[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24975-24976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10096]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Reservation 
Roads; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for Indian Reservation Roads. The information collection is 
currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0161, which expires 
July 31, 2012.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; 
facsimile: (202) 219-1193 email: LeRoy.Gishi@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LeRoy Gishi, (202) 513-7711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This collection allows Federally recognized Tribal governments to 
participate in the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program as defined in 
25 U.S.C. 204(a)(1). The information collected determines the 
allocation of IRR program funds to Indian tribes as described in 25 
U.S.C. 202 (d)(2)(A).

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection

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for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could 
minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the 
respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques 
or other forms of information technology.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
has a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address or other personally 
identifiable information, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including you personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee 
that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0161.
    Title: 25 CFR Part 170, Indian Reservation Roads.
    Brief Description of Collection: Some of the information such as 
the application of Indian Reservation Roads High Priority Projects 
(IRRHPP) (25 CFR 170.210), the road inventory updates (25 CFR 170.443), 
the development of a long range transportation plan (25 CFR 170.411 and 
170.412), the development of a tribal transportation improvement 
program and priority list (25 CFR 170.420 and 170.421) are mandatory 
for consideration of projects and for program funding from the formula. 
Some of the information, such as public hearing requirements, is 
necessary for public notification and involvement (25 CFR 170.437 and 
170.439). While other information, such as data appeals (25 CFR 
170.231) and requests for design exceptions (25 CFR 170.456), are 
voluntary.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments who 
have transportation needs associated with the IRR Program as described 
in 25 CFR part 170.
    Number of Respondents: Varies from 10 to 350.
    Frequency of Response: Annually or on an as needed basis.
    Estimated Time per Response: Reports require from 30 minutes to 40 
hours to complete. An average would be 16 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 4,120 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $0.

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
Alvin Foster,
Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2012-10096 Filed 4-25-12; 8:45 am]
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