Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land, 25698-25699 [2016-10004]

Download as PDF 25698 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices Consultation and Coordination With Tribal Governments (Executive Order 13175) To fulfill its consultation responsibility to tribes and tribal organizations, BIA communicates, coordinates, and consults on a continuing basis with these entities on issues of water delivery, water availability, and costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of projects that concern them. This is accomplished at the individual irrigation project by pProject, aAgency, and rRegional representatives, as appropriate, in accordance with local protocol and procedures. This notice is one component of our overall coordination and consultation process to provide notice to, and request comments from, these entities when we adjust irrigation assessment rates. required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (Executive Order 13211) The rate adjustments will have no adverse effects on energy supply, distribution, or use (including a shortfall in supply, price increases, and increase use of foreign supplies) should the rate adjustments be implemented. This is a notice for rate adjustments at BIA-owned and operated irrigation projects, except for the Fort Yuma Irrigation Project. The Fort Yuma Irrigation Project is owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation with a portion serving the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988) Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Order 12866) These rate adjustments are not a significant regulatory action and do not need to be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Regulatory Flexibility Act These rate adjustments are not a rule for the purposes of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because they establish ‘‘a rule of particular applicability relating to rates.’’ 5 U.S.C. 601(2). Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 These rate adjustments do not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate, or on the private sector, of more than $130 million per year. The rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. Therefore, the Department is not required to prepare a statement containing the information VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Takings (Executive Order 12630) The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not have significant ‘‘takings’’ implications. The rate adjustments do not deprive the public, state, or local governments of rights or property. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not have significant Federalism effects because they will not affect the States, the relationship between the national government and the States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among various levels of government. In issuing this rule, the Department has taken the necessary steps to eliminate drafting errors and ambiguity, minimize potential litigation, and provide a clear legal standard for affected conduct, as required by section 3 of Executive Order 12988. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 These rate adjustments do not affect the collections of information which have been approved by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OMB Control Number is 1076–0141 and expires March 31, 2016. National Environmental Policy Act The Department has determined that these rate adjustments do not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and that no detailed statement is required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370(d)). Data Quality Act In developing this notice, we did not conduct or use a study, experiment, or survey requiring peer review under the Data Quality Act (Pub. L. 106–554). Dated: April 20, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–10045 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Acquisition of Trust Land authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, MS–4639–MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; fax: (202) 219–1065; email: Sharlene.Roundface@ bia.gov. SUMMARY: Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, (202) 208– 3615. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 151, Land Acquisitions, for the United States to take land into trust for individual Indians and Indian Tribes. This information collection allows the BIA to review applications for compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements. No specific form is used. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. 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 E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0100. Title: Acquisition of Trust Land, 25 CFR 151. Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to review applications for the acquisition of land into trust status by the United Stated on behalf of individual Indians and Indian Tribes, pursuant to 25 CFR part 151. The information also allows the Secretary to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and to determine if title to the subject property is marketable and unencumbered. No specific form is used, but respondents supply information and data in accordance with 25 CFR part 151, so that BIA may make an evaluation and determination on the application. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Individual Indians and Indian Tribes seeking acquisition of land into trust status. Number of Respondents: 326. Number of Responses: 326. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 60 to 110 hours. Frequency of Response: Once per each tract of land to be acquired. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 34,670 hours. Obligation to Respond: Response is required to obtain a benefit. Estimated Total Hourly Cost Burden: $1,503,716. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–10004 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Funding Agreements Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fiscal Year 2016 Programmatic Targets Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Funding Agreements with self-governance Indian Tribes and lists Fiscal Year 2016 programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior, pursuant to the Tribal Self-Governance Act. DATES: These programs are eligible for inclusion in Funding Agreements until September 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Inquiries or comments regarding this notice may be directed to Ms. Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance (MS 355H–SIB), 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240–0001, telephone: (202) 219–0240, fax: (202) 219–1404, or to the bureauspecific points of contact listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, telephone: (703) 390–6551 or (202) 821–7107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Title II of the Indian SelfDetermination Act Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–413, the ‘‘Tribal SelfGovernance Act’’ or the ‘‘Act’’) instituted a permanent self-governance program at the Department of the Interior. Under the self-governance program, certain programs, services, functions, and activities, or portions thereof, in Interior bureaus other than BIA are eligible to be planned, conducted, consolidated, and administered by a self-governance Tribe. Under section 405(c) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act, the Secretary of the Interior is required to publish annually: (1) A list of non-BIA programs, services, functions, and activities, or portions thereof, that are eligible for inclusion in agreements negotiated under the self-governance program and (2) programmatic targets for these bureaus. Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act, two categories of non-BIA programs are PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25699 eligible for self-governance funding agreements: (1) Under section 403(b)(2) of the Act, any non-BIA program, service, function, or activity that is administered by Interior that is ‘‘otherwise available to Indian tribes or Indians,’’ can be administered by a Tribe through a selfgovernance funding agreement. The Department interprets this provision to authorize the inclusion of programs eligible for self-determination contracts under Title I of the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93–638, as amended). Section 403(b)(2) also specifies, ‘‘nothing in this subsection may be construed to provide any tribe with a preference with respect to the opportunity of the tribe to administer programs, services, functions, and activities, or portions thereof, unless such preference is otherwise provided for by law.’’ (2) Under section 403(c) of the Act, the Secretary may include other programs, services, functions, and activities or portions thereof that are of ‘‘special geographic, historical, or cultural significance’’ to a selfgovernance Tribe. Under section 403(k) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act, funding agreements cannot include programs, services, functions, or activities that are inherently Federal or where the statute establishing the existing program does not authorize the type of participation sought by the Tribe. However, a Tribe (or Tribes) need not be identified in the authorizing statutes in order for a program or element to be included in a self-governance funding agreement. While general legal and policy guidance regarding what constitutes an inherently Federal function exists, the non-BIA bureaus will determine whether a specific function is inherently Federal on a case-by-case basis considering the totality of circumstances. In those instances where the Tribe disagrees with the bureau’s determination, the Tribe may request reconsideration from the Secretary. Subpart G of the self-governance regulations found at 25 CFR part 1000 provides the process and timelines for negotiating self-governance funding agreements with non-BIA bureaus. Response to Comments Comments on a draft Federal Register Notice were requested in a March 19, 2015 Memorandum sent by the Director, Office of Self-Governance to Tribal SelfGovernance Coordinators and at a Tribal consultation session held during the Self-Governance Conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust 
Land

