[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 190 (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)]
[Page 61768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-21558]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

[201A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076-

Agency Information Collection Activities; Certificate of Degree 
of Indian or Alaska Native Blood

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


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

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal 
Government Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 4513 MIB, Washington, DC 20240; 
facsimile: (202) 208-5113; email: [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1076-0153 in the subject line of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, telephone (202) 513-

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 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 
    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 BIA is seeking renewal of this information collection 
conducted under the numerous laws authorizing BIA to administer program 
services to Indians, provided that the individual possess a minimum 
degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood. When applying for program 
services authorized by these laws, an applicant must provide acceptable 
documentation to prove that he or she meets the minimum required degree 
of Indian or Alaska Native blood. Currently, the BIA certifies an 
individual's degree of Indian or Alaska Native blood if the individual 
can provide sufficient information to prove his or her identity and 
prove his or her descent from an Indian ancestor(s) listed on historic 
documents approved by the Secretary of the Interior that include blood 
degree information. To obtain the Certificate of Degree of Indian or 
Alaska Native Blood, the applicant must fill out an application form 
and provide supporting documents.
    Title of Collection: Request for Certificate of Degree of Indian or 
Alaska Native Blood.
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0153.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 100,000 per year, on 
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100,000 per year, on 
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1.5 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 150,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $400,000.
    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. 2020-21558 Filed 9-29-20; 8:45 am]