Williams, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–7220 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16174 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, is submitting the information collection titled ‘‘Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 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 April 30, 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 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: 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, 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 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. This information collection conducted under TERA regulations at VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 25 CFR part 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 the Department of the Interior 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. 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 following location, during the hours of 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays: Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Room 20—South Interior Building, 1951 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245. 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. OMB has up to 60 days to make a decision on the submission for renewal, but may make the decision after 30 days. Therefore, to receive the best consideration of your comments, you should submit them closer to 30 days than 60 days. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0167. Title: Tribal Energy Resource Agreements, 25 CFR Part 224. 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 part 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). Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Number of Responses: 34. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 32 hours to 1,080 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,752 hours. Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: $48,200. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy 
Resource Agreements; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of 
Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, is submitting the information 
collection titled ``Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)'' to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 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 
April 30, 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 
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: 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, 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 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.
    This information collection conducted under TERA regulations at 25 
CFR part 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 the 
Department of the Interior 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. 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 following location, during the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 
Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Monday through Friday except for legal 
holidays: Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and 
Economic Development, Room 20--South Interior Building, 1951 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245. 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.
    OMB has up to 60 days to make a decision on the submission for 
renewal, but may make the decision after 30 days. Therefore, to receive 
the best consideration of your comments, you should submit them closer 
to 30 days than 60 days.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0167.
    Title: Tribal Energy Resource Agreements, 25 CFR Part 224.
    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 part 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).
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Number of Responses: 34.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 32 hours to 1,080 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 10,752 hours.
    Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: $48,200.

Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-7172 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]
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