Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2016 or Calendar Year 2016, 11467 [2015-04308]

Download as PDF 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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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR5B211IA000715]


Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2016 
or Calendar Year 2016

AGENCY: Office of Self-Governance, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application deadline.

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SUMMARY: 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 
Self-Governance, 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 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 self-governance 
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 self-governance 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 Self-Governance 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 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]
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