Notice of Proposed Audit Delegation Renewal for the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, 23514-23515 [2016-09217]

Download as PDF 23514 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Kansas State Historical Society at the address in this notice by May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615–1099, telephone (785) 272– 8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Kansas State Historical Society that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1964, artifact collectors excavated 18 cultural items and two human burials at the Doniphan site, 14DP2, in Doniphan County, KS. The human remains were reburied at the site after osteological analysis by the Kansas State Historical Society, but the 18 associated funerary objects, consisting of 5 projectile points, 11 white glass beads, and 2 small metal rings were given to the Kansas State Historical Society. These are identified by the designation UBS 1991–105. The Doniphan site has long been known to be a Kaw village, though earlier components also are present. It was visited by French Military office ´ Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont in 1724 on his way to visit western tribes. This village also may be the one that appears on the 1718 map by Delisle and noted as ruins by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Between 1904 and 1935, human remains and 154 artifacts were removed from the Blue Earth site, 14PO24, Pottawatomie County, KS, by Kansas State University faculty member J.V. Cortelyou. In 1956, the human remains and artifacts were donated to the Kansas State Historical Society. The human VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 remains were destroyed by the Kansas State Historical Society in 1957 and 1958, according to an accession book, but the funerary objects were retained. The 154 unassociated funerary objects are 1 disk shell bead, 3 small burned bone fragments, 1 Dentalium bead, 140 shell disk beads, 2 shell pendants/ ornaments, 1 drilled stone object, 1 incised stone pipe, and 5 incised bone beads. These are identified by the designation UBS 1991–99. The Blue Earth Village is shown on a 1795 map by Antoine Soulard and is identified as a Kaw site. It was the principle Kaw village for approximately 30 years. It was partially excavated in 1937 by archaeologist Waldo Wedel and tested by archaeologist John Tomasic of the Kansas State Historical Society in 2012. Both excavations produced material consistent with a Kaw occupation. Zebulon Pike also traded with the Kaw at this location in 1806. Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 172 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615– 1099, telephone (785) 272–8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org, by May 23, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma may proceed. The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 22, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–09262 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 167D0102R2] Notice of Proposed Audit Delegation Renewal for the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming are requesting that ONRR renew current delegations of audit and investigation authority. This notice gives members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the States’ proposals. DATES: Submit written comments on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice by any of the following methods: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ONRR– 2011–0018, and then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR will post all comments. • Email comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, at Luis.Aguilar@ onrr.gov. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. • Hand-carry comments or use an overnight courier service. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heidi Badaracco, State and Tribal Support, State and Indian Coordination, ONRR; telephone (303) 231–3434; or by email at Heidi.Badaracco@onrr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following officials are the State contacts for their respective proposals: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices 23515 State Department Contact information Alaska ........................ Division of Oil and Gas ......................... California .................... State Controller’s Office ........................ Colorado .................... Colorado Department of Revenue, Mineral Audit Section. State Auditor’s Office, Royalty Audit Section. Texas General Land Office .................. Utah State Tax Commission ................. WY Dept. of Audit, Mineral Audit Division. Monica French, 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 800, Anchorage, AK 99501– 5313. Elizabeth Gonzalez, 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 518, Sacramento, CO 94250– 5874. Brenda Petersen, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 400N, Denver, CO 80246– 1968. Dennis Roller, 425 North 5th Street, 3rd Floor, Bismarck, ND 58501–4033. North Dakota ............. Texas ......................... Utah ........................... Wyoming .................... The States’ new agreement application, including proposed budget and work plan, are due April 1, 2016. In accordance with 30 CFR 1227.101(b)(1), the States request that ONRR delegate the royalty management functions of conducting audits and investigations. The States request delegation of these functions for producing Federal oil and gas leases within the State boundaries, as applicable. This is for producing Federal oil and gas leases in the Outer Continental Shelf, subject to revenue sharing under 8(g) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1337(g); and for other producing solid mineral or geothermal Federal leases State D12AC70003 D12AC70004 D12AC70005 D12AC70007 D12AC70009 D12AC70010 D12AC70012 Therefore, ONRR has determined that we will not hold a formal hearing for comments under 30 CFR 1227.105. Dated: April 6, 2016. Gregory J. Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. [FR Doc. 2016–09217 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Reclamation [RR04073000, XXXR4081X3, RX.05940913.7000000] Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Notice of Public Meeting Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 within the State. The States do not request delegation of royalty and production reporting functions. In addition to audit and investigation authority, the State of Wyoming also requests to renew its authority under 30 CFR 1227.101(b)(2) to issue Orders to Pay, Orders to Perform, and tolling agreements as a result of an audit or compliance review; it also requests to renew its subpoena authority under the Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act related to oil and gas revenues owed to the United States and shared with the State, which are attributable to leased Federal onshore property within the State. Agreement No. Alaska ....................................................... California ................................................... Colorado ................................................... North Dakota ............................................ Texas ........................................................ Utah .......................................................... Wyoming ................................................... AGENCY: Luke Decker, 1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 640, Austin, TX 78701–1436. Jennifer Casady, 210 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 64134–9000. Steve Dilsaver, 122 West 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001–3004. Jkt 238001 ACTION: Term 7/01/2010–6/30/2013, 7/01/2013–6/30/2016. 7/01/2010–6/30/2013, 7/01/2013–6/30/2016. 10/01/2010–9/30/2013, 10/01/2013–9/30/2016. 10/01/2010–9/30/2013, 10/01/2013–9/30/2016. 10/01/2010–9/30/2013, 10/01/2013–9/30/2016. 7/01/2010–6/30/2013, 7/01/2013–6/30/2016. 10/01/2010–9/30/2013, 10/01/2013–9/30/2016. Notice. The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year. DATES: The May 25, 2016, AMWG WebEx/conference call will begin at 11:00 a.m. (EDT), 9:00 a.m. (MDT), and 8:00 a.m. (PDT) and conclude three (3) hours in the respective time zones. See call-in information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katrina Grantz, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone (801) 524–3635; facsimile (801) 524–3807; email at kgrantz@ usbr.gov. Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102–575) of 1992. The AMP includes a Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work group, a Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and independent review panels. The technical work group is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG. Agenda: The primary purpose of the meeting will be for the AMWG to discuss the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Budget and Workplan for Fiscal Year 2017 and the 2017 hydrograph. There will also be updates on: (1) The Long-Term Experimental SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 The States have asked ONRR to renew the delegations within the time required by 30 CFR 1227.110(b). The States of Alaska, California, and Utah request 100-percent funding of the delegated functions for a 3-year period beginning July 1, 2016, with the opportunity to extend for an additional 3-year period. The States of Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming request 100percent funding of the delegated functions for a 3-year period beginning October 1, 2016, with the opportunity to extend for an additional 3-year period. The States have a current audit delegation agreement with ONRR, as shown in the table below: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23514-23515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09217]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0018; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 167D0102R2]


Notice of Proposed Audit Delegation Renewal for the States of 
Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue 
(ONRR), Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, 
Texas, Utah, and Wyoming are requesting that ONRR renew current 
delegations of audit and investigation authority. This notice gives 
members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the 
States' proposals.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice by any of the 
following methods:
     Electronically go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
entry titled ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter ONRR-2011-0018, and then 
click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR 
will post all comments.
     Email comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, at 
Luis.Aguilar@onrr.gov. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR-2011-0018 
in your comments.
     Hand-carry comments or use an overnight courier service. 
Our courier address is Building 85, Room A-614, Denver Federal Center, 
West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference 
the Docket No. ONRR-2011-0018 in your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heidi Badaracco, State and Tribal 
Support, State and Indian Coordination, ONRR; telephone (303) 231-3434; 
or by email at Heidi.Badaracco@onrr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following officials are the State 
contacts for their respective proposals:

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            State                  Department       Contact information
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Alaska.......................  Division of Oil    Monica French, 550
                                and Gas.           West 7th Avenue,
                                                   Suite 800, Anchorage,
                                                   AK 99501-5313.
