Title 25 CFR 243, Reindeer in Alaska by bfl62199

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									                                         19094                           Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 8, 2008 / Notices

                                           Dated: March 27, 2008.                                  (c) Ways we could enhance the                       SUMMARY: This notice advises the public
                                         Dirk Kempthorne,                                        quality, utility and clarity of the                   that the Office of Indian Energy and
                                         Secretary of the Interior.                              information to be collected; and,                     Economic Development (IEED) will hold
                                         [FR Doc. E8–7313 Filed 4–7–08; 8:45 am]                   (d) Ways we could minimize the                      an all-day public information session on
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                                                                                                 burden of the collection of the                       April 29, 2008, concerning the final
                                                                                                 information on the respondents, such as               regulations authorizing Tribal Energy
                                                                                                 through the use of automated collection               Resource Agreements (TERA). These
                                         DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                              techniques or other forms of information              final regulations provide the process
                                                                                                 technology.                                           under which a tribe may apply for, and
                                         Bureau of Indian Affairs                                  Please note that an agency may not                  the Secretary of the Interior may grant,
                                                                                                 sponsor or request, and an individual                 authority for an Indian tribe to review
                                         Information Collection for Reindeer in                  need not respond to, a collection of                  and approve leases and business
                                         Alaska, Request for Comments                            information unless it has a valid Office              agreements and grant rights-of-way for
                                                                                                 of Management and Budget (OMB)                        specific energy development activities
                                         AGENCY:   Bureau of Indian Affairs,
                                                                                                 Control Number.                                       on tribal lands through an approved
                                         Interior.                                                 It is our policy to make all comments               TERA. The regulations also cover
                                         ACTION: Notice of Proposed Renewal.                     available to the public for review at the             processes for implementation of TERAs,
                                                                                                 location listed in the ADDRESSES section,             including periodic review and
                                         SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs
                                                                                                 room 347D, during the hours of 8 a.m.                 evaluation of a tribe’s activities under a
                                         (BIA) is seeking comments on the
                                                                                                 to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time,                     TERA, enforcement of TERA provisions,
                                         information collection: 25 CFR part 243,
                                                                                                 Monday through Friday except for legal                and administrative appeals. The
                                         Reindeer in Alaska. The information
                                                                                                 holidays. If you wish to have your name               regulations also include a process for a
                                         collected under this program is related
                                                                                                 and/or address withheld, you must state               tribe to voluntarily rescind a TERA.
                                         to the Alaska Native reindeer industry
                                                                                                 this prominently at the beginning of                  DATES: The public information meeting
                                         and applies to non-natives who own, or
                                                                                                 your comments. We cannot guarantee                    will begin at 9 a.m. on April 29, 2008.
                                         want to own reindeer in Alaska. It is
                                                                                                 that your personally identifiable                     ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
                                         used solely to monitor and regulate the
                                                                                                 information might not be made public at               the Colorado Convention Center, 700
                                         possession and use of Alaskan reindeer
                                                                                                 some time. All comments from                          14th Street, Denver, Colorado.
                                         by non-Natives in Alaska. This
                                                                                                 organizations or representatives will be
                                         collection needs renewal.                                                                                     FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                                                                 available for review. We may withhold
                                         DATES: Submit comments on or before                                                                           Darryl Francois, Office of Indian Energy
                                                                                                 comments from review for other
                                         June 9, 2008.                                                                                                 and Economic Development, Room 20-
                                                                                                 reasons.
                                                                                                   OMB Control Number: 1076–0047.                      South Interior Building, 1951
                                         ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Warren
                                                                                                   Type of Review: Renewal.                            Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
                                         Eastland, Wildlife Biologist, Bureau of
                                                                                                   Title: 25 CFR 243, Reindeer in Alaska.              DC 20245, Telephone (202) 219–0740 or
                                         Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 25520 [3rd floor
                                                                                                   Brief Description of Collection:                    Fax (202) 208–4564.
                                         Federal Building], Juneau, AK 99802–
                                         5520; Telephone (907) 586–7321 and                      Information is provided to obtain or                  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title V of
                                         Facsimile at (907) 586–7120. We cannot                  retain a benefit, namely, a permit to                 the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public
                                         accept electronic submissions at this                   obtain a reindeer, but without such                   Law 109–58, requires the Department of
                                         time.                                                   information no permit shall be issued.                the Interior to promulgate regulations
                                                                                                   Respondents: Non-Natives who wish                   that implement new provisions in 25
                                         FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                        to possess Alaskan reindeer.                          U.S.C. 3504 concerning Tribal Energy
                                         Warren Eastland, Wildlife Biologist,                      Number of Respondents: 10.                          Resource Agreements (TERAs). The
                                         (907) 586–7321, Facsimile at (907) 586–                   Estimated Time per Response: 5 to 20                intent of these agreements is to promote
                                         7120.                                                   minutes with the average being 10                     tribal oversight and management of
                                         SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                              minutes.                                              energy and mineral resource
                                         Information to be provided includes                       Frequency of Response: The number                   development on tribal lands and further
                                         name, address, and where an applicant                   of respondents varies annually but                    the goal of Indian self-determination.
                                         will keep reindeer. The applicant must                  never exceeds 10.                                        The Department published a final rule
                                         fill out a permit to get a reindeer for any               Total Annual Burden to Respondents:                 in the Federal Register titled Tribal
                                         purpose. The applicant is required to                   3 hours.                                              Energy Resource Agreements under the
                                         report on the status of reindeer annually                 Dated: March 28, 2008.                              Indian Tribal Energy Development and
                                         or when a change occurs if earlier than                 Carl J. Artman,                                       Self Determination Act on March 10,
                                         the date for the annual report.                         Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs.                   2008 (73 FR 12808). The rule, which can
                                                                                                 [FR Doc. E8–7291 Filed 4–7–08; 8:45 am]               be found in the Code of Federal
                                         Request for Comments
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                                                                                                                                                       Regulations at 25 CFR Part 224, fully
                                           The Bureau of Indian Affairs requests                                                                       implements the provisions of 25 U.S.C.
                                         your comments on this collection                                                                              3504.
                                         concerning:                                             DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                               IEED staff will be on hand at the
                                           (a) The necessity of this information                                                                       meeting to present an overview of the
                                         collection for the proper performance of                Bureau of Indian Affairs                              regulations and to provide information
                                         the functions of the agency, including                                                                        on how tribes can use the processes
                                         whether the information will have                       Tribal Energy Resource Agreement                      contained in the regulations in their
                                         practical utility;                                      Regulations Public Information                        energy development efforts. At the
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                                           (b) The accuracy of the agency’s                      Meeting                                               meeting, IEED staff will discuss topics
                                         estimate of the burden (hours and cost)                 AGENCY:   Bureau of Indian Affairs,                   covering application and agreement
                                         of the collection of information,                       Interior.                                             requirements, how to define the scope
                                         including the validity of the                                                                                 of a TERA, the process for
                                                                                                 ACTION: Notice of Meeting.
                                         methodology and assumptions used;                                                                             determination of tribal capacity, the


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