Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation, 8361-8362 [E8-2573]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available at the National NAGPRA website, http:// www.nps.gov/history/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 human 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: December 13, 2007 C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. E8–2571 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation National Park Service, Interior. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; Notice of Nomination Solicitation. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for three members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 one member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. This particular appointee must be a traditional Native American religious leader. The Secretary of the Interior will also appoint two members from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. Nominations must include the following information. 1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain how he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 3. Nominations by national museum organizations and scientific organizations: Nominations must be submitted on organization letterhead with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 4. Information about nominees: All nominations must include the following information: a. nominee’s name, address, and daytime telephone number and e-mail address; and b. nominee’s resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee’s NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board. 5.Nominations from traditional religious leaders, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organization must include a statement that the nominee is a traditional religious leader. DATES: Nominations must be received by June 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Via U.S. Mail: Address nominations to Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8361 Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to U.S. Government offices, a copy of each mailed nomination should also be faxed to (202) 371–5197. Via commercial delivery: Address nominations to C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. 2. The Review Committee is responsible for a. monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; b. reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; c. facilitating the resolution of disputes; d. compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains; e. consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the Review Committee affecting such tribes or organizations; f. consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and g. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. 3. Seven members compose the Review Committee. All members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not appoint Federal officers or employees to the Review Committee. a. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. At least two of these members must be traditional Native American religious leaders. b. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. c. One member is appointed from a list of persons developed and consented to by all of the other members. 4. Members serve as Special Governmental Employees, which requires submission of annual financial disclosure reports and completion of annual ethics training. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 8362 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices 5. Appointment terms: Members are appointed for 4–year terms and incumbent members may be reappointed for 2–year terms. 6. The Review Committee’s work is completed during public meetings. The Review Committee normally meets faceto-face two times per year, and each meeting is normally two or three days. The Review Committee may also hold one or more public teleconferences of several hours duration. 7. Compensation: Review Committee members are compensated for their participation in Review Committee meetings. 8. Reimbursement: Review Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in association with Review Committee meetings. 9. Additional information regarding the Review Committee, including the Review Committee’s charter, meeting protocol, and dispute resolution procedures, is available on the National NAGPRA program Website, http:// www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/ (click ‘‘Review Committee’’ in the menu on the right). 10.The terms ‘‘Indian tribe,’’ ‘‘Native Hawaiian organization,’’ and ‘‘traditional religious leader’’ have the same definitions as given in 43 CFR 10.2. C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 354–2206; email TimlMcKeown@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. E8–2573 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement SUMMARY: In accord with § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–90), the National Park Service is undertaking a conservation planning and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 environmental impact analysis process for a Non-native Ungulate Management Plan for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The purpose of the plan is to refine the strategies for managing nonnative ungulates that supports long-term ecosystem protection, recovery and restoration of native vegetation and other natural resources, and protects and preserves cultural resources. Nonnative ungulate management is needed to address unacceptable impacts of nonnative ungulates, which result in the loss of native ecosystems, especially native plant and animal communities; the loss of sensitive endemic species, including state and federally listed species; and the loss of irreplaceable cultural resources. The park also needs to update non-native ungulate management in order to address NPS Management Policies 2006, § 4.4.4, Management of Exotic Species, which states that non-native species will not be allowed to displace native species if displacement can be prevented. Background Information; Ungulates, or mammals with hooves, are an issue of concern throughout the State of Hawaii because of these are non-native species which have detrimental impacts on native diversity and ecosystems. Non-native species are those that do not naturally occur in the ecosystem and were introduced into the environment from elsewhere. Goats, European pigs, sheep, and cattle were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the late eighteenth century and have become feral. Mouflon sheep were introduced to Hawaii Island in the twentieth century as a game animal. Populations of non-native ungulates have proliferated in Hawaii because of an equable climate, abundant food sources, vegetation poorly adapted to herbivorous mammals, and lack of predators. Because the ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands evolved without large mammalian herbivores, they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of non-native ungulates. Non-native ungulates cause habitat degradation and population decline for native Hawaiian species. They impact native species through browsing, stripping bark, destroying habitat, and inhibiting regeneration. Non-native ungulates increase soil disturbance and erosion, and foster the spread of non-native plants. Non-native ungulates also have the potential to affect cultural resources at the park, which include archeological sites, cultural landscapes, and ethnographic resources. Digging and rooting could impact archeological sites through ground disturbance. Alterations in the ecosystem of an area could PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impact the characteristics that contribute to its designation as a cultural landscape. Traditional uses of native peoples could be impacted by the loss of native plant and animal communities important to their culture. The park was created in 1916, and has been addressing populations of nonnative species, including ungulates, since the 1920s. However, the park’s most recent EIS addressing non-native ungulate control was completed 30 years ago. Consequently the new EIS/ plan will address non-native ungulate management in the context of NPS policies updated in 2006, recent park land acquisition, new invasive species challenges, and currently available strategies for managing ungulates. Scoping Process: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service (NPS) are eliciting early public comment regarding the full spectrum of issues and public concerns, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts (and as appropriate, mitigation measures), and all feasible management alternatives which should be considered by the planning team in preparing a Draft EIS/plan. Through outreach activities planned in the scoping phase, the NPS welcomes relevant information and suggestions from the public. Publication of this Notice formally initiates the public scoping phase for the EIS process. All written scoping comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than May 19, 2008. Written comments may be sent to: Cindy Orlando, Superintendent, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, P.O. Box 52, Hawai’i National Park, HI 96718-0052. Alternatively, comments may also be transmitted electronically through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment project Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/HAVO. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you would be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. At this time, it is expected that public meetings will be hosted in the towns of Hilo (April 29), Na’alehu (April 30), and Kona (May 1). All meetings will be conducted in an open house format from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Detailed information regarding the meetings will be included in an announcement posted on the project Web site, and also publicized in direct mailings and via E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Notices]
[Pages 8361-8362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Nomination Solicitation

