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Download as PDF 36092 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices the Assistant Secretary is requesting an extension of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 83. The information collection is conducted under 25 CFR part 83, to establish whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as an Indian tribe for purposes of federal law. Federal recognition initiates a government-togovernment relationship with the United States and makes the group eligible to apply for benefits from the Federal Government. Approval for this collection expires August 31, 2014. Three forms are used as part of this information collection. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: June 19, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–14869 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5A211.IA000413] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice of request for comments. ACTION: 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 Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0104. This information collection expires August 31, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 25, 2014. 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 SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (‘‘Assistant Secretary’’) held listening sessions in July and August 2013 to receive feedback on ways to improve the Department’s process for acknowledging an Indian tribe, as set forth in 25 CFR part 83. The Assistant Secretary is currently in the process of revising the regulations governing the process for acknowledging an Indian tribe. The request for extension for this information collection request does not include the suggestions and feedback on the proposed regulations, but instead will allow current or potential petitioners to submit information required under the current regulations, pending the finalization and effective date of any revisions. For this reason, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 II. Request for Comments The Assistant Secretary 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: 1076–0104. Title: Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, 25 CFR 83. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows the Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) to review petitions for Federal acknowledgment as an Indian tribe for purposes of federal law. The acknowledgment regulations at 25 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 part 83 contain seven mandatory criteria that unrecognized groups seeking Federal acknowledgment as Indian tribes must demonstrate that they meet. Information collected from petitioning groups under these regulations provides anthropological, genealogical and historical data used by the Assistant Secretary to determine whether a petitioning group has the characteristics necessary to be acknowledged as an Indian tribe for purposes of federal law. 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: June 19, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–14871 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5A211.IA000413] Contract Support Costs Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultation. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing tribal consultations to discuss long-term solutions concerning contract support costs. The BIA will conduct a total of five consultation sessions with Indian tribes. This notice establishes the date, time, and location of the consultation sessions. SUMMARY: Written comments are due by August 31, 2014. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the consultation sessions. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for the locations of the consultation DATES: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices sessions. Submit written comments by email to: consultation@bia.gov or by U.S. mail to: Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Attn: Terrence Parks, Mail Stop 4513 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence Parks, Chief, Division of SelfDetermination, Office of Indian Services, telephone: (202) 513–7625. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (Act) includes funding to implement the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act of 1975, as amended, and authorizes discretionary allocations for contract support costs (CSC) for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Act SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: did not limit the amount available in the fiscal year (FY), as in prior years, for the payment of CSC, nor did it include the proposal put forth in the Administration’s FY 2014 budget request that would place a cap on the CSC amounts available for each tribal contract or compact. Instead, as set forth in the Join Explanatory Statement accompanying the Act, Congress ‘‘remanded back to the agencies to resolve’’ the determination of CSC amounts to be paid from within the FY 2014 appropriation. Congress directed the BIA to consult with the tribes and work with the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Committees on Appropriations to formulate long-term accounting, budget, and legislative strategies to work on solutions going forward. Congress 36093 indicated that the solution should consider a standardized approach that streamlines the contract negotiation process, provides consistent and clear cost categories, and ensures efficient and timely cost documentation for the agencies and tribes. These sessions, to be held in geographically convenient locations to encourage tribal participation, will allow for broad input regarding these activities. Federally recognized tribes are invited to attend one or more of the consultation sessions regarding contract support costs. The BIA plans to continue consultation throughout the following months as the agency addresses implementation of its work plan, which was submitted to Congress by May 17, 2014. The following chart details the schedule of the five consultation sessions. CONSULTATION SESSIONS Date Time (all time local) Location Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Thursday, July 31, 2014 Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ... 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. ... 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Topics Navajo Nation Department of Transportation Complex, Naataanii Board Room, #16 Old Coal Mine Road, Tse Bonita, NM 86515. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85048. Embassy Suites, 1815 South Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73108. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Wahpeton and Sisseton Conference Room, 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW., Prior Lake, MN 55372. Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 North LaCrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. • Welcome and Introductions; • Overview and presentation on Contract Support Costs; and • Open microphone for oral comments by tribal representatives. Willamette Meridian BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P Oregon T. 5 S., R. 4 E., accepted June 3, 2014 T. 8 S., R. 2 E., accepted June 4, 2014 T. 37 S., R. 3 E., accepted June 4, 2014 T. 3 S., R. 6 W., accepted June 4, 2014 Tps. 26 & 27 S., R. 10 W., accepted June 4, 2014 T. 28 S., R. 8 W., accepted June 4, 2014 T. 29 S., R. 4 W., accepted June 4, 2014 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Washington T. 34 N., R. 2 E., accepted June 3, 2014 Dated: June 19, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–14872 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] [LLOR957000–L63100000–HD0000– 14XL1116AF: HAG14–0144] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 State Office, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6132, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 1220 SW. 3rd 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 ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: A person or party who wishes to protest against this survey must file a written notice with the Oregon State Director, Bureau of Land Management, stating that they wish to protest. A statement of reasons for a protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed with the Oregon State Director within thirty days after the protest is filed. If a protest against the survey is received prior to the date of official filing, the filing will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat will not be officially filed until the day after all protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved. 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 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36092-36093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14872]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5A211.IA000413]


