National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting, 16836-16837 [05-6516]

Download as PDF 16836 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 62 / Friday, April 1, 2005 / Notices held in June and July 2003 during the public review of the Draft EIS. The proposed action and alternatives were based on comments and suggestions offered during those meetings, hearings, and surveys. The seven alternatives analyzed provide for a wide array of land use allocations and management direction. The alternatives provide for variable levels of commodity production, resource protection, special areas, and authorized land and resource uses, including endangered species conservation, motorized vehicle access to public lands, livestock grazing and various forms of recreation. Necessary amendments to the BLM’s CDCA Plan are addressed. The planning process includes an opportunity for administrative review through a plan protest to the BLM Director should a previous commentator on the Draft WMP/Draft EIS believe that the decision has been issued in error. Only those persons or organizations that participated in the planning process may protest. Protests from parties having no previous involvement will be denied without further review. A protesting party may raise only those issues that were submitted for the record during the planning process. New issues raised during the protest period should be directed to the BLM, California Desert District Manager, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 for consideration in plan implementation, as potential plan amendments, or as otherwise appropriate. The period for filing protests begins when the EPA publishes in the Federal Register its Notice of Receipt of the Final EIS containing the Proposed WMP. To be considered ‘‘timely’’, the protest must be postmarked no later than the last day of the 30-day protest period. Also, although not a requirement, it is recommended that the protest be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. E-mail and faxed protest will not be accepted as valid protest unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the email or faxed protest as an advanced copy, and the protest will receive full consideration. If the protestor wishes to provide the BLM with such advanced notification, faxed protests should be directed to the BLM Protest Coordinator at 202–452–5112, and e-mail to the attention of Brenda_HudgenWilliams@blm.gov. Please direct the follow-up letter to the appropriate address provided below. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:15 Mar 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Protest must be filed in writing to: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035, or by overnight mail to: Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036. In order to be considered complete, the protest must contain, at minimum, the following information: 1. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the person filing the protest. 2. A statement of the issue or issues being protested. 3. A statement of the part or parts of the plan being protested. To the extent possible, this should be done by reference to specific pages, paragraphs, sections, tables, maps, etc. included in the Final EIS. 4. A copy of all documents addressing the issue or issues that were submitted during the planning process or a reference to the date the issue or issues were discussed by the person participating for the record. 5. A concise statement explaining why the decision of the BLM California State Director is believed to be incorrect. This is a critical part of the protest. Take care to document all relevant facts. As much as possible, reference or cite the planning documents, environmental analysis documents, and available planning records (i.e., meeting minutes or summaries, correspondence, etc.). A protest that merely expresses disagreement with the proposed decision, in the absence of supporting data, will not provide additional basis for the BLM Director’s review of the decision. Please note that comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, are available for public review an/or release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Individual respondents may request confidentiality. Respondents who wish to withhold their name and/or street address from public review or from disclosure under FOIA, must state this prominently at the beginning of their written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. The Director will promptly render a decision on the protest. The decision will be in writing and will be sent to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested. The decision of the PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Director will be the final decision of the Department of the Interior. J. Anthony Danna, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 05–6399 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet April 15–16, 2005, in Cathedral City, California. On April 15, the Board will tour Joshua Tree National Park and will be briefed regarding environmental, education and partnership programs. The Board will convene its business meeting on April 16 at 8:30 a.m., EST, in the Vista Room of the Doral Vista Desert Princess Resort-Palm Springs, 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California, telephone 760–322–7000. The meeting will be adjourned at 2:30 p.m. The Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella and Pacific West Regional Director Jonathan Jarvis; and will receive the reports of its Partnerships Committee, Health and Recreation Committee, National Parks Science Committee, and Committee on Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons. The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Mr. Loran E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 62 / Friday, April 1, 2005 / Notices Fraser, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202– 208–7456. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: March 18, 2005. Loran Fraser, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6516 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by American Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. In 1900, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM, by Dr. McLutterell, identified in the Museum’s catalog as ‘‘the agent.’’ The American Museum of Natural History obtained the remains as a gift from Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. This individual has been identified as Native American based on the Museum’s catalog identification of the remains as Mescalero Apache. The VerDate jul<14>2003 17:15 Mar 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 human remains originate from the Mescalero Reservation. The presence of desiccated soft tissue indicates that the human remains may be of relatively recent age. Although the lands from which the human remains originate are currently under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the American Museum of Natural History has control of the human remains since their removal from tribal land predates the permit requirements established by the Antiquities Act of 1906. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5837, before May 2, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: February 11, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–6461 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16837 completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Duke Island, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Field Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Angoon Community Association, Cape Fox Corporation, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes, Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan), Chilkoot Indian Association (Haines), Craig Community Association, Douglas Indian Association, Hoonah Indian Association, Ketchikan Indian Corporation, Klawock Cooperative Association, Organized Village of Kake, Organized Village of Saxman, Petersburg Indian Association, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Wrangell Cooperative Association, and Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. In July 1897, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from a grave house on Duke Island, near Old Tongass, AK, by George A. Dorsey for the Field Museum of Natural History. The 1896–1897 Annual Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees describes a four-month trip that assistant curator of anthropology George A. Dorsey and museum photographer Edward Allen made ‘‘among the Indians of the far West,’’ that included a visit to the ‘‘Tlingit’’ tribe. The report states that a single skeleton of a shaman was secured from the Tlingit tribe. No known individual was identified. The nine associated funerary objects are a bentwood box with lid, a fringed and painted apron, a decorated and fringed leather pouch, a fringed leather pouch, an inlaid pipe, a knife, a stick, a labret, and a peg. The human remains have been identified as Native American, based on the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as a female Tlingit shaman from ‘‘Duke Island, near Old Tongas, Alaska.’’ Scholarly publications and consultation information provided E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 62 (Friday, April 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6516]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Park System Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System 
Advisory Board will meet April 15-16, 2005, in Cathedral City, 
California. On April 15, the Board will tour Joshua Tree National Park 
and will be briefed regarding environmental, education and partnership 
programs. The Board will convene its business meeting on April 16 at 
8:30 a.m., EST, in the Vista Room of the Doral Vista Desert Princess 
Resort-Palm Springs, 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California, 
telephone 760-322-7000. The meeting will be adjourned at 2:30 p.m. The 
Board will be addressed by National Park Service Director Fran Mainella 
and Pacific West Regional Director Jonathan Jarvis; and will receive 
the reports of its Partnerships Committee, Health and Recreation 
Committee, National Parks Science Committee, and Committee on Federal 
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
    Other officials of the National Park Service and the Department of 
the Interior may address the Board, and other miscellaneous topics and 
reports may be covered. The order of the agenda may be changed, if 
necessary, to accommodate travel schedules or for other reasons.
    The Board meeting will be open to the public. Space and facilities 
to accommodate the public are limited and attendees will be 
accommodated on a first-come basis. Anyone may file with the Board a 
written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board also 
may permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length 
of the presentations, as necessary to allow the Board to complete its 
agenda within the allotted time.
    Anyone who wishes further information concerning the meeting, or 
who wishes to submit a written statement, may contact Mr. Loran

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Fraser, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., 
Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-7456.
    Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main 
Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC.

    Dated: March 18, 2005.
Loran Fraser,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-6516 Filed 3-31-05; 8:45 am]
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