Extension, Without Changes of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 15035-15036 [2013-05498]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 46 / Friday, March 8, 2013 / Notices This information collection expires July 31, 2013. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to R. Lee Fleming, Director, Office of Federal Acknowledgment, Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS–34B SIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 219–3008; email: Lee.Fleming@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Lee Fleming, (202) 513–7650. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 83, to establish whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as having a governmentto-government relationship with the United States. Federal recognition makes the group eligible for benefits from the Federal Government. Approval for this collection expires July 31, 2013. Three forms are used as part of this information collection. II. Request for Comments The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs 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. 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 Mar 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0104. Title: Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, 25 CFR 83. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) to review applications for the Federal acknowledgment of a group as an Indian tribe. The acknowledgment regulations at 25 CFR part 83 contain seven criteria that unrecognized groups seeking Federal acknowledgment as Indian tribes must demonstrate that they meet. Information collect from petitioning groups under these regulations provide anthropological, genealogical and historical data used by the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs to establish whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as having a governmentto-government relationship with the United States. Respondents are not required to retain copies of the information submitted to OFA but will probably maintain copies for their own use; therefore, there is no recordkeeping requirement included in this information collection. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Groups petitioning for Federal acknowledgment as Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: 10 per year, on average. Number of Responses: 10 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Time per Response: 2,075 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 20,750 hours. Dated: March 4, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–05495 Filed 3–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15035 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service Extension, Without Changes of Agency Information Collection for Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Contracts Bureau of Indian Affairs, DOI, and Indian Health Service, HHS. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) are publishing for comment, a summary of a proposed information collection, titled ‘‘Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR part 900,’’ to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information is collected to process contracts, grants or cooperative agreements (contracts) for award by BIA and IHS, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.). This previously approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1076–0136) expires May 31, 2013. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 7, 2013. Send Comments To: You may submit comments regarding the BIA information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076–0136) to Terry Parks, Division Chief, BIA Office of Indian Services, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 4513, Washington, DC 20240; send via facsimile to (202) 208–5113; or send via email to Terrence.Parks@bia.gov. Comments relating to the IHS information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076–0136) may be sent to Roselyn Tso, Acting Director, IHS Office of Direct Services and Contracting Tribes (ODSCT), 801 Thompson Ave., Ste. 220, Rockville, MD 20852; send via facsimile to (301) 443–4446; or send via email to Roselyn.Tso@ihs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Parks through the methods listed in the above section or by calling (202) 513–7625 regarding the BIA information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076–0136); and contact Roselyn Tso through the methods listed in the above E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 15036 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 46 / Friday, March 8, 2013 / Notices section or by calling (301) 443–1104, regarding the IHS information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076–0136). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract Representatives of the BIA and IHS seek renewal of the approval for information collections conducted under their joint rule, 25 CFR part 900, implementing the ISDEAA. The Act requires the joint rule to govern how contracts are awarded to Indian tribes, thereby avoiding the unnecessary burden or confusion associated with two sets of rules and information collection requirements. See 25 U.S.C. 450k(a)(2)(A)(ii). The joint rule at 25 CFR part 900 was developed through negotiated rulemaking with tribes in 1996 and governs, among other things, what must be included in a tribe’s initial ISDEAA contract proposal to the BIA or IHS. There is no change to the approved burden hours for this information collection. The information requirements for this joint rule represent significant differences from other agencies in several respects. Under the Act, the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Interior are directed to enter into selfdetermination contracts with tribes upon request, unless specific declination criteria apply, and, generally, tribes may renew these contracts annually, whereas other agencies provide grants on a discretionary or competitive basis. Both the BIA and IHS award contracts for multiple programs whereas other agencies usually award single grants to tribes. The BIA and IHS use the information collected to determine applicant eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the service population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and permit the Federal agencies to administer and evaluate contract programs. Tribal governments or tribal organizations provide the information by submitting Public Law 93–638 contract proposals to the appropriate Federal agency. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. II. Request for Comments The BIA and IHS request 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 Mar 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. 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 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0136. Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR part 900. Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe or tribal organization is required to submit this information each time that it proposes to contract with BIA or IHS under the ISDEAA. Each response may vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 25 CFR part 900 concerns different parts of the contracting process. For example, subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the initial contract proposal. The respondents do not incur the burden associated with subpart C when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum standards for management systems used by Indian tribes or tribal organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contracts. Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Number of Respondents: 550. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,267. Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 50 hours, with an average of 45 hours per response. Frequency of Response: Each time programs are contracted from the BIA or IHS under the ISDEAA. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 219,792 hours. Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication. Dated: February 28, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Dated: February 25, 2013. Yvette Roubideaux, Director, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2013–05498 Filed 3–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0162. This information collection expires May 31, 2013. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to David Edington, Office of Trust Services, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 4637, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 219–0006; email: David.Edington@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Edington, (202) 513–0886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 161, implementing the Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Amendments Act of 1980, 94 Stat. 929, and the Federal court decisions of Healing v. Jones, 174 F. Supp.211 (D Ariz. 1959) (Healing I), Healing v. Jones, 210 F. Supp. 126 (D. Ariz. 1962), aff’d 363 U.S. 758 (1963) (Healing II), Hopi Tribe v. Watt, 530 F. Supp. 1217 (D. Ariz. 1982), and Hopi E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15035-15036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05498]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service


