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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

59 / Tuesday, March 29, 2005 / Notices 15871

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR soliciting public comments on the
subject proposal.
Revision to the Outer Continental Shelf Office of the Secretary DATES: Written comments must be
(OCS) Policy Committee submitted on or before April 28, 2005.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council;
ADDRESSES: Written comments should
AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Notice of Meeting
be sent directly to the Desk Officer for
Interior. AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, the Department of the Interior, by
ACTION: Revision to the Outer Department of the Interior. facsimile at (202) 395–6566 or you may
Continental Shelf (OCS) Policy ACTION: Notice of meeting. send an e-mail to:
Committee Under the Outer Continental OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Send a
SUMMARY: The Department of the copy of your comments to Daisy West,
Shelf Lands Act.
Interior, Office of the Secretary is Acting Chief, Division of Tribal
announcing a public meeting of the Government Services, Office of Tribal
SUMMARY: Following consultation with Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1951
the General Services Administration, Committee. Constitution Avenue, NW., MS–320–
notice is hereby given that the Secretary DATES: April 28, 2005, at 10 a.m. SIB, Washington, DC 20240; telephone:
of the Interior has revised the OCS (202) 513–7641.
ADDRESSES: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Policy Committee charter.
Trustee Council Office, 441 West 5th FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Avenue, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska. Carolyn Newman, (202) 513–7641.
Jeryne Bryant, Minerals Management FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Service, Offshore Minerals Management, Douglas Mutter, Department of the A 60-day notice for public comments
Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817, Interior, Office of Environmental Policy was published in the Federal Register
telephone (703) 787–1211, and Compliance, 1689 ‘‘C’’ Street, Suite on October 6, 2004 (69 FR 59945). No
jeryne.bryant@mms.gov. 119, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, (907) comments were received on the
271–5011. workload burden or the form itself
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The (OMB Control No. 1076–0160) during
notice is published in accordance with Public Advisory Committee was created this public comment period. One
Section 9(a) of the Federal Advisory by Paragraph V.A.4 of the Memorandum comment was received on October 6,
Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–643). of Agreement and Consent Decree 2004, which concerned a substantive
The OCS Policy Committee will provide entered into by the United States of requirement for descendants of
advice to the Secretary of the Interior, America and the State of Alaska on members of federally recognized Indian
through the Director of the Minerals August 27, 1991, and approved by the tribes but who were not themselves
Management Service, related to the United States District Court for the enrolled members of the tribe. This
discretionary functions of the Bureau District of Alaska in settlement of issue will be addressed during the rule
under the Outer Continental Shelf United States of America v. State of revision.
Lands Act and related statutes. The Alaska, Civil Action No. A91–081 CV. I. Abstract
Committee will review and comment on The meeting agenda will feature
The purpose of the Indian Preference
all aspects of leasing, exploration, discussions on selected proposed
Form is to encourage qualified Indians
development and protection of OCS projects for fiscal year 2005.
to seek employment with the BIA and
resources and provide a forum to Willie R. Taylor, the IHS by offering preferential
convey views representative of coastal Director, Office of Environmental Policy and treatment to qualified candidates of
states, local government, offshore Compliance. Indian heritage. BIA collects
mineral industries, environmental [FR Doc. 05–6138 Filed 3–28–05; 8:45 am] information under the proposed
community, and other users of the BILLING CODE 4310–RG–P regulations to ensure compliance with
offshore and the interested public. The Indian preference hiring requirements.
charter was revised to include two The information collection relates only
additional members representing energy DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR to individuals applying for employment
consumers and to add the Assistant with the BIA and the IHS. The tribe’s
Secretary, Land and Minerals Bureau of Indian Affairs involvement is limited to verifying
Management as an ex officio member of membership information submitted by
Submission of Paperwork Reduction the applicant. The collection of
the Committee.
Act Request to Office of Management information allows certain persons who
Certification and Budget are of Indian descent to receive
AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, preference when appointments are
I hereby certify that the OCS Policy
Interior. made to vacancies in positions with the
Committee is in the public interest in
ACTION: Notice. BIA and IHS as well as in any unit that
connection with the performance of
has been transferred intact from the BIA
duties imposed on the Department of SUMMARY: This notice announces that to a Bureau or office within the
the Interior by the OCS, as amended (43 the Information Collection Request for Department of the Interior, or the
U.S.C. 1331 et seq.). Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Form– Department of Health and Human
Dated: March 18, 2005. 4432, Verification of Indian Preference Services and that continues to perform
Gale A. Norton, for Employment in the BIA and the the functions formerly performed as part
Secretary of the Interior. Indian Health Service (IHS) has been of the BIA or the IHS. You are eligible
submitted to the Office of Management for preference if (a) You are a member
[FR Doc. 05–6169 Filed 3–28–05; 8:45 am]
and Budget (OMB) for approval under of a federally recognized Indian tribe;
BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P
the provisions of the Paperwork (b) you are a descendant of a member
Reduction Act of 1995. The BIA is and you were residing within the

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