Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, 69282-69283 [2011-28948]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69282 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OTR Corporation, formed by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, proposes to install a work of art, titled Over The River TM, on Federal, state and private lands adjacent to the Arkansas River ˜ between the cities of Salida and Canon City in Colorado. Following an estimated two-year construction period, the exhibit is proposed for a two-week display and viewing period in early August 2014. The Notice of Realty Action for OTR Corporation land use permit application was published on October 31, 2008 (73 FR 64981). The Notice of Availability for the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement was published on July 29, 2011 (76 FR 45614). The proposed art exhibit involves the installation of approximately 900 porous, semi-transparent fabric panels, which would be suspended eight to 25 feet above the water for a total distance of approximately 5.9 miles at eight locations along the 42.4 mile stretch of the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City. The fabric panels would be supported by approximately 1,270 steel cables and a series of steel anchor transition frames. More than 9,000 steel anchors would be drilled into the banks along the Arkansas River to support the panels. At the end of the two-week exhibition period, the fabric panels, system of support cables, anchors and other above-ground materials would be removed over an estimated three-month period. Below ground materials will not be removed. The OTR Corp. will be responsible for restoring the river corridor according to the standards, conditions and mitigation measures imposed by the operator permitting and approval authorities, including the BLM. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit the Arkansas River canyon during the two-week exhibition period. The art exhibit is a no-fee visitor event. As approved, the project will be located primarily on Federal lands administered by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, but would also be located on lands owned or managed by the Colorado State Land Board (SLB), Union Pacific Railroad, and private landowners, and lands owned or cooperatively managed by Colorado VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 Parks and Wildlife in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. The Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol have jurisdiction for activities along U.S. Highway 50. The majority of the project area is within Fremont County; however, a small portion at the western end of the project is within Chaffee County. Approximately 80 percent of the area in the proposed project would be located in the Arkansas Canyonlands Area of Critical Environmental Concern, a BLM-designated area that is managed to protect and enhance recreation, scenic, historic, cultural and wildlife values. The Final Environmental Impact Statement identified seven alternatives (including a no action alternative) that vary by panel length, transportation, visitor management, and timing considerations from which the preferred alternative was selected. The preferred alternative was identified in the Final EIS published on July 29, 2011. The ROD sets forth the Front Range District Manager’s decision to authorize a landuse permit for construction, display, and removal of 5.9 total miles of fabric panel at eight locations along the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City, Colorado for a two-week display period in early August 2014. Included in this authorization are a variety of terms and conditions, which set forth mitigation and monitoring requirements for the protection of Federal resource values, lands and habitats. The ROD was finalized based on multiple opportunities for public participation through scoping and later public comment throughout the EIS process. The BLM sought participation from the public; 16 tribes; and local, state and Federal agencies while developing the ROD. Cooperating agencies on the EIS included the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (Colorado Parks and Wildlife –formally known as the Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Parks), SLB, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and Fremont and Chaffee counties. Prior to the BLM issuing a notice to proceed under the land use permit, OTR Corp. will have to obtain additional permits and authorizations from other state and local agencies. This decision is in compliance with the requirements of NEPA, FLPMA and other applicable laws, regulations, and resource management plans. The ROD constitutes the BLM’s final decision regarding the land-use permit application for the proposed OTR Art Project. The ROD contains PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implementation-level decisions that are appealable pursuant to 43 CFR Part 4. Any party adversely affected by the BLM’s decision may appeal the decision to the Interior Board of Land Appeals pursuant to 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E. The appeal should state the specific decisions in the ROD that are being appealed. Appeals, as described in the regulation, must be filed by December 8, 2011. Please consult the appropriate regulations for further information. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10. Helen M. Hankins, State Director. [FR Doc. 2011–28511 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May 9– 10, 2012, in the Ballroom of the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel, 100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for this meeting will include the appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee’s Report to the Congress for 2012, and discussion of the scope of the Report; and National NAGPRA Program reports. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior, as required by law, in order to effect the agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; requests to the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and the hearing of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices (c)(4). The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 20, 2012, at https://www.nps.gov/ nagpra. The Review Committee is soliciting presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies on the following two topics: (1) The progress made, and any barriers encountered, in implementing NAGPRA and (2) the outcomes of disputes that have come before the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(4). The Review Committee also will consider other presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public. A presentation request must, at minimum, include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenter(s). Presentation requests must be received by March 2, 2012. The Review Committee will consider requests for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior, as required by law, in order to effect the agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable (CUI). A CUI disposition request must include the appropriate, completed form posted on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and download the appropriate form—either the form for CUI with a ‘‘tribal land’’ or ‘‘aboriginal land’’ provenience or the form for CUI without a ‘‘tribal land’’ or ‘‘aboriginal land’’ provenience—go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ‘‘Request for CUI Disposition Form.’’ CUI disposition requests must be received by February 24, 2012. The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items, where consensus among affected parties is unclear or uncertain. A request for findings of fact must be accompanied by the completed form posted on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and download the form, go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ‘‘Request for Findings of Fact (Not a Dispute) Form.’’ Requests for findings of fact must be received by January 27, 2012. The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(4), to convene parties and facilitate a dispute, where consensus clearly has not been reached among affected parties regarding the identity or cultural VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items. A request to convene parties and facilitate a dispute must be accompanied by the completed form posted on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and download the form, go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ‘‘Request to Convene Parties and Facilitate a Dispute Form.’’ Requests to convene parties and facilitate a dispute must be received by January 9, 2012. Submissions may be made in one of three ways: 1. Electronically, as an attachment to a message (preferred for submissions of 10 pages or less). Electronic submissions are to be sent to: David_Tarler@nps.gov. 2. By mail, on a single compact disc (preferred for submissions of more than 10 pages). Mailed submissions are to be sent to: Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, National Park Service, National NAGPRA Program, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th Floor (2253), Washington, DC 20005. 3. By mail, in hard copy. Such items are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA Program Web site prior to the meeting. Items submitted at the meeting are subject to posting after the meeting. Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program Web site, at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra. For the Review Committee’s meeting procedures, click on ‘‘Review Committee,’’ then click on ‘‘Procedures.’’ Meeting minutes may be accessed by going to the Web site; then clicking on ‘‘Review Committee;’’ and then clicking on ‘‘Meeting Minutes.’’ Approximately fourteen weeks after each Review Committee meeting, the meeting transcript is posted for a limited time on the National NAGPRA Program Web site. The Review Committee was established in Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3006. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69283 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 affecting such tribes or organizations lying within the scope of work of the Committee; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee’s work is carried out during the course of meetings that are open to the public. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Dated: November 3, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review 
Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May 9-10, 2012, in the 
Ballroom of the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel, 100 East San Francisco 
Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. This meeting will be open to the public.
    The agenda for this meeting will include the appointment of the 
subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to the Congress for 
2012, and discussion of the scope of the Report; and National NAGPRA 
Program reports. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the 
Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior, 
as required by law, in order to effect the agreed-upon disposition of 
Native American human remains determined to be culturally 
unidentifiable; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian 
organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; requests to 
the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(3), for review and 
findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of 
human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and 
the hearing of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006

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(c)(4). The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or 
before April 20, 2012, at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    The Review Committee is soliciting presentations by Indian tribes, 
Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies on the 
following two topics: (1) The progress made, and any barriers 
encountered, in implementing NAGPRA and (2) the outcomes of disputes 
that have come before the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 
(c)(4). The Review Committee also will consider other presentations by 
Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal 
agencies, and the public. A presentation request must, at minimum, 
include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the 
presenter(s). Presentation requests must be received by March 2, 2012.
    The Review Committee will consider requests for a recommendation to 
the Secretary of the Interior, as required by law, in order to effect 
the agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined 
to be culturally unidentifiable (CUI). A CUI disposition request must 
include the appropriate, completed form posted on the National NAGPRA 
Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary materials noted on 
the form. To access and download the appropriate form--either the form 
for CUI with a ``tribal land'' or ``aboriginal land'' provenience or 
the form for CUI without a ``tribal land'' or ``aboriginal land'' 
provenience--go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on 
``Request for CUI Disposition Form.'' CUI disposition requests must be 
received by February 24, 2012.
    The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3006 (c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or 
cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the 
return of such items, where consensus among affected parties is unclear 
or uncertain. A request for findings of fact must be accompanied by the 
completed form posted on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as 
applicable, the ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and 
download the form, go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on 
``Request for Findings of Fact (Not a Dispute) Form.'' Requests for 
findings of fact must be received by January 27, 2012.
    The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3006 (c)(4), to convene parties and facilitate a dispute, where 
consensus clearly has not been reached among affected parties regarding 
the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural 
items, or the return of such items. A request to convene parties and 
facilitate a dispute must be accompanied by the completed form posted 
on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, the 
ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and download the form, 
go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ``Request to Convene 
Parties and Facilitate a Dispute Form.'' Requests to convene parties 
and facilitate a dispute must be received by January 9, 2012.
    Submissions may be made in one of three ways:
    1. Electronically, as an attachment to a message (preferred for 
submissions of 10 pages or less). Electronic submissions are to be sent 
to: David_Tarler@nps.gov.
    2. By mail, on a single compact disc (preferred for submissions of 
more than 10 pages). Mailed submissions are to be sent to: Designated 
Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, National Park Service, 
National NAGPRA Program, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th Floor (2253), 
Washington, DC 20005.
    3. By mail, in hard copy.
    Such items are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA Program 
Web site prior to the meeting. Items submitted at the meeting are 
subject to posting after the meeting.
    Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review 
Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program Web 
site, at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra. For the Review Committee's meeting 
procedures, click on ``Review Committee,'' then click on 
``Procedures.'' Meeting minutes may be accessed by going to the Web 
site; then clicking on ``Review Committee;'' and then clicking on 
``Meeting Minutes.'' Approximately fourteen weeks after each Review 
Committee meeting, the meeting transcript is posted for a limited time 
on the National NAGPRA Program Web site.
    The Review Committee was established in Section 8 of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3006. 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 affecting such 
tribes or organizations lying within the scope of work of the 
Committee; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the 
development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making 
recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. 
The Review Committee's work is carried out during the course of 
meetings that are open to the public.
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Review Committee.
[FR Doc. 2011-28948 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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