Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments, 78019-78020 [2011-32154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2011 / Notices annual report form. Minor changes were made to the form and instructions to provide respondents clear and concise instructions consistent with the annual report form. No changes are being made to the approved burden hours for this information collection. BIE published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011. (76 FR 52687). No comments were received in response to that notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Request for Comments The BIE 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 December 31, 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: 1076–0120. Title: Bureau of Indian Affairs Adult Education Program Annual Report Form. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows BIE to manage program resources, for fiscal accountability and appropriate direct services documentation, and to prioritize programs. The information VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:49 Dec 14, 2011 Jkt 226001 helps manage the resources available to provide education opportunities for adult Indians and Alaska Natives to complete high school graduation requirements and gain new skills and knowledge for self-enhancement. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals (Tribal Adult Education Program Administrators). Number of Respondents: 70 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: 70 per year, on average. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden to Repondents: $200. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 280. Dated: December 9, 2011. Alvin Foster, Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–32155 Filed 12–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice of request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0114, the Student Transportation Form, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0134, and the Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0122. These information collections expire March 30, 2012. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Brandi Sweet, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78019 Washington, DC 20240; email: Brandi.Sweet@bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandi Sweet, Program Analyst, (202) 208–5504. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract These collections help support the educational efforts for American Indian and Alaska Native students from elementary through post-secondary levels. The collections help fulfill the trust responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, as delegated under 25 U.S.C. 2 and 9, and 209 DM 8. Application for Admission to Haskell & SIPI The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the admission forms for Haskell and SIPI. These admission forms are used in determining program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native students for educational services. These forms are utilized pursuant to the Blood Quantum Act, Public Law 99–228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, Public Law 67–85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, Chapter 180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884. Student Transportation Form The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the Student Transportation Form. The Student Transportation regulations in 25 CFR part 39, subpart G, contain the program eligibility and criteria that govern the allocation of transportation funds. Information collected from the schools will be used to determine the rate per mile. The information collection provides transportation mileage for Bureaufunded schools, which determines the allocation of transportation funds. Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the Student Enrollment Application in Bureau-funded Schools. School registrars collect information on this form to determine the student’s eligibility for enrollment in a Bureaufunded school, and if eligible, is shared with appropriate school officials to identify the student’s base and supplemental educational and/or residential program needs. The BIE compiles the information into a national database to facilitate budget requests and the allocation of congressionally appropriated funds. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 78020 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2011 / Notices II. Request for Comments The BIE 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, 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0114. Title: Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of these eligibility applications forms are mandatory in determining a student’s eligibility for educational services. The information is collected on one two forms: Application for Admission to Haskell form and SIPI form. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Students. Number of Respondents: 4,000 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: 4,000 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for Haskell; each trimester for SIPI. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per Haskell application; 30 minutes per SIPI application. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,000 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:49 Dec 14, 2011 Jkt 226001 Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $10,000 is the estimated total annual cost burden. We estimate 1,000 Haskell applications at a $10 filing fee charge per application. The fee for SIPI is included in tuition costs and therefore, is not included in this estimate, reducing the previous estimated annual cost burden from $16,500 to $10,000. * * * * * OMB Control Number: 1076–0134. Title: Student Transportation Form. Brief Description of Collection: This annual collection provides pertinent data concerning the school’s bus transportation mileage and related long distance travel mileage to determine funding levels for school transportation. This information is collected on the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) Student Transportation form. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Contract and Grant schools; Bureau-operated schools. Number of Respondents: 121 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: 121 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year. Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 726 hours. * * * * * OMB Control Number: 1076–0122. Title: Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools. Brief Description of Collection: This annual collection provides Bureaufunded schools with data about students that impacts placement, special needs assessments, and funding for individuals and assists schools in developing a plan for the school year. The information is collected on a Student Enrollment Application form. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Contract and Grant schools; Bureau-operated schools. Number of Respondents: 48,000 per year, on average. Total Number of Responses: 48,000 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 12,000 total burden hours. Dated: December 9, 2011. Alvin Foster, Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2011–32154 Filed 12–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L63100000–HD0000: HAG12– 0049] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. SUMMARY: Willamette Meridian Oregon T. 23 S., R. 5 W., accepted November 16, 2011. T. 31 S., R. 9 W., accepted November 16, 2011. T. 18 S., R. 1 E., accepted November 16, 2011. T. 11 S., R. 3 E., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 11 S., R. 2 E., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 19 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 18 S., R. 8 W., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 2 S., R. 6 E., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 26 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 18 S., R. 6 W., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 7 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 1, 2011. T. 19 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 1, 2011. Washington T. 2 N., R. 1 E., accepted December 5, 2011. A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Land Office at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/ Washington State Office, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. A person or party who wishes to protest against a survey must file a notice that they wish to protest (at the above address) with the Oregon/Washington State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6124, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 333 SW. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. 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: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian 
Education Information Collection Activities; 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 Education (BIE) is seeking comments on renewal of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for the Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations 
University (Haskell) and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 
(SIPI), authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0114, the Student 
Transportation Form, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0134, and 
the Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools, 
authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0122. These information 
collections expire March 30, 2012.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
Brandi Sweet, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240; email: 
Brandi.Sweet@bie.edu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandi Sweet, Program Analyst, (202) 
208-5504.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    These collections help support the educational efforts for American 
Indian and Alaska Native students from elementary through post-
secondary levels. The collections help fulfill the trust responsibility 
of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs, as delegated under 25 U.S.C. 2 and 9, and 
209 DM 8.

