Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting, 45605-45606 [2017-20932]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 188 / Friday, September 29, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Collection of Qualitative Feedback through Focus Groups. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit. The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback USCIS means information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Sep 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 but not responses to statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide information on customer and stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, and/or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders and contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not be generalized to the overall population. This data collection will not be used to generate quantitative information that is designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection is 3,000 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.5 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 4,500 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $0. Dated: September 26, 2017. Jerry Rigdon, Deputy Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–20914 Filed 9–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45605 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0178] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Mr. Jack Stevens, Division Acting Director, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS– 4152 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to Jack.Stevens@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076– 0178 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Mr. Jack Stevens by telephone at (202) 208–6764. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 45606 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 188 / Friday, September 29, 2017 / Notices information was published on July 26, 2017 (82 FR 34686). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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. Abstract: The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide technical assistance funding to federally recognized American Indian Tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, nonacademic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian Tribes and Tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a Tribe may choose to pursue. The DED will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding of salaries for Tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years or more and include one or more economic development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, industrial VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Sep 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 development, tourism, energy, resource development and transportation. This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within Tribal communities. The DED will administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, Tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93–638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. Interested applicants must submit a Tribal resolution requesting funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts. Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis of a proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Title of Collection: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting. OMB Control Number: 1076–0178. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Indian Tribes with trust or restricted land. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project participants each year, on average. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 50 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,030 hours (1,000 for applications and 30 for final reports). Respondent’s Obligation: Response is required to obtain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once per year for applications and final report. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The authority for this action is 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. 2017–20932 Filed 9–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWYR02000 L14400000.ER0000.17X, WYW–166003] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Leavitt Reservoir Expansion Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), through the Cody Field Office, Cody, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Leavitt Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: Comments may be submitted in writing until November 13, 2017. In order to be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 45-day scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation as appropriate. The dates and locations of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through the local news media, newspapers, and the BLM ePlanning Web site at: http://bit.ly/ Leavitt_Reservoir_EIS_2bcgpgW. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: blm_wy_cody_comments@ blm.gov. • Fax: 307–578–5939. • Mail: NEPA Coordinator, BLM Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, Wyoming 82414. Documents pertinent to this proposal are available for public review at the BLM Cody Field Office and on the BLM ePlanning Web site at: http://bit.ly/ Leavitt_Reservoir_EIS_2bcgpgW. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[178A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-
0178]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native 
American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations 
and Reporting

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Mr. Jack Stevens, Division Acting Director, Office of Indian Energy 
and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 1849 C 
Street NW., MS-4152 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to 
Jack.Stevens@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076-0178 in 
the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Mr. Jack Stevens by telephone at (202) 208-
6764. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of

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information was published on July 26, 2017 (82 FR 34686). No comments 
were received.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the BIA; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. 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.
    Abstract: The Division of Economic Development (DED), within the 
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), established 
the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide 
technical assistance funding to federally recognized American Indian 
Tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting 
firms, non-academic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies 
of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans 
will empower American Indian Tribes and Tribal businesses to make 
informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may 
concern the viability of an economic development project or business or 
the practicality of a technology a Tribe may choose to pursue. The DED 
will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and 
development projects, requests for funding of salaries for Tribal 
government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for 
funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or 
other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years 
or more and include one or more economic development factors including 
but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, 
tourism, energy, resource development and transportation.
    This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs 
and foster economic activity within Tribal communities. The DED will 
administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described 
herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund 
absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED 
will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, 
Tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93-
638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to 
their funding from the Office of Self-Governance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et 
seq.
    Interested applicants must submit a Tribal resolution requesting 
funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study 
is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the 
academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if 
known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it 
will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or 
otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts.
    Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis 
of a proposed project's potential to generate jobs and economic 
activity on the reservation.
    Title of Collection: Native American Business Development Institute 
(NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0178.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Indian Tribes with trust or restricted 
land.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 20 applicants per 
year; 20 project participants each year, on average.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 50 hours per application; 
1.5 hours per progress report.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,030 hours (1,000 
for applications and 30 for final reports).
    Respondent's Obligation: Response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Once per year for applications and final 
report.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authority for this action is 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. 2017-20932 Filed 9-28-17; 8:45 am]
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