[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42326-42327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17471]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Reservation 
Roads

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collections to 
the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806; or you may send 
an email to: OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4512 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; 
facsimile: (202) 208-4696 email: LeRoy.Gishi@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LeRoy Gishi, (202) 513-7711. You may 
review the information collection requests online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

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 these collections concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection 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, be advised that your entire comment--
including your personally identifiable information--may be made public 
at any time. While you may request that we withhold your personally 
identifiable 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 
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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: 1,409.
    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: 19,628 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $0.

    Dated: July 13, 2012.
Alvin Foster,
Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2012-17471 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]
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