Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety, 9074 [2017-02201]

Download as PDF 9074 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 21 / Thursday, February 2, 2017 / Notices may share this information on a case-bycase basis as required by law or as necessary for a specific purpose, as described in the DHS/ALL–002 Mailing and Other Lists System of Records Notice (November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659). Effects of Not Providing Information: You may choose not to provide the requested information or to provide only some of the information DHS requests. If you choose not to provide some or all of the requested information, DHS may not be able to contact you for purposes related to the meeting. Accessing and Correcting Information: If you are unable to access or correct this information by using the method that you originally used to submit it, you may direct your request in writing to the DHS Deputy Chief FOIA Officer at foia@hq.dhs.gov. 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The teleconference will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Email: consultation@bia.gov. • By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand delivery to: Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, U.S. Department mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Feb 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for directions for registering for and attending the teleconference session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yulan Jin, Division Chief, Water and Power, (202) 219–0941, yulan.jin@ bia.gov. I. Executive Summary The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act became law on December 16, 2016. Section 3101 of the WIIN Act provides for consultation with affected Indian tribes, as well as solicitation and consideration of comments and recommendations from landowners served by relevant Indian dams, within 60 days of the Act’s passage Section 3101 also requires the Secretary to submit a report to Congress within 120 days of enactment (by April 14, 2017) on programmatic goals to address the deferred maintenance needs of Indian dams and funding prioritization criteria for distributing funds from the HighHazard Indian Dam Safety Deferred Maintenance Fund and the Low-Hazard Indian Dam Safety Deferred Maintenance Fund. Section 3101 establishes a program to address the deferred maintenance needs of Indian dams and authorizes $32.75 million per year ($22.75 million designated for high- and significanthazard potential dams and $10 million designated for low-hazard potential dams), plus accrued interest, for each of the fiscal years 2017 through 2023. Subject to appropriations, the funds would be available to carry out maintenance, repair, and replacement activities for qualified Indian dams. Eligible dams are defined as dams that are included under the Indian Dams Safety Act of 1994 and that are: (1) Owned by the Federal Government (per Executive Order 13327) and managed by the BIA, including dams managed under Indian Self-Determination contracts or compacts; or (2) have deferred maintenance identified by the BIA. II. Public Teleconference Session The BIA will be hosting a public meeting by teleconference at the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The call-in number is (800) 857–9738 and the passcode is 7199390. Please refer to the following Web site for additional information: https:// www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OTS/ IPSOD/index.htm. Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–02201 Filed 2–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Dated: January 27, 2017. Michael S. Black, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam Safety Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal consultation. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, will be conducting five consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety. DATES: Written comments must be received by March 3, 2017. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for dates of Tribal consultation sessions. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Email: consultation@bia.gov. • By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand delivery to: Ms. Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Please note: If you provide comments by email, there is no need to provide a duplicate hard copy. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for information on the Tribal consultation sessions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yulan Jin, Division Chief, Water and Power, (202) 219–0941, yulan.jin@ bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Executive Summary The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act became law on December 16, 2016. Section 3101 of the WIIN Act provides for consultation with representatives of affected Indian tribes, as well as the solicitation and consideration of comments and recommendations from landowners served by relevant Indians dams, within 60 days of the Act’s passage. Section 3101 also requires the E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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


Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act; Indian Dam 
Safety

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services, 
Division of Water and Power, will be conducting a public meeting by 
teleconference to obtain input from landowners served by Indian dams on 
the implementation of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the 
Nation Act with regard to Indian dam safety.

DATES: Written comments must be received by March 3, 2017. The 
teleconference will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 1 p.m. 
to 4 p.m., Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
     Email: consultation@bia.gov.
     By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand delivery to: Ms. 
Elizabeth Appel, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action, 
U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3642-MIB, 
Washington, DC 20240.
    Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
directions for registering for and attending the teleconference 
session.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yulan Jin, Division Chief, Water and 
Power, (202) 219-0941, yulan.jin@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Executive Summary

    The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act 
became law on December 16, 2016. Section 3101 of the WIIN Act provides 
for consultation with affected Indian tribes, as well as solicitation 
and consideration of comments and recommendations from landowners 
served by relevant Indian dams, within 60 days of the Act's passage 
Section 3101 also requires the Secretary to submit a report to Congress 
within 120 days of enactment (by April 14, 2017) on programmatic goals 
to address the deferred maintenance needs of Indian dams and funding 
prioritization criteria for distributing funds from the High-Hazard 
Indian Dam Safety Deferred Maintenance Fund and the Low-Hazard Indian 
Dam Safety Deferred Maintenance Fund.
    Section 3101 establishes a program to address the deferred 
maintenance needs of Indian dams and authorizes $32.75 million per year 
($22.75 million designated for high- and significant-hazard potential 
dams and $10 million designated for low-hazard potential dams), plus 
accrued interest, for each of the fiscal years 2017 through 2023. 
Subject to appropriations, the funds would be available to carry out 
maintenance, repair, and replacement activities for qualified Indian 
dams.
    Eligible dams are defined as dams that are included under the 
Indian Dams Safety Act of 1994 and that are: (1) Owned by the Federal 
Government (per Executive Order 13327) and managed by the BIA, 
including dams managed under Indian Self-Determination contracts or 
compacts; or (2) have deferred maintenance identified by the BIA.

II. Public Teleconference Session

    The BIA will be hosting a public meeting by teleconference at the 
date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The call-in number is 
(800) 857-9738 and the passcode is 7199390. Please refer to the 
following Web site for additional information: https://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OTS/IPSOD/index.htm.

    Dated: January 27, 2017.
Michael S. Black,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-02201 Filed 2-1-17; 8:45 am]
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