Agency Information Collection Activities; Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes, 44632-44633 [2019-18259]

Download as PDF 44632 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES962000 L14400000 BJ0000 18X] Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys; Eastern States Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Official Filing. AGENCY: The plats of surveys of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of land Management (BLM), Eastern States Office, Washington, DC, 30 days from the date of this publication. The surveys, executed at the request of the identified agencies is required for the management of these lands. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plat described in this notice will happen on September 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written notices protesting any of these surveys must be sent to the State Director, BLM Eastern States, Suite 950, 20 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth D. Roy, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Eastern States; (202) 912– 7756; email: Kroy@blm.gov; or U.S. Postal Service: BLM–ES, 20 M Street SE, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20003. Attn: Cadastral Survey. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The dependent resurvey and corrective dependent resurvey of portions of the boundaries of the ‘‘Public Settlement Lands’’ recited in the Act of August 18, 1987, (Pub. L. 100–95) held in trust for the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head Inc., in the town of Gay Head, Dukes County, in the State of Massachusetts. Survey requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Eastern Region. The dependent resurvey and survey of the boundaries of land held in trust by the United States, commonly referred to as the Henderson Parcel for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, in Houlton and Littleton, Aroostook County, in the State of Maine. The resurvey of a portion of the Westerly Right of Way of the Foxcroft Road, a metes and bounds survey in lot VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Aug 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 13, ranges 3 and 4, and a survey of the thread of the Meduxnekeag River, Lots 13 and 14, range 4, and in lot 12, range 3 for lands held in trust for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, in Houlton, Aroostook County, in the State of Maine. Survey requested by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. A person or party who wishes to protest a survey must file a written notice of protest within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication at the address list in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. A statement of reasons for the protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed within 30 calendar days after the protest is filed. If a protest against the survey is received prior to the date of official filing, the filing will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat will not be officially filed until the day after all protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire protest, 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. A copy of the described plats will be placed in the open files, and available to the public as a matter of information. Authority: 43 U.S.C. Chap. 3. Kenneth D. Roy, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2019–18253 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CRPS–NPS0028076; PPWOCRADI0, PPMRSCR1Y.Y00000, P103601 (199); OMB Control Number 1024– 0271] Agency Information Collection Activities; Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS), are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or by facsimile at 202–395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email at phadrea_ponds@nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024– 0271 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jennifer TalkenSpaulding, Bureau Cultural Anthropologist, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7360, Washington, DC 20240; or by email at jennifer_talken-spaulding@nps.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024–0271 in the subject line of your comments. 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. On June 5, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on August 5, 2019 (84 FR 26154). We did not receive any comments regarding this information collection. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. DATES: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 44633 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices 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: Gathering and removing plants or plant parts is currently prohibited in National Park System areas unless specifically authorized by Federal statute or treaty rights or conducted under the limited circumstances authorized by an existing regulation codified in 36 CFR 2.1(c). Regulations codified in 36 CFR part 2 allow the gathering and removal of plants or plant parts by enrolled members of federally recognized tribes for traditional purposes. The regulations authorize agreements between the NPS and federally recognized tribes to facilitate the continuation of tribal cultural practices on lands within areas of the National Park System where those practices traditionally occurred, without causing a significant adverse impact to park resources or values. The regulations: • respect tribal sovereignty and cultural practices, • further the government-togovernment relationship between the United States and the Indian Tribes, • provide system-wide consistency for this aspect of NPS-Tribal relations. The agreements explicitly recognize the special government-to-government relationship between the United States and Indian Tribes, and are based upon mutually agreed upon terms and conditions subject to the requirements of 36 CFR 2.6(f). The agreements serve as the documents through which the NPS authorizes tribal gathering implemented by an accompanying permit authorized by 36 CFR 1.6. Only enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe are allowed to collect plants or plant parts, and the tribe must be traditionally associated with the specific park area. This traditional association must predate the establishment of the park. The plant gathering must meet a traditional purpose that is a customary activity and practice rooted in the history of the tribe and is important for the continuation of the tribe’s distinct culture. Authorized plant gathering must be sustainable and may not result in a significant adverse impact on park resources or values. The sale and commercial use of plants or plant parts within areas of the National Park System will continue to be prohibited by the NPS regulations in 36 CFR 2.1(c)(3)(v). The information collections associated with 36 CFR part 2 include: Estimated number of annual responses Activity/requirement Completion time per response (Hours) Estimated total annual burden hours Initial Written Request from an Indian Tribal Official .................................................................. Agreement with Indian Tribe ....................................................................................................... Appeals ........................................................................................................................................ 20 5 5 4 80 10 80 400 50 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 30 94 530 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.). khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES (1) The initial request from a tribe that we enter into an agreement with the tribe for gathering and removal of plants or plant parts for traditional purposes. The request must include the information specified in § 2.6(c). (2) The agreement defines the terms under which the NPS may issue a permit to a tribe for plant gathering purposes. To make determinations based upon tribal requests or to enter into an agreement, we may need to collect information from specific tribal members or tribes who make requests. The agreement must contain the information specified in § 2.6(f). (3) Tribes may submit an appeal to the NPS to provide additional information on historical relationship of the tribe, traditional uses of plants to be gathered, and/or the impact of gathering on the resource of concern in the event of a denial by the NPS on this issue. Title of Collection: Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes, 36 CFR 2. OMB Control Number: 1024–0271. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Indian Tribes. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Phadrea Ponds, Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2019–18259 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 16:09 Aug 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Agency Information Collection Activities; NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Exhibitor, Annual Review, and Amendment Forms AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. SUMMARY: In accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 25, 2019. DATES: [NPS–WASO–NRSS–BRD–NPS0027380; PPWONRADB0 PPMRSNR1Y.NM00000 199; OMB Control Number 1024–0265] Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are VerDate Sep<11>2014 proposing to renew an information collection. Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or by facsimile at 202–395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2019-18259]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CRPS-NPS0028076; PPWOCRADI0, PPMRSCR1Y.Y00000, P103601 (199); 
OMB Control Number 1024-0271]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Gathering of Certain 
Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for 
Traditional Purposes