Extension, Without Changes of Agency Information Collection for 
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts

AGENCIES:  Bureau of Indian Affairs, DOI, and Indian Health Service, 
HHS.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on 
proposed information collection projects, the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) are publishing for comment, a 
summary of a proposed information collection, titled ``Indian Self-
Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR part 900,'' to 
be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. 
The information is collected to process contracts, grants or 
cooperative agreements (contracts) for award by BIA and IHS, as 
authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance 
Act (ISDEAA), as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.). This previously 
approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1076-0136) expires 
May 31, 2013.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 7, 2013.
    Send Comments To: You may submit comments regarding the BIA 
information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076-0136) to Terry 
Parks, Division Chief, BIA Office of Indian Services, 1849 C Street 
NW., Mail Stop 4513, Washington, DC 20240; send via facsimile to (202) 
208-5113; or send via email to Terrence.Parks@bia.gov. Comments 
relating to the IHS information collection activities (OMB Control No. 
1076-0136) may be sent to Roselyn Tso, Acting Director, IHS Office of 
Direct Services and Contracting Tribes (ODSCT), 801 Thompson Ave., Ste. 
220, Rockville, MD 20852; send via facsimile to (301) 443-4446; or send 
via email to Roselyn.Tso@ihs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Parks through the methods listed 
in the above section or by calling (202) 513-7625 regarding the BIA 
information collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076-0136); and 
contact Roselyn Tso through the methods listed in the above

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section or by calling (301) 443-1104, regarding the IHS information 
collection activities (OMB Control No. 1076-0136).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Representatives of the BIA and IHS seek renewal of the approval for 
information collections conducted under their joint rule, 25 CFR part 
900, implementing the ISDEAA. The Act requires the joint rule to govern 
how contracts are awarded to Indian tribes, thereby avoiding the 
unnecessary burden or confusion associated with two sets of rules and 
information collection requirements. See 25 U.S.C. 450k(a)(2)(A)(ii). 
The joint rule at 25 CFR part 900 was developed through negotiated 
rulemaking with tribes in 1996 and governs, among other things, what 
must be included in a tribe's initial ISDEAA contract proposal to the 
BIA or IHS. There is no change to the approved burden hours for this 
information collection.
    The information requirements for this joint rule represent 
significant differences from other agencies in several respects. Under 
the Act, the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and the 
Department of the Interior are directed to enter into self-
determination contracts with tribes upon request, unless specific 
declination criteria apply, and, generally, tribes may renew these 
contracts annually, whereas other agencies provide grants on a 
discretionary or competitive basis. Both the BIA and IHS award 
contracts for multiple programs whereas other agencies usually award 
single grants to tribes.
    The BIA and IHS use the information collected to determine 
applicant eligibility, evaluate applicant capabilities, protect the 
service population, safeguard Federal funds and other resources, and 
permit the Federal agencies to administer and evaluate contract 
programs. Tribal governments or tribal organizations provide the 
information by submitting Public Law 93-638 contract proposals to the 
appropriate Federal agency. No third party notification or public 
disclosure burden is associated with this collection.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA and IHS request 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.
    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 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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0136.
    Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance 
Contracts, 25 CFR part 900.
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe or tribal 
organization is required to submit this information each time that it 
proposes to contract with BIA or IHS under the ISDEAA. Each response 
may vary in its length. In addition, each subpart of 25 CFR part 900 
concerns different parts of the contracting process. For example, 
subpart C relates to provisions of the contents for the initial 
contract proposal. The respondents do not incur the burden associated 
with subpart C when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum 
standards for management systems used by Indian tribes or tribal 
organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the 
negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contracts. 
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal 
organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 550.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 5,267.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 10 to 50 hours, with an 
average of 45 hours per response.
    Frequency of Response: Each time programs are contracted from the 
BIA or IHS under the ISDEAA.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 219,792 hours.
    Comment Due Date: Your comments regarding this information 
collection are best assured of having their full effect if received 
within 60-days of the date of this publication.

    Dated: February 28, 2013.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs.
    Dated: February 25, 2013.
Yvette Roubideaux,
Director, Indian Health Service.
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