Availability of Funds for Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Management to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, 11466-11467 [2015-04306]

Download as PDF 11466 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 41 / Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / Notices Covered Activities; variations in the locations, amount, and type of conservation and land exchange; variations in permit duration; or a combination of these elements. The BLM may address other considerations in the SDEIS. In compliance with NEPA, the Service and BLM will be responsible for the scope and preparation of the EIS component of the joint EIS/EIR. 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Public Comments We invite other government agencies, Native American Tribes, the scientific community, industry, nongovernmental organizations, and all other interested parties to participate in this scoping process and provide comments and information. Comments on issues and potential impacts, or suggestions for additional or different alternatives, may VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 be submitted in writing at any public scoping meeting or through one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1501.7, 1506.6, and 1508.22). Dated: February 23, 2015. Alexandra Pitts, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, California. Dated: February 23, 2015. Tom Pogacnik, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources, California State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2015–04341 Filed 3–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Bureau of Indian Affairs [145D0102DR DS5A300000 DR.5A311.IA000514] Availability of Funds for Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Management to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has funding available for support of tribal climate change adaptation and ocean and coastal management planning. Any federally recognized tribe (or tribal organization whose application is supported by a tribal resolution) may submit an application for these funds. The BIA is mailing application packets to each tribal leader. Funds will be awarded under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA). DATES: Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: An application packet has been mailed to tribal leaders. Submit SUMMARY: Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 If you do not receive an application packet or if you would like additional information on how to apply, please contact Helen Riggs, BIA Office of Trust Services, at helen.riggs@bia.gov or (202) 208–5770. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA has up to $8 million in funding available for federally recognized tribes for climate change adaptation and for ocean and coastal management planning. Because limited funding is available, no more than $250,000 is available for any one proposal. The funds are awarded pursuant to ISDEAA, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., and are subject to 25 CFR part 900 (for self-determination contracts) or 25 CFR part 1000 (for selfgovernance funding agreements). Tribes that seek for BIA to perform a project via direct service should contact their BIA Regional Director for additional information. Applicants may request funding for the following: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Climate Adaptation Planning DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 your ISDEAA contract proposal in accordance with the directions in the application packet to climate.funding@ bia.gov or Ms. Helen Riggs, Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C St. NW., MS–4620, Washington, DC 20240. Sfmt 4703 • Category 1. Trainings & Workshops. Design and host tribal training(s) or workshop(s) to support tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills and gather information needed to coordinate the tribal adaptation planning process. • Category 2. Climate Adaptation Planning. Develop tribal government climate adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, or data analysis. • Category 3. Travel. Provide travel support for tribal leaders and staff to attend training(s) or workshop(s) or to participate in cooperative climate change adaptation efforts (including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Climate Science Centers, and other adaptation management forums). Ocean and Coastal Management Planning • Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning. Develop ocean and coastal management planning; build tribal capacity; implement a pilot project for restoration and resilience of coastal resources; perform inventories or vulnerability assessments; identify monitoring protocols and critical indicator species; marine spatial planning; coast climate adaptation E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 41 / Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / Notices analysis; or cooperative marine resource plans. • Category 5. Travel. Provide travel support for tribal representatives to attend organizational meetings, working sessions, or official meetings in support of collaborative planning efforts, including meetings of Regional Planning Bodies (RPBs). The application packets mailed to tribal leaders will provide additional information, including tips on preparing a proposal, and information on BIA’s review and ranking of proposals. Dated: February 23, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–04306 Filed 3–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR5B211IA000715] Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2016 or Calendar Year 2016 Office of Self-Governance, Interior. ACTION: Notice of application deadline. AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 20, 2015, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2016 or Calendar Year 2016. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355–G–SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, telephone (703) 390–6551. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–413) (Act), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208) and section 1000.15(a) of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program and negotiate and enter into a written funding mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Mar 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary of the Interior submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with selfgovernance negotiations will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. Purpose of Notice The regulations at 25 CFR 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/consortia to begin their participation in the tribal selfgovernance program in Fiscal Year 2016 and Calendar Year 2016. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2016 or calendar year 2016 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department of the Interior (Interior); or (2) one of the 114 tribal entities with signed agreements. Paperwork Reduction Act Statement Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), as implemented by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 5 CFR 1320, a person is not required to respond to a collection of information by a Federal agency unless the collection displays a valid OMB control number. The application and reporting requirements related to this program are considered to be a collection of information subject to the requirements of the PRA. These submissions are required to obtain and/ or retain a benefit. OMB has approved the information collections related to this program and has assigned control number 1076–0143, Tribal SelfGovernance Program, which expires January 31, 2016. We estimate the annual burden associated with this collection to average 55 hours per respondent. This includes the time for PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11467 reviewing instructions, gathering, and submitting the information to the Department. Comments regarding the burden or other aspects of this information collection may be directed to: Information Collection Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–3642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Dated: February 20, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–04308 Filed 3–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W8–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 2015 Preliminary Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2015 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.065% (.00065) for tier 2. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the 2015 preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.0325% (.000325) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The preliminary fee rates being adopted here are effective March 1, 2015 and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. Pursuant to 25 CFR 514.16, the National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fees of $21 per card effective March 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne Lee, National Indian Gaming Commission, C/O Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop #1621, Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 632–7003; fax (202) 632–7066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) established the National Indian Gaming Commission, which is charged with regulating gaming on Indian lands. Commission regulations (25 CFR 514) provide for a system of fee assessment and payment that is self-administered by gaming operations. Pursuant to those regulations, the Commission is required to adopt and communicate assessment rates and the gaming operations are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 41 (Tuesday, March 3, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[145D0102DR DS5A300000 DR.5A311.IA000514]


