[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 26, 2020)]
[Pages 31543-31544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11190]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-NCTC-2019-N153; FXGO16610900600 (201) FF09X35000; OMB Control 
Number 1018-New]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Native Youth Community 
Adaptation and Leadership Congress

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing a new 
information collection in use without an OMB Control Number.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request by 
mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/1N (PERMA-PRB), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1018-NYCALC in the subject line of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503.

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 
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed information collection 
request (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 Service; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Service 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 Service offers eligible Native American, Alaskan 
Native, and Pacific Islander high school students the opportunity to 
apply for the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress 
(Congress). The mission of the Congress is to develop future 
conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address 
environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their 
schools and home communities. The Congress supports and operates under 
the following authorities:
     Executive Order (E.O.) 13175, ``Consultation and 
Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments'' (November 6, 2000);
     E.O. 13515, ``Increasing Participation of Asian Americans 
and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs'' (October 14, 2009);
     E.O. 13592, ``Improving American Indian and Alaska Native 
Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and 
Universities'' (December 2, 2011);
     Public Law 116-9, ``John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, 
Management, and Recreation Act'' (March 12, 2019);
     White House Memorandum on Government-to-Government 
Relationships with Native Governments (2004);
     Department of the Interior Secretarial Order (SO) 3206, 
``American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, 
and the Endangered Species Act'' (June 5, 1997);
     SO 3317, ``DOI Policy: Department of the Interior Policy 
on Consultation with Indian Tribes'' (December 1, 2011);
     SO 3335, ``Reaffirmation of the Federal Trust 
Responsibility to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Individual 
Indian Beneficiaries'' (2014); and
     Service Policy 520 FW 1, ``Native American Policy'' 
(January 20, 2016).
    The weeklong environmental conference fosters an inclusive, 
meaningful, educational opportunity for aspiring Native youth leaders 
interested in addressing environmental issues facing Native American, 
Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander communities. Eligible students--
representing a diverse mix of Native communities from various 
geographic locations, both urban and rural--compete for the opportunity 
to represent their Native communities from across the country. The 
students learn about environmental change and conservation while 
strengthening their leadership skills for addressing conservation 
issues within their own Native communities.
    Through a cooperative agreement with the New Mexico Wildlife 
Federation (NMWF), the Service solicits and evaluates applications from 
eligible students interested in applying for the program. The NMWF 
notifies successful applicants and arranges all travel for them. 
Information collected from each applicant via an online application 
administered by the NMWF includes:
     Applicant's full name, contact information, date of birth, 
and tribal/community affiliation;
     Emergency contact information for applicant;
     Name and contact information of applicant's mentor;
     Applicant's school name and address;
     Applicant's current grade in school;
     Applicant's participation in extracurricular activities, 
school clubs, or community organizations;
     Applicant's volunteer experience; and
     Applicant's accomplishments or awards received.
    Each applicant also provides essay responses to questions 
concerning topics such as environmental issues affecting his or her 
home/tribal community, how or whether the

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environmental issues are addressed, and/or how, as a Native youth 
leader, he or she can lead the community in adapting to a changing 
environment. Successful applicants must also provide basic medical 
information to assure their health and safety while on site at the NCTC 
for the Congress. The on-site nurse maintains this strictly 
confidential information for use only during an emergency.
    The following Federal partners assist and support the Service's 
administration of the Congress:
     The U.S. Department of the Interior--
--Bureau of Indian Affairs;
--Bureau of Land Management;
--National Park Service;
--United States Geological Survey;
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture--U.S. Forest Service;
     The U.S. Department of Commerce--National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration;
     The Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
     The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    Title of Collection: Native Youth Community Adaptation and 
Leadership Congress.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-New.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collection of information in use without 
an OMB Control Number.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Eligible high school or college 
students interested in applying for the program.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

                                                                   Total annual      time per      Total annual
                            Activity                                 responses       response      burden hours
Application.....................................................             105               4             420
Student Medical Information.....................................             100              .5              50
    Totals:.....................................................             205  ..............             470

    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.).

    Dated: May 20, 2020.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
[FR Doc. 2020-11190 Filed 5-22-20; 8:45 am]