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee; Notice of Nomination Solicitation.

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    The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for three 
members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint one member 
from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. This 
particular appointee must be a traditional Native American religious 
leader. The Secretary of the Interior will also appoint two members 
from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and 
scientific organizations.
    Nominations must include the following information.
    1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must 
be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime 
telephone number. The nominator must explain how he or she meets the 
definition of traditional religious leader.
    2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: 
Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization 
letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime 
telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the 
tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this 
solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the 
nominator is so authorized.
    3. Nominations by national museum organizations and scientific 
organizations: Nominations must be submitted on organization letterhead 
with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. 
The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to 
submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination 
must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized.
    4. Information about nominees: All nominations must include the 
following information:
    a. nominee's name, address, and daytime telephone number and e-mail 
address; and
    b. nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's 
NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an 
advisory board.
    5.Nominations from traditional religious leaders, Indian tribes, or 
Native Hawaiian organization must include a statement that the nominee 
is a traditional religious leader.

DATES: Nominations must be received by June 12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: 
    Via U.S. Mail: Address nominations to Designated Federal Officer, 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, 
National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW 
(2253), Washington, DC 20240. Because increased security in the 
Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to U.S. Government 
offices, a copy of each mailed nomination should also be faxed to (202) 
371-5197.
    Via commercial delivery: Address nominations to C. Timothy McKeown, 
Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park 
Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Review Committee was established by 
the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 
(NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.
    2. The Review Committee is responsible for -
    a. monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process;
    b. reviewing and making findings related to the identity or 
cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items;
    c. facilitating the resolution of disputes;
    d. compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human 
remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains;
    e. consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations 
and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the Review 
Committee affecting such tribes or organizations;
    f. consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development 
of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and
    g. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated 
cultural items.
    3. Seven members compose the Review Committee. All members are 
appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not 
appoint Federal officers or employees to the Review Committee.
    a. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by Indian 
tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American 
religious leaders. At least two of these members must be traditional 
Native American religious leaders.
    b. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by 
national museum organizations and scientific organizations.
    c. One member is appointed from a list of persons developed and 
consented to by all of the other members.
    4. Members serve as Special Governmental Employees, which requires 
submission of annual financial disclosure reports and completion of 
annual ethics training.

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    5. Appointment terms: Members are appointed for 4-year terms and 
incumbent members may be reappointed for 2-year terms.
    6. The Review Committee's work is completed during public meetings. 
The Review Committee normally meets face-to-face two times per year, 
and each meeting is normally two or three days. The Review Committee 
may also hold one or more public teleconferences of several hours 
duration.
    7. Compensation: Review Committee members are compensated for their 
participation in Review Committee meetings.
    8. Reimbursement: Review Committee members are reimbursed for 
travel expenses incurred in association with Review Committee meetings.
    9. Additional information regarding the Review Committee, including 
the Review Committee's charter, meeting protocol, and dispute 
resolution procedures, is available on the National NAGPRA program 
Website, http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/ (click ``Review Committee'' 
in the menu on the right).
    10.The terms ``Indian tribe,'' ``Native Hawaiian organization,'' 
and ``traditional religious leader'' have the same definitions as given 
in 43 CFR 10.2.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal 
Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C 
Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 354-2206; email 
Tim_McKeown@nps.gov.


C. Timothy McKeown,
Designated Federal Officer,
    Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-2573 Filed 2-12-08; 8:45 am]
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