Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute Funding for Economic Development Feasibility Studies and Long-Term Strategic, Reservation-Wide Economic Development Plans; Comment Request, 74077-74078 [2010-30092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 30, 2010 / Notices Library Address Johnston County Library—Chickasaw Library System ........... 116 West Main Street, Tishomingo, OK 73460 ...................... Dated: October 29, 2010. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Regional Director, Region 2, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20245, fax (202) 208–4564; e-mail: Victor.Christiansen@bia.gov. [FR Doc. 2010–30001 Filed 11–29–10; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information from Mr. Victor Christiansen, Division of Economic Development, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior. Telephone: (202) 219–0739. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute Funding for Economic Development Feasibility Studies and Long-Term Strategic, ReservationWide Economic Development Plans; Comment Request AGENCIES: I. Abstract Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice of proposed information collection. ACTION: The Division of Economic Development (DED), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) seeks to spur job growth and sustainable economies on American Indian reservations. DED created the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide Tribes and tribal businesses with expert advice regarding economic development matters. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DED is seeking comments on a proposed information collection related to the NABDI’s funding of economic development feasibility studies (studies) and long-term strategic, reservationwide economic development plans (plans). Federally recognized Indian tribes, on their own behalf or on behalf of tribally owned business, may apply for the funding by providing certain information. Applicants receiving funding must provide a final report summarizing the progress of and results of studies and plans. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and final report. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Mr. Victor Christiansen, Division of Economic Development, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior, Room 14—South Interior jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Nov 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 DED established the NABDI to provide technical assistance funding to federally recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, nonacademic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe may choose to pursue. DED will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding of salaries for tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years or more and include one or more economic development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, tourism, energy, resource development and transportation. This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within tribal communities. DED will administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described herein will be the sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93–638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74077 Phone No. (580) 371–3006 Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it will be spent. DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts. Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis of a proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. II. Request for Comments DED 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. 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: 1076–0XXX. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 74078 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 30, 2010 / Notices Type of Review: New. Title: NABDI Funding Solicitation for Economic Development Feasibility Studies and Long-Term Strategic, Reservation-Wide Economic Development Plans. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain: • A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and • The identity (if known) of the academic institution, private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses, though DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify this budget. DED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion of the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. DED estimates that approximately 20 tribes will apply each year, and that DED will accept approximately all 20 into the program annually. Respondents: Indian tribes with trust or restricted land. Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project participants each year. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per report. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final report. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 830 hours (800 for applications and 30 for final reports). Dated: November 22, 2010. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–30092 Filed 11–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Nov 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program; Comment Request Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on a proposed information collection related to funds provided under the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program. Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations, may be considered for funding under the TEDC if they provide certain information as part of an application. Once an application is accepted, the Indian tribe must then submit reports regarding the progress of their project. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and progress reports. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Ashley Stockdale, 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: Ashley.Stockdale@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information from Ashley Stockdale, Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. Telephone (202) 219–0740. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to Indian tribes for energy development and appropriates funds for such projects on a year-to-year basis. See 25 U.S.C. 3502. When funding is available, the Office of IEED may solicit proposals for projects for building capacity for tribal energy resource development on Indian land from Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations under the TEDC program. For the purposes of this program, ‘‘Indian land’’ includes: All land within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pueblo, or rancheria; any land outside those boundaries that is held by the United States in trust for a tribe or individual Indian or by a tribe or individual Indian with restrictions on alienation; and land owned by an Alaska Native regional or village corporation. Tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by the Indian Self-Determination Act or may receive the money through adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. Indian tribes that would like to submit a TEDC project proposal must submit an application that includes certain information and, once funding is received, must submit reports on how they are using the funding. A complete application must contain the following elements: • A formal signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses. The project proposal must include information about the tribe sufficient to allow IEED to evaluate the proposal based on the following criteria: (a) Energy resource potential; (b) Tribe’s energy resource development history and current status; (c) Tribe’s existing energy resource development capabilities; (d) Demonstrated willingness of the tribe to develop an independent energy resource development business entity; (e) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within tribal government or business entities; and (f) Tribal commitment of staff, training, or monetary resources. IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC and the purposes for which Congress provides the appropriations. 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 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Information Collection for Native American Business Development 
Institute Funding for Economic Development Feasibility Studies and 
Long-Term Strategic, Reservation-Wide Economic Development Plans; 
Comment Request

AGENCIES:  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY: The Division of Economic Development (DED), Office of Indian 
Energy and Economic Development (IEED) seeks to spur job growth and 
sustainable economies on American Indian reservations. DED created the 
Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide 
Tribes and tribal businesses with expert advice regarding economic 
development matters. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, DED is seeking comments on a proposed information collection 
related to the NABDI's funding of economic development feasibility 
studies (studies) and long-term strategic, reservation-wide economic 
development plans (plans). Federally recognized Indian tribes, on their 
own behalf or on behalf of tribally owned business, may apply for the 
funding by providing certain information. Applicants receiving funding 
must provide a final report summarizing the progress of and results of 
studies and plans. This notice requests comments on the information 
collection associated with the application and final report.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 31, 2011.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request further information 
from Mr. Victor Christiansen, Division of Economic Development, Office 
of Indian Energy and Economic Development, U.S. Department of the 
Interior. Telephone: (202) 219-0739.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    DED established the NABDI to provide technical assistance funding 
to federally recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain 
universities and colleges, private consulting firms, non-academic/non-
profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development 
opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American 
Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make informed decisions 
regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of 
an economic development project or business or the practicality of a 
technology a tribe may choose to pursue. DED will specifically exclude 
from consideration proposals for research and development projects, 
requests for funding of salaries for tribal government personnel, 
funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or 
lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans 
may encompass future periods of five years or more and include one or 
more economic development factors including but not limited to land and 
retail use, industrial development, tourism, energy, resource 
development and transportation.
    This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs 
and foster economic activity within tribal communities. DED will 
administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described 
herein will be the sole discretionary projects DED will consider or 
fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, 
DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these 
funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public 
Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments 
to their funding from the Office of Self-Governance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 
et seq.
    Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting 
funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study 
is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the 
academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if 
known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it 
will be spent. DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or 
otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts.
    Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis 
of a proposed project's potential to generate jobs and economic 
activity on the reservation.

II. Request for Comments

    DED 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.
    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: 1076-0XXX.

[[Page 74078]]

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: NABDI Funding Solicitation for Economic Development 
Feasibility Studies and Long-Term Strategic, Reservation-Wide Economic 
Development Plans.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to 
apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes 
certain information. A complete application must contain:
     A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of 
the tribe;
     A proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverable products; and
     The identity (if known) of the academic institution, 
private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the 
tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and
     A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel 
costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other 
expenses, though DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify 
this budget.
    DED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding 
only to those projects that meet the economic development and job 
creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will be 
evaluated on the basis of the proposed project's potential to generate 
jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion of the 
funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report summarizing 
events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the 
project. DED estimates that approximately 20 tribes will apply each 
year, and that DED will accept approximately all 20 into the program 
annually.
    Respondents: Indian tribes with trust or restricted land.
    Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project 
participants each year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per report.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final 
report.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 830 hours (800 for applications 
and 30 for final reports).

    Dated: November 22, 2010.
Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-30092 Filed 11-29-10; 8:45 am]
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