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Download as PDF 55632 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Notices (3) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (4) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–21784 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: October 4, 2021, 11:30 a.m. ET. 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[FR Doc. 2021–21930 Filed 10–4–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7025–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G; Docket No. DOI– 2021–0010] Tribal Listening Sessions on Climate Change and Discretionary Grants Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of Tribal listening sessions. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department invites representatives of federally recognized Tribes to participate in three upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) discretionary grants for Tribes. The Department also invites Tribal youth to the first scheduled climate listening session, which is focused on Tribal youth and climate. Climate change, equity, and environmental justice are among this Administration’s top priorities. The Department would like to ensure that its efforts and the initiatives it develops to meet these priorities and to effectively administer discretionary grants programs are shaped and designed based on feedback and information received from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. DATES: Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the sessions. ADDRESSES: Please see the website for updates https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/ tribal-climate-resilience-program for information on joining the Tribal climate sessions. Please see the website https://www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985 for updates and information on joining the Tribal discretionary grants sessions. You may submit your comments though the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Search by docket number ‘‘DOI–2021–0010’’ and follow the instructions for submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachael Novak, BIA Tribal Resilience Coordinator, (505) 563–5253, Tribal.Climate@bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is pleased to announce three upcoming virtual listening sessions for Tribes focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming virtual listening sessions for Tribes focused on Tribal discretionary grants. Climate change, equity, and environmental justice are among this Administration’s SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 top priorities. The Department would like to ensure that its efforts and the initiatives it develops to meet these priorities are shaped and designed based on feedback and information received from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. Such initiatives include the Department’s Equity Plan, Civilian Climate Corps, the Indian Youth Service Corps, Tribal climate science technical support, climate adaptation and resilience planning and implementation grants, economic development grants, and many more. These listening sessions will inform DOI-wide and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-led efforts. Tribes are eligible for a range of discretionary grant programs administered by the BIA, Bureau of Indian Education, and other DOI bureaus. These grant programs can provide funding to support Tribal operations, economic development, education, resilience, preservation of historic places, and other key functions. By identifying and addressing barriers to accessing DOI discretionary grants, the Department can better support Tribes in improving government infrastructure, community infrastructure, education, job training, climate adaptation planning and implementation capacity, and employment opportunities along with other components of long-term sustainable development that work to improve quality of life for their members. These listening sessions will inform DOI efforts to improve access to Tribal discretionary grants. We are scheduling the following listening sessions to create opportunities for sharing and dialogue about these programs and to learn what Tribes see as important opportunities. Each session has a different focus, as noted below. The following general questions for each session are provided to facilitate discussion during the sessions. More specific questions are provided on the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience website: https://www.bia.gov/ bia/ots/tribal-climate-resilienceprogram and the Department’s website pertaining to Executive Order 13985: https://www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985. Session 1: Tribal Youth and Climate Date: October 13, 2021 Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. ET Note: We particularly invite Tribal youth to this session. There is a downloadable parental/guardian consent form at the BIA Tribal Climate website above for participation of minors. Please submit completed forms to Tribal.Climate@bia.gov. Questions for discussion: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Notices 1. How is climate change impacting your Tribal Nation and your community? 2. How can you help connect people of all generations to work together to solve community problems and address climate challenges with honor & respect for the land and environment? And how can DOI help empower you and your Tribal Nation in these efforts? Session 2: Part I—Tribal Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Date: October 28, 2021 Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET Questions for discussion: 1. What are your top priorities surrounding climate adaptation, mitigation, and implementation, and what are the science needs to support these priorities? 