[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 37 (Tuesday, February 25, 2020)]
[Pages 10704-10705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03660]



Indian Health Service

Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments. Request for extension of 


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment 
on the information collection titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act Contracts,'' Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Control Number 0917-0037. IHS

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is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which 
expires on February 29, 2020. This proposed information collection 
project was previously published in the Federal Register (84 FR 70982) 
on December 26, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as 
required by the PRA. The IHS received no comments regarding this 
collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public 
comment to be submitted directly to OMB.

    Comment Due Date: March 26, 2020. Your comments regarding this 
information collection are best assured of having full effect if 
received within 30 days of the date of this publication.
    Direct Your Comments to OMB: Send your comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This previously approved information 
collection project was last published in the Federal Register (84 FR 
70982) on December 26, 2019. No public comment was received in response 
to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the 
supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID 
    Information Collection: Title: ``Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act Contracts, 25 CFR part 900.''
    OMB Control Number: 0917-0037.
    Title: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act 
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian Tribe or Tribal 
Organization is required to submit certain information when it proposes 
to contract with the IHS under the ISDEAA. Each response may vary in 
its length. In addition, each Subpart of 25 CFR part 900 concerns 
different parts of the contracting process. For example, Subpart C 
relates to provisions of the contents for the initial contract 
proposal. The respondents do not incur the burden associated with 
Subpart C when contracts are renewed. Subpart F describes minimum 
standards for management systems used by Indian Tribes or Tribal 
Organizations under these contracts. Subpart G addresses the 
negotiability of all reporting and data requirements in the contracts. 
Responses are required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal 
    Number of Respondents: 275 Title I contractors.
    Estimated Number of Responses: On average, IHS receives 10 
proposals for new or expanded Title I agreements each fiscal year, plus 
there are 265 existing Title I contracts and associated annual funding 
agreements, which must be negotiated each year = 275 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: Average of 70 hours for the new/
expanded; average of 35 hours for the existing.
    Frequency of Response: Each time programs, functions, services or 
activities are contracted from the IHS under the ISDEAA.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 700 [70 x 10] for new/expanded 
+ 9,275 [35 x 265] for existing = 9,975.
    Requests for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are 
invited on one or more of the following points: (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 to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the 

Michael D. Weahkee,
Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, Principal Deputy 
Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-03660 Filed 2-24-20; 8:45 am]