Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, 27795-27797 [2018-12805]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection ICAM is 2,406,880 and the estimated hour burden per response is 0.167 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 407,157 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: June 8, 2018 Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–12764 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0183] Agency Information Collection Activities; Secretarial Elections 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. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to the Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 3645–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to Laurel Iron Cloud at laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0183 in the subject line of your comments. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Laurel Iron Cloud by email at laurel.ironcloud@bia.gov, or by telephone at (202) 513–7641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 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. 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: Under the Indian Reorganization Act, Indian tribes have the right to organize and adopt constitutions, bylaws, and any amendments thereto, and ratify charters of incorporation, through elections called by the Secretary of the Interior, according to rules prescribed by the Secretary. See 25 U.S.C. 476, 477, 503. The Secretary’s rules for conducting these elections, known as ‘‘Secretarial elections,’’ and approving the results are at 25 CFR 81. In most cases, the tribe requests a Secretarial election; however, an individual voting member of a tribe may also request a Secretarial election by petition. These rules also establish the procedures for an individual to petition for a Secretarial election. BIA requires the tribe to submit a formal request for Secretarial election, including: A tribal resolution; the document or language to be voted on in the election; a list of all tribal members who are age 18 or older in the next 120 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27795 days (when the election will occur), including their last known addresses, voting districts (if any), and dates of birth, in an electronically sortable format. While much of the information the tribe prepares for a Secretarial election (e.g., list of members eligible to vote) would be required if the tribe instead conducted its own tribal election, the Secretary’s rules establish specifics on what a tribal request or petition for election must contain. These specifics are necessary to ensure the integrity of Secretarial elections and allow Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and tribal personnel the ability to consistently administer elections. Title of Collection: Secretarial Elections. OMB Control Number: 1076–0183. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Indian Tribes and their members. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 252,041. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 252,041. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 40 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 64,305. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $110,880. 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). Dated: June 8, 2018. Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–12802 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 27796 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices Notice of request for nominations. ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There will be eight positions available. Advisory Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to this request for nominations, as well as other sources. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides committee and membership criteria. DATES: Please submit nominations by July 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Ms. Jennifer Davis, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, 2600 N Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Telephone (602) 265–1592 or (480) 777– 7986; Fax to (602) 265–0293. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Davis, DFO, at the above listed address and telephone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463. The following provides information about the Committee, the membership and the nomination process. SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 1. Objective and Duties (a) Members of the Advisory Board will provide guidance, advice and recommendations with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in BIEfunded schools in accordance with the requirements of IDEA; (b) The Advisory Board will: (1) Provide advice and recommendations for the coordination of services within the BIE and with other local, State and Federal agencies; (2) Provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational services to American Indian children with disabilities; (3) Serve as advocates for American Indian students with special education needs by providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for improved educational programming; (4) Provide advice and recommendations for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 preparation of information required to be submitted to the Secretary of Education under 20 U.S.C. 1411 (h)(2); (5) Provide advice and recommend policies concerning effective inter/intra agency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and the elimination of barriers to inter- and intra-agency programs and activities; and (6) Will report and direct all correspondence to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs through the Director, BIE with a courtesy copy to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). member’s employer, other than as part of a class. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. (c) The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs or the DFO. (d) All Advisory Board meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act regulations. 2. Membership (a) Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(6), the Advisory Board will be composed of up to 15 individuals involved in or concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The Advisory Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one member representing each of the following interests: Indians with disabilities; teachers of children with disabilities; Indian parents or guardians of children with disabilities; service providers, state education officials; local education officials; state interagency coordinating councils (for states having Indian reservations); tribal representatives or tribal organization representatives; and other members representing the various divisions and entities of the BIE. (b) The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the chairperson; however, the chairperson and other Advisory Board members will be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Advisory Board members shall serve staggered terms of two years or three years from the date of their appointment. 