Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants, 40918-40919 [2016-14841]

Download as PDF 40918 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices The ‘‘Project Redesign’’ alternative would involve design of a project that would reduce or avoid altogether take of Morro shoulderband snail. This alternative was not selected, due to the parcel’s small size and marginal value to the long-term conservation of the Morro shoulderband snail of habitat on site. A reduction or redesign of the project footprint would not meet the applicants’ needs and would not significantly reduce the effects of the taking of Morro shoulderband snail such that there would be a greater benefit to species survival and recovery. For these reasons, the ‘‘Project Redesign’’ alternative has also been rejected. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Our Preliminary Determination We have determined that the applicants’ proposal will have a minor or negligible effect on the Morro shoulderband snail and that the HCP qualifies for processing as a low-effect plan consistent with our Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook (November 1996). Three criteria form the basis for our determination: (1) The proposed project as described in the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and/or candidate species and their habitats; (2) implementation of the HCP would result in minor negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) HCP impacts, considered together with those of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future projects, would not result in cumulatively significant effects. It is our preliminary determination that HCP approval and ITP issuance qualify for categorical exclusion under the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as provided by the Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215). However, we may revise our determination based upon review of public comments received in response to this notice. a minor or negligible effect on the Morro shoulderband snail and that the HCP qualifies for processing as a low-effect. We will evaluate comments received and make a final determination regarding whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will incorporate the results of our intra-Service consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether to issue the ITP. If all of our requirements are met, we will issue the ITP to the applicant. Permit issuance would not occur less than 30 days after the date of this notice. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods provided in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act and the NEPA public involvement regulations (40 CFR 1500.1(b), 1500.2(d), and 1506.6). Dated: June 15, 2016. Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2016–14853 Filed 6–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Next Steps We will evaluate the permit application, including the draft HCP and comments we receive, to determine whether it meets the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the ITP would comply with section 7of the Act by conducting an intra-Service consultation pursuant to section 7(a)(2). Bureau of Indian Affairs Public Review We request comments from the public regarding our preliminary determination that the applicant’s proposal will have SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants 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 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0174. This information collection expires June 30, 2016. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments 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. Also please send a copy of your comments to Rebecca Naragon, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS–16–SIB, Washington, DC 20245; email: Rebecca.Naragon@ bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Naragon, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS–16–SIB, Washington, DC 20245; email: Rebecca.Naragon@bia.gov. You may review the information collection request 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 Energy Policy Act of 2005, 25 U.S.C. 3502(a)(2)(B) authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to assist Indian Tribes in the development of energy resources and further the goal of Indian selfdetermination. The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) administers and manages the energy resource development grant program under the Energy and Minerals Development Program (EMDP). Congress may appropriate funds to EMDP on a year-to-year basis. When funding is available, IEED may solicit proposals for energy resource development projects from Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development organizations for use in carrying out projects to promote the integration of energy resources, and to process, use or develop those energy resources on Indian land. The projects may be in the areas of exploration, assessment, development, feasibility, or market studies. Indian Tribes that E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2016 / Notices would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes certain information, and must assist IEED by providing information in support of any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses. Upon acceptance of an application, a Tribe must then submit one—to two—page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. Quarterly reports assist IEED staff with project monitoring of the EMDP program and ensure that projects are making adequate progress in achieving the project’s objectives. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs (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 displays 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: 1076–0174. Title: Energy and Mineral Development Program Grants. Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes that would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain a current, signed Tribal resolution that provides sufficient information to authorize the project and comply with the terms of the grant; a proposal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate. The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the EMDP and purposes for which Congress provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a Tribe must then submit one—to two—page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes with Indian land. Number of Respondents: 53 applicants per year; 34 project participants each year. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Obligation to Respond: Responses are required to receive or maintain a benefit. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,324 hours (2,120 for applications and 204 for progress reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Collar Cost: $0. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–14841 Filed 6–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 26 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40919 Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will: (1) Consider adoption of the white paper entitled, Addressing the Needs of Classical Biocontrol Programs, as proposed by ISAC’s Subcommittee on Control and Management; (2) receive update of progress in Federal agency implementation of prior recommendations from ISAC as well as new Federal initiatives as outlined in the National Invasive Species Council Management Plan; and, (3) commence work on NISC priority initiatives through subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/ State coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) identifying risks and opportunities for the application of gene editing as a means of eradication or controlling invasive species; (d) assessing implications of and needs to regulate invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) assessing implications of and needs to regulate invasive species that impact wildlife health. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http:// www.doi.gov/invasivespecies/isac/isacmeetings.cfm. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Monday, June 27, 2016. Meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee: Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, July 13, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 14, 2016; 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DATES: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 4th and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20560. The general session will be held in the Conference Center (4th Floor). NOTE: All meeting participants and interested members of the public must register their attendance online at http://goo.gl/ forms/aCThKkCEqr0rOuaA3. Attendees must pass through security screening upon entering the facility. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, Phone: (202) 208– 4122; Fax: (202) 208–4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource 
Development Program Grants

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 grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic 
Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB 
Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires June 30, 
2016.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments 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. Also please send a copy of your comments 
to Rebecca Naragon, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian 
Energy and Economic Development, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS-16-
SIB, Washington, DC 20245; email: Rebecca.Naragon@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Naragon, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1951 
Constitution Avenue NW., MS-16-SIB, Washington, DC 20245; email: 
Rebecca.Naragon@bia.gov. You may review the information collection 
request 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 Energy Policy Act of 2005, 25 U.S.C. 3502(a)(2)(B) authorizes 
the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to assist Indian Tribes 
in the development of energy resources and further the goal of Indian 
self-determination.
    The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) 
administers and manages the energy resource development grant program 
under the Energy and Minerals Development Program (EMDP). Congress may 
appropriate funds to EMDP on a year-to-year basis. When funding is 
available, IEED may solicit proposals for energy resource development 
projects from Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development 
organizations for use in carrying out projects to promote the 
integration of energy resources, and to process, use or develop those 
energy resources on Indian land. The projects may be in the areas of 
exploration, assessment, development, feasibility, or market studies. 
Indian Tribes that

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would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that 
includes certain information, and must assist IEED by providing 
information in support of any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
analyses. Upon acceptance of an application, a Tribe must then submit 
one--to two--page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, 
accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. 
Quarterly reports assist IEED staff with project monitoring of the EMDP 
program and ensure that projects are making adequate progress in 
achieving the project's objectives.

II. Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (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 
displays 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: 1076-0174.
    Title: Energy and Mineral Development Program Grants.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes that would like to 
apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes 
certain information. A complete application must contain a current, 
signed Tribal resolution that provides sufficient information to 
authorize the project and comply with the terms of the grant; a 
proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; 
and a detailed budget estimate. The IEED requires this information to 
ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the 
goals of the EMDP and purposes for which Congress provides the 
appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a Tribe must then 
submit one--to two--page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, 
accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes with Indian land.
    Number of Respondents: 53 applicants per year; 34 project 
participants each year.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per 
year for progress reports.
    Obligation to Respond: Responses are required to receive or 
maintain a benefit.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per progress report.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,324 hours (2,120 for 
applications and 204 for progress reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Collar Cost: $0.

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-14841 Filed 6-22-16; 8:45 am]
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