Availability of Funds for Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal 
Management to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has funding available for 
support of tribal climate change adaptation and ocean and coastal 
management planning. Any federally recognized tribe (or tribal 
organization whose application is supported by a tribal resolution) may 
submit an application for these funds. The BIA is mailing application 
packets to each tribal leader. Funds will be awarded under the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA).

DATES: Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2015.

ADDRESSES: An application packet has been mailed to tribal leaders. 
Submit your ISDEAA contract proposal in accordance with the directions 
in the application packet to climate.funding@bia.gov or Ms. Helen 
Riggs, Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, 1849 C St. NW., MS-4620, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you do not receive an application 
packet or if you would like additional information on how to apply, 
please contact Helen Riggs, BIA Office of Trust Services, at 
helen.riggs@bia.gov or (202) 208-5770.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA has up to $8 million in funding 
available for federally recognized tribes for climate change adaptation 
and for ocean and coastal management planning. Because limited funding 
is available, no more than $250,000 is available for any one proposal. 
The funds are awarded pursuant to ISDEAA, 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq., and 
are subject to 25 CFR part 900 (for self-determination contracts) or 25 
CFR part 1000 (for self-governance funding agreements). Tribes that 
seek for BIA to perform a project via direct service should contact 
their BIA Regional Director for additional information. Applicants may 
request funding for the following:

Climate Adaptation Planning

     Category 1. Trainings & Workshops. Design and host tribal 
training(s) or workshop(s) to support tribal leaders, climate change 
coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills and gather 
information needed to coordinate the tribal adaptation planning 
process.
     Category 2. Climate Adaptation Planning. Develop tribal 
government climate adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, or data 
analysis.
     Category 3. Travel. Provide travel support for tribal 
leaders and staff to attend training(s) or workshop(s) or to 
participate in cooperative climate change adaptation efforts (including 
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Climate Science Centers, and other 
adaptation management forums).

Ocean and Coastal Management Planning

     Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning. Develop 
ocean and coastal management planning; build tribal capacity; implement 
a pilot project for restoration and resilience of coastal resources; 
perform inventories or vulnerability assessments; identify monitoring 
protocols and critical indicator species; marine spatial planning; 
coast climate adaptation

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analysis; or cooperative marine resource plans.
     Category 5. Travel. Provide travel support for tribal 
representatives to attend organizational meetings, working sessions, or 
official meetings in support of collaborative planning efforts, 
including meetings of Regional Planning Bodies (RPBs).
    The application packets mailed to tribal leaders will provide 
additional information, including tips on preparing a proposal, and 
information on BIA's review and ranking of proposals.

    Dated: February 23, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-04306 Filed 3-2-15; 8:45 am]
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