Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017, 79355-79356 [2015-31891]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before February 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–NEW, [Climate Change Effects on Wildlife Virtual Library] in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Lynch, Research Fish Biologist, at (703) 648–4097 or ajlynch@usgs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Wildlife is an essential recreational, commercial, and cultural resource to communities worldwide, while also being vital to ecosystem health and function. For our purposes, the term wildlife encompasses mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds. As climate change and other anthropogenic activities continue to threaten wildlife at a global scale, continued research and increased understanding of the effects of climate change on organisms is imperative for future wildlife management and conservation. Researchers have been studying and speculating on the effects of climate change on wildlife for decades; thus, there is a large body of climate change and wildlife literature available. Traditional search engines provide large outputs of studies and reports that must be individually screened for relevance when searching for climate change effects on specific taxonomic groups. This large output can be burdensome and could result in the exclusion of some studies in analyses. Our goal is to streamline this process for researchers and the public by having a virtual collection of studies highlighting climate change effects (both projected and documented) on wildlife at a global scale. This collection would provide researchers with quicker and easier access to get the information they need in less time and with less effort. We plan to query research scientists belonging to professional societies and list servers via electronic correspondence and request a list of their already published references to include in the collection. We are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 79355 specifically looking for published studies addressing projected and documented effects of climate change on wildlife. None of the information contains personal identifiable information. We plan to store all this information in a virtual bibliography that can be updated by a USGS point of contact as more studies are published and included in the database. Furthermore, some of this information may be used to generate external reports (i.e., scientific manuscripts), used in research data input, and in statistical analysis. Our information collection request directly aligns to the mission of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). One of NCCWSC’s goals is to deliver products, information, and tools to scientists and stakeholders on climate change and wildlife science, and this collection would do just that. information; (c) ways 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 we will be able to do so. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Climate Change Effects on Wildlife Virtual Library. Type of Request: New information collection. Affected Public: English-speaking wildlife research scientists. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is strictly voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time to occasionally. Scientists have the option to submit papers one time after the initial request and then periodically as they publish additional relevant papers. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 500. Breakdown: Approximately 350 will be from academic institutions and 150 will be from state or federal agencies. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 41.7 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: None. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and current expiration date. Shawn Carter, Senior Scientist. III. Request for Comments We are soliciting comments as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–31984 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010. 999900] Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline of March 1, 2016, for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Ms. 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), as amended by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 79356 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 244 / Monday, December 21, 2015 / Notices Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208), 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 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 (BIA) 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 two 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Purpose of Notice The regulations at 25 CFRs 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 2017 and Calendar Year 2017. 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 for fiscal year 2017 or calendar year 2017 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 115 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. The OMB has approved the information collections related to this program and has assigned VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 reviewing instructions and gathering and submitting the information to the Department. Comments regarding this collection may be directed to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–3642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Dated: December 14, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–31891 Filed 12–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML0000 L16100000.DR0000 15XL1109AF] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Resource Management Plan Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (Monument) located in southern New Mexico. The New Mexico Acting State Director signed the ROD on November 5, 2015, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/ Approved RMP are available upon request from the District Manager, Las Cruces District Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or via http:// www.blm.gov/nm/trackwaysrmp. Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available for public inspection at the Las Cruces District Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and Environmental Specialist, telephone 575–525–4316; address 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005; email jamontoy@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Approved RMP provides a comprehensive management plan for the long-term protection and management of the Monument, totaling 5,255 acres of surface estate in southern New Mexico. The RMP prescribes appropriate uses and management of the Monument, consistent with the provisions of its designating legislation (Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009), and replaces the 1993 Mimbres RMP within the Monument boundaries. Major issues associated with the Monument include Paleontological Research and Protection, Interpretation and Education, Trails and Travel Management, Recreation and Visitor Services, Wildlife, Livestock, Vegetation, wilderness characteristics, recreational target shooting closures, Visual Resources, and Socioeconomics. The Approved RMP is very similar to the one set forth in the Preferred Alternative for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Proposed RMP/Final Environmental (EIS) published in December 2014. Modifications to the proposed plan corrected errors that were noted during review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS and provide further clarification for decisions in travel management planning and visitor services. The RMP process began with a Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2010. This announced a 30-day public comment period. During that time, a public meeting was held in Las Cruces in order to introduce the planning process to the public and solicit comments. On September 22, 2010, a public workshop was held to re-engage the public for the RMP and to verify that the BLM had a sufficient range of alternatives. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 244 (Monday, December 21, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79355-79356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31891]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2017 
or Calendar Year 2017

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a deadline of March 1, 2016, for Indian tribes/consortia to 
submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal 
self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to Ms. 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), as amended by the

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Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104-208), 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 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 (BIA) 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 two 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 CFRs 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 2017 and Calendar Year 2017. 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 for fiscal year 2017 or calendar year 
2017 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia 
which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; 
or (2) one of the 115 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. The 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 and gathering and submitting the information to the 
Department. Comments regarding this collection may be directed to: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs 
& Collaborative Action--Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS-3642-MIB, 
Washington, DC 20240.

    Dated: December 14, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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