[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 79 (Thursday, April 23, 2020)]
[Page 22749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08578]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

[201A2100DD AAKC001030 A0A501010.999 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Trust Land 
Mortgage Lender Checklists

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 a new information 
collection which is currently in use without approval.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 26, 2020.

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 Ms. Sharlene Round Face, 1849 C Street NW, MS 4642-MIB, Washington, 
DC 20240; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference 
OMB Control Number 1076-NEW in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Ms. Sharlene Round Face by email at 
[email protected], or by telephone at 202-208-3615. 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 
March 1, 2019 (84 FR 7110). No comments were received.
    We are again 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: This information collection is authorized under 25 U.S.C. 
5135; 70 Stat. 62, and 25 CFR 152.34 that provides individual Indians 
owning an individual tract of trust land the ability to mortgage their 
land for the purpose of home acquisition and construction, home 
improvements, and economic development. The BIA is required to review 
the trust mortgage application for conformity to statutes, policies, 
and regulations. Mortgage documents submitted to BIA from the lending 
institutions will assist BIA staff in their analysis to approve or 
disapprove a trust land mortgage application request.
    Title of Collection: Trust Land Mortgage Lender Checklists.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-NEW.
    Form Name: Land Mortgage Lender Loan Checklist and Leasehold 
Mortgage Lender Checklist.
    Type of Review: Existing collection in use without OMB control 
    Respondents/Affected Public: Mortgage lenders.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 56.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 131.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies per application from 
20 hours to 40 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,840 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time collection, per mortgage 
    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. 2020-08578 Filed 4-22-20; 8:45 am]