Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program, 18054-18055 [2014-07050]

Download as PDF 18054 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices • Solutions to the Threat of AIS Through the Chicago Area Water System I. Abstract The final agenda and other related meeting information will be posted on the ANS Task Force Web site at: https:// anstaskforce.gov. Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the meeting will be maintained by the Executive Secretary (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The minutes will be available for public inspection within 60 days after the meeting and will be posted on the ANS Task Force Web site at https:// anstaskforce.gov. Dated: March 18, 2014. David Hoskins, Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation. [FR Doc. 2014–06974 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [134D0102DRDS5B800000DR.5B811. IA000913DLB000000.000000] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. 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 Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0177. This information collection expires July 31, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to David B. Johnson, 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: DavidB.Johnson@ bia.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Johnson, (202) 208–3026. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations for energy development and appropriates funds for such projects on a year-to-year basis. See 25 U.S.C. 3502. When funding is available, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) may solicit proposals for projects for building capacity for tribal energy resource development on Indian land from tribal energy resource development organizations and Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations under the TEDC program. For the purposes of this program, ‘‘Indian land’’ includes: All land within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, pueblo, or Rancheria; any land outside those boundaries that is held by the United States in trust for a tribe or individual Indian or by a tribe or individual Indian with restrictions on alienation; and land owned by an Alaska Native regional or village corporation. Those who would like to submit a TEDC project proposal must submit an application that includes certain information and, once funding is received must submit reports on how they are using the funding. A complete application must contain the following: • A formal signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe or tribal energy resource development organization demonstrating authority to apply; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses. The project proposal must include the information about the tribe or tribal energy resource development organization sufficient to allow IEED to evaluate the proposal based on the following criteria: (a) Energy resource potential; (b) Applicant’s energy resource development history and current status; (c) Applicant’s existing energy resource development capabilities; (d) Demonstrated willingness of the applicant to establish and maintain an independent energy resource development business entity; (e) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within the applicant’s government or business entities; and (f) Applicant commitment of staff, training, or monetary resources. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC and the purposes for which Congress provides the appropriations. 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: 1076–0177. Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Grants. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations that would like to apply for TEDC funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain a formal signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe or tribal energy resource development organization, a proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses. The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices an application, the successful applicant must then submit one- to two-page progress reports twice during the grant period 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 and tribal energy resource development organizations under 25 U.S.C. 3502. Number of Respondents: 26 per year, on average; 18 project participants each year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 2 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: 1,067 hours (1,040 for applications and 27 for progress reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: March 25, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–07050 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–3312; email: Juanita.Mendoza@bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Mendoza, (202) 208–6123. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. I. Abstract III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0164. Title: Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows the Department of the Interior to ensure that minimum academic standards for the education of Indian children and criteria for dormitory situations in Bureau-operated schools and Indiancontrolled contract schools are met. Response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes. Number of Respondents: There are 66 schools with residential programs, of which 28 are Bureau-operated and 38 are tribally operated. Thus, the collection of information must be cleared for 38 of the 66 residential schools. Total Number of Responses: 730 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Annual or on occasion, depending on the activity. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 0.02 hours to 40 hours, depending on the activity. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,344 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Public Law 107–110, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of January 8, 2001, requires all schools including Bureau-funded boarding/residential schools to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. The NCLB Act, and implementing regulations at 25 CFR part 36, requires the Bureau to implement national standards for homeliving situations in all Bureau-funded residential schools. The Bureau must collect information from all Bureaufunded residential schools in order to assess each school’s progress in meeting the national standards. The Bureau is seeking renewal of the approval for this information collection to ensure that minimum academic standards for the education of Indian children and criteria for dormitory situations in Bureau-operated schools and Triballycontrolled contact and grant schools are met. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR II. Request for Comments Bureau of Indian Affairs The Bureau of Indian Education (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. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 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. [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. 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 Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation. This information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0164. This information collection expires June 30, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection Juanita Mendoza, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 18055 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 25, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–07051 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK910000–L14100000.PP0000– LXSIARAC0000] Notice of Public Meeting; BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy 
Development Capacity Program

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 Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program 
authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0177. This information collection 
expires July 31, 2014.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
David B. Johnson, 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: 
DavidB.Johnson@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Johnson, (202) 208-3026.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to provide assistance to Indian tribes and tribal energy 
resource development organizations for energy development and 
appropriates funds for such projects on a year-to-year basis. See 25 
U.S.C. 3502. When funding is available, the Office of Indian Energy and 
Economic Development (IEED) may solicit proposals for projects for 
building capacity for tribal energy resource development on Indian land 
from tribal energy resource development organizations and Indian 
tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations under 
the TEDC program. For the purposes of this program, ``Indian land'' 
includes: All land within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, 
pueblo, or Rancheria; any land outside those boundaries that is held by 
the United States in trust for a tribe or individual Indian or by a 
tribe or individual Indian with restrictions on alienation; and land 
owned by an Alaska Native regional or village corporation.
    Those who would like to submit a TEDC project proposal must submit 
an application that includes certain information and, once funding is 
received must submit reports on how they are using the funding. A 
complete application must contain the following:
     A formal signed resolution of the governing body of the 
tribe or tribal energy resource development organization demonstrating 
authority to apply;
     A proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverable products; and
     A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel 
costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other 
expenses.
    The project proposal must include the information about the tribe 
or tribal energy resource development organization sufficient to allow 
IEED to evaluate the proposal based on the following criteria:
    (a) Energy resource potential;
    (b) Applicant's energy resource development history and current 
status;
    (c) Applicant's existing energy resource development capabilities;
    (d) Demonstrated willingness of the applicant to establish and 
maintain an independent energy resource development business entity;
    (e) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within 
the applicant's government or business entities; and
    (f) Applicant commitment of staff, training, or monetary resources.

The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding 
only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC and the purposes 
for which Congress provides the appropriations.

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: 1076-0177.
    Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Grants.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes and tribal energy 
resource development organizations that would like to apply for TEDC 
funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A 
complete application must contain a formal signed resolution of the 
governing body of the tribe or tribal energy resource development 
organization, a proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate, including 
contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and 
analysis costs, and other expenses. The IEED requires this information 
to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the 
goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress provides the 
appropriation. Upon acceptance of

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an application, the successful applicant must then submit one- to two-
page progress reports twice during the grant period 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 and tribal energy resource development 
organizations under 25 U.S.C. 3502.
    Number of Respondents: 26 per year, on average; 18 project 
participants each year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 2 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: 1,067 hours (1,040 for 
applications and 27 for progress reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: March 25, 2014.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2014-07050 Filed 3-28-14; 8:45 am]
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