Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program, 66394-66395 [2014-26537]

Download as PDF 66394 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. No changes are being made to the form. II. Request for Comments On July 18, 2014, BIA published a notice announcing the renewal of this information collection and provided a 60-day comment period in the Federal Register (79 FR 42031). There were no comments received in response to this notice. 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 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. 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. 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: 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). This reflects an increase to the non-hour cost burden by $400 (from $6,520 to $6,920) to reflect the increase in postage costs. Dated: November 4, 2014. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–26539 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0182. This information collection expires January 31, 2015. III. Data DATES: Submit comments on or before January 6, 2015. OMB Control Number: 1076–0160. Title: Verification of Indian preference ADDRESSES: You may submit comments for Employment in the BIA and IHS. on the information collection Ms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wendy Greyeyes, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., MS– 4655–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Email: Wendy.Greyeyes@bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy Greyeyes, telephone: (202) 208– 5810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In 2013, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Education convened an American Indian Education Study Group to diagnose the systemic challenges facing the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and to propose a comprehensive plan for reform to ensure that all students attending BIEfunded schools receive a world-class education. The Study Group drafted a framework for reform based on several listening sessions last fall with tribal leaders, Indian educators and others throughout Indian Country on how to facilitate tribal sovereignty in American Indian education and how to improve educational outcomes for students at BIE-funded schools. The Study Group incorporated feedback it received from tribal leaders and other BIE stakeholders into the final ‘‘Blueprint for Reform,’’ released on June 13, 2014. Acting on the recommendations in the Blueprint, BIE will award competitive grants to tribes and their tribal education agencies to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their Indian reservations. The purpose of the grants is to support the tribe’s capacity to manage and operate tribally controlled schools as defined in the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–297). These funds will (a) support development of a school-reform plan to improve educational outcomes for students and (b) improve efficiencies and effectiveness in the operation of BIE-funded schools within a reservation. The grants will provide funds for the tribe to: • Develop an implementation plan that will reform a tribe’s current organizational structure towards an expert and independent tribal education agency that will support schools and students; and • Cover the execution of the implementation plan with identified staffing, projected timelines, proposed budgets, and activities. Each proposal must include a project narrative, a budget narrative, a work plan outline, and a Project Director to manage the execution of the grant. The Project Directors will participate in E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 216 / Friday, November 7, 2014 / Notices monthly collaboration meetings, submit quarterly budget updates, ensure an annual report is submitted at the end of each project year, and ultimately ensure that the tribal education agency fulfills the obligations of the grant. A response is required to obtain and/or retain a benefit. II. Request for Comments The BIE 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 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. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0182. Title: Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program. Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations may submit proposals to support their efforts to take control and operate BIE-funded schools located on the tribe’s reservation. Each proposal must include a project narrative, a budget narrative, a work plan outline, and a Project Director to manage the execution of the grant. The Project Directors will participate in monthly collaboration meetings, submit quarterly budget updates, ensure an annual report is submitted at the end of each project year, and ultimately ensure that the tribal education agency fulfills the obligations of the grant. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Nov 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian Tribes and/or Tribal Education Departments. Number of Respondents: 11 per year. Frequency of Response: Proposals and Annual reports once per year; Budget Reports are submitted 4 times per year; and Monthly meetings are 12 times per year. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 hour to 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 682 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: November 4, 2014. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–26537 Filed 11–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO320000.L19900000.PO0000; OMB Control Number 1004–0169] Renewal of Approved Information Collection Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information pertaining to the use and occupancy of public lands in accordance with various mining laws. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004–0169 to this collection. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration written comments should be received on or before December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0169), Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66395 Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@ blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0169’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Merrill, Division of Solid Minerals, at 202–912–7044. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) on 1– 800–877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Merrill. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities. (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d) and 1320.12(a)). As required in 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on June 3, 2014 (79 FR 31979), and the comment period closed on August 4, 2014. The BLM received no public comments. The BLM now requests comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments to the addresses listed under ADDRESSES. Please refer to OMB Control Number 1004–0169 in your correspondence. 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 E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010.999900]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Sovereignty in 
Indian Education Grant Program

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 Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for the Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program 
authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0182. This information collection 
expires January 31, 2015.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection Ms. 
Wendy Greyeyes, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4655-
MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Email: Wendy.Greyeyes@bie.edu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy Greyeyes, telephone: (202) 
208-5810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In 2013, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Education convened an American Indian Education Study Group to diagnose 
the systemic challenges facing the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and 
to propose a comprehensive plan for reform to ensure that all students 
attending BIE-funded schools receive a world-class education.
    The Study Group drafted a framework for reform based on several 
listening sessions last fall with tribal leaders, Indian educators and 
others throughout Indian Country on how to facilitate tribal 
sovereignty in American Indian education and how to improve educational 
outcomes for students at BIE-funded schools. The Study Group 
incorporated feedback it received from tribal leaders and other BIE 
stakeholders into the final ``Blueprint for Reform,'' released on June 
13, 2014.
    Acting on the recommendations in the Blueprint, BIE will award 
competitive grants to tribes and their tribal education agencies to 
promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their 
Indian reservations. The purpose of the grants is to support the 
tribe's capacity to manage and operate tribally controlled schools as 
defined in the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-
297). These funds will (a) support development of a school-reform plan 
to improve educational outcomes for students and (b) improve 
efficiencies and effectiveness in the operation of BIE-funded schools 
within a reservation.
    The grants will provide funds for the tribe to:
     Develop an implementation plan that will reform a tribe's 
current organizational structure towards an expert and independent 
tribal education agency that will support schools and students; and
     Cover the execution of the implementation plan with 
identified staffing, projected timelines, proposed budgets, and 
activities.
    Each proposal must include a project narrative, a budget narrative, 
a work plan outline, and a Project Director to manage the execution of 
the grant. The Project Directors will participate in

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monthly collaboration meetings, submit quarterly budget updates, ensure 
an annual report is submitted at the end of each project year, and 
ultimately ensure that the tribal education agency fulfills the 
obligations of the grant. A response is required to obtain and/or 
retain a benefit.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIE 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 
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. 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: 1076-0182.
    Title: Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes and Tribal 
Organizations may submit proposals to support their efforts to take 
control and operate BIE-funded schools located on the tribe's 
reservation. Each proposal must include a project narrative, a budget 
narrative, a work plan outline, and a Project Director to manage the 
execution of the grant. The Project Directors will participate in 
monthly collaboration meetings, submit quarterly budget updates, ensure 
an annual report is submitted at the end of each project year, and 
ultimately ensure that the tribal education agency fulfills the 
obligations of the grant.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indian Tribes and/or Tribal Education Departments.
    Number of Respondents: 11 per year.
    Frequency of Response: Proposals and Annual reports once per year; 
Budget Reports are submitted 4 times per year; and Monthly meetings are 
12 times per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 hour to 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 682 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: November 4, 2014.
Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-26537 Filed 11-6-14; 8:45 am]
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