Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits; Request for Comments, 16174-16175 [2010-7174]

Download as PDF 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. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–7172 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits; Request for Comments AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 31, 2010 / Notices SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection, titled ‘‘Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0162, which expires March 31, 2010. The information collection requires the Navajo Nation, members of the Navajo Nation, and tribal organizations authorized by the Navajo Nation to submit certain information in order to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit. 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 David Edington, Office of Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4655, Washington, DC 20240, facsimile: (202) 219–0006, or e-mail David.Edington@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or obtain copies of the information collection request submission from David Edington, telephone: (202) 513– 0886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 161, implementing the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act of 1974, 24 U.S.C. 640d– 6402–31, as amended by the NavajoHopi Indian Relocation Amendments Acts of 1980, 94 Stat. 929, and the Federal court decisions of Healing v. Jones, 174 F. Supp.211 (D. Ariz. 1959) (Healing I), Healing v. Jones, 210 F. Suppl 126 (D. Ariz. 1962), aff’d 363 U.S. 758 (1963) (Healing II), Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 530 F. Supp. 1217 (D. Ariz. 1982), and Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 719 F.2d 314 (9th Cir. 1983). This information collection allows BIA to receive the information necessary to determine whether an applicant to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit on Navajo-partitioned lands is eligible and complies with all applicable grazing requirements. No third party notification or public VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:40 Mar 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 disclosure burden is associated with this collection. II. Request for Comments The BIA requests 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.–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. 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. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on February 24, 2010 (75 FR 8731). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0162. Title: Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16175 required for Navajo Nation representatives, members, and authorized tribal organizations to obtain, modify or assign a grazing permit on Navajo partitioned lands. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Tribes, tribal organizations, and individual Indians. Number of Respondents: 700. Total Number of Responses: 3,120. Estimated Time per Response: Varies, from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,188 hours. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–7174 Filed 3–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Arenac, Isabella, and Saginaw Counties, MI. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned 
Lands Grazing Permits; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

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

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection, titled 
``Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161'' to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The information collection 
is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0162, which expires 
March 31, 2010. The information collection requires the Navajo Nation, 
members of the Navajo Nation, and tribal organizations authorized by 
the Navajo Nation to submit certain information in order to obtain, 
modify, or assign a grazing permit.

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 
David Edington, Office of Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4655, 
Washington, DC 20240, facsimile: (202) 219-0006, or e-mail 
David.Edington@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information or 
obtain copies of the information collection request submission from 
David Edington, telephone: (202) 513-0886.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information 
collection conducted under 25 CFR part 161, implementing the Navajo-
Hopi Settlement Act of 1974, 24 U.S.C. 640d-6402-31, as amended by the 
Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Amendments Acts of 1980, 94 Stat. 929, 
and the Federal court decisions of Healing v. Jones, 174 F. Supp.211 
(D. Ariz. 1959) (Healing I), Healing v. Jones, 210 F. Suppl 126 (D. 
Ariz. 1962), aff'd 363 U.S. 758 (1963) (Healing II), Hopi Tribe v. 
Watt, 530 F. Supp. 1217 (D. Ariz. 1982), and Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 719 
F.2d 314 (9th Cir. 1983).
    This information collection allows BIA to receive the information 
necessary to determine whether an applicant to obtain, modify, or 
assign a grazing permit on Navajo-partitioned lands is eligible and 
complies with all applicable grazing requirements. No third party 
notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this 
collection.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests 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.-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.
    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.
    As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
February 24, 2010 (75 FR 8731). No comments were received. This notice 
provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on 
the following information collection activity.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0162.
    Title: Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is 
required for Navajo Nation representatives, members, and authorized 
tribal organizations to obtain, modify or assign a grazing permit on 
Navajo partitioned lands. Response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Tribes, tribal organizations, and individual Indians.
    Number of Respondents: 700.
    Total Number of Responses: 3,120.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies, from 15 minutes to 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,188 hours.

Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-7174 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]
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