Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS, 3183-3184 [2018-01109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0120] Agency Information Collection Activities; Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program 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 Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Ms. Juanita Mendoza, Program Analyst, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, MS 3609– MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to Juanita.Mendoza@bie.edu. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0120 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Juanita Mendoza by email at Juanita.Mendoza@bie.edu, or by telephone at (202) 208–3559. 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. We are 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 BIE; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIE minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 46 to manage program resources and for fiscal accountability and appropriate direct services documentation. Approval for this collection expires on March 31, 2018. This information includes an annual report form. No changes are being made to the approved burden hours and forms for this information collection. Title of Collection: Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program. OMB Control Number: 1076–0120. Form Number: BIA Form 62123. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals (Tribal Adult Education Program Administrators). Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 70 per year, on average. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70 per year, on average. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 4 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 280 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once per year. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $200. 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. 2018–01106 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3183 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010. 999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076– 0160] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS 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 February 22, 2018. 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 Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–5113; email: laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076– 0160 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud by email at laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov, or by telephone at (202) 513–7641. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 3184 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices comments on this collection of information was published on October 19, 2017 (82 FR 48722). 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 BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 U.S.C. 43, 36 Stat. 472, inter alia, and implementing regulations, at 25 CFR part 5, regarding verification of Indian preference for employment. The purpose of Indian preference is to encourage qualified Indian persons to seek employment with the BIA and Indian Health Service (IHS) by offering preferential treatment to qualified candidates of Indian heritage. BIA collects the information to ensure compliance with Indian preference hiring requirements. The information collection relates only to individuals applying for employment with the BIA and IHS. The tribe’s involvement is limited to verifying membership information submitted by the applicant. The collection of information allows certain persons who are of Indian descent to receive preference when appointments are made to vacancies in positions with the BIA and IHS as well as in any unit that has been transferred intact from the BIA to a Bureau or office within the Department of the Interior or the Department of Health and Human Services and that continues to perform functions formerly performed as part of the BIA and IHS. You are eligible for preference if (a) you are a member of a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 federally recognized Indian tribe; (b) you are a descendent of a member and you were residing within the present boundaries of any Indian reservation on June 1, 1934; (c) you are an Alaska native; or (d) you possess one-half degree Indian blood derived from tribes that are indigenous to the United States. Title of Collection: Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS. OMB Control Number: 1076–0160. Form Number: BIA 4432. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Qualified Indian persons who are seeking preference in employment with the BIA and IHS. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,000 per year, on average. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,000 per year, on average. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,500 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: A response is required to obtain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $6,920. 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. 2018–01109 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0114] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application for Admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information collection. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 22, 2018. 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 Ms. Jacquelyn Cheek, Special Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, 1849 C Street NW, Mailstop 3609–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–3312; or email to: Jacquelyn.Cheek@bie.edu. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076– 0114 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Ms. Jacquelyn Cheek, phone: 202–631–4074. 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 information was published on April 27, 2017 (82 FR 19382). 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 BIE; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the BIE enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIE 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-01109]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-
0160]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Verification 
of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS

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 
February 22, 2018.

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 [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government 
Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C 
Street NW, Mail Stop 4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 
208-5113; email: [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control 
Number 1076-0160 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at (202) 513-7641. 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

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comments on this collection of information was published on October 19, 
2017 (82 FR 48722). 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 BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the 
information collection conducted under 25 U.S.C. 43, 36 Stat. 472, 
inter alia, and implementing regulations, at 25 CFR part 5, regarding 
verification of Indian preference for employment. The purpose of Indian 
preference is to encourage qualified Indian persons to seek employment 
with the BIA and Indian Health Service (IHS) by offering preferential 
treatment to qualified candidates of Indian heritage. BIA collects the 
information to ensure compliance with Indian preference hiring 
requirements. The information collection relates only to individuals 
applying for employment with the BIA and IHS. The tribe's involvement 
is limited to verifying membership information submitted by the 
applicant. The collection of information allows certain persons who are 
of Indian descent to receive preference when appointments are made to 
vacancies in positions with the BIA and IHS as well as in any unit that 
has been transferred intact from the BIA to a Bureau or office within 
the Department of the Interior or the Department of Health and Human 
Services and that continues to perform functions formerly performed as 
part of the BIA and IHS. You are eligible for preference if (a) you are 
a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe; (b) you are a 
descendent of a member and you were residing within the present 
boundaries of any Indian reservation on June 1, 1934; (c) you are an 
Alaska native; or (d) you possess one-half degree Indian blood derived 
from tribes that are indigenous to the United States.
    Title of Collection: Verification of Indian Preference for 
Employment in BIA and IHS.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0160.
    Form Number: BIA 4432.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Qualified Indian persons who are 
seeking preference in employment with the BIA and IHS.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 5,000 per year, on 
average.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5,000 per year, on 
average.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,500 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: A response is required to obtain a 
benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $6,920.
    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. 2018-01109 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
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