AGENCY: National Park Service, 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 National Park Service (NPS), are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Desk Officer for 
the Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; 
or by facsimile at 202-395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National 
Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email 
at [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0271 
in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Jennifer Talken-Spaulding, Bureau Cultural 
Anthropologist, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 
7360, Washington, DC 20240; or by email at [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1024-0271 in the 
subject line of your comments. 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.
    On June 5, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice soliciting 
comments on this collection of information for 60 days, ending on 
August 5, 2019 (84 FR 26154). We did not receive any comments regarding 
this information collection.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the NPS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the NPS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the NPS minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.

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    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: Gathering and removing plants or plant parts is currently 
prohibited in National Park System areas unless specifically authorized 
by Federal statute or treaty rights or conducted under the limited 
circumstances authorized by an existing regulation codified in 36 CFR 
2.1(c). Regulations codified in 36 CFR part 2 allow the gathering and 
removal of plants or plant parts by enrolled members of federally 
recognized tribes for traditional purposes. The regulations authorize 
agreements between the NPS and federally recognized tribes to 
facilitate the continuation of tribal cultural practices on lands 
within areas of the National Park System where those practices 
traditionally occurred, without causing a significant adverse impact to 
park resources or values. The regulations:
     respect tribal sovereignty and cultural practices,
     further the government-to-government relationship between 
the United States and the Indian Tribes,
     provide system-wide consistency for this aspect of NPS-
Tribal relations.
    The agreements explicitly recognize the special government-to-
government relationship between the United States and Indian Tribes, 
and are based upon mutually agreed upon terms and conditions subject to 
the requirements of 36 CFR 2.6(f). The agreements serve as the 
documents through which the NPS authorizes tribal gathering implemented 
by an accompanying permit authorized by 36 CFR 1.6. Only enrolled 
members of a federally recognized tribe are allowed to collect plants 
or plant parts, and the tribe must be traditionally associated with the 
specific park area. This traditional association must predate the 
establishment of the park. The plant gathering must meet a traditional 
purpose that is a customary activity and practice rooted in the history 
of the tribe and is important for the continuation of the tribe's 
distinct culture. Authorized plant gathering must be sustainable and 
may not result in a significant adverse impact on park resources or 
values. The sale and commercial use of plants or plant parts within 
areas of the National Park System will continue to be prohibited by the 
NPS regulations in 36 CFR 2.1(c)(3)(v).
    The information collections associated with 36 CFR part 2 include:
    (1) The initial request from a tribe that we enter into an 
agreement with the tribe for gathering and removal of plants or plant 
parts for traditional purposes. The request must include the 
information specified in Sec.  2.6(c).
    (2) The agreement defines the terms under which the NPS may issue a 
permit to a tribe for plant gathering purposes. To make determinations 
based upon tribal requests or to enter into an agreement, we may need 
to collect information from specific tribal members or tribes who make 
requests. The agreement must contain the information specified in Sec.  
2.6(f).
    (3) Tribes may submit an appeal to the NPS to provide additional 
information on historical relationship of the tribe, traditional uses 
of plants to be gathered, and/or the impact of gathering on the 
resource of concern in the event of a denial by the NPS on this issue.
    Title of Collection: Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by 
Federally Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes, 36 CFR 2.
    OMB Control Number: 1024-0271.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Indian Tribes.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                                     Estimated      Completion
                                                                     number of       time per        Estimated
                      Activity/requirement                            annual         response      total annual
                                                                     responses        (Hours)      burden hours
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Initial Written Request from an Indian Tribal Official..........              20               4              80
Agreement with Indian Tribe.....................................               5              80             400
Appeals.........................................................               5              10              50
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    Total.......................................................              30              94             530
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    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.).

Phadrea Ponds,
Acting NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-18259 Filed 8-23-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P