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Download as PDF 33340 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES priority species and habitats over the next 15 years? How is the quality of the Refuge’s shorebird habitat being impacted by sedimentation? What effects will climate change and sea level rise have on Refuge habitats and species? • Invasive species control. Invasive species degrade habitat for shorebirds, migratory birds, and many other fish and wildlife. How can we reduce the incidence and spread of invasive species? • Visitor experiences and education opportunities. Wildlife observation, interpretation, and photography, and environmental education are provided at the Refuge. How can we improve these programs? What visitor facilities are needed? What volunteer programs and partnerships can we develop to improve outreach and education? How can we reduce trespassing, vandalism, and other illegal activities on the Refuge, and improve wildlife and habitat protection? Black River Unit The Unit is located southwest of Olympia, WA. The Unit’s approved boundary encompasses approximately 3,960 acres. The Service currently owns and manages more than 1,300 acres within the approved boundary, and land acquisition activities are ongoing as willing sellers come forward. The Unit was established in 1996 for the following purposes. • For use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds. • For the development, advancement, management, conservation, and protection of fish and wildlife resources. • For the benefit of the Service, in performing its activities and services. The Unit consists of a large, complex mosaic of mostly wetland and riparian habitats, and some upland habitats surrounding the low-lying river. Its habitats include the Black River and tributary instream channels, bog (a rare habitat locally), shrub swamp, riparian forest, emergent marsh, wet and dry meadows, and fir-hemlock forest. Both the upper Black River and associated wetlands are unusual features in the Puget Trough. The Unit contains rearing habitat and migration corridors for steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout, and coho and Chinook salmon. At least 150 species of migratory birds, including waterfowl, marshbirds, and neotropical songbirds, use the wetland and riparian habitats. One Federally listed candidate species, the Oregon spotted frog (which is also State listed as endangered), is found within the Unit. The Oregon spotted frog is known to occur at only VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 a few locations in Washington; three of those locations fall within the Unit’s approved boundary. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Scoping: Preliminary Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report; Request for Comments We have identified preliminary issues, concerns, and opportunities for the Unit that we may address in the CCP. We have briefly summarized these issues below. During public scoping we may identify additional issues. • Land and water protection. What management actions are needed to sustain and restore priority species and habitats, improve habitat protection and connectivity, and reduce habitat fragmentation? What are our options for improving water quality and quantity for fish and wildlife in the Black River system? • Habitat management and restoration. How can we obtain the data we need, regarding key species and habitat composition, to restore degraded habitats and protect fish and wildlife species? How will climate change and sea level rise affect the Unit’s habitats and species? How can we enhance our recovery efforts for the Oregon spotted frog? • Invasive species control. How can we reduce the incidence and spread of invasive species on the Unit? • Visitor services and education opportunities. What wildlife-dependent public uses should we consider at the Unit? How can we reduce trespassing, vandalism, and illegal activities on the Unit and improve wildlife and habitat protection? Public Meetings Public meetings will be announced in press releases, planning updates, and on our Web sites: http://www.fws.gov/ graysharbor/ and http://www.fws.gov/ nisqually/management/ bru_general.html. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: May 4, 2011. Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, Region 1, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2011–14208 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on revision of the collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report, 25 CFR Part 23. The revision affects the form that tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) coordinators provide to BIA on a quarterly basis. The information collection is currently authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076–0131, which expires August 31, 2011. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to, or obtain a copy of the draft revised form from, Dr. Linda Ketcher, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS–3070, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Linda Ketcher (202) 513–7610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking revision of the information collection conducted under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and implementing regulations, at 25 CFR part 23. BIA collects the information using a consolidated caseload form, which tribal ICWA program directors fill out. BIA uses the information to determine the extent of service needs in local Indian communities, assess ICWA program effectiveness, and provide data for the annual program budget justification. The responses to the request for information are voluntary and the aggregated report is not considered confidential. BIA is seeking to revise the form to include instructions and more explicit reporting indicators. II. Request for Comments BIA 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 proper administration of the ICWA E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Notices program, 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. This information collection expires August 31, 2011. 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0131. Title: Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report, 25 CFR part 23. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information by Indian tribes allows BIA to consolidate and review selected data on Indian child welfare cases. The data are useful on a local level, to the tribes and tribal entities that collect it, for case management purposes. The data are useful on a nationwide basis for planning and budget purposes. Response is voluntary. Type of Review: Extension with revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes or tribal entities that are operating programs for Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: 536 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: 2,144 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Four times per year. Estimated Time per Response: Onehalf hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,072 hours, on average. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:51 Jun 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: June 2, 2011. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2011–14220 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal— State Class III Gaming Compact. AGENCY: This notice publishes an extension of Gaming between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota. DATES: Effective Date: June 8, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This amendment allows for the extension of the current Tribal-State Compact until August 27, 2011. SUMMARY: Dated: May 31, 2011. Paul Tsosie, Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2011–14045 Filed 6–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORE00000 L63500000.DO0000.LXSS021H0000.HAG11– 0203] Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area in the State of Oregon and Associated Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33341 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eugene District Office, Eugene, Oregon, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area comprises approximately 1,340 acres of acquired lands that do not have an existing RMP. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP with associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July 8, 2011. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/ index.php. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 30 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the West Eugene Wetlands RMP/EIS by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/or/ districts/eugene/index.php. • E-mail: OR_Eugene_Mail@blm.gov. • Fax: 541–683–6981. • Mail: P.O. Box 10226, Eugene, Oregon 97440–2226. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Eugene District Office, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Springfield, Oregon 97477. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Richard Hardt, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 541–683–6690; address P.O. Box 10226, Eugene, Oregon 97440–2226; e-mail OR_Eugene_Mail@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child 
Welfare Assistance Annual Report; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on revision of the 
collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance 
Annual Report, 25 CFR Part 23. The revision affects the form that 
tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) coordinators provide to BIA on a 
quarterly basis. The information collection is currently authorized by 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076-0131, which 
expires August 31, 2011.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to, or 
obtain a copy of the draft revised form from, Dr. Linda Ketcher, Office 
of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-
3070, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Linda Ketcher (202) 513-7610.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The BIA is seeking revision of the information collection conducted 
under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and implementing regulations, 
at 25 CFR part 23. BIA collects the information using a consolidated 
caseload form, which tribal ICWA program directors fill out. BIA uses 
the information to determine the extent of service needs in local 
Indian communities, assess ICWA program effectiveness, and provide data 
for the annual program budget justification. The responses to the 
request for information are voluntary and the aggregated report is not 
considered confidential. BIA is seeking to revise the form to include 
instructions and more explicit reporting indicators.

II. Request for Comments

    BIA 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 proper 
administration of the ICWA

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program, 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. This information collection expires 
August 31, 2011.
    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: 1076-0131.
    Title: Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report, 25 CFR part 
23.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information by 
Indian tribes allows BIA to consolidate and review selected data on 
Indian child welfare cases. The data are useful on a local level, to 
the tribes and tribal entities that collect it, for case management 
purposes. The data are useful on a nationwide basis for planning and 
budget purposes. Response is voluntary.
    Type of Review: Extension with revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indian tribes or tribal entities that are operating 
programs for Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 536 per year, on average.
    Total Number of Responses: 2,144 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Four times per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: One-half hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,072 hours, on average.

    Dated: June 2, 2011.
Alvin Foster,
Acting Chief Information Officer--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2011-14220 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am]
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