[Federal Register: January 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 19)]
[Page 4696]
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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of American Indian Trust, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
3501. et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and 
burden. Specifically, the Department of the Interior invites comments 
by the public on: Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Department, including whether the information will have a practical 
use; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, 
usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
minimizing the burden of collection on those who are to respond.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove this information 
collection but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments 
should be submitted to OMB on or before March 1, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Desk Officer for the Interior 
Department, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. 20503. Copies of any comments 
should be sent to: Director, Office of American Indian Trust, United 
States Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 2472 MIB, 
Washington, D.C. 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Lohah Homer, Director, 
Office of American Indian Trust, United States Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 2472 MIB, Washington, D.C.20240. 
Telephone: (202) 208-3338.

    Title: Evaluation of the Performance of Trust Functions Performed 
by Tribes under Self-Governance Compacts (OMB Control No. 1076-0146). 
This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information 
    Abstract: This collection of information will be made to ensure 
compliance with 25 U.S.C. 458cc(d) which requires that the Secretary of 
the Interior monitor the performance of trust functions which have been 
assumed under Self-Governance funding agreements negotiated between the 
Secretary and an Indian Tribe/Consortia (hereinafter the respondent).
    This information collection addresses those statutory and 
regulatory performance requirements imposed upon the respondent through 
the assumption of a particular trust function, through a formal Self-
Governance agreement pursuant to the Self-Governance Act (P.L. 103-413) 
which, if not performed properly, may create imminent jeopardy to a 
trust asset. The information will be used by the Department of the 
Interior to determine if there is imminent jeopardy to any asset held 
in trust by the United States for an Indian Tribe or individual Indian 
that are being managed by a Tribe/Consortium on behalf of the United 
States pursuant to a Self-Governance agreement.
    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 OMB control number for this 
collection is 1076-0146. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information 
was published on November 6, 1998 (Vol. 63, No. 215, Page 60016). There 
were no comments received.
    Burden Statement: There is no preliminary work nor is any follow-up 
work required of the respondents. There are no forms to complete. The 
annual hour burden is calculated by the amount of time that the 
reviewer spends at each program site interviewing the respondents and 
collecting file information. Currently there are 63 respondents. The 
time required ranges from 4 person/hours to 80 person/hours. Based on 
the size and complexity of the current programs, the average hours 
spent for each annual evaluation is estimated at 24 person/hours. 63 
x  24 = 1,512 person/hours per year for the collection of information.

    Dated: January 25, 1999.
Kevin Gover,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 99-2179 Filed 1-28-99; 8:45 am]