4. Nomination Information (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special Education (within the 23 states in which BIE-funded schools are located) concerned with the education of Indian children with disabilities as described above. (b) Nominees should have expertise and knowledge of the issues and/or needs of American Indian children with disabilities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the BIE regarding the needs of American Indian children with disabilities. (c) A summary of the candidates’ qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included with the nomination application, which can be found on the Bureau of Indian Education website. Nominees must have the ability to attend Advisory Board meetings, carry out Advisory Board assignments, participate in teleconference calls, and work in groups. (d) The Department of the Interior is committed to equal opportunities in the workplace and seeks diverse Committee membership, which is bound by Indian Preference Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 472). 3. Miscellaneous (a) Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel, including subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government Service under 5 U.S.C. 5703. (b) A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless authorized by the appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the member or the 5. Basis for Nominations If you wish to nominate someone for appointment to the Advisory Board, please do not make the nomination until the person has agreed to have his or her name submitted to the BIE for this purpose. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Nomination Application Please fill out the application form completely and include a copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae. The membership nomination form can be found on the BIE website at http:// www.bie.edu/Programs/SpecialEd/ AdvisoryBoard/index.htm. 7. Information Collection This collection of information is authorized by OMB Control Number E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices 1076–0179, ‘‘Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children.’’ Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your nomination, please be aware that your entire nomination, 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. Dated: June 7, 2018. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–12805 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR84550000, 189R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Availability of Rural Water Supply Program Approved Appraisal Reports Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Reclamation has made available to the public seven Rural Water Supply Program approved appraisal reports. ADDRESSES: The approved appraisal reports may be downloaded from Reclamation’s website at http:// www.usbr.gov/ruralwater. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations on where to obtain copies of the appraisal reports. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Max Millstein by telephone at (303) 445–2853, or by email at mmillstein@ usbr.gov. SUMMARY: The Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–451, Title I, 120 Stat. 3346, 43 U.S.C. 2401, et seq.) authorized Reclamation to establish a program to work with rural communities, including Indian tribes, in the 17 Western States to assess rural water supply needs and identify options to address those needs through appraisal investigations and feasibility studies. Applicants submitted initial appraisal investigations for review of technical adequacy and completeness. Once reviewed, Reclamation prepared appraisal reports to document the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 findings and conclusions of the appraisal investigations that identified the water supply problems, needs, and opportunities in the planning study areas. Based on meeting the appraisal and eligibility criteria, as specified in Public Law 109–451, Reclamation determined the following seven appraisal investigations were complete; copies of the appraisal reports are available at http://www.usbr.gov/ ruralwater, and hard copies are available for public review at the following locations: • Lower Clearwater Exchange Project Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Snake River Area Office, 230 West Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702; (208) 383–2246. • Jemez Water Supply Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102–2352; (505) 462–3540. • Nye County Water District Water Supply Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, 6150 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306–4001; (623) 773–6200. • Platte Alliance Water System Rural Water Supply Project Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, 705 Pendell Boulevard, Mills, WY 82644; (307) 261–5671. • San Juan—Mexican Hat to Kayenta Rural Water Supply Program Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, UT 84606–7317; (801) 379–1101. • Southwestern Navajo Rural Water Supply Program Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, 6150 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306–4001; (623) 773– 6200. • Sulphur Pipeline Regional Rural Water Supply Project Appraisal Report, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101; (406) 247–7600. Authority: Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of December 22, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–451, Title I, 120 Stat. 3346, 43 U.S.C. 2401, et seq.). Dated: March 26, 2018. Ruth Welch, Director, Policy and Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–12793 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4332–90–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27797 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–18–027] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Vote on Inv. Nos. 731–TA–1374– 1376 (Final) (Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand). The Commission is currently scheduled to complete and file its determinations and views of the Commission by July 6, 2018. 5. Vote on Inv. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of 
Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Bureau 
of Indian Education (BIE) requests nominations of individuals to serve 
on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board). There 
will be eight positions available. Advisory Board members shall serve a 
staggered term of two years or three years from the date of their 
appointment. The BIE will consider nominations received in response to 
this request for nominations, as well as other sources.
    The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice provides 
committee and membership criteria.

