Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems, 18642-18643 [2016-07187]

Download as PDF 18642 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices Authority I. Abstract The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533 (f). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, operates, and maintains three electric power utilities that provide a service to the end user. The BIA also owns, operates, and maintains 15 irrigation projects that provide a service to the end user. To be able to properly bill for the services provided, the BIA must collect customer information to identify the individual responsible for repaying the government the costs of delivering the service, and billing for those costs. Additional information necessary for providing the service is the location of the service delivery. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) requires that certain information be collected from individuals and businesses doing business with the government. This information includes the taxpayer identification number for possible future use to recover delinquent debt. To implement the DCIA requirement to collect customer information, the BIA has included a section concerning the collection of information in its regulations governing its electrical power utilities (25 CFR 175) and in its regulations governing its irrigation projects (25 CFR 171). Dated: March 14, 2016. Kenneth D. Elowe, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2016–07227 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0021 and Water Request, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0141. These information collections expire March 31, 2016. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 2, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments on the information collections to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to David Fisher, P.E., Branch Chief Irrigation and Power, Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, Denver West Office Park Building 54, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 300, Lakewood, Colorado 80401, email: david.fisher@ bia.gov. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Fisher, 303–231–5225. You may review the information collection requests online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 II. Request for Comments The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0021. Title: Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR 175. Brief Description of Collection: In order for electric power consumers to be served, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its electric power utilities and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 175.6 and 175.22 of 25 CFR part 175, Indian electric power utilities, specifies the information collection requirement. Power consumers must apply for electric service. The information to be collected includes: Name; electric service location; and other operational information identified in the local administrative manuals. All information is collected from each electric power consumer. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: BIA electric power consumers—individuals. Number of Respondents: 1,300 per year. Frequency of Response: The information is collected once, unless the respondent requests new electrical service elsewhere or if it has been disconnected for failure to pay their electric bill. Obligation to Respond: Responses are required to receive or maintain a benefit. Estimated Time per Response: 1⁄2 hour. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 650 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. * * * * * OMB Control Number: 1076–0141. Title: Water Request, 25 CFR 171. Brief Description of Collection: In order for irrigators to receive water deliveries, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its irrigation projects and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 171.140 and other sections cited in section 171.40 of 25 CFR 171, [Irrigation] Operation and Maintenance, specifies the information collection requirement. Water users must apply for water delivery and for a number of other associated services, such as, subsidizing a farm unit, requesting leaching service, requesting water for domestic or stock purposes, building structures or fences in BIA rights-of-way, requesting payment plans on bills, establishing a carriage agreement with a third-party, negotiating irrigation incentives leases, and requesting an assessment waiver. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices The information to be collected includes: Full legal name; correct mailing address; taxpayer identifying number; water delivery location; if subdividing a farm unit—a copy of the recorded plat or map of the subdivision where water will be delivered; the time and date of requested water delivery; duration of water delivery; amount of water delivered; rate of water flow; number of acres irrigated; crop statistics; any other agreements allowed under 25 CFR part 171; and any additional information required by the local project office that provides your service. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Water users of BIA irrigation project—individual and businesses. Number of Respondents: 7,500 per year. Number of Responses: 34,906 per year. Frequency of Response: On occasion through the irrigation season, averaging approximately 2 times per year. Obligation to Respond: The information water users submit is for the purpose of obtaining or retaining a benefit, namely irrigation water. Estimated Time per Response: A range of 12 minutes to 16 hours, depending on the specific service being requested. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 17,943 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–07187 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [16X.LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Bud C. Cribley, State Director. Call for Nominations and Comments for the 2016 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale [FR Doc. 2016–07272 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on tracts for the upcoming 2016 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR–A) Oil and Gas Lease Sale. A map of the NPR–A showing areas available for leasing is online at http://www.blm.gov/ak. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 BLM Alaska must receive all nominations and comments on these tracts for consideration on or before May 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: Mail nominations and/or comments to: State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Ave., Mailstop 13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nominations and/or 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: Wayne Svejnoha, BLM Alaska Energy and Minerals Branch Chief, 907–271– 4407. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information 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 BLM is issuing a call for nominations and comments on tracts for the upcoming 2016 NPR–A Oil and Gas Lease Sale, pursuant to 43 CFR 3131.2. When describing tracts nominated for leasing or providing comments, please use the NPR–A maps, legal descriptions of the tracts, and additional information available through the BLM Alaska Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ak. The BLM also requests comments on tracts which should receive special consideration or analysis. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO260000.L10600000.PC0000. LXSIADVSBD00] Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting; Correction Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Correction. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18643 This notice corrects two dates that appear in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of a notice that published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (81 FR 15555). On page 15555, column 3, line 24 of the notice, which reads ‘‘Wednesday, April, 13, 2015,’’ is corrected to read, ‘‘Wednesday, April 13, 2016.’’ On page 15555, column 3, line 35 of the notice, which reads ‘‘Thursday, September 3, 2015’’ is corrected to read, ‘‘Thursday, April 14, 2016.’’ SUMMARY: Kristin Bail, Acting Assistant Director, Resources and Planning. [FR Doc. 2016–07273 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR08100000, 16XR0680A1, RY.1541CH20.60IR161] Announcement of Requirements and Registration for a Prize Competition Seeking: Detecting the Movement of Soils (Internal Erosion) Within Earthen Dams, Canals, Levees, and their Foundations Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking new methods for detecting the movement (erosion) of soils in earthen structures and foundations. These methods may detect internal erosion either directly or indirectly (detecting properties that typically indicate internal erosion is taking place). The goal is to detect soil movement earlier than occurs by current visual inspection and instrumentation methods. DATES: Listed below are the specific dates pertaining to this prize competition: 1. Submission period begins on March 31, 2016. 2. A webinar concerning this prize competition will be held on April 7, 2016. Instructions for participating in the webinar are included in the on-line postings at the addresses shown below. The webinar will also be recorded and posted at these same addresses. 3. Submission period ends on May 10, 2016. 4. Judging period ends on July 11, 2016. 5. Winners announced by July 29, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18642-18643]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07187]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and 
Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power 
Projects and Systems

