Notice of Inventory Completion: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 58743-58744 [05-20199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 194 / Friday, October 7, 2005 / Notices Committee. The Review Committee will meet on November 16–17, 2005, in the Cochiti/Taos Room, Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 768–4575. Meeting sessions will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m each day. The agenda for the meeting includes an update on the status of national implementation of the Act; consultation on regulations regarding the disposition of unclaimed Native American cultural items excavated or discovered on Federal or tribal lands after November 16, 1990; consideration of requests for recommendations regarding the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains; discussion of the Review Committee’s recommendations to Congress for 2005; discussion of the Review Committee’s procedures for meetings, findings, and disputes; and presentations and statements by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public. A block of lodging rooms has been set-aside at a reduced rate at the Double Tree Hotel, which is adjacent to the Convention Center. Reservations for rooms in this block may be made by calling (505) 247–3344 and referencing the National NAGPRA Program. Reservations must be made by October 31, 2005, to guarantee the reduced rate available for persons attending this meeting. To schedule a presentation to the Review Committee during the meeting, submit a written request with an abstract of the presentation and contact information. Persons also may submit written statements for consideration by the Review Committee during the meeting. Send requests and statements to the Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee by U.S. Mail to the National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; or by commercial delivery to the National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to Government offices, copies of mailed requests and statements should also be faxed to (202) 371–5197. Transcripts of Review Committee meetings are available approximately 8 weeks after each meeting at the National NAGPRA Program office, 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC. To request electronic copies of meeting transcripts, send an e-mail message to VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Oct 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 TimlMcKeown@nps.gov. Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available at the National NAGPRA website, http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra; for the Review Committee’s meeting procedures, select ‘‘Review Committee,’’ then select ‘‘Procedures.’’ The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. Review Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Review Committee is responsible for monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; facilitating the resolution of disputes; compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains that are in the possession or control of each Federal agency and museum and recommending specific actions for developing a process for disposition of such remains; consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the committee affecting such tribes or organizations; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee’s work is completed during meetings that are open to the public. Dated: September 23, 2005 C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer,Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. 05–20200 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. 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 Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce County, Tacoma, WA. The human remains were PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58743 removed from a site in Parkland, Pierce County, WA. 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 Pacific Lutheran University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Prior to 1938, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unidentified site in Parkland, Pierce County, WA. The human remains were originally transferred to a Pacific Lutheran University faculty member who loaned them, along with other items from the same site, to the University of Washington, Burke Museum, Seattle, WA, in 1938. Most of the 1938 loan was returned in the early 1940s. However, the human remains were discovered in the Burke Museum’s collections in 1995 and transferred to Pacific Lutheran University. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Funerary objects originally found with the remains, but no longer in the possession of either the Burke Museum or Pacific Lutheran University, indicate the human remains were interred during the historic period. The burial site location is located within the area ceded to the United States by the Niskwali, Payullup, Steilacoom, Squaxin, S’Homamish, Stehchass, T’Peeksin, Squiaitl, and Sa-heh-wamish in the treaty of Medicine Creek, December 26, 1854. The burial site location is believed to be located within the area recognized by a final judgment of the United States Court of Claim as the aboriginal land of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Officials of Pacific Lutheran University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 58744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 194 / Friday, October 7, 2005 / Notices individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of Pacific Lutheran University 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 Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David R. Huelsbeck, Anthropology Department, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447, telephone (253) 535–7196, before November 7, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Pacific Lutheran University is responsible for notifying the the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: September 1, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–20199 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [FES 05–29] Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill and Lander Counties, NV Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 102(2) of 1969, the Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a FEIS for the Humboldt Project Conveyance, Pershing, Churchill, and Lander Counties, Nevada. The FEIS assesses the impacts of conveying title of the Humboldt Project (Project) and associated lands to the Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD), State of Nevada, Lander County and Pershing County. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Oct 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 The action is needed to comply with Title VIII of Pub. L. 107–282 which directs Reclamation to transfer title of the Project to the entities listed above. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the FEIS. At the end of the 30-day period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the document, please call (775) 884–8352, or write or e-mail Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N Plaza, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701, or e-mail chunttdecarlo@mp.usbr.gov. The FEIS is accessible from the following Web site: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=550. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2003. A Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2005 (70 FR 4149). The written comment period on the DEIS ended on March 28, 2005. The FEIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. The Project is located along the Humboldt River in northwestern Nevada. Reclamation began Project construction in 1935 and in 1941 the first water was delivered to agricultural lands in the Lovelock Valley from storage in Rye Patch Reservoir. PCWCD assumed operation of the Project in 1941. PCWCD has had several Project repayment contracts with Reclamation that have all been repaid. Project features include Battle Mountain Community Pasture, Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir, and the Humboldt Sink. Battle Mountain Community Pasture, located near Battle Mountain, is approximately 30,000 acres and is managed for grazing by the PCWCD under a lease agreement with Reclamation. Rye Patch Reservoir is located 26 miles upstream from Lovelock, is 21 miles in length, and has a capacity of 190,000 acre-feet. The State of Nevada manages the recreation at the reservoir under a management agreement with Reclamation and the PCWCD. The Humboldt Sink is also part of the Project and is managed by the State of Nevada under a management agreement with Reclamation. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Comment Availability Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may also be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: August 30, 2005. Kirk C. Rodgers, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–20187 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, Shasta and Tehama Counties, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings. ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Reclamation proposes to prepare an EIS for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI). Authorization for the investigation comes from Pub. L. 96–375, 1980; which directs the Secretary of the Interior to engage in feasibility studies related to enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Other directing legislation includes Title 34 of Pub. L. 102–575, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and Pub. L. 108–137, the Energy and Water Development Act. In addition, enlargement of Shasta Dam was identified in the CALFED Programmatic Environmental Impact Report/Statement and Record of Decision (ROD) and in Pub. L. 108–361, the CALFED Bay-Delta authority. A series of public scoping meetings will be held to solicit public input on the scope of the environmental document, alternatives, concerns, and DATES: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Pacific Lutheran University, 
Tacoma, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 
Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce County, Tacoma, WA. The human 
remains were removed from a site in Parkland, Pierce County, WA.
    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 Pacific 
Lutheran University professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 
of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of 
the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the 
Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Prior to 1938, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site in Parkland, Pierce 
County, WA. The human remains were originally transferred to a Pacific 
Lutheran University faculty member who loaned them, along with other 
items from the same site, to the University of Washington, Burke 
Museum, Seattle, WA, in 1938. Most of the 1938 loan was returned in the 
early 1940s. However, the human remains were discovered in the Burke 
Museum's collections in 1995 and transferred to Pacific Lutheran 
University. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Funerary objects originally found with the remains, but no longer 
in the possession of either the Burke Museum or Pacific Lutheran 
University, indicate the human remains were interred during the 
historic period. The burial site location is located within the area 
ceded to the United States by the Niskwali, Payullup, Steilacoom, 
Squaxin, S'Homamish, Stehchass, T'Peeksin, Squiaitl, and Sa-heh-wamish 
in the treaty of Medicine Creek, December 26, 1854. The burial site 
location is believed to be located within the area recognized by a 
final judgment of the United States Court of Claim as the aboriginal 
land of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of Pacific Lutheran University have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one

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individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of Pacific Lutheran 
University 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 Puyallup Tribe 
of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David R. 
Huelsbeck, Anthropology Department, Pacific Lutheran University, 
Tacoma, WA 98447, telephone (253) 535-7196, before November 7, 2005. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Pacific Lutheran University is responsible for notifying the the 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Cowlitz 
Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 1, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-20199 Filed 10-6-05; 8:45 am]
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