Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application To Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status, 39364-39365 [2019-17110]

Download as PDF 39364 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2019 / Notices The date and locations of the public meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through notices in the following local newspapers: Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Review Journal and the Moapa Valley Progress and on the following website: www.esmsolareis.com. In order to be fully considered, written comments on the DEIS must arrive no later than 45 days after EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may mail, email, hand carry or telefax written comments to Mr. Chip Lewis, Regional Environmental Protection Officer, BIA Western Regional Office, Branch of Environmental Quality Services, 2600 North Central Avenue, 4th Floor Mail Room, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–3008; fax (602) 379–3833; email: chip.lewis@ bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chip Lewis, BIA Western Regional Office, Branch of Environmental Quality Services, 2600 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–3008, telephone (602) 379–6750; or Mr. Garry Cantley at (602) 379–6750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Federal action, taken under 25 U.S.C. 415, is BIA’s approval of a 2,200 acre solar energy ground lease and associated agreements entered into by the Band with 326MK 8me LLC (ESM Solar or Applicant), a wholly owned subsidiary of 8Minute Energy, to provide for construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of an up-to 300 megawatt (MW) alternating current solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation facility located entirely on the Reservation and specifically on lands held in trust by BIA for the Band. The proposed 230 kilovolt (kV) generationtie transmission line required for interconnection would be located on Reservation lands, Reservation lands administered and managed by BLM, BLM lands, and private lands owned by NV Energy. The Applicant has accordingly requested that the BIA and BLM additionally approve rights-of-way (ROWs) authorizing the construction and operation of the transmission line. Together, the proposed solar energy facility, transmission line, and other associated facilities make up the proposed ESM Solar Project. The solar facility would generate electricity using PV panels. Also included would be inverters, a collection system, a potential battery storage system, an on-site substation to step-up the voltage to transmission level voltage at 230 kV, an operations and maintenance building, and other related khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 facilities. A single overhead 230 kV generation-tie transmission line, approximately 12.5 miles long, would connect the solar project to NV Energy’s Reid-Gardner 230kV substation. Construction of the ESM Solar Project is expected to take approximately 16 to 18 months. The Applicant is expected to operate the energy facility for 30 years, with two options to renew the lease for an additional 5 years each, if mutually acceptable to the Band and Applicant. During construction, the PV panels will be placed on top of single-axis tracking mounting systems that are set on steel posts embedded in the ground. Other foundation design techniques may be used depending on the site topography and conditions. No water will be used to generate electricity during operations. Water will be needed during construction for dust control and a minimal amount will be needed during operations for panel washing, administrative, and sanitary water use on site. The water supply required for construction and operation of the Project would be leased from the Band and trucked in from adjacent Band wells. Operational water would be trucked in from adjacent Band wells to the solar site. Access to the ESM Solar Project will be provided via North Las Vegas Boulevard. The purposes of the ESM Solar Project are to: (1) Help to provide a long-term, diverse, and viable economic revenue base and job opportunities for the Band; (2) help the state of Nevada to meet its renewable energy needs; and (3) allow the Band, in partnership with the Applicant, to optimize the use of the lease site while maximizing the potential economic benefit to the Band. The BIA and BLM will use the EIS to make decisions on the land lease and ROW applications under their respective jurisdiction; the EPA may use the document to make decisions under its authorities; the Band may use the EIS to make decisions under its Environmental Policy Ordinance; and the USFWS may use the EIS to support its decision under the Endangered Species Act. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address and the caption: ‘‘DEIS Comments, Proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project’’ on the first page of your written comments. Locations Where the DEIS is Available for Review: The DEIS will be available for review at: BIA Western Regional Office, 2600 North Central Avenue, 12th Floor, Suite 210, Phoenix, Arizona; BIA Southern Paiute Agency, 180 North 200 East, Suite 111, St. George, Utah; and the BLM Southern Nevada District PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. The DEIS is also available on line at: www.esmsolareis.com. To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS, please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Mr. Chip Lewis or Mr. Garry Cantley. Their contact information is listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS will be provided only upon request. Public Comment Availability: Written comments, including names and addresses of respondents will be available for public review at the BIA Western Regional Office, 2600 North Central Avenue, 12th Floor, Suite 210, Phoenix, Arizona during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, telephone 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. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.) and the Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and in accordance with the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Department Manual. Dated: July 29, 2019. Mark Cruz, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Economic Development—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–17109 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [19XD0120SW/DT20000000/ DSW000000.54AB00; OMB Control Number 1035–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application To Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Interior. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 154 / Friday, August 9, 2019 / Notices Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 9, 2019. 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 John Montel by email at John_Montel@ ost.doi.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1035–0003 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact John Montel by email at John_Montel@ost.doi.gov, or by telephone at (202) 208–3939. You may also view the ICR at https:// 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 November 26, 2018 (83 FR 60444). 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 OST; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the OST enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the OST 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: This notice is for renewal of information collection under OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. These regulations require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)). This notice identifies an information collection activity that the OST is submitting to OMB for renewal. Public Law 103–412, The American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994, allows Indian tribes on a voluntary basis to take their funds out of trust status within the Department of the Interior (and the Federal Government) in order to manage such funds on their own. 25 CFR part 1200, subpart B, Sec. 1200.13, ‘‘How does a tribe apply to withdraw funds?’’ describes the requirements for application for withdrawal. The Act covers all tribal trust funds including judgment funds as well as some settlements funds, but excludes funds held in Individual Indian Money accounts. Both the Act and the regulations state that upon withdrawal of the funds, the Department of the Interior (and the Federal Government) have no further liability for such funds. Accompanying their application for withdrawal of trust funds, tribes are required to submit a Management Plan for managing the funds being withdrawn, to protect the funds once they are out of trust status. This information collection allows the OST to collect the tribes’ applications for withdrawal of funds held in trust by the Department of the Interior. If OST did not collect this information, the OST would not be able to comply with the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994, and tribes would not be able to withdraw funds held for them in trust by the Department of the Interior. Title of Collection: Application to Withdraw Tribal Funds from Trust Status, 25 CFR 1200. OMB Control Number: 1035–0003. Form Number: None. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39365 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Tribal governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: One respondent, on average, every three years. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 750 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Once per tribe per trust fund withdrawal application. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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: August 5, 2019. Treci Johnson, Director, External Affairs, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians. [FR Doc. 2019–17110 Filed 8–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO922000–L13100000–FI0000–19X] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC70909, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reinstatement. AGENCY: As authorized in the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease COC70909 from Carrizo Oil & Gas for land in Weld County, Colorado. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated. No leases that affect these lands were issued prior to receiving the petition. The BLM proposes to reinstate this lease. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Fairbairn, Branch Chief, Fluid Minerals, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215, telephone: (303) 239–3753, email: jfairbairn@blm.gov. Persons who E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 154 (Friday, August 9, 2019)]
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[Pages 39364-39365]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application To 
Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status