Application for Admission to Haskell & SIPI

    The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the admission 
forms for Haskell and SIPI. These admission forms are used in 
determining program eligibility of American Indian and Alaska Native 
students for educational services. These forms are utilized pursuant to 
the Blood Quantum Act, Public Law 99-228; the Snyder Act, Chapter 115, 
Public Law 67-85; and, the Indian Appropriations of the 48th Congress, 
Chapter 180, page 91, For Support of Schools, July 4, 1884.

Student Transportation Form

    The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the Student 
Transportation Form. The Student Transportation regulations in 25 CFR 
part 39, subpart G, contain the program eligibility and criteria that 
govern the allocation of transportation funds. Information collected 
from the schools will be used to determine the rate per mile. The 
information collection provides transportation mileage for Bureau-
funded schools, which determines the allocation of transportation 
funds.

Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded Schools

    The BIE is requesting renewal of OMB approval for the Student 
Enrollment Application in Bureau-funded Schools. School registrars 
collect information on this form to determine the student's eligibility 
for enrollment in a Bureau-funded school, and if eligible, is shared 
with appropriate school officials to identify the student's base and 
supplemental educational and/or residential program needs. The BIE 
compiles the information into a national database to facilitate budget 
requests and the allocation of congressionally appropriated funds.

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II. Request for Comments

    The BIE 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, 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: 1076-0114.
    Title: Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations 
University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of these eligibility 
applications forms are mandatory in determining a student's eligibility 
for educational services. The information is collected on one two 
forms: Application for Admission to Haskell form and SIPI form.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Students.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000 per year, on average.
    Total Number of Responses: 4,000 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for Haskell; each trimester 
for SIPI.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes per Haskell application; 30 
minutes per SIPI application.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,000 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $10,000 is the estimated total 
annual cost burden. We estimate 1,000 Haskell applications at a $10 
filing fee charge per application. The fee for SIPI is included in 
tuition costs and therefore, is not included in this estimate, reducing 
the previous estimated annual cost burden from $16,500 to $10,000.
* * * * *
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0134.
    Title: Student Transportation Form.
    Brief Description of Collection: This annual collection provides 
pertinent data concerning the school's bus transportation mileage and 
related long distance travel mileage to determine funding levels for 
school transportation. This information is collected on the Indian 
School Equalization Program (ISEP) Student Transportation form.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Contract and Grant schools; Bureau-operated schools.
    Number of Respondents: 121 per year, on average.
    Total Number of Responses: 121 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 726 hours.
* * * * *
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0122.
    Title: Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-funded 
Schools.
    Brief Description of Collection: This annual collection provides 
Bureau-funded schools with data about students that impacts placement, 
special needs assessments, and funding for individuals and assists 
schools in developing a plan for the school year. The information is 
collected on a Student Enrollment Application form.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Contract and Grant schools; Bureau-operated schools.
    Number of Respondents: 48,000 per year, on average.
    Total Number of Responses: 48,000 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 12,000 total burden hours.

    Dated: December 9, 2011.
Alvin Foster,
Assistant Director for Information Resources.
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