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of 
information for Electrical Service Application, authorized by OMB 
Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request, authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0141. These information collections expire March 31, 2016.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collections to 
the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send 
an email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to David Fisher, P.E., Branch Chief Irrigation and Power, 
Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, Denver West 
Office Park Building 54, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 300, 
Lakewood, Colorado 80401, email: david.fisher@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Fisher, 303-231-5225. You may 
review the information collection requests online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, operates, and maintains 
three electric power utilities that provide a service to the end user. 
The BIA also owns, operates, and maintains 15 irrigation projects that 
provide a service to the end user. To be able to properly bill for the 
services provided, the BIA must collect customer information to 
identify the individual responsible for repaying the government the 
costs of delivering the service, and billing for those costs. 
Additional information necessary for providing the service is the 
location of the service delivery. The Debt Collection Improvement Act 
of 1996 (DCIA) requires that certain information be collected from 
individuals and businesses doing business with the government. This 
information includes the taxpayer identification number for possible 
future use to recover delinquent debt. To implement the DCIA 
requirement to collect customer information, the BIA has included a 
section concerning the collection of information in its regulations 
governing its electrical power utilities (25 CFR 175) and in its 
regulations governing its irrigation projects (25 CFR 171).

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection 
of the information on the respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. 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.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0021.
    Title: Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR 175.
    Brief Description of Collection: In order for electric power 
consumers to be served, information is needed by the BIA to operate and 
maintain its electric power utilities and fulfill reporting 
requirements.
    Section 175.6 and 175.22 of 25 CFR part 175, Indian electric power 
utilities, specifies the information collection requirement. Power 
consumers must apply for electric service. The information to be 
collected includes: Name; electric service location; and other 
operational information identified in the local administrative manuals. 
All information is collected from each electric power consumer.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: BIA electric power consumers--individuals.
    Number of Respondents: 1,300 per year.
    Frequency of Response: The information is collected once, unless 
the respondent requests new electrical service elsewhere or if it has 
been disconnected for failure to pay their electric bill.
    Obligation to Respond: Responses are required to receive or 
maintain a benefit.
    Estimated Time per Response: \1/2\ hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 650 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.
* * * * *
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0141.
    Title: Water Request, 25 CFR 171.
    Brief Description of Collection: In order for irrigators to receive 
water deliveries, information is needed by the BIA to operate and 
maintain its irrigation projects and fulfill reporting requirements. 
Section 171.140 and other sections cited in section 171.40 of 25 CFR 
171, [Irrigation] Operation and Maintenance, specifies the information 
collection requirement. Water users must apply for water delivery and 
for a number of other associated services, such as, subsidizing a farm 
unit, requesting leaching service, requesting water for domestic or 
stock purposes, building structures or fences in BIA rights-of-way, 
requesting payment plans on bills, establishing a carriage agreement 
with a third-party, negotiating irrigation incentives leases, and 
requesting an assessment waiver.

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The information to be collected includes: Full legal name; correct 
mailing address; taxpayer identifying number; water delivery location; 
if subdividing a farm unit--a copy of the recorded plat or map of the 
subdivision where water will be delivered; the time and date of 
requested water delivery; duration of water delivery; amount of water 
delivered; rate of water flow; number of acres irrigated; crop 
statistics; any other agreements allowed under 25 CFR part 171; and any 
additional information required by the local project office that 
provides your service.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Water users of BIA irrigation project--individual and 
businesses.
    Number of Respondents: 7,500 per year.
    Number of Responses: 34,906 per year.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion through the irrigation season, 
averaging approximately 2 times per year.
    Obligation to Respond: The information water users submit is for 
the purpose of obtaining or retaining a benefit, namely irrigation 
water.
    Estimated Time per Response: A range of 12 minutes to 16 hours, 
depending on the specific service being requested.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 17,943 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-07187 Filed 3-30-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4337-15-P