Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands by Hydropower Licensees, 10475 [2016-04389]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Bureau of Indian Affairs [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] 18 CFR Part 11 25 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. RM11–6–000] RIN 1076–AF29 Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands by Hydropower Licensees Financial Assistance and Social Services Programs; Burial Assistance Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule; errata notice. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comments. AGENCY: Current regulations allow for burial assistance for eligible indigent Indians but require submission of the application within 30 days of the Indian’s death. This rule would extend the deadline for filing an application to 180 days to address hardships resulting from the current short timeframe. DATES: Comments on this rule must be received by March 31, 2016. This rule will become effective without further action on April 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Federal rulemaking portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The rule is listed under the agency name ‘‘Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).’’ The rule has been assigned Docket ID: BIA–2015– 0003. —Email: elizabeth.appel@bia.gov. Include the number 1076–AF29 in the subject line of the message. —Mail or hand-delivery: Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative Action— Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 3642, Washington, DC 20240. Include the number 1076–AF29 on the outside of the envelope. We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) will be included in the docket for this rulemaking and considered. Comments sent to an address other than those listed above will not be included in the docket for this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs; telephone (202) 273–4680, elizabeth.appel@ bia.gov. SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM11–6– 000) which published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (81 FR 9090). The Final Rule provided the annual update to the fee schedule in Appendix A to Part 11, which lists per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) for use of government lands by hydropower licensees and updated Appendix A to Part 11 with the fee schedule of per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016). SUMMARY: Effective March 1, 2016, and is applicable beginning February 24, 2016. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norman Richardson, Financial Management Division, Office of the Executive Director, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 6219, Norman.Richardson@ferc.gov. On February 18, 2016 the Commission issued an Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands for Hydropower Licensees in the above-captioned proceeding. The Notice stated that the fiscal year was October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. This errata notice corrects the fiscal year to October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued: February 23, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04389 Filed 2–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Description of Changes III. Procedural Requirements VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Feb 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 10475 A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act E. Takings (E.O. 12630) F. Federalism (E.O. 13132) G. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988) H. Consultation With Indian Tribes (E.O. 13175) I. Paperwork Reduction Act J. National Environmental Policy Act K. Information Quality Act L. Effects on the Energy Supply (E.O. 13211) M. Clarity of This Regulation N. Public Availability of Comments O. Required Determinations Under the Administrative Procedure Act I. Background The BIA provides financial assistance and social services to eligible Indians when comparable financial assistance or social services are either not available or not provided by State, Tribal, county, local or other Federal agencies. See 25 CFR 20.102. One type of financial assistance BIA provides under these regulations is burial assistance. See 25 CFR 20.324–20.326. The current regulations provide that a relative of a deceased Indian can apply for burial assistance for the deceased Indian but must submit the application within 30 days following death. II. Description of Changes This interim final rule extends the deadline by which a relative of a deceased Indian can apply for burial assistance for the deceased Indian from 30 days following death to 180 days following death. For many families, periods of bereavement and counseling do not fit within the short 30-day timeframe, and eligible applicants often do not seek out such resources or become aware of the burial assistance funds until weeks after their loss. The 30-day time restriction also creates barriers to eligible applicants dealing with other extenuating circumstances, such as delays in funeral billing and the processing of death certificates, which frequently exceed 30 days. This rule addresses these hardships by replacing the 30-day deadline with a more reasonable 180-day deadline. III. Procedural Requirements A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) This interim final rule is not a significant rule and the Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed this rule under Executive Order 12866. This rule extends the deadline for requesting burial assistance E:\FR\FM\01MRR1.SGM 01MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 11

[Docket No. RM11-6-000]


Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands by 
Hydropower Licensees

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy.

ACTION: Final rule; errata notice.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final rule (RM11-6-
000) which published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 24, 
2016 (81 FR 9090). The Final Rule provided the annual update to the fee 
schedule in Appendix A to Part 11, which lists per-acre rental fees by 
county (or other geographic area) for use of government lands by 
hydropower licensees and updated Appendix A to Part 11 with the fee 
schedule of per-acre rental fees by county (or other geographic area) 
from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016).

DATES: Effective March 1, 2016, and is applicable beginning February 
24, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norman Richardson, Financial 
Management Division, Office of the Executive Director, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, 
(202) 502-6219, Norman.Richardson@ferc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 18, 2016 the Commission issued 
an Annual Update to Fee Schedule for the Use of Government Lands for 
Hydropower Licensees in the above-captioned proceeding. The Notice 
stated that the fiscal year was October 1, 2015 through September 30, 
2015. This errata notice corrects the fiscal year to October 1, 2015 
through September 30, 2016.

    Issued: February 23, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04389 Filed 2-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P