[Federal Register: January 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 19)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
AGENCY: Office of American Indian Trust, Interior.
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.
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 99-2179 Filed 1-28-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-02-P