Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB), 42032-42033 [2014-16967]

Download as PDF 42032 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES heritage. BIA collects the information to ensure compliance with Indian preference hiring requirements. The information collection relates only to individuals applying for employment with the BIA and IHS. The tribe’s involvement is limited to verifying membership information submitted by the applicant. The collection of information allows certain persons who are of Indian descent to receive preference when appointments are made to vacancies in positions with the BIA and IHS as well as in any unit that has been transferred intact from the BIA to a Bureau or office within the Department of the Interior or the Department of Health and Human Services and that continues to perform functions formerly performed as part of the BIA and IHS. You are eligible for preference if (a) you are a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe; (b) you are a descendent of a member and you were residing within the present boundaries of any Indian reservation on June 1, 1934; (c) you are an Alaska native; or (d) you possess one-half degree Indian blood derived from tribes that are indigenous to the United States. II. Request for Comments The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agencies, 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 sponsor or conduct, 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 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. 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 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Submit comments on or before September 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments III. Data on the information collection to: Ms. OMB Control Number: 1076–0160. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Title: Verification of Indian preference Tribal Government Services, Office of for Employment in the BIA and IHS, 25 Indian Services, Bureau of Indian CFR part 5. Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop Brief description of collection: 4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Submission of this information by facsimile: (202) 208–5113; email: Indian applicants for jobs with BIA and laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov. IHS allows the Personnel Offices of BIA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. and IHS to verify that the individual Laurel Iron Cloud, telephone (202) 513– meets the requirements for Indian 7641. preference in hiring. Response is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: required to obtain the benefit of preferential hiring. I. Abstract Type of Review: Extension without BIA is seeking renewal of the change of a currently approved approval for the information collection collection. conducted under the numerous laws Respondents: Qualified Indian authorizing BIA to administer program persons who are seeking preference in services to Indians, provided that the employment with the BIA and IHS. individual possess a minimum degree of Number of Respondents: 5,000 per Indian or Alaska Native blood. When year, on average. applying for program services Number of Responses: 5,000 per year, authorized by these laws, an applicant on average. must provide acceptable documentation Frequency of Response: On occasion. to prove that he or she meets the Estimated Time per response: 30 minimum required degree of Indian or minutes. Alaska Native blood. Currently, the BIA Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: certifies an individual’s degree of Indian 2,500 hours. or Alaska Native blood if the individual Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour can provide sufficient information to Dollar Cost: $6,920 (postage and prove his or her identity and prove his copying costs). or her descent from an Indian Dated: July 14, 2014. ancestor(s) listed on historic documents Christine Cho, approved by the Secretary of the Interior that include blood degree information. Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources—Indian Affairs. To obtain the CDIB, the applicant must fill out an application form and provide [FR Doc. 2014–16971 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] supporting documents. BIA is seeking BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P renewal of OMB approval to collect the information necessary to issue CDIBs. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR II. Request for Comments Bureau of Indian Affairs The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The [145A2100DD/A0T501010.999900/ necessity of the information collection AAK3000000] for the proper performance of the functions of the agencies, including Renewal of Agency Information whether the information will have Collection for Certificate of Degree of practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, information, including the validity of Interior. the methodology and assumptions used; ACTION: Notice of request for comments. (c) ways we could enhance the quality, SUMMARY: In compliance with the utility and clarity of the information to Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the be collected; and (d) ways we could Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking minimize the burden of the collection of comments on the renewal of Office of the information on the respondents. Management and Budget (OMB) Please note that an agency may not approval for the collection of sponsor or conduct, and an individual information for the Certificate of Degree need not respond to, a collection of of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) information unless it displays a valid authorized by OMB Control Number OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments 1076–0153. This information collection available to the public for review at the expires October 31, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Notices location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal holidays. 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 personally identifiable information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0153. Title: Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood. Brief description of collection: Submission of this information allows BIA to verify the applicant’s Indian ancestry and to determine the applicant’s degree of Indian blood. The applicant will provide information, such as birth certificates, death certificates, and probates to document the applicant’s descent from an Indian ancestor(s). BIA uses historic roll(s) or other documents that list the ancestors’ name, gender, date of birth, date of death, blood degree and other identifying information to verify the applicant’s descent. After the information and supporting documentation has been verified, BIA will issue a CDIB to the applicant. The applicant may use the CDIB to help document their eligibility for BIA programs and services. Other agencies may also rely on a CDIB as proof of eligibility for certain programs and services. CDIBs do not establish membership in an Indian tribe. A CDIB is not an enrollment document. The collection of this information is voluntary. Response is required to obtain or retain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals. Number of Respondents: 154,980 per year, on average. Number of Responses: 154,980 per year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 232,470 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $6,199,200. VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:20 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 42033 Bureau of Land Management • Fax: 303–239–3699. • Mail: Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Colorado State Office (see address above); the Colorado Southwest District Office, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; and Utah Canyon County District Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532. [LLCO910000 L11100000.DO0000] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: July 14, 2014. Christine Cho, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–16967 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Intent To Incorporate Gunnison Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures Into the Bureau of Land Management Land Use Plans, Colorado and Utah and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLMPA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to incorporate Gunnison SageGrouse Conservation Measures into Resource Management Plans (RMPs) within the range of the species and prepare an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until August 18, 2014. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_ Programs/wildlife/sage-grouse/ GUSG.html. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. Comments that are specific to a particular area or land use plan should be identified as such. We will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to Gunnison Sage-Grouse planning effort by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/ en/BLM_Programs/wildlife/sage-grouse/ GUSG.html; Email: gusg_amend@ blm.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Leigh D. Espy, Project Manager, via telephone: 303–239–3801; at the Colorado State Office (see address above); or via email: lespy@blm.gov. You may contact Ms. Espy to have your name added to our mailing list. 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 hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In January 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its proposed listing and proposed critical habitat decision for the Gunnison Sage-Grouse indicating that listing of the species as ‘‘Endangered’’ was warranted. The inadequacy of regulatory mechanisms to conserve the Gunnison Sage-Grouse and its habitat was identified as a significant threat in the FWS preliminary finding on the petition to list the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as an endangered species. The FWS has proposed conservation measures to be included in RMPs as the principal mechanism to assure adequate conservation of the Gunnison SageGrouse and its habitat on public lands. In view of the identified threats to the Gunnison Sage-Grouse, the BLM proposes incorporating consistent objectives and conservation measures to protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse and its habitat into RMPs by July 2016. The BLM plans to prepare an EIS to analyze proposed amendments within the range of the species for the following RMPs: • Colorado Æ San Luis RMP (1991) Æ Gunnison RMP (1993) Æ San Juan/San Miguel RMP (1985) (currently under revision in the Tres Rios and Uncompahgre RMPs) Æ Uncompahgre Basin RMP (1989) (currently under revision in the Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area [NCA] RMP and Uncompahgre RMP) Æ Grand Junction RMP (1987) (Currently under revision in the Grand 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 Certificate of 
Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood (CDIB)

