Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program; Comment Request, 74078-74079 [2010-30095]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 30, 2010 / Notices 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. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0XXX. Type of Review: New. Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Proposal Solicitation Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for TEDC funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain 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. IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a tribe must then submit one- to two-page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. IEED estimates that approximately 20 tribes will apply each year, and that IEED will accept approximately 10 of those applicants into the program. Respondents: Indian tribes under 25 U.S.C. 3502. Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 10 project participants each year. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Nov 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 860 hours (800 for applications and 60 for progress reports). MAINE Dated: November 22, 2010. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity 
Program; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection.

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SUMMARY: 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:

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, 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 Self-Governance. 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

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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.
    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Proposal 
Solicitation
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to 
apply for TEDC funding must submit an application that includes certain 
information. A complete application must contain 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. IEED requires this 
information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects 
that meet the goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress 
provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a tribe 
must then submit one- to two-page quarterly progress reports 
summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in 
executing the project. IEED estimates that approximately 20 tribes will 
apply each year, and that IEED will accept approximately 10 of those 
applicants into the program.
    Respondents: Indian tribes under 25 U.S.C. 3502.
    Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 10 project 
participants each year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per progress report.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per 
year for progress reports.
    Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 860 hours (800 for applications 
and 60 for progress reports).

    Dated: November 22, 2010.
Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-30095 Filed 11-29-10; 8:45 am]
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