Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 or Calendar Year 2014, 4868 [2013-01251]

Download as PDF 4868 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices [FR Doc. 2013–01252 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] that the Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. BILLING CODE 4310–4M–P Purpose of Notice Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes with Indian land. Number of Respondents: 55 applicants per year; 18 project participants each year. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,308 hours (2,200 for applications and 108 for progress reports). Dated: January 15, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 or Calendar Year 2014 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of application deadline. AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2013, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355–G–SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, Telephone 202–208–5734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 The regulations at 25 CFR sections 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their participation in the tribal selfgovernance program in fiscal year 2014 and calendar year 2014. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 107 tribal entities with signed agreements. Information Collection This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program. Dated: January 14, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01251 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCA9300000; L14300000; EU0000; CACA 053961] Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01251]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 
or Calendar Year 2014

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application deadline.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a March 1, 2013, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to 
submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal 
self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 2014.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-
Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355-G-SIB, 1951 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of 
Self-Governance, Telephone 202-208-5734.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-413), as 
amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 
104-208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 
additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-
governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding 
agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates that the 
Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days 
before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the 
Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the 
funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located 
in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with 
self-governance negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from 
start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding 
year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a 
January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted 
by October 1.

Purpose of Notice

    The regulations at 25 CFR sections 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used 
to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to 
begin their participation in the tribal self-governance program in 
fiscal year 2014 and calendar year 2014. Applicants should be guided by 
the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. 
Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact 
person identified in this notice.
    Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the 
tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2014 or calendar year 
2014 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia 
which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; 
or (2) one of the 107 tribal entities with signed agreements.

Information Collection

    This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 
1076-0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program.

    Dated: January 14, 2013.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-01251 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
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