DATES: Please submit nominations by July 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Ms. Jennifer Davis, Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO), Bureau of Indian Education, Division of 
Performance and Accountability, 2600 N Central Ave., Suite 800, 
Phoenix, AZ 85004, Telephone (602) 265-1592 or (480) 777-7986; Fax to 
(602) 265-0293.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Davis, DFO, at the above 
listed address and telephone number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board was established in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463. 
The following provides information about the Committee, the membership 
and the nomination process.

1. Objective and Duties

    (a) Members of the Advisory Board will provide guidance, advice and 
recommendations with respect to special education and related services 
for children with disabilities in BIE-funded schools in accordance with 
the requirements of IDEA;
    (b) The Advisory Board will: (1) Provide advice and recommendations 
for the coordination of services within the BIE and with other local, 
State and Federal agencies; (2) Provide advice and recommendations on a 
broad range of policy issues dealing with the provision of educational 
services to American Indian children with disabilities; (3) Serve as 
advocates for American Indian students with special education needs by 
providing advice and recommendations regarding best practices, 
effective program coordination strategies, and recommendations for 
improved educational programming; (4) Provide advice and 
recommendations for the preparation of information required to be 
submitted to the Secretary of Education under 20 U.S.C. 1411 (h)(2); 
(5) Provide advice and recommend policies concerning effective inter/
intra agency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and 
the elimination of barriers to inter- and intra-agency programs and 
activities; and (6) Will report and direct all correspondence to the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs through the Director, BIE with a 
courtesy copy to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

2. Membership

    (a) Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(6), the Advisory Board will be 
composed of up to 15 individuals involved in or concerned with the 
education and provision of services to Indian infants, toddlers, 
children, and youth with disabilities. The Advisory Board composition 
will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will include at least one 
member representing each of the following interests: Indians with 
disabilities; teachers of children with disabilities; Indian parents or 
guardians of children with disabilities; service providers, state 
education officials; local education officials; state interagency 
coordinating councils (for states having Indian reservations); tribal 
representatives or tribal organization representatives; and other 
members representing the various divisions and entities of the BIE. (b) 
The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs may provide the Secretary of 
the Interior recommendations for the chairperson; however, the 
chairperson and other Advisory Board members will be appointed by the 
Secretary of the Interior. Advisory Board members shall serve staggered 
terms of two years or three years from the date of their appointment.

3. Miscellaneous

    (a) Members of the Advisory Board will not receive compensation, 
but will be reimbursed for travel, including subsistence, and other 
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in the 
same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government Service 
under 5 U.S.C. 5703. (b) A member may not participate in matters that 
will directly affect, or appear to affect, the financial interests of 
the member or the member's spouse or minor children, unless authorized 
by the appropriate ethics official. Compensation from employment does 
not constitute a financial interest of the member so long as the matter 
before the committee will not have a special or distinct effect on the 
member or the member's employer, other than as part of a class. The 
provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or 
regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. (c) 
The Advisory Board meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but 
additional meetings may be held as deemed necessary by the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs or the DFO. (d) All Advisory Board meetings 
are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act regulations.

4. Nomination Information

    (a) Nominations are requested from individuals, organizations, and 
federally recognized tribes, as well as from State Directors of Special 
Education (within the 23 states in which BIE-funded schools are 
located) concerned with the education of Indian children with 
disabilities as described above. (b) Nominees should have expertise and 
knowledge of the issues and/or needs of American Indian children with 
disabilities. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice 
and recommendations to the BIE regarding the needs of American Indian 
children with disabilities. (c) A summary of the candidates' 
qualifications (resume or curriculum vitae) must be included with the 
nomination application, which can be found on the Bureau of Indian 
Education website. Nominees must have the ability to attend Advisory 
Board meetings, carry out Advisory Board assignments, participate in 
teleconference calls, and work in groups. (d) The Department of the 
Interior is committed to equal opportunities in the workplace and seeks 
diverse Committee membership, which is bound by Indian Preference Act 
of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 472).

5. Basis for Nominations

    If you wish to nominate someone for appointment to the Advisory 
Board, please do not make the nomination until the person has agreed to 
have his or her name submitted to the BIE for this purpose.

6. Nomination Application

    Please fill out the application form completely and include a copy 
of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae. The membership nomination 
form can be found on the BIE website at http://www.bie.edu/Programs/SpecialEd/AdvisoryBoard/index.htm.

7. Information Collection

    This collection of information is authorized by OMB Control Number

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1076-0179, ``Solicitation of Nominations for the Advisory Board for 
Exceptional Children.'' Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
nomination, please be aware that your entire nomination, 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.

    Dated: June 7, 2018.
John Tahsuda,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Exercising the 
Authority of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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