Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting, 16369-16370 [2014-06554]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before May 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or dgovoni@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028– NEW, Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced Geospatial Water Data’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Aichele, Geographer, at (517) 887– 8918 or saichele@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program (NGP) is the Federal agency tasked by the Office of Management and Budget Circular A–16 with coordination of the hydrography (surface-water features) geospatial data theme. The purpose of this study is to ensure that the NGP’s management of hydrography data theme is optimized to fully support the potential of geospatial data and information use in water science and mapping. This one-time, voluntary information collection will engage professional users of hydrography information, including scientists, planners, and managers from Federal, state, and local government as well as academia and the private sector. The process will be guided by an interagency management team led by USGS with support from a professional services contractor. The information collection will include an online survey as well as interviews and focus group using a standardized template. The information collection will focus on (1) respondent’s current use of hydrography data, (2) desired improvements to hydrography data, and (3) benefits accrued to the respondent’s mission if enhanced hydrography data were available. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will not be sought. The results of the information collection will be used to evaluate potential future VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 16369 or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. program changes for USGS hydrography data. A summary of the results will be published in a USGS publication. We will protect information from respondents considered proprietary under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and its implementing regulations (43 CFR part 2), and under regulations at 30 CFR 250.197, ‘‘Data and information to be made available to the public or for limited inspection’’. All information will be stored according to established USGS security and information access protocols. Mark Demulder, Chief, National Geospatial Program. II. Data BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced Geospatial Water Data. Type of Request: New information collection. Affected Public: States, U.S. Territories, Tribes, and selected private natural resource development companies. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1200. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. III. Request for Comments We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2014–06456 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B814.IA001213] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0178. This information collection expires July 31, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Jack Stevens, Division Chief, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS–20 SIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–4564; email: Jack.Stevens@ bia.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Stevens, (202) 208–6764. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide technical assistance funding to federally E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16370 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, nonacademic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe may choose to pursue. The DED will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding of salaries for tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years or mo and include one or more economic development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, tourism, energy, resource development and transportation. This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within tribal communities. The DED will administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93–638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts. Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis of a proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. II. Request for Comments The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0178. Title: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain: • A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverables products; and • The identity (if known) of the academic institution, private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses, through DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify this budget. The DED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion of PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. A response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes with trust or restricted land. Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project participants each year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final report. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 830 hours (800 for applications and 30 for final reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: March 19, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–06554 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the No Child Left Behind Act authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0163. This information collection expires March 31, 2014. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 24, 2014. 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_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Jeffrey Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5B814.IA001213]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American 
Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and 
Reporting

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 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal 
of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for the Native American Business Development Institute 
(NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0178. This information collection expires July 31, 2014.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
Jack Stevens, Division Chief, Office of Indian Energy and Economic 
Development, Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution 
Avenue NW., MS-20 SIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208-4564; 
email: Jack.Stevens@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Stevens, (202) 208-6764.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the Office of 
Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established the Native 
American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide technical 
assistance funding to federally

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recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain universities and 
colleges, private consulting firms, non-academic/non-profit entities, 
or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or 
plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian tribes and 
tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic 
futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development 
project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe may 
choose to pursue. The DED will specifically exclude from consideration 
proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding 
of salaries for tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, 
and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, 
machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future 
periods of five years or mo and include one or more economic 
development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, 
industrial development, tourism, energy, resource development and 
transportation.
    This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs 
and foster economic activity within tribal communities. The DED will 
administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described 
herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund 
absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED 
will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, 
tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93-
638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to 
their funding from the Office of Self-Governance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et 
seq.
    Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting 
funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study 
is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the 
academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if 
known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it 
will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or 
otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts.
    Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis 
of a proposed project's potential to generate jobs and economic 
activity on the reservation.

II. Request for Comments

    The IEED 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 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0178.
    Title: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) 
Funding Solicitations and Reporting.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to 
apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes 
certain information. A complete application must contain:
     A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of 
the tribe;
     A proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverables products; and
     The identity (if known) of the academic institution, 
private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the 
tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and
     A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel 
costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other 
expenses, through DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify 
this budget.
    The DED requires this information to ensure that it provides 
funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and 
job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will 
be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project's potential to 
generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion 
of the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report 
summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in 
executing the project. A response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indian tribes with trust or restricted land.
    Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project 
participants each year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final 
report.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per report.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 830 hours (800 for applications 
and 30 for final reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: March 19, 2014.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
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