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 
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 the Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native 
Blood (CDIB) authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0153. This 
information collection expires October 31, 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:

I. Abstract

    BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information 
collection conducted under the numerous laws authorizing BIA to 
administer program services to Indians, provided that the individual 
possess a minimum degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood. When 
applying for program services authorized by these laws, an applicant 
must provide acceptable documentation to prove that he or she meets the 
minimum required degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood. Currently, 
the BIA certifies an individual's degree of Indian or Alaska Native 
blood if the individual can provide sufficient information to prove his 
or her identity and prove his or her descent from an Indian ancestor(s) 
listed on historic documents approved by the Secretary of the Interior 
that include blood degree information. To obtain the CDIB, the 
applicant must fill out an application form and provide supporting 
documents. BIA is seeking renewal of OMB approval to collect the 
information necessary to issue CDIBs.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agencies, 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 sponsor or conduct, 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

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location listed in the ADDRESSES section during the hours of 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except for legal 
holidays. 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 personally 
identifiable information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0153.
    Title: Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood.
    Brief description of collection: Submission of this information 
allows BIA to verify the applicant's Indian ancestry and to determine 
the applicant's degree of Indian blood. The applicant will provide 
information, such as birth certificates, death certificates, and 
probates to document the applicant's descent from an Indian 
ancestor(s). BIA uses historic roll(s) or other documents that list the 
ancestors' name, gender, date of birth, date of death, blood degree and 
other identifying information to verify the applicant's descent. After 
the information and supporting documentation has been verified, BIA 
will issue a CDIB to the applicant. The applicant may use the CDIB to 
help document their eligibility for BIA programs and services. Other 
agencies may also rely on a CDIB as proof of eligibility for certain 
programs and services. CDIBs do not establish membership in an Indian 
tribe. A CDIB is not an enrollment document. The collection of this 
information is voluntary. Response is required to obtain or retain a 
benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Individuals.
    Number of Respondents: 154,980 per year, on average.
    Number of Responses: 154,980 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 232,470 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $6,199,200.

    Dated: July 14, 2014.
Christine Cho,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-16967 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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