Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program, 42030-42031 [2014-16882]

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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. Dated: July 11, 2014. Willie Taylor, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2014–16925 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [134D0102DRDS5B800000DR.5B811.IA000 913DLB000000.000000] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0177, which expires July 31, 2014. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 18, 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 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. SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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; 9 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. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42031 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: July 14, 2014. Christine Cho, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–16882 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD/A0T501010.999900/ AAK3000000] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCIES: 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 Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0160. This information collection expires November 30, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to: Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–5113; email: laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, telephone (202) 513– 7641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 U.S.C. 43, 36 Stat. 472, inter alia, and implementing regulations, at 25 CFR part 5, regarding verification of Indian preference for employment. The purpose of Indian preference is to encourage qualified Indian persons to seek employment with the BIA and Indian Health Service (IHS) by offering preferential treatment to qualified candidates of Indian E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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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 submission to OMB.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of 
information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program. 
The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0177, which expires July 31, 2014.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 18, 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 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

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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 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; 9 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: July 14, 2014.
Christine Cho,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2014-16882 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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