Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0177; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program, 27521-27522 [2017-12444]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices access to this meeting for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, TTY 800–877–8339, with your request by close of business on June 14, 2017. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2017–0028; FF09M21200–178–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BB73 Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting AGENCY: Dated: May 15, 2017. Jerome Ford, Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. ACTION: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting in June 2017 to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2018–19 migratory bird hunting regulations. DATES: The meeting will be held June 21, 2017. The meeting will commence at approximately 11:00 a.m. and is open to the public. ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be in the Rachel Carson conference room at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041. SUMMARY: Ron W. Kokel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS: MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; (703) 358–1967. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712), the Service regulates the hunting of migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting regulations, located in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 20, annually. Through these regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. To help us in this process, we have administratively divided the nation into four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), each of which has a Flyway Council. Representatives from the Service, the Service’s Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council Consultants will meet on June 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. to identify preliminary issues concerning the 2018– 19 migratory bird hunting regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their August and September meetings. In accordance with Department of the Interior (hereinafter Department) policy regarding meetings of the Service Regulations Committee attended by any person outside the Department, these meetings are open to public observation. The Service is committed to providing pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–12384 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076– 0177; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0177. This information collection expires August 31, 2017. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Mr. Chandler Allen, Division of Energy and Mineral Development, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401; facsimile: (303) 969–5273; email: Chandler.Allen@ bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chandler Allen, telephone: (720) 407–0607. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development organizations for energy development and appropriates funds for such projects on a year-to-year basis. See 25 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27521 3502. When funding is available, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) may solicit proposals for projects for building capacity for Tribal energy resource development on Indian land from Tribal energy resource development organizations and Indian Tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations under the TEDC program. For the purposes of this program, ‘‘Indian land’’ includes: All land within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, pueblo, or rancheria; any land outside those boundaries that is held by the United States in trust for a Tribe or individual Indian or by a Tribe or individual Indian with restrictions on alienation; and land owned by an Alaska Native regional or village corporation. Those who would like to submit a TEDC project proposal must submit an application that includes certain information and, once funding is received must submit reports on how they are using the funding. A complete application must contain the following: • A formal signed resolution of the governing body of the Tribe or Tribal energy resource development organization demonstrating authority to apply; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses. The project proposal must include the information about the Tribe or Tribal energy resource development organization sufficient to allow IEED to evaluate the proposal based on the following criteria: (a) Energy resource potential; (b) Applicant’s energy resource development history and current status; (c) Applicant’s existing energy resource development capabilities; (d) Demonstrated willingness of the applicant to establish and maintain an independent energy resource development business entity; (e) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within the applicant’s government or business entities; and (f) Applicant commitment of staff, training, or monetary resources. The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC and the purposes for which Congress provides the appropriations. II. Request for Comments The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 27522 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices 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 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. Respondents: Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development organizations under 25 U.S.C. 3502. Number of Respondents: 27 per year, on average; 13 project participants each year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Obligation to Respond: Response is required to obtain a benefit. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,158 hours (1,080 for applications and 78 for progress reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Authority The authorities for this action are the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 25 U.S.C. 3502, and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Carolyn Bragg, (916) 414–2433, fax (916) 414–2439, or email cbragg@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2017–12444 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] I. Agencies Involved BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Reclamation OMB Control Number: 1076–0177. Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Grants. Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development organizations that would like to apply for TEDC funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain a formal signed resolution of the governing body of the Tribe or Tribal energy resource development organization, a proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses. The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, the successful applicant must then submit one- to two-page progress reports twice during the grant period summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. [RR02800000, 17XR0680A3, RX178689471000000] 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. III. Data VerDate Sep<11>2014 Oral and written comments will also be accepted during two scoping meetings held to solicit public input on alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS: 1. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 2–4 p.m., Sacramento, CA. 2. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6–8 p.m., Lakehead, CA. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Carolyn Bragg, Natural Resources Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, BayDelta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814–2536; fax to (916) 414–2439; or email at cbragg@ usbr.gov. The scoping meetings will be held at the following locations: 1. Sacramento—Federal Building, Cafeteria Room C–1001, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. 2. Lakehead—Lakehead Lions Club, 20814 Mammoth Drive, Lakehead, CA 96051. Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation, California Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent and scoping meetings. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shasta Dam Fish Passage Evaluation. The document will evaluate the program that will be used to implement the nearterm actions identified under Action V in the National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2009 Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion on the Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project Reasonable and Prudent Alternative. This EIS will evaluate the near-term actions of reintroducing Federally-listed endangered winter-run Chinook salmon and potentially spring-run Chinook salmon to historical habitats. DATES: Submit written comments on the scope of the EIS on or before July 21, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will invite the following agencies to participate as cooperating agencies for the preparation of the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Water Resources, California State Water Resources Control Board, Shasta County, Siskiyou County, and additional Federal and State agencies with jurisdiction in the project area. II. Why We Are Taking This Action The National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2009 Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion on the Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (NMFS BO) concluded that the continued operation of the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project were likely to jeopardize the continued existence of four anadromous species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act: Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), California Central Valley steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). The NMFS BO sets forth a Reasonable and Prudent E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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


Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 
1076-0177; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program

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 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal 
of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program 
authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0177. This information collection 
expires August 31, 2017.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Mr. 
Chandler Allen, Division of Energy and Mineral Development, Office of 
Indian Energy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401; 
facsimile: (303) 969-5273; email: Chandler.Allen@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. Chandler Allen, telephone: (720) 
407-0607.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to provide assistance to Indian Tribes and Tribal energy 
resource development organizations for energy development and 
appropriates funds for such projects on a year-to-year basis. See 25 
U.S.C. 3502. When funding is available, the Office of Indian Energy and 
Economic Development (IEED) may solicit proposals for projects for 
building capacity for Tribal energy resource development on Indian land 
from Tribal energy resource development organizations and Indian 
Tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations under 
the TEDC program. For the purposes of this program, ``Indian land'' 
includes: All land within the boundaries of an Indian reservation, 
pueblo, or rancheria; any land outside those boundaries that is held by 
the United States in trust for a Tribe or individual Indian or by a 
Tribe or individual Indian with restrictions on alienation; and land 
owned by an Alaska Native regional or village corporation.
    Those who would like to submit a TEDC project proposal must submit 
an application that includes certain information and, once funding is 
received must submit reports on how they are using the funding. A 
complete application must contain the following:
     A formal signed resolution of the governing body of the 
Tribe or Tribal energy resource development organization demonstrating 
authority to apply;
     A proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverable products; and
     A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel 
costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other 
expenses.
    The project proposal must include the information about the Tribe 
or Tribal energy resource development organization sufficient to allow 
IEED to evaluate the proposal based on the following criteria:
    (a) Energy resource potential;
    (b) Applicant's energy resource development history and current 
status;
    (c) Applicant's existing energy resource development capabilities;
    (d) Demonstrated willingness of the applicant to establish and 
maintain an independent energy resource development business entity;
    (e) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within 
the applicant's government or business entities; and
    (f) Applicant commitment of staff, training, or monetary resources.
    The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides 
funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the TEDC and the 
purposes for which Congress provides the appropriations.

II. Request for Comments

    The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The

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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 
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: 1076-0177.
    Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program Grants.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes and Tribal energy 
resource development organizations that would like to apply for TEDC 
funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A 
complete application must contain a formal signed resolution of the 
governing body of the Tribe or Tribal energy resource development 
organization, a proposal describing the planned activities and 
deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate, including 
contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and 
analysis costs, and other expenses. The IEED requires this information 
to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the 
goals of the TEDC program and purposes for which Congress provides the 
appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, the successful 
applicant must then submit one- to two-page progress reports twice 
during the grant period summarizing events, accomplishments, problems 
and/or results in executing the project.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Indian Tribes and Tribal energy resource development 
organizations under 25 U.S.C. 3502.
    Number of Respondents: 27 per year, on average; 13 project 
participants each year, on average.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per 
year for progress reports.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per progress report.
    Obligation to Respond: Response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,158 hours (1,080 for 
applications and 78 for progress reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

Authority

    The authorities for this action are the Energy Policy Act of 2005, 
25 U.S.C. 3502, and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-12444 Filed 6-14-17; 8:45 am]
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