Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian Estates, 73656-73657 [2011-30662]

Download as PDF 73656 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES code, and any free-standing single heir rule are subject to the approval of the Secretary if they contain provisions governing trust lands. This statute also establishes the basics of review and approval of tribal probate codes. This information collection covers tribes’ submission of tribal probate codes, amendments, and free-standing single heir rules containing provisions regarding trust lands to the Secretary for approval. We are adjusting the estimated number of respondents down to 10, based on the number of submissions received per year since AIPRA was passed. II. Request for Comments The 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 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. Approval for this collection expires November 30, 2011. 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 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, email 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: 1076–0168. Title: Tribal Probate Codes, 25 CFR 18. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information is VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Nov 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 required to comply with ILCA, as amended by AIPRA, 25 U.S.C. 2201 et seq., which provides that Indian tribes must obtain Secretarial approval for all tribal probate codes, amendments, and free-standing single heir rules that govern the descent and distribution of trust or restricted lands. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: 10 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: One per respondent, on occasion. Estimated Time per Response: Onehalf hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. Dated: November 10, 2011. Alvin Foster, Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–30646 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian Estates Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCIES: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information titled ‘‘Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes.’’ The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0169, which expires November 30, 2011. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 29, 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 email to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Charlene Toledo, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Director, Special Projects, BIA Division of Probate Services, 2600 N Central Ave STE MS102, Phoenix, AZ 85004; email: Charlene.Toldeo@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Toledo, Bureau of Indian SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affairs, Director, Special Projects, at (505) 563–3371. 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 Secretary of the Interior probates the estates of individual Indians owning trust or restricted property in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 372, 373. In order to compile the probate file, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) must obtain information regarding the deceased from individuals and the tribe. This renewal does not make any adjustments to the estimated burden hours or otherwise change the approved information collection. II. Request for Comments The 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 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. Approval for this collection expires November 30, 2011. 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 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, email 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. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 73657 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Notices III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0169. Title: Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes, 25 CFR part 15. Brief Description of Collection: This part contains the procedures that the Secretary of the Interior follows to initiate the probate of the trust estate for a deceased person who owns an interest in trust or restricted property. The Secretary must perform the information collection requests in this part to obtain the information necessary to compile an accurate and complete probate file. This file will be forwarded to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) for disposition. Responses to these information collection requests are required to create a probate file for the decedent’e estate so that OHA can determine the heirs of the decedent and order distribution of the trust assets in the decedent’s estate. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Indians, businesses, and tribal authorities. Number of Respondents: 64,915. Frequency of Collection: One per respondent each year with the exception of tribes that may be required to provide enrollment information on an average of approximately 10 times/year. Description of Respondents: Indians, businesses, and tribal authorities. Estimated Hours per Response: Ranges from 0.5 hour to 45.5 hour (see table below). Estimated Total Annual Responses: 76,685. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,037,493. Number of responses per yr Hours per response Total burden hours CFR Section Description of info collection requirement 15.9 .......................... 15.9 .......................... 15.104 ...................... 15.105 ...................... 15.203 ...................... 15.301 ...................... 15.305 ...................... File affidavit to self-prove will, codicil, or revocation ............................. File supporting affidavit to self-prove will, codicil, or revocation ........... Reporting req.- death certificate ............................................................ Provide probate documents ................................................................... Provide tribal information for probate file .............................................. Reporting funeral expenses ................................................................... Provide info on creditor claim (6 per probate) ...................................... 1,000 2,000 5,850 21,235 5,650 5,850 35,100 0.5 0.5 5 45.5 2 2 0.5 500 1,000 29,250 966,193 11,300 11,700 17,550 Total ................. ................................................................................................................ 76,685 ........................ 1,037,493 Dated: November 10, 2011. Alvin Foster, Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–30662 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 a.m.] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [F–14862–A, F–14862–A2; LLAK965000– L14100000–HY0000–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. ACTION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Kuitsarak, Inc. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kuitsarak, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Goodnews Bay, Alaska, and are located in: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 10 S., R. 72 W., Secs. 2 and 10. Containing 1,280 acres. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Nov 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 December 29, 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. DATES: Bureau of Land Management PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The BLM by phone at (907) 271–5960 or by email at ak.blm.conveyance@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 BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice of the decision will also be published four times in The Delta Discovery. BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P AGENCY: T. 11 S., R. 72 W., Sec. 2. Containing 35 acres. Aggregating 1,315 acres. Ralph L. Eluska Sr., Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Land Transfer Adjudication II. [FR Doc. 2011–30738 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO200–LLCOF00000–L16520000–XX0000] Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-30662]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian 
Estates

AGENCIES: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information 
titled ``Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage 
Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes.'' The information collection is 
currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0169, which expires 
November 30, 2011.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 29, 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 email to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to Charlene Toledo, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Director, 
Special Projects, BIA Division of Probate Services, 2600 N Central Ave 
STE MS102, Phoenix, AZ 85004; email: Charlene.Toldeo@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Toledo, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Director, Special Projects, at (505) 563-3371. 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 Secretary of the Interior probates the estates of individual 
Indians owning trust or restricted property in accordance with 25 
U.S.C. 372, 373. In order to compile the probate file, the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs (BIA) must obtain information regarding the deceased 
from individuals and the tribe. This renewal does not make any 
adjustments to the estimated burden hours or otherwise change the 
approved information collection.

II. Request for Comments

    The 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 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. Approval for this collection expires 
November 30, 2011. 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 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, email 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.

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III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0169.
    Title: Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage 
Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes, 25 CFR part 15.
    Brief Description of Collection: This part contains the procedures 
that the Secretary of the Interior follows to initiate the probate of 
the trust estate for a deceased person who owns an interest in trust or 
restricted property. The Secretary must perform the information 
collection requests in this part to obtain the information necessary to 
compile an accurate and complete probate file. This file will be 
forwarded to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) for disposition. 
Responses to these information collection requests are required to 
create a probate file for the decedent'e estate so that OHA can 
determine the heirs of the decedent and order distribution of the trust 
assets in the decedent's estate.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indians, businesses, and tribal authorities.
    Number of Respondents: 64,915.
    Frequency of Collection: One per respondent each year with the 
exception of tribes that may be required to provide enrollment 
information on an average of approximately 10 times/year.
    Description of Respondents: Indians, businesses, and tribal 
authorities.
    Estimated Hours per Response: Ranges from 0.5 hour to 45.5 hour 
(see table below).
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 76,685.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,037,493.

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                                                                     Number of
            CFR Section                  Description of info       responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                        collection requirement          yr           response          hours
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15.9...............................  File affidavit to self-               1,000             0.5             500
                                      prove will, codicil, or
                                      revocation.
15.9...............................  File supporting affidavit             2,000             0.5           1,000
                                      to self-prove will,
                                      codicil, or revocation.
15.104.............................  Reporting req.- death                 5,850               5          29,250
                                      certificate.
15.105.............................  Provide probate documents..          21,235            45.5         966,193
15.203.............................  Provide tribal information            5,650               2          11,300
                                      for probate file.
15.301.............................  Reporting funeral expenses.           5,850               2          11,700
15.305.............................  Provide info on creditor             35,100             0.5          17,550
                                      claim (6 per probate).
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total..........................  ...........................          76,685  ..............       1,037,493
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    Dated: November 10, 2011.
Alvin Foster,
Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2011-30662 Filed 11-28-11; 8:45 a.m.]
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