2. Do you have a climate adaptation plan(s) for your Tribe/Tribal Program? How are they being implemented? What are the barriers to implementing them? jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Session 2: Part II—Relocation, Managed Retreat, Protect-in-Place for Lower 48 Tribes Date: October 28, 2021 Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. for Tribes in Eastern, Midwest, Great Plains, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Region, 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Tribes in Rocky Mountain, Southwest, Western, Navajo, Pacific, and Northwest Regions 1. Is your Tribe dealing with more frequent and severe climate change impacts (e.g., flooding, erosion, sea level rise, etc.) that are likely to require partial or complete infrastructure relocation? 2. If so, what are the resources (financial, technical, etc.) needed to assist the process? What are the barriers? Session 3: Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Issues in Alaska Date: To be held during the BIA Providers’ Conference the week of November 29, 2021 Time: To be announced (see https:// www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-climateresilience-program for updates) Questions for discussion: 1. What resources have you successfully obtained thus far? What successes have you had? 2. What challenges have you experienced? What assistance do you need from the Federal government to address this issue? Sessions 4 & 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants Date: October 20, 2021 Time: 8 p.m.–10 p.m. ET Questions for discussion: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:32 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 1. If you have applied for a discretionary grant administered by DOI in the past, what has been your experience? 2. If you have not applied for discretionary grants administered by DOI, why not? What would make it easier for you access grant opportunities with DOI? 3. What are the barriers to applying for grant opportunities with DOI? 4. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers that Tribal Nations and communities face when they participate or attempt to participate in DOIadministered grant opportunities? Session 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants Date: October 27, 2021 Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m. ET Questions for discussion: 1. If you have applied for a discretionary grant administered by DOI in the past, what has been your experience? 2. If you have not applied for discretionary grants administered by DOI, why not? What would make it easier for you access grant opportunities with DOI? 3. What are the barriers to applying for grant opportunities with DOI? 4. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers that Tribal Nations and communities face when they participate or attempt to participate in DOIadministered grant opportunities? Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–21804 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances National Indian Gaming Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of Class III tribal gaming ordinances approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. DATES: Applicable Date: This notice is applicable October 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tearanie McCain, Office of General Counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, 202–632–7003, or by facsimile at 202–632–7066 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., established the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55633 National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission). Section 2710 of IGRA authorizes the Chairman of the Commission to approve Class II and Class III tribal gaming ordinances. Section 2710 (d) (2) (B) of IGRA, as implemented by NIGC regulations, 25 CFR 522.8, requires the Chairman to publish, in the Federal Register, approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances and the approvals thereof. IGRA requires all tribal gaming ordinances to contain the same requirements concerning tribes’ sole proprietary interest and responsibility for the gaming activity, use of net revenues, annual audits, health and safety, background investigations and licensing of key employees and primary management officials. The Commission, therefore, believes that publication of each ordinance in the Federal Register would be redundant and result in unnecessary cost to the Commission. Thus, the Commission believes that publishing a notice of approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances in the Federal Register is sufficient to meet the requirements of 25 U.S.C. 2710 (d) (2) (B). Beginning September 30, 2021, the NIGC will publish the notice of approved gaming ordinances quarterly, by March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year. Every approved tribal gaming ordinance, every approved ordinance amendment, and the approval thereof, will be posted on the Commission’s website (www.nigc.gov) under General Counsel, Gaming Ordinances within five (5) business days of approval. Also, the Commission will make copies of approved Class III ordinances available to the public upon request. Requests can be made in writing to the Office of General Counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission, Attn: Tearanie McCain, C/O Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, MS #1621, Washington, DC 20240. The following constitutes a consolidated list of all Tribes for which the Chairman has approved tribal gaming ordinances authorizing Class III gaming. 1. Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indian of Oklahoma 2. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians 3. Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa Indian Reservation 4. Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town 5. Alturas Indian Rancheria 6. Apache Tribe of Oklahoma 7. Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Indian Reservation 8. Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians 9. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[212A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900253G; Docket No. DOI-2021-0010]


