Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, NV, 26786-26787 [2010-11362]

Download as PDF WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 26786 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices men because they were thought to be too powerful for anyone else to possess. Therefore, officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, reasonably believe the object is an unassociated funerary object. Archeological evidence provides the most direct line of evidence supporting affiliation between an earlier group and a present-day Indian tribe. The evidence found at site 45FR50, and in nearby archeological sites, supports a nearly continuous occupation of this region of the Columbia Plateau beginning as far back as 11,500 years. The archeological assemblage of site 45FR50 represents a long sequence of cultural occupation. Archeological and geological connections at the site can be drawn both horizontally across the site, from the rockshelter to the floodplain and across the floodplain, and also vertically, from the earlier deposits to the later deposits. Cultural continuity from the earliest to latest occupations within the site can be traced through the changes in the use of subsistence resources (marine and other) and the gradual changes in lithic assemblages. Additionally, the presence of the articulated owl foot object provides further support for cultural affiliation. The owl image is commonly seen in petroglyphs and on stone objects in the region. The Sahaptin languages have words for owls, and ‘‘owl’’ appears in the names of individuals (for example, there is a Maynard White Owl Lavadour of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation). The owl is a primary character in many Nez Perce Coyote stories, and is often characterized as having superior abilities. Cultural practices of historic Native groups in the region include owl dances. Geographical and anthropological lines of evidence support the archeological evidence of earlier group habitation in the same geographic location as the historic groups. Anthropologically, evidence for continuity includes the presence of red ochre and olivella shells in the earliest Windust Phase deposits, continuing into later deposits and found in the later burials. Finally, oral tradition evidence provided by tribal elders indicates a large Palus village, which had been inhabited by tribal ancestors from time immemorial, was once located near the Marmes Rockshelter, site 45FR50. According to tribal elders, their ancestors were mobile and traveled the landscape to gather resources, as well as to trade. Ethnographic documentation indicates that the present-day location VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 of the Marmes Rockshelter in Franklin County, WA, is within the territory occupied historically by the Palus (Palouse) Indians. During the historic period, the Palouse people settled along the Snake River; relied on fish, game, and root resources for subsistence; shared their resource areas and maintained extensive kinship connections with other groups in the area; and had limited political integration until the adoption of the horse (Walker 1998). These characteristics are common to the greater Plateau cultural communities surrounding the Palouse territory including the Nez Perce, Cayuse, Walla Walla, Yakama, and Wanapum groups. Moreover, information provided during consultation by representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group, substantiate shared past and present traditional lifeways that bind the aforementioned Indian tribes and the Wanapum Band to common ancestors. The descendants of these Plateau communities of southeastern Washington are now widely dispersed and are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item described above is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 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 unassociated funerary object and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington; and the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho. Furthermore, officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, have determined that there is a cultural relationship between the unassociated funerary object and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes their tribe is culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary object should contact LTC Michael Farrell, U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 North Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362–1876, telephone (509) 527–7700, before June 11, 2010. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, recognizes the participation of the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, during the transfer of the cultural item to the Indian tribes. The U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 4, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–11352 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000 L16400000.PH0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 10–08807; MO#4500012081; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra FrontNorthwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra FrontNorthwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet in Winnemucca, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public. Dates and Times: July 13–14, 2010, at the BLM Winnemucca District Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada. A field trip to locations in Humboldt County will occur on July 14. Approximate meeting times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a general public comment period, tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 13, unless otherwise listed in the final meeting agenda that will be available two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Struble, (775) 885–6107, E-mail: mstruble@blm.gov. The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Nevada. Topics for discussion will include, but are not limited to: District Manager’s reports on current program of work, Draft Winnemucca RMP/EIS, Wilderness Area Planning, Cheat Grass Die-Off Implications, Renewable Energy Projects Updates, Water Issues with Renewable Energy Projects, Black Rock Stimulus Projects, and other issues that may arise during the meeting. The final agendas with any additions/ corrections to agenda topics, locations, field trips and meeting times, will be posted on the BLM Web site at: http:// www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ carson_city_field.html, and sent to the media at least 14 days before the meeting. Individuals who need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of each agenda, should contact Mark Struble no later than July 6, 2010. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 5, 2010. Christopher J. McAlear, Carson City District Manager, (RAC Designated Federal Official) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [LLMTB07900 09 L10100000.PH0000 LXAMANMS0000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Western Montana RAC will meet May 26, 2010 at 9 a.m. The public comment period for the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is expected to adjourn at approximately 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Missoula Field Office, 3255 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, Montana. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Abrams, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Coordinator, Butte Field Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, telephone 406– 533–7617. The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in western Montana. At the May meeting, agenda items include an update on new RAC member nominations and project updates from the Butte, Dillon, and Missoula Field Offices. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2010–11362 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] Richard M. Hotaling, District Manager, Western Montana District. BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P [FR Doc. 2010–11360 Filed 5–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DN–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 May 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 26787 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before April 17, 2010. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60 written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Comments are also being accepted on the following properties being considered for removal pursuant to 36 CFR 60.15. Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service,1201 Eye St., NW. 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by May 27, 2010. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National, Historic Landmarks Program. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 12, 2010)]
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Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin 
Resource Advisory Council, NV

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra 
Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will 
meet in Winnemucca, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public.
    Dates and Times: July 13-14, 2010, at the BLM Winnemucca District 
Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca, Nevada. A field trip to 
locations in Humboldt County will occur on July 14. Approximate meeting 
times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a general public comment 
period, tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 13, unless otherwise 
listed in the final meeting agenda that will be available two weeks 
prior to the start of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Struble, (775) 885-6107, E-mail: 
mstruble@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and 
management issues associated with public land management in Nevada.
    Topics for discussion will include, but are not limited to: 
District Manager's reports on current program of work, Draft Winnemucca 
RMP/EIS, Wilderness Area Planning, Cheat Grass Die-Off Implications, 
Renewable Energy Projects Updates, Water Issues with Renewable Energy 
Projects, Black Rock Stimulus Projects, and other issues that may arise 
during the meeting.
    The final agendas with any additions/corrections to agenda topics, 
locations, field trips and meeting times, will be posted on the BLM Web 
site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html, and 
sent to the media at least 14 days before the meeting. Individuals who 
need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other 
reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of each 
agenda, should contact Mark Struble no later than July 6, 2010.

    Dated: May 5, 2010.
Christopher J. McAlear,
Carson City District Manager, (RAC Designated Federal Official)
[FR Doc. 2010-11362 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]
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