Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 1093-0005, Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act, Statement of Federal Lands Payments, (43 CFR 44), 48334-48335 [2015-19753]

Download as PDF 48334 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 155 / Wednesday, August 12, 2015 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Invasive Species Advisory Committee Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of public meeting (via Web Conferencing) of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. The purpose of a meeting via web conferencing, in lieu of physical travel, on August 18, 2015 is to convene the full Advisory Committee to discuss the work of its Subcommittee on Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) in providing advice on a National EDRR Framework and Emergency Funding Plan; present an overview of the status of the report; discuss changes that have been made since the May 20–22, 2015 ISAC meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland; and to invite comments prior to submission of the final report to the White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience in September 2015 (comments are due August 25, 2015.) The web conference URL, call-in number and access code will be provided upon registering online at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/ form?EQBCT=4466bff 1189943eda4d1039a0e98fa42, or by phone at 202–208–4122. A conference room will be available for members of the public to observe the web conference in person. For location, see ADDRESSES section below. DATES: Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee via web conferencing: Tuesday, August 18, 2015; 3 p.m.–5 p.m. (EDT) ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of the Interior, Stuart Udall Building (MIB), 1849 C Street NW., Room 1548, Washington, DC 20240. All visiting members of the public must be cleared through building security prior to being escorted to the conference room. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 208– 4122; Fax: (202) 208–4118; Email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Dated: August 7, 2015. Christopher P. Dionigi, Acting Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council. [FR Doc. 2015–19867 Filed 8–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection request, any explanatory information and related forms, see the contact information provided in the ADDRESSES section above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [155D1114PD DS62100000 DPD000000.000000] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 1093–0005, Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act, Statement of Federal Lands Payments, (43 CFR 44) Office of the Secretary, Office of Budget. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of the Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (DOI), announces the proposed extension of a public information collection required by the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (PILT) and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof. After public review, the Office of Budget will submit a renewal request for the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Budget, Attn. Dionna Kiernan, 1849 C St. NW., MS 7413 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Send any faxed comments to (202) 219–2849, attn Dionna Kiernan. Comments may also be emailed to dionna_kiernan@ios.doi.gov. Individuals providing comments should reference OMB Control Number 1093–0005, ‘‘Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT Act), Statement of Federal Land Payments, 43 CFR 44.23(a).’’ 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice is for renewal of information collection. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). Public Law 97–258 (31 U.S.C. 6901– 6907), as amended, the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act, was designed by Congress to help local governments recover some of the expenses they incur in providing services on public lands. These local governments receive funds under various Federal land payment programs such as the National Forest Revenue Act, the Mineral Lands Leasing Act, and the Taylor Grazing Act. PILT payments supplement the payments that local governments receive under these other programs. The FY 2016 budget proposes a one-year extension of the current PILT program, maintaining the existing formula for calculating payments to counties. That proposal is currently pending before Congress. This renewal authority is being done in anticipation of reauthorization by Congress. The PILT Act requires that the Governor of each State furnish the Department of the Interior with a listing of payments disbursed to local governments by the States on behalf of the Federal Government under 12 statutes described in Section 6903 of 31 U.S.C. The Department of the Interior uses the amounts reported by the States to reduce PILT payments to units of general local governments from that which they might otherwise receive. If such listings were not furnished by the Governor of each affected State, the Department would not be able to compute the PILT payments to units of general local government within the States in question. In fiscal year 2004, administrative authority for the PILT program was E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 155 / Wednesday, August 12, 2015 / Notices (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ‘‘Burden’’ means the total time, effort, and financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and use II. Data technology and systems for the purposes (1) Title: Payments in Lieu of Taxes of collecting, validating, and verifying (PILT Act), Statement of Federal Land information, processing and Payments, 43 CFR 44. maintaining information, and disclosing OMB Control Number: 1093–0005. and providing information; to train Current Expiration Date: December personnel and to be able to respond to 31, 2015. a collection of information, to search Type of Review: Information data sources, and to complete and Collection Renewal. Affected Entities: State, local, or tribal review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose government. Estimated annual number of the information. respondents: 45. All written comments, with names Frequency of responses: Annual. and addresses, will be available for (2) Annual reporting and public inspection. If you wish us to recordkeeping burden: withhold your personal information, Total annual reporting per response: you must prominently state at the 53 hours. Total number of estimated responses: beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to 45. Total annual reporting: 2,385 hours. withhold. We will honor your request to (3) Description of the need and use of the extent allowable by law. If you wish the information: The statutorily required to view any comments received, you information is needed to compute may do so by scheduling an payments due units of general local appointment by using the contact government under the PILT Act (31 information provided in the ADDRESSES U.S.C. 6901–6907). The Act requires section above. A valid picture that the Governor of each State furnish identification is required for entry into a statement as to amounts paid to units the Department of the Interior. of general local government under 12 Comments submitted in response to revenue-sharing statutes in the prior this notice will be summarized and/or fiscal year. The FY 2016 budget included in the request for OMB proposes a one-year extension of the approval of this information collection; current PILT program, maintaining the existing formula for calculating they also will become a matter of public payments to counties. That proposal is record. currently pending before Congress. This An agency may not conduct or renewal authority is being done in sponsor, and a person is not required to anticipation of reauthorization by respond to, a collection of information Congress. unless it displays a currently valid III. Request for Comments Office of Management and Budget The Departments invite comments on: control number. (a) Whether the collection of Dated: August 5, 2015. information is necessary for the proper Olivia B. Ferriter, performance of the functions of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, agencies, including whether the Performance, and Acquisition. information will have practical utility; [FR Doc. 2015–19753 Filed 8–11–15; 8:45 am] (b) The accuracy of the agencies’ BILLING CODE 4334–63–P estimate of the burden of the collection of information and the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Applicable DOI regulations pertaining to the PILT program to be administered by the Office of the Secretary were published as a final rule in the Federal Register on December 7, 2004 (69 FR 70557). The Office of Budget, Office of the Secretary is now planning to extend the information collection approval authority in order to enable the Department of the Interior to continue to comply with the PILT Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 48335 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00; 4500069133] Notice of Public Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Twin Falls District RAC will meet September 10, 2015, at the Sawtooth Best Western Inn, 2653 S. Lincoln Avenue, Jerome, Idaho 83338. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end no later than 5:00 p.m. The public comment period will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District, Idaho, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 736– 2352. SUMMARY: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. During the September 10th meeting, there will be an update on the University of Idaho Sage-Grouse Spring Grazing Study, an overview of the Gateway West Transmission project, a Christmas tree permit fee proposal presented by the Sawtooth National Forest, an overview of the Sage-Grouse Environmental Impact Statement Amendments, and field office updates. Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media announcements. More information is available at www.blm.gov/id/st/en/res/resource_ advisory.3.html. RAC meetings are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Michael C. Courtney, BLM Twin Falls District Manager. [FR Doc. 2015–19786 Filed 8–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 155 (Wednesday, August 12, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

