U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Public Outreach, 25703-25704 [2016-10115]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices and implementation of comprehensive conservation planning. Locations of Refuges and Hatcheries With Close Proximity to SelfGovernance Tribes asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Service developed the list below based on the proximity of identified self-governance Tribes to Service facilities that have components that may be suitable for administering through a self-governance funding agreement. 1. Alaska National Wildlife Refuges— Alaska 2. Alchesay National Fish Hatchery— Arizona 3. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge—California 4. Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge— Idaho 5. Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge— Minnesota 6. Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge— Minnesota 7. Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge— Minnesota 8. National Bison Range—Montana 9. Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge— Montana 10. Pablo National Wildlife Refuge— Montana 11. Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge—Oklahoma 12. Tishomingo National Wildlife Refute—Oklahoma 13. Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge—Washington 14. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge—Washington 15. Makah National Fish Hatchery— Washington 16. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge—Washington 17. Quinault National Fish Hatchery— Washington 18. San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge—Washington 19. Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge— Wisconsin For questions regarding selfgovernance, contact Mr. Scott Aikin, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Native American Programs Coordinator, 1211 SE Cardinal Court, Suite 100, Vancouver, Washington 98683, telephone (360) 604–2531 or fax (360) 604–2505. F. Eligible U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Programs The mission of the USGS is to collect, analyze, and provide information on biology, geology, hydrology, and geography that contributes to the wise management of the Nation’s natural resources and to the health, safety, and well-being of the American people. This information is usually publicly available VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 and includes maps, data bases, and descriptions and analyses of the water, plants, animals, energy, and mineral resources, land surface, underlying geologic structure, and dynamic processes of the earth. The USGS does not manage lands or resources. Selfgovernance Tribes may potentially assist the USGS in the data acquisition and analysis components of its activities. For questions regarding selfgovernance, contact Ms. Monique Fordham, Esq., National Tribal Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, telephone (703) 648–4437 or fax (703) 648–6683. G. Eligible Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) Programs The Department of the Interior has responsibility for what may be the largest land trust in the world, approximately 56 million acres. OST oversees the management of Indian trust assets, including income generated from leasing and other commercial activities on Indian trust lands, by maintaining, investing and disbursing Indian trust financial assets, and reporting on these transactions. The mission of the OST is to serve Indian communities by fulfilling Indian fiduciary trust responsibilities. This is to be accomplished through the implementation of a Comprehensive Trust Management Plan (CTM) that is designed to improve trust beneficiary services, ownership information, management of trust fund assets, and self-governance activities. A Tribe operating under selfgovernance may include the following programs, services, functions, and activities or portions thereof in a funding agreement: 1. Beneficiary Processes Program (Individual Indian Money Accounting Technical Functions). 2. Appraisal Services Program. Tribes/ consortia that currently perform these programs under a self-governance funding agreement with the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) may negotiate a separate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with OST that outlines the roles and responsibilities for management of these programs. The MOU between the Tribe/ consortium and OST outlines the roles and responsibilities for the performance of the OST program by the Tribe/ consortium. If those roles and responsibilities are already fully articulated in the existing funding agreement with the OSG, an MOU is not necessary. To the extent that the parties desire specific program standards, an MOU will be negotiated between the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25703 Tribe/consortium and OST, which will be binding on both parties and attached and incorporated into the OSG funding agreement. If a Tribe/consortium decides to assume the operation of an OST program, the new funding for performing that program will come from OST program dollars. A Tribe’s newlyassumed operation of the OST program(s) will be reflected in the Tribe’s OSG funding agreement. For questions regarding selfgovernance, contact Mr. Lee Frazier, Program Analyst, Office of External Affairs, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (MS 5140–MIB), 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240– 0001, phone: (202) 208–7587, fax: (202) 208–7545. IV. Programmatic Targets The programmatic target for Fiscal Year 2016 provides that, upon request of a self-governance Tribe, each non-BIA bureau will negotiate funding agreements for its eligible programs beyond those already negotiated. V. Public Disclosure 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. Dated: April 19, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–10040 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [Docket No. ONRR–2012–0003; DS63602000 DR2000000.PX8000 167D0102R2] U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Public Outreach Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the public outreach session/webinar regarding the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) to increase awareness and dissemination of the 2015 USEITI Report and the benefits of EITI. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 25704 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2016 / Notices The public outreach session/ webinar will be from 2:00–4:00 p.m. ET on May 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public outreach session/webinar will be held in the Rachel Carson Room of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building located at 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Members of the public may attend in person or view documents and presentations under discussion via Live Meeting Net Conference at https:// www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/. If joining via Live Meeting Net Conference: Enter conference number PW7730142 and audience passcode 7741096, and listen to the proceedings at telephone number 1–888–455–2910 and international toll number 210–839– 8953 (passcode: 7741096). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosita Compton Christian, USEITI Secretariat; 1849 C Street NW., MS 4211, Washington, DC 20240. You may also contact the USEITI Secretariat via email at useiti@ios.doi.gov, by phone at 202–208–0272 or by fax at 202–513– 0682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of the Interior established the USEITI Advisory Committee (Committee) on July 26, 2012, to oversee the domestic implementation of this voluntary, global initiative designed to increase transparency and accountability in the governance of extractive industries revenue management. More information about the Committee, including its charter, and public meetings can be found at www.doi.gov/eiti/faca. This Public Outreach session/webinar will provide the public awareness of EITI and its benefits, update stakeholders on status of U.S. compliance with the global standard, and demonstrate the interactive on-line 2015 first annual USEITI Report. The USEITI Report can be found at https:// useiti.doi.gov/. This session will also provide an opportunity for public comment on the First Annual USEITI Report. Background: In September 2011, President Barack Obama announced the United States’ commitment to participate in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Implementing EITI is a signature initiative of the U.S. National Action Plans for an Open Government Partnership. EITI offers a voluntary framework for companies and governments to publicly disclose in parallel the revenues paid and received for extraction of oil, gas, and minerals. The design of each framework is country-specific and is developed asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Apr 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 through a multi-year, consensus-based process by a multi-stakeholder group comprised of government, industry, and civil society representatives. President Obama named Secretary of the Interior the U.S. Senior Official responsible for implementing USEITI. The U.S. achieved Candidate Country status on March 14, 2014. USEITI published its First Annual Report on December 16, 2015. For further information on EITI, please visit the USEITI Web page at http://www.doi.gov/EITI. Dated: April 22, 2016. Gregory Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue. [FR Doc. 2016–10115 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Office of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs; School Facilities Construction List Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs has selected 10 schools as the next set of schools eligible to receive funding to replace their school facilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darrell LaRoche, Director, Office of Facilities, Property, and Safety Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs (703) 390– 6314, darrell.laroche@bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rule-Making Committee established the process and criteria for determining the priority in which the Department of the Interior would proceed with campuswide school replacement. The criteria can be viewed at pages 37–41 of the Committee’s Report, available here: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xraca/ documents/document/idc1-025523.pdf. In accordance with that process, the National Review Committee (NRC) (a committee of educators, facility and safety experts, representative from the Division of Facilities Management and Construction, and the Bureau of Indian Education) established that 78 Bureau of Indian Education funded schools were eligible to apply for replacement in this cycle. Of those 78 schools, 53 schools applied for consideration. The NRC reviewed the schools’ applications using SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 criteria identified in the NCLB report, scored each application using objective criteria, ranked them according to their numerical score, and identified the 10 highest scoring projects. Those schools were invited to present at a public hearing to show the condition of their school campuses and to answer questions. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the National Review Committee identified the 10 schools listed below and invited those schools to a present at a public meeting in February 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs has determined that all 10 schools need to be replaced and, therefore, all 10 schools should be eligible for funding, as it becomes available through Congressional appropriations, in this cycle. • Blackwater Community School • Chichiltah/Jones Ranch Community School • Crystal Boarding School • Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community School • Greasewood Springs Community School • Laguna Elementary School • Lukachukai Community School • Quileute Tribal School • T’iis Nazbas Community School • Tonalea (Red Lake) Day School The selection of these 10 schools is based on criteria, such as the Facility Condition Index, and other measures outlined in the NCLB report. The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs will place these 10 in order of readiness based on when each school completes the planning process. Design and construction for these projects is contingent on the budget process. Dated: August 21, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–10044 Filed 4–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [16X L1109AF LLUT980300 L10100000.XZ0000 24.1A] Call for Nominations for the Utah Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill one recently vacated position on the Utah SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25703-25704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10115]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. ONRR-2012-0003; DS63602000 DR2000000.PX8000 167D0102R2]


