Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting, 43506-43507 [2014-17584]

Download as PDF 43506 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 143 / Friday, July 25, 2014 / Notices the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden time to the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing 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 identifiable information from public view, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Michael J. Magyar, Associate Director, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2014–17519 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B814.IA001213] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting 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 Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0178, which expires July 31, 2014. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 25, 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: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jul 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Jack Stevens, Division Chief, 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: Jack.Stevens@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Stevens, (202) 208–6764. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide technical assistance funding to federally recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, nonacademic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe may choose to pursue. The DED will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding of salaries for tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years or more and include one or more economic development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, tourism, energy, resource development and transportation. This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within tribal communities. The DED will administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93–638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts. Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis of a proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. 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: 1076–0178. Title: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 143 / Friday, July 25, 2014 / Notices • A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverables products; and • The identity (if known) of the academic institution, private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses, through DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify this budget. The DED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion of the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report 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 with trust or restricted land. Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project participants each year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final report. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 830 hours (800 for applications and 30 for final reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: July 21, 2014. Phillip Brinkley, Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–17584 Filed 7–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P I. Advisory Board Public Meeting Monday, August 25, 2014 (8:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [LLWO2600000 L10600000 XQ0000] Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jul 24, 2014 Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, August 25, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time. This will be a 1-day meeting. ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in the Little Theater (SC 109), located in the Student Center Building of Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501, telephone 1–800–735–8418. Written comments pertaining to the August 25, 2014, Advisory Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO–260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502– 7147, or sent electronically to wildhorse@blm.gov. Please include ‘‘Advisory Board Comment’’ in the subject line of the email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at telephone 775–861–6583. 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, 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: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Jkt 232001 8:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review 8:40 a.m. Approval of April 2014 Minutes 9:00 a.m. BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations 9:20 a.m. Wild Horse and Burro Program Update 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Public Comment Period Begins 2:30 p.m. Public Comment Period Ends PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43507 3:00 p.m. Working Group Reports 3:45 p.m. Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM 5:30 p.m. Adjourn The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. DeLorme 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 101–6.1015(b), requires the BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures On Monday, August 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the Monday meeting should register in person with the BLM by 12:00 p.m. on August 25, 2014, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments have been limited to 3 minutes in length; however, this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific wild horse and burrorelated topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above or bring a written copy to the meeting. There may be a Webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments may be recorded. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most useful and likely to influence the BLM’s decisions on the management and protection of wild horses and burros. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5B814.IA001213]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Native American 
Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and 
Reporting

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 Native American Business Development Institute 
(NABDI) Funding Solicitation and Reporting. The information collection 
is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0178, which expires 
July 31, 2014.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 25, 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 Jack Stevens, Division Chief, 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: Jack.Stevens@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Stevens, (202) 208-6764.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the Office of 
Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established the Native 
American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide technical 
assistance funding to federally recognized American Indian tribes 
seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, 
non-academic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of 
economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans 
will empower American Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make 
informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may 
concern the viability of an economic development project or business or 
the practicality of a technology a tribe may choose to pursue. The DED 
will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and 
development projects, requests for funding of salaries for tribal 
government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for 
funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or 
other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years 
or more and include one or more economic development factors including 
but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, 
tourism, energy, resource development and transportation.
    This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs 
and foster economic activity within tribal communities. The DED will 
administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described 
herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund 
absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED 
will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, 
tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93-
638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to 
their funding from the Office of Self-Governance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et 
seq.
    Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting 
funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study 
is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the 
academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if 
known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it 
will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or 
otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts.
    Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis 
of a proposed project's potential to generate jobs and economic 
activity on the reservation.

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: 1076-0178.
    Title: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) 
Funding Solicitations and Reporting.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to 
apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes 
certain information. A complete application must contain:

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     A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of 
the tribe;
     A proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverables products; and
     The identity (if known) of the academic institution, 
private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the 
tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and
     A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel 
costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other 
expenses, through DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify 
this budget.
    The DED requires this information to ensure that it provides 
funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and 
job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will 
be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project's potential to 
generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion 
of the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report 
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 with trust or restricted land.
    Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project 
participants each year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final 
report.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per report.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 830 hours (800 for applications 
and 30 for final reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: July 21, 2014.
Phillip Brinkley,
Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2014-17584 Filed 7-24-14; 8:45 am]
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