[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2019)]
[Page 36934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16087]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

[190A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Payment for 
Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in 
State Courts

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
August 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4513, 
Washington, DC 20240; fax: (202) 513-208-5113; email: 
[email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076-
0111 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, (202) 513-7621. 
You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
May 10, 2019 (84 FR 20655). There were no comments received in response 
to this Federal Register notice.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the BIA enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the BIA minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone number, email 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    Abstract: The BIA is seeking renewal of the approval for the 
information collection conducted under 25 CFR 23.13, implementing the 
Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.). The information 
collection allows BIA to receive written requests by State courts that 
appoint counsel for an indigent Indian parent or Indian custodian in an 
involuntary Indian child custody proceeding when appointment of counsel 
is not authorized by State law. The applicable BIA Regional Director 
uses this information to decide whether to certify that the client in 
the notice is eligible to have his counsel compensated by the BIA in 
accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
    Title of Collection: Payment for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary 
Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0111.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State courts.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: Two per year.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: Two per year.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Two hours for reporting and 
one hour for recordkeeping.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: Six hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $0.
    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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

Elizabeth K. Appel,
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action--Indian 
[FR Doc. 2019-16087 Filed 7-29-19; 8:45 am]