AGENCY: Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) are 
proposing to renew an information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 9, 2019.

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 John Montel by email at [email protected]. Please reference 
OMB Control Number 1035-0003 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact John Montel by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at (202) 208-3939. You may 
also view the ICR at https://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 information was published on 
November 26, 2018 (83 FR 60444). 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 OST; (2) will this information be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) 
how might the OST enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the OST 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: This notice is for renewal of information collection 
under OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 that implement the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. These regulations require 
that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an 
opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping 
activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)). This notice identifies an 
information collection activity that the OST is submitting to OMB for 
renewal.
    Public Law 103-412, The American Indian Trust Fund Management 
Reform Act of 1994, allows Indian tribes on a voluntary basis to take 
their funds out of trust status within the Department of the Interior 
(and the Federal Government) in order to manage such funds on their 
own. 25 CFR part 1200, subpart B, Sec. 1200.13, ``How does a tribe 
apply to withdraw funds?'' describes the requirements for application 
for withdrawal. The Act covers all tribal trust funds including 
judgment funds as well as some settlements funds, but excludes funds 
held in Individual Indian Money accounts. Both the Act and the 
regulations state that upon withdrawal of the funds, the Department of 
the Interior (and the Federal Government) have no further liability for 
such funds. Accompanying their application for withdrawal of trust 
funds, tribes are required to submit a Management Plan for managing the 
funds being withdrawn, to protect the funds once they are out of trust 
status.
    This information collection allows the OST to collect the tribes' 
applications for withdrawal of funds held in trust by the Department of 
the Interior. If OST did not collect this information, the OST would 
not be able to comply with the American Indian Trust Fund Management 
Reform Act of 1994, and tribes would not be able to withdraw funds held 
for them in trust by the Department of the Interior.
    Title of Collection: Application to Withdraw Tribal Funds from 
Trust Status, 25 CFR 1200.
    OMB Control Number: 1035-0003.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Tribal governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: One respondent, on 
average, every three years.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 750 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Once per tribe per trust fund withdrawal 
application.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    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: August 5, 2019.
Treci Johnson,
Director, External Affairs, Office of the Special Trustee for American 
Indians.
[FR Doc. 2019-17110 Filed 8-8-19; 8:45 am]
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