Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Trust Evaluations for Compact Tribes, 16390-16391 [2021-06418]

Download as PDF 16390 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R4– ES–2021–0019; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. Erin M. Gawera, by telephone at 904–731– 3121 or via email at erin_gawera@ fws.gov. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce receipt of an application from BB Groves, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) incidental to the construction of a housing development (project) in Orange County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4231 et seq.). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for public review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Project BB Groves, LLC requests a 5-year ITP to take sand skinks by converting approximately 10.10 acres (ac) of occupied sand skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to the construction of a housing development located on a 165.55-ac parcel in Section 30, Township 24 South, Range 27 East, on Parcel ID number 30–24–27–0000– 00–003, in Orange County, Florida. The applicant proposes to mitigate for take of the sand skinks by purchasing 20.20 credits from the Lake Wales Ridge Conservation Bank or another Serviceapproved conservation bank. The Service would require the applicant to make this purchase prior to engaging in activities associated with the project. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made available to the public. While you may request that we withhold your personal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including land clearing, infrastructure building, landscaping, and the proposed mitigation measure, would individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on sand skinks and the environment. Therefore, we have preliminarily concluded that the ITP for this project would qualify for categorical exclusion and that the HCP is low effect under our NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305. A low-effect HCP is one that would result in (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) impacts that, when considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result in significant cumulative effects to environmental values or resources over time. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the application and the comments received to determine whether to issue the requested permit. We will also conduct an intra-Service consultation pursuant to section 7 of the ESA to evaluate the effects of the proposed take. After considering the preceding findings, we will determine whether the permit issuance criteria of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA have been met. If met, the Service will issue ITP number PER0002629 to BB Groves, LLC. Authority The Service provides this notice under section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.32) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305). Jay Herrington, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office. [FR Doc. 2021–06353 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DT64101000.DSB4A0000.T7AC00.24IA; OMB CONTROL NUMBER 1035–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Trust Evaluations for Compact Tribes Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (formerly known as the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians), Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we, the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA, formerly known as the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Nina Alexander, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration Director of Federal Information Resources, 4400 Masthead NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; or by email to Nina_Alexander@ btfa.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1035–0005 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nina Alexander by email at Nina_Alexander@btfa.gov or by telephone at 505–273–1620. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency 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 response. 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: As codified in 25 U.S.C. 4001, The American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (the Reform Act) makes provisions for the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (formerly known as the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians) to administer trust fund accounts for individuals and tribes. This collection of information is required to fulfill the mission of the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) and the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibility for evaluating all Public Law 93–638 Compact Tribes administering or managing trust programs, functions, services, and/or activities on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. This responsibility is federally mandated pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 458cc(d) and 25 CFR 1000.350. The BTFA, Office of Trust Risk, Evaluation and Compliance currently performs the evaluations by collecting Tribal trust data and documentation from approximately 126 Compacted Tribes. These evaluations are conducted by performing desk reviews (via email questionnaires, and teleconferences), and on-site visits. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 results are documented in a final report which is submitted to the Tribe(s) with copies to select government officials. The data is also reported in the annual report to Congress through the Office of Self-Governance. The original 2018 request for the OMB Form 1035–0005 to be approved included language regarding the automation of the questionnaires that make up the 1035–0005 collection. This would have provided the Compacted Tribes access to the questionnaires through a Tribal Evaluation System (TES) that the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) was developing. System development reviews identified a number of problematic issues with TES, including potential vulnerabilities to the system. As a result, the system development ended, which lead to the system being formally decommissioned by OST in 2020. This request for renewal of 1035– 0005 is for the continued approved use of the collection (questionnaires) only. Title of Collection: Tribal Trust Evaluations, 25 CFR 1000.350. OMB Control Number: 1035. Form Number: 0005. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Public Law 93–638 Compacted Tribes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 64 Tribes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 640. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,920. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Maintain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: Bi-Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: $71,654. (64 respondents × average of 10 questionnaires per year × 3 hours per questionnaire = 1,920 × $37.32 (Business and Financial Operations Classification) = $71,654. 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.). John Montel, Associate Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06418 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16391 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/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 April 28, 2021. 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; fax: (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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 58 (Monday, March 29, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DT64101000.DSB4A0000.T7AC00.24IA; OMB CONTROL NUMBER 1035-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Trust 
Evaluations for Compact Tribes

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Bureau of 
Trust Funds Administration (formerly known as the Office of the Special 
Trustee for American Indians), Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of 
the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
we, the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA, formerly known as 
the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians) are proposing 
to renew an information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Nina Alexander, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration 
Director of Federal Information Resources, 4400 Masthead NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87109; or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1035-
0005 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Nina Alexander by email at 
[email protected] or by telephone at 505-273-1620.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the 
PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor, and you are not required to respond 
to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 
OMB control number.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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.

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    We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) How might the agency 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 response.
    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: As codified in 25 U.S.C. 4001, The American Indian Trust 
Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (the Reform Act) makes provisions 
for the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (formerly known as the 
Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians) to administer trust 
fund accounts for individuals and tribes. This collection of 
information is required to fulfill the mission of the Bureau of Trust 
Funds Administration (BTFA) and the Secretary of the Interior's 
responsibility for evaluating all Public Law 93-638 Compact Tribes 
administering or managing trust programs, functions, services, and/or 
activities on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. This 
responsibility is federally mandated pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 458cc(d) and 
25 CFR 1000.350. The BTFA, Office of Trust Risk, Evaluation and 
Compliance currently performs the evaluations by collecting Tribal 
trust data and documentation from approximately 126 Compacted Tribes. 
These evaluations are conducted by performing desk reviews (via email 
questionnaires, and teleconferences), and on-site visits. The results 
are documented in a final report which is submitted to the Tribe(s) 
with copies to select government officials. The data is also reported 
in the annual report to Congress through the Office of Self-Governance.
    The original 2018 request for the OMB Form 1035-0005 to be approved 
included language regarding the automation of the questionnaires that 
make up the 1035-0005 collection. This would have provided the 
Compacted Tribes access to the questionnaires through a Tribal 
Evaluation System (TES) that the Office of the Special Trustee for 
American Indians (OST) was developing. System development reviews 
identified a number of problematic issues with TES, including potential 
vulnerabilities to the system. As a result, the system development 
ended, which lead to the system being formally decommissioned by OST in 
2020. This request for renewal of 1035-0005 is for the continued 
approved use of the collection (questionnaires) only.
    Title of Collection: Tribal Trust Evaluations, 25 CFR 1000.350.
    OMB Control Number: 1035.
    Form Number: 0005.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Public Law 93-638 Compacted Tribes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 64 Tribes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 640.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,920.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Maintain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Bi-Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burden Cost: $71,654.
    (64 respondents x average of 10 questionnaires per year x 3 hours 
per questionnaire = 1,920 x $37.32 (Business and Financial Operations 
Classification) = $71,654.
    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.).

John Montel,
Associate Chief Information Officer.
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