Tribal Listening Sessions on Climate Change and Discretionary 
Grants

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal listening sessions.

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SUMMARY: The Department invites representatives of federally recognized 
Tribes to participate in three upcoming virtual listening sessions 
focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming virtual 
listening sessions focused on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) 
discretionary grants for Tribes. The Department also invites Tribal 
youth to the first scheduled climate listening session, which is 
focused on Tribal youth and climate. Climate change, equity, and 
environmental justice are among this Administration's top priorities. 
The Department would like to ensure that its efforts and the 
initiatives it develops to meet these priorities and to effectively 
administer discretionary grants programs are shaped and designed based 
on feedback and information received from across Indian Country and 
Alaska Native Villages.

DATES: Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice 
for dates of the sessions.

ADDRESSES: Please see the website for updates https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-climate-resilience-program for information on joining the 
Tribal climate sessions. Please see the website https://www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985 for updates and information on joining the Tribal 
discretionary grants sessions. You may submit your comments though the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Search by 
docket number ``DOI-2021-0010'' and follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachael Novak, BIA Tribal Resilience 
Coordinator, (505) 563-5253, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is 
pleased to announce three upcoming virtual listening sessions for 
Tribes focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming 
virtual listening sessions for Tribes focused on Tribal discretionary 
grants. Climate change, equity, and environmental justice are among 
this Administration's top priorities. The Department would like to 
ensure that its efforts and the initiatives it develops to meet these 
priorities are shaped and designed based on feedback and information 
received from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. Such 
initiatives include the Department's Equity Plan, Civilian Climate 
Corps, the Indian Youth Service Corps, Tribal climate science technical 
support, climate adaptation and resilience planning and implementation 
grants, economic development grants, and many more. These listening 
sessions will inform DOI-wide and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-led 
efforts.
    Tribes are eligible for a range of discretionary grant programs 
administered by the BIA, Bureau of Indian Education, and other DOI 
bureaus. These grant programs can provide funding to support Tribal 
operations, economic development, education, resilience, preservation 
of historic places, and other key functions. By identifying and 
addressing barriers to accessing DOI discretionary grants, the 
Department can better support Tribes in improving government 
infrastructure, community infrastructure, education, job training, 
climate adaptation planning and implementation capacity, and employment 
opportunities along with other components of long-term sustainable 
development that work to improve quality of life for their members. 
These listening sessions will inform DOI efforts to improve access to 
Tribal discretionary grants.
    We are scheduling the following listening sessions to create 
opportunities for sharing and dialogue about these programs and to 
learn what Tribes see as important opportunities. Each session has a 
different focus, as noted below. The following general questions for 
each session are provided to facilitate discussion during the sessions. 
More specific questions are provided on the BIA Tribal Climate 
Resilience website: https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-climate-resilience-program and the Department's website pertaining to Executive 
Order 13985: https://www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985.

Session 1: Tribal Youth and Climate

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. ET

    Note: We particularly invite Tribal youth to this session. There is 
a downloadable parental/guardian consent form at the BIA Tribal Climate 
website above for participation of minors. Please submit completed 
forms to [email protected].
    Questions for discussion:

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    1. How is climate change impacting your Tribal Nation and your 
community?
    2. How can you help connect people of all generations to work 
together to solve community problems and address climate challenges 
with honor & respect for the land and environment? And how can DOI help 
empower you and your Tribal Nation in these efforts?

Session 2: Part I--Tribal Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. ET

    Questions for discussion:
    1. What are your top priorities surrounding climate adaptation, 
mitigation, and implementation, and what are the science needs to 
support these priorities?
    2. Do you have a climate adaptation plan(s) for your Tribe/Tribal 
Program? How are they being implemented? What are the barriers to 
implementing them?

Session 2: Part II--Relocation, Managed Retreat, Protect-in-Place for 
Lower 48 Tribes

Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. for Tribes in Eastern, Midwest, Great Plains, 
Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Region, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Tribes in 
Rocky Mountain, Southwest, Western, Navajo, Pacific, and Northwest 
Regions

    1. Is your Tribe dealing with more frequent and severe climate 
change impacts (e.g., flooding, erosion, sea level rise, etc.) that are 
likely to require partial or complete infrastructure relocation?
    2. If so, what are the resources (financial, technical, etc.) 
needed to assist the process? What are the barriers?

Session 3: Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Issues in 
Alaska

Date: To be held during the BIA Providers' Conference the week of 
November 29, 2021
Time: To be announced (see https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/tribal-climate-resilience-program for updates)

    Questions for discussion:
    1. What resources have you successfully obtained thus far? What 
successes have you had?
    2. What challenges have you experienced? What assistance do you 
need from the Federal government to address this issue?

Sessions 4 & 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET

    Questions for discussion:
    1. If you have applied for a discretionary grant administered by 
DOI in the past, what has been your experience?
    2. If you have not applied for discretionary grants administered by 
DOI, why not? What would make it easier for you access grant 
opportunities with DOI?
    3. What are the barriers to applying for grant opportunities with 
DOI?
    4. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers that Tribal Nations and 
communities face when they participate or attempt to participate in 
DOI-administered grant opportunities?

Session 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. ET

    Questions for discussion:
    1. If you have applied for a discretionary grant administered by 
DOI in the past, what has been your experience?
    2. If you have not applied for discretionary grants administered by 
DOI, why not? What would make it easier for you access grant 
opportunities with DOI?
    3. What are the barriers to applying for grant opportunities with 
DOI?
    4. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers that Tribal Nations and 
communities face when they participate or attempt to participate in 
DOI-administered grant opportunities?

Bryan Newland,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-21804 Filed 10-5-21; 8:45 am]
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