Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program; Comment Request, 22412-22413 [2011-9666]

Download as PDF 22412 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2011 / Notices practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Program—Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–NEW. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: National and Regional Intermediaries, Multi-State Organizations and local public and private nonprofit agencies that provide housing counseling services directly or through their affiliates, sub-grantees or branches regarding home buying, homeownership, rental housing and homeless services programs submit an application for designation as a HUDapproved housing counseling agency. HUD uses the information to evaluate the agency and to populate Agency profile data in the Housing Counseling System (HCS) database. This data populates HUD’s Web site and automated 1–800 Hotline. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–9900. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 1,144. The number of respondents is 143, the number of responses is 1, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is 8. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Ronald Y. Spraker, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2011–9646 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Apr 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5514–C–02] Fellowship Placement Pilot Program Requests for Expressions of Interests To Administer Pilot Contact Information Correction AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. On April 13, 2011, at 71 FR 20699, HUD published a notice announcing HUD’s proposal to conduct a Fellowship Placement Pilot (fellowship program). The April 13, 2011, notice had an incorrect telephone number for the contact person. This notice corrects the Contact Information section of the notice. All other information remains correct as published. The corrected Contact Information is set out below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kheng Mei Tan, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–708–1112 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUMMARY: Dated: April 15, 2011. Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2011–9643 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 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 Submission to the Office of Management and Budget. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is submitting a proposed information collection related to funds provided under the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations, may be considered SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Submit comments on or before May 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the 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 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: Ashley Stockdale (202) 219–0740. You may review the ICR online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 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. The 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. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on proposed information collection requests. The IEED is proceeding with this public comment period to obtain an information collection clearance from OMB. II. Request for Comments The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s 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 conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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 Grants. 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. The 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. The 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: April 11, 2011. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2011–9666 Filed 4–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22413 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AA–6694–A; LLAK965000–L14100000– KC0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Afognak Native Corporation, Successor in Interest to Port Lions Native Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Koniag, Inc., when the surface estate is conveyed to Afognak Native Corporation, Successor in Interest to Port Lions Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska, and are located in: SUMMARY: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 25 S., R. 23 W., Sec. 27. Containing approximately 1 acre. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Kodiak Daily Mirror. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until May 23, 2011 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. 3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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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 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) is submitting a proposed 
information collection related to funds provided under the Tribal 
Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review. 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: Submit comments on or before May 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for the 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 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: Ashley Stockdale (202) 219-0740. You 
may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the 
instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under 
review by OMB.

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

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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 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.
    The 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.
    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides an opportunity for 
interested parties to comment on proposed information collection 
requests. The IEED is proceeding with this public comment period to 
obtain an information collection clearance from OMB.

II. Request for Comments

    The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's 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 conduct or sponsor, 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. 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 Grants.
    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. The 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. The 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: April 11, 2011.
Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
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