Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2018 or Calendar Year 2018, 93952-93953 [2016-30829]

Download as PDF 93952 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, OMB must receive them on or before January 23, 2017. DATES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov; identify your submission with ‘OMB Control Number 1028–NEW YukonKuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook. Please also forward a copy of your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘OMB Information Collection 1028–NEW: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Herman-Mercer, National Research Program, Central Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Mail Stop 418, Denver, CO 80225 (mail); 303–236–5031 (phone); or nhmercer@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta Berry Outlook is a data and observer driven ecological monitoring and modeling framework that forecasts changes in berry habitat and abundance with climate and environmental change. In order to create a monitoring protocol and modeling framework we will solicit local knowledge of berry distribution and abundance from members of Yukon-Kuskokwim communities. Participants from the communities will take part in a survey that asks yes or no questions about the timing, abundance, and distribution of three types of berries that are important in their communities. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be limited to four elements: Names, phone numbers, emails, and the name of the village they reside in. This PII will be collected in order to communicate project results and solicit feedback on the project itself for evaluation purposes. Statistical analysis will be performed on survey responses in order to ascertain if a consensus exists among participants within villages and among villages. The survey results will be one source of data used to create a model forecasting changes in Tribal food sources. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 The USGS mission is to serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth. This project will collect information from individuals to better understand the abundance, distribution, and variability of berry resources in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska. The people of the YK delta rely on wild berries for a substantial portion of their diet and hold information about the long term distribution and abundance of berries that is useful for understanding current and future changes to berry habitat due to climate change impacts that will effect both human and wildlife populations of the Yukon Delta region and the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook. Type of Request: Approval of new information collection. Respondent Obligation: None, participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Description of Respondents: Individuals; Tribal members that reside in the villages of Chevak, Hooper Bay, Kotlik, and Emmonak, Alaska. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: Forty. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take two hours per person to complete the survey. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Eighty hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection of information. Public Disclosure Statement: The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that an agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until the OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obliged to respond. Comments: On June 14, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice (Vol. 81 FR 38733) announcing that we would submit this ICR to OMB for approval and soliciting comments. The comment period closed on August 13, 2016. We received no comments. III. Request for Comments We again invite comments concerning this ICR as to: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its duties, including whether the information is useful; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) how to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your personal mailing address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifiable information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us and the OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Lauren E. Hay, Acting Branch Chief, National Research Program—Central Branch. [FR Doc. 2016–30782 Filed 12–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2018 or Calendar Year 2018 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline of March 1, 2017, for Indian Tribes and consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal selfgovernance program in fiscal year 2018 or calendar year 2018. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2017, at the address provided in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Ms. Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355–G–SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, Telephone (703) 390–6551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–413), as amended, and section 1000.15(a) of title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional Tribes and consortia per year to participate in the Tribal selfgovernance program and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating Tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary of the Interior submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each Tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency that is serving the Tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a Tribe or consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with selfgovernance negotiations will take approximately two months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Notice sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The regulations at 25 CFR 1000.10 to 1000.31 will govern the application and selection process for Tribes or consortia to begin their participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2018 and calendar year 2018. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice. Tribes and consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2018 or calendar year 2018 must respond to this notice, except for those Tribes and consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; or (2) one of the 118 Tribal entities with signed agreements. Information Collection This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program, which expires December 31, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 Dated: December 13, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–30829 Filed 12–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P 93953 fulfillment of Departmental requirements. Legal Description The 9.39 acres, more or less, are located in Pierce County, State of Washington, and are described as follows: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Parcel A: (Parcel No. 4715011512) Bureau of Indian Affairs Lots 2 and 3, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Except therefrom the north 20 feet thereof appropriated by the State of Washington in Judgment and Decree entered December 15, 1961 in Pierce County Superior Court Cause No. 148447, and Except that portion of said Lot 2 conveyed to the City of Tacoma by Deed recorded under Auditor’s No. 2435849. [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 9.39 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation for gaming and other purposes on November 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS– 3657 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 202240, telephone (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1, and is published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12 (c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly provided in the Federal Register. On November 29, 2016, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs issued a decision to accept approximately 9.39 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation (Tribe), under the authority of the Puyallup Indian Tribe Land Claims Settlement Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109–224, 120 Stat. 376 (May 18, 2006). The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs determined that the Tribe’s request also meets the requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act’s ‘‘on reservation’’ exception, 25 U.S.C. 2719 (a)(1), to the general prohibition contained in 25 U.S.C. 2719 on gaming on lands acquired in trust after October 17, 1988. The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title in the name of the United States of America in Trust for the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation upon SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Parcel B: (Parcel No. 4715011520) Lots 4 and 5, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Parcel C: (Parcel No. 4715011550) Lots 11 to 13, inclusive, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Except that portion conveyed to the State of Washington by Deed recorded under Auditor’s No. 1960494. Parcel D: (Parcel No. 4715011580) Lots 18 and 19, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Parcel E: (Parcel No. 4715011600) Lots 24 and 25, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Parcel F: (Parcel No. 4715011610) The north half of Lots 26, 27 and 28, Block 7846, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. Parcel G: (Parcel No. 4715011640) Lots 1 and 2, Block 7850, Indian Addition to the City of Tacoma, according to Plat recorded in Book 7 of Plats at Page 30, in Pierce County, Washington. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[178A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin 
Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2018 
or Calendar Year 2018

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) 
establishes a deadline of March 1, 2017, for Indian Tribes and 
consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in 
the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2018 or calendar year 
2018.

DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, 
Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2017, at the address provided in 
the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool 
should be sent to Ms. Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-
Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355-G-SIB, 1951 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of 
Self-Governance, Telephone (703) 390-6551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 
(Public Law 103-413), as amended, and section 1000.15(a) of title 25 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations, the Director, Office of Self-
Governance may select up to 50 additional Tribes and consortia per year 
to participate in the Tribal self-governance program and negotiate and 
enter into a written funding agreement with each participating Tribe. 
The Act mandates that the Secretary of the Interior submit copies of 
the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective 
date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each Tribe 
that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency that is serving 
the Tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial 
negotiations with a Tribe or consortium located in a region and/or 
agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance 
negotiations will take approximately two months from start to finish. 
Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be 
signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 
31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1.

Purpose of Notice

    The regulations at 25 CFR 1000.10 to 1000.31 will govern the 
application and selection process for Tribes or consortia to begin 
their participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal 
year 2018 and calendar year 2018. Applicants should be guided by the 
requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies 
of these subparts may be obtained from the person identified in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice.
    Tribes and consortia wishing to be considered for participation in 
the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2018 or calendar year 
2018 must respond to this notice, except for those Tribes and consortia 
which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; 
or (2) one of the 118 Tribal entities with signed agreements.

Information Collection

    This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 
1076-0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program, which expires December 31, 
2019.

    Dated: December 13, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-30829 Filed 12-21-16; 8:45 am]
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