Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 55011-55012 [2014-21900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • San Marcos gambusia (Gambusia georgei) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) Permit TE–051819 Applicant: Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct husbandry and holding of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes), Barton Springs salamanders (Eurycea sosorum), and Houston toads (Bufo houstonensis) at the zoo in Texas. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit TE–841 Applicant: Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., Austin, Texas. Applicant requests a renewal to a current permit for research and recovery purposes to conduct presence/absence surveys of the following species in Texas: • Attwater’s greater-prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) • Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli) • Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) • Braken Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina venii) • Coffin Cave mold beetle (Batrisodes texanus) • Cokendolpher Cave harvestman (Texella cokendolpheri) • Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) • Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) • Fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola) • Golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) • Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver (Cicurina vespera) • Government Canyon Bat Cave spider (Neoleptoneta microps) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine exilis) • Ground beetle (Unnamed) (Rhadine infernalis) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) • Helotes mold beetle (Batrisodes venyivi) • Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) • Interior least tern (Sterna antillarum) • Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli) • Madla Cave meshweaver (Cicurina madla) • Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) • Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) • Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) • Peck’s Cave amphipod (Stygobromus (=stygonectes) pecki) • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus) • Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) • Robber Baron Cave meshweaver (Cicurina baronia) • San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana) • Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) • Texas blind salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone) • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana) • Tooth Cave spider (Neoleptoneta (=Leptoneta) myopica) • Whooping crane (Grus americana) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In compliance with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55011 Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: September 4, 2014. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Acting Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21922 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B711.IA000814] Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Extension of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact. AGENCY: This notice addresses the Extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota. DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 25 CFR 293.5, an extension to an existing tribal-state Class III gaming compact does not require approval by the Secretary if the extension does not amend the terms of the compact. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota have reached an agreement to extend the expiration of their existing Tribal-State Class III gaming compact to February 10, 2015. This notice publishes the new expiration date of the compact. Dated: September 10, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–21931 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16404; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM National Park Service, Interior. 15SEN1 55012 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Notices Notice. The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Burke Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Burke Museum at the address in this notice by October 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685–3849 x2, email plape@ uw.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the Burke Museum, Seattle, WA that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: History and Description of the Cultural Items Between 1929 and 1930, seven copper rod bracelets were brought to the Burke Museum by an unknown donor. The Burke Museum ledger lists these bracelets as identified by Leslie Spier, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, as from ‘‘Possibly Eastern Washington.’’ The box in which these bracelets were stored was labeled as being from ‘‘SE. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Washington Plateau Area.’’ The bracelets were not accessioned by the Burke Museum until 1993, under accession number 1993–1. These bracelets and material type are typical of the cultural items found in burials in Eastern Washington and is consistent with Native American Plateau customs of burying the dead with personal adornment items. During consultation, information was provided that indicates that the aboriginal ancestors occupying the area were highly mobile and traveled the landscape for gathering resources, as well as trade, and are all part of the more broadly defined Plateau cultural community. This Plateau cultural community is represented by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Determinations Made by the Burke Museum Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 7 cultural items described above are 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 are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a burial site of a Native American individual. • 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 objects and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a nonFederally recognized Indian group. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685–3849 x2, email plape@uw.edu, by October 15, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, may proceed. The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a nonFederally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: August 1, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21900 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Manuals Therefor, DN 3032; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR. 210.8(b)). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Thomas Burke 
Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke 
Museum), University of Washington, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the 
cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of 
unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written 
request to the Burke Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, 
transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, 
Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the Burke Museum at the address 
in this notice by October 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849 x2, email 
plape@uw.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of the Burke Museum, Seattle, WA that meet the definition of 
unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    Between 1929 and 1930, seven copper rod bracelets were brought to 
the Burke Museum by an unknown donor. The Burke Museum ledger lists 
these bracelets as identified by Leslie Spier, a professor of 
Anthropology at the University of Washington, as from ``Possibly 
Eastern Washington.'' The box in which these bracelets were stored was 
labeled as being from ``SE. Washington Plateau Area.'' The bracelets 
were not accessioned by the Burke Museum until 1993, under accession 
number 1993-1.
    These bracelets and material type are typical of the cultural items 
found in burials in Eastern Washington and is consistent with Native 
American Plateau customs of burying the dead with personal adornment 
items. During consultation, information was provided that indicates 
that the aboriginal ancestors occupying the area were highly mobile and 
traveled the landscape for gathering resources, as well as trade, and 
are all part of the more broadly defined Plateau cultural community. 
This Plateau cultural community is represented by the Confederated 
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the 
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group.

Determinations Made by the Burke Museum

    Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 7 cultural items 
described above are 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 are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a burial site of a Native American 
individual.
     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 objects and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of 
the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously 
listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), 
the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez 
Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and 
the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of 
Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849 x2, 
email plape@uw.edu, by October 15, 2014. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of 
the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously 
listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), 
the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Nez 
Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and 
the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group, may proceed.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated 
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon), the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the 
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho), and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 1, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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