Contract Support Costs

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultation.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing tribal 
consultations to discuss long-term solutions concerning contract 
support costs. The BIA will conduct a total of five consultation 
sessions with Indian tribes. This notice establishes the date, time, 
and location of the consultation sessions.

DATES: Written comments are due by August 31, 2014. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the 
consultation sessions.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
the locations of the consultation

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sessions. Submit written comments by email to: consultation@bia.gov or 
by U.S. mail to: Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 
U.S. Department of the Interior, Attn: Terrence Parks, Mail Stop 4513 
MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence Parks, Chief, Division of 
Self-Determination, Office of Indian Services, telephone: (202) 513-
7625.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 
(Act) includes funding to implement the Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act of 1975, as amended, and authorizes 
discretionary allocations for contract support costs (CSC) for the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Act did not limit the amount 
available in the fiscal year (FY), as in prior years, for the payment 
of CSC, nor did it include the proposal put forth in the 
Administration's FY 2014 budget request that would place a cap on the 
CSC amounts available for each tribal contract or compact. Instead, as 
set forth in the Join Explanatory Statement accompanying the Act, 
Congress ``remanded back to the agencies to resolve'' the determination 
of CSC amounts to be paid from within the FY 2014 appropriation.
    Congress directed the BIA to consult with the tribes and work with 
the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, the Office of 
Management and Budget, and the Committees on Appropriations to 
formulate long-term accounting, budget, and legislative strategies to 
work on solutions going forward. Congress indicated that the solution 
should consider a standardized approach that streamlines the contract 
negotiation process, provides consistent and clear cost categories, and 
ensures efficient and timely cost documentation for the agencies and 
tribes. These sessions, to be held in geographically convenient 
locations to encourage tribal participation, will allow for broad input 
regarding these activities. Federally recognized tribes are invited to 
attend one or more of the consultation sessions regarding contract 
support costs.
    The BIA plans to continue consultation throughout the following 
months as the agency addresses implementation of its work plan, which 
was submitted to Congress by May 17, 2014. The following chart details 
the schedule of the five consultation sessions.

                                              Consultation Sessions
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                 Date                   Time (all time local)                       Location
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014...............  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m....  Navajo Nation Department of Transportation
                                                                 Complex, Naataanii Board Room, 16 Old
                                                                 Coal Mine Road, Tse Bonita, NM 86515.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014.............  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.....  Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 Wild
                                                                 Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85048.
Thursday, July 31, 2014..............  9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m....  Embassy Suites, 1815 South Meridian Avenue,
                                                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73108.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014............  1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.....  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Wahpeton and Sisseton
                                                                 Conference Room, 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
                                                                 NW., Prior Lake, MN 55372.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014.............  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m....  Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 North LaCrosse
                                                                 Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.
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Topics

     Welcome and Introductions;
     Overview and presentation on Contract Support Costs; and
     Open microphone for oral comments by tribal 
representatives.

    Dated: June 19, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-14872 Filed 6-24-14; 8:45 am]
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