Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS, 42031-42032 [2014-16971]

Download as PDF 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 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of 
Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS

AGENCIES: 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 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:

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

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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 cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0160.
    Title: Verification of Indian preference for Employment in the BIA 
and IHS, 25 CFR part 5.
    Brief description of collection: Submission of this information by 
Indian applicants for jobs with BIA and IHS allows the Personnel 
Offices of BIA and IHS to verify that the individual meets the 
requirements for Indian preference in hiring. Response is required to 
obtain the benefit of preferential hiring.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Qualified Indian persons who are seeking preference in 
employment with the BIA and IHS.
    Number of Respondents: 5,000 per year, on average.
    Number of Responses: 5,000 per year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Time per response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,500 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $6,920 (postage and 
copying costs).

    Dated: July 14, 2014.
Christine Cho,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-16971 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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