U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Public 
Outreach

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the public outreach session/webinar 
regarding the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 
(USEITI) to increase awareness and dissemination of the 2015 USEITI 
Report and the benefits of EITI.

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DATES: The public outreach session/webinar will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
ET on May 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The public outreach session/webinar will be held in the 
Rachel Carson Room of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior 
Building located at 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Members of 
the public may attend in person or view documents and presentations 
under discussion via Live Meeting Net Conference at https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/. If joining via Live Meeting Net 
Conference: Enter conference number PW7730142 and audience passcode 
7741096, and listen to the proceedings at telephone number 1-888-455-
2910 and international toll number 210-839-8953 (passcode: 7741096).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosita Compton Christian, USEITI 
Secretariat; 1849 C Street NW., MS 4211, Washington, DC 20240. You may 
also contact the USEITI Secretariat via email at useiti@ios.doi.gov, by 
phone at 202-208-0272 or by fax at 202-513-0682.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of the Interior 
established the USEITI Advisory Committee (Committee) on July 26, 2012, 
to oversee the domestic implementation of this voluntary, global 
initiative designed to increase transparency and accountability in the 
governance of extractive industries revenue management. More 
information about the Committee, including its charter, and public 
meetings can be found at www.doi.gov/eiti/faca.
    This Public Outreach session/webinar will provide the public 
awareness of EITI and its benefits, update stakeholders on status of 
U.S. compliance with the global standard, and demonstrate the 
interactive on-line 2015 first annual USEITI Report. The USEITI Report 
can be found at https://useiti.doi.gov/. This session will also provide 
an opportunity for public comment on the First Annual USEITI Report.
    Background: In September 2011, President Barack Obama announced the 
United States' commitment to participate in the Extractive Industries 
Transparency Initiative. Implementing EITI is a signature initiative of 
the U.S. National Action Plans for an Open Government Partnership. EITI 
offers a voluntary framework for companies and governments to publicly 
disclose in parallel the revenues paid and received for extraction of 
oil, gas, and minerals. The design of each framework is country-
specific and is developed through a multi-year, consensus-based process 
by a multi-stakeholder group comprised of government, industry, and 
civil society representatives. President Obama named Secretary of the 
Interior the U.S. Senior Official responsible for implementing USEITI. 
The U.S. achieved Candidate Country status on March 14, 2014. USEITI 
published its First Annual Report on December 16, 2015. For further 
information on EITI, please visit the USEITI Web page at http://www.doi.gov/EITI.

    Dated: April 22, 2016.
Gregory Gould,
Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2016-10115 Filed 4-28-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4335-30-P