California...................  State              Elizabeth Gonzalez,
                                Controller's       300 Capitol Mall,
                                Office.            Suite 518,
                                                   Sacramento, CO 94250-
                                                   5874.
Colorado.....................  Colorado           Brenda Petersen, 720
                                Department of      S. Colorado Blvd.,
                                Revenue, Mineral   Suite 400N, Denver,
                                Audit Section.     CO 80246-1968.
North Dakota.................  State Auditor's    Dennis Roller, 425
                                Office, Royalty    North 5th Street, 3rd
                                Audit Section.     Floor, Bismarck, ND
                                                   58501-4033.
Texas........................  Texas General      Luke Decker, 1700 N.
                                Land Office.       Congress Ave., Suite
                                                   640, Austin, TX 78701-
                                                   1436.
Utah.........................  Utah State Tax     Jennifer Casady, 210
                                Commission.        North 1950 West, Salt
                                                   Lake City, Utah 64134-
                                                   9000.
Wyoming......................  WY Dept. of        Steve Dilsaver, 122
                                Audit, Mineral     West 25th Street,
                                Audit Division.    Cheyenne, WY 82001-
                                                   3004.
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    The States' new agreement application, including proposed budget 
and work plan, are due April 1, 2016. In accordance with 30 CFR 
1227.101(b)(1), the States request that ONRR delegate the royalty 
management functions of conducting audits and investigations. The 
States request delegation of these functions for producing Federal oil 
and gas leases within the State boundaries, as applicable. This is for 
producing Federal oil and gas leases in the Outer Continental Shelf, 
subject to revenue sharing under 8(g) of the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1337(g); and for other producing solid mineral or 
geothermal Federal leases within the State. The States do not request 
delegation of royalty and production reporting functions. In addition 
to audit and investigation authority, the State of Wyoming also 
requests to renew its authority under 30 CFR 1227.101(b)(2) to issue 
Orders to Pay, Orders to Perform, and tolling agreements as a result of 
an audit or compliance review; it also requests to renew its subpoena 
authority under the Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act related to 
oil and gas revenues owed to the United States and shared with the 
State, which are attributable to leased Federal onshore property within 
the State.
    The States have asked ONRR to renew the delegations within the time 
required by 30 CFR 1227.110(b). The States of Alaska, California, and 
Utah request 100-percent funding of the delegated functions for a 3-
year period beginning July 1, 2016, with the opportunity to extend for 
an additional 3-year period. The States of Colorado, North Dakota, 
Texas, and Wyoming request 100-percent funding of the delegated 
functions for a 3-year period beginning October 1, 2016, with the 
opportunity to extend for an additional 3-year period. The States have 
a current audit delegation agreement with ONRR, as shown in the table 
below:

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            State                 Agreement No.             Term
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Alaska......................  D12AC70003            7/01/2010-6/30/2013,
                                                     7/01/2013-6/30/
                                                     2016.
California..................  D12AC70004            7/01/2010-6/30/2013,
                                                     7/01/2013-6/30/
                                                     2016.
Colorado....................  D12AC70005            10/01/2010-9/30/
                                                     2013, 10/01/2013-9/
                                                     30/2016.
North Dakota................  D12AC70007            10/01/2010-9/30/
                                                     2013, 10/01/2013-9/
                                                     30/2016.
Texas.......................  D12AC70009            10/01/2010-9/30/
                                                     2013, 10/01/2013-9/
                                                     30/2016.
Utah........................  D12AC70010            7/01/2010-6/30/2013,
                                                     7/01/2013-6/30/
                                                     2016.
Wyoming.....................  D12AC70012            10/01/2010-9/30/
                                                     2013, 10/01/2013-9/
                                                     30/2016.
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    Therefore, ONRR has determined that we will not hold a formal 
hearing for comments under 30 CFR 1227.105.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Gregory J. Gould,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2016-09217 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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