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Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 
1093-0005, Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act, Statement of Federal 
Lands Payments, (43 CFR 44)

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Budget.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of the Office 
of Budget, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (DOI), 
announces the proposed extension of a public information collection 
required by the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (PILT) and seeks public 
comments on the provisions thereof. After public review, the Office of 
Budget will submit a renewal request for the information collection to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 
13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send your written comments to the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Budget, Attn. Dionna 
Kiernan, 1849 C St. NW., MS 7413 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Send any 
faxed comments to (202) 219-2849, attn Dionna Kiernan. Comments may 
also be emailed to dionna_kiernan@ios.doi.gov.
    Individuals providing comments should reference OMB Control Number 
1093-0005, ``Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT Act), Statement of Federal 
Land Payments, 43 CFR 44.23(a).'' 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, any explanatory information and related forms, see 
the contact information provided in the ADDRESSES section above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This notice is for renewal of information collection.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 
1320, which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq., require that interested members of the public and 
affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)).
    Public Law 97-258 (31 U.S.C. 6901-6907), as amended, the Payments 
in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act, was designed by Congress to help local 
governments recover some of the expenses they incur in providing 
services on public lands. These local governments receive funds under 
various Federal land payment programs such as the National Forest 
Revenue Act, the Mineral Lands Leasing Act, and the Taylor Grazing Act. 
PILT payments supplement the payments that local governments receive 
under these other programs. The FY 2016 budget proposes a one-year 
extension of the current PILT program, maintaining the existing formula 
for calculating payments to counties. That proposal is currently 
pending before Congress. This renewal authority is being done in 
anticipation of reauthorization by Congress.
    The PILT Act requires that the Governor of each State furnish the 
Department of the Interior with a listing of payments disbursed to 
local governments by the States on behalf of the Federal Government 
under 12 statutes described in Section 6903 of 31 U.S.C. The Department 
of the Interior uses the amounts reported by the States to reduce PILT 
payments to units of general local governments from that which they 
might otherwise receive. If such listings were not furnished by the 
Governor of each affected State, the Department would not be able to 
compute the PILT payments to units of general local government within 
the States in question.
    In fiscal year 2004, administrative authority for the PILT program 
was

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transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to the Office of the 
Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Applicable DOI regulations 
pertaining to the PILT program to be administered by the Office of the 
Secretary were published as a final rule in the Federal Register on 
December 7, 2004 (69 FR 70557). The Office of Budget, Office of the 
Secretary is now planning to extend the information collection approval 
authority in order to enable the Department of the Interior to continue 
to comply with the PILT Act.

II. Data

    (1) Title: Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT Act), Statement of 
Federal Land Payments, 43 CFR 44.
    OMB Control Number: 1093-0005.
    Current Expiration Date: December 31, 2015.
    Type of Review: Information Collection Renewal.
    Affected Entities: State, local, or tribal government.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 45.
    Frequency of responses: Annual.
    (2) Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden:
    Total annual reporting per response: 53 hours.
    Total number of estimated responses: 45.
    Total annual reporting: 2,385 hours.
    (3) Description of the need and use of the information: The 
statutorily required information is needed to compute payments due 
units of general local government under the PILT Act (31 U.S.C. 6901-
6907). The Act requires that the Governor of each State furnish a 
statement as to amounts paid to units of general local government under 
12 revenue-sharing statutes in the prior fiscal year. The FY 2016 
budget proposes a one-year extension of the current PILT program, 
maintaining the existing formula for calculating payments to counties. 
That proposal is currently pending before Congress. This renewal 
authority is being done in anticipation of reauthorization by Congress.

III. Request for Comments

    The Departments invite comments on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agencies, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agencies' estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information and the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    ``Burden'' means the total time, effort, and financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide 
information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and use 
technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and 
disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able 
to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, and 
to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit 
or otherwise disclose the information.
    All written comments, with names and addresses, will be available 
for public inspection. If you wish us to withhold your personal 
information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your 
comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will 
honor your request to the extent allowable by law. If you wish to view 
any comments received, you may do so by scheduling an appointment by 
using the contact information provided in the ADDRESSES section above. 
A valid picture identification is required for entry into the 
Department of the Interior.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

    Dated: August 5, 2015.
Olivia B. Ferriter,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Performance, and 
Acquisition.
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