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for Acquisition of Trust Land authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Ms. 
Sharlene M. Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real 
Estate Services, MS-4639-MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; 
fax: (202) 219-1065; email: Sharlene.Roundface@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, (202) 208-
3615.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information 
collection conducted under 25 CFR part 151, Land Acquisitions, for the 
United States to take land into trust for individual Indians and Indian 
Tribes. This information collection allows the BIA to review 
applications for compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements. 
No specific form is used. No third party notification or public 
disclosure burden is associated with this collection.

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

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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: 1076-0100.
    Title: Acquisition of Trust Land, 25 CFR 151.
    Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information 
allows Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to review applications for the 
acquisition of land into trust status by the United Stated on behalf of 
individual Indians and Indian Tribes, pursuant to 25 CFR part 151. The 
information also allows the Secretary to comply with the National 
Environmental Policy Act and to determine if title to the subject 
property is marketable and unencumbered. No specific form is used, but 
respondents supply information and data in accordance with 25 CFR part 
151, so that BIA may make an evaluation and determination on the 
application.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Individual Indians and Indian Tribes seeking 
acquisition of land into trust status.
    Number of Respondents: 326.
    Number of Responses: 326.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 60 to 110 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Once per each tract of land to be acquired.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 34,670 hours.
    Obligation to Respond: Response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Estimated Total Hourly Cost Burden: $1,503,716.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0.

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-10004 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]
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