Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL, 17734-17735 [2016-07110]

Download as PDF 17734 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices Dated: March 8, 2016. Jeffrey P. Reinbold, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Civic Engagement, National Park Service. sites 1FR310 and 1FR323, Franklin County, AL. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. [FR Doc. 2016–07089 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20476; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies at the address in this notice by April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Gregory A. Waselkov, Director, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460–6911, email gwaselkov@southalabama.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL. The human remains were removed from VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies professional staff in consultation with representatives of Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The Quapaw Tribe of Indians; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains Around 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult individual were removed from site 1FR310 in Franklin County, AL. This small collection may have been picked up from the site surface. All that is known regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of these human remains is that an archeologist, Noel Read Stowe, wrote his master’s thesis on this and other sites in Franklin County, AL, and donated the human remains to the University of South Alabama around 1970. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Around 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult individual were removed from site 1FR323 in Franklin County, AL. This small collection may have been picked up from the site surface. All that is known regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of these PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains is that an archeologist, Noel Read Stowe, wrote his master’s thesis on this site and other sites in Franklin County, AL, donated the human remains to the University of South Alabama around 1970. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies Officials of the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the context of their recovery from sites 1FR310 and 1FR323. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Chickasaw Nation. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Gregory A. Waselkov, Director, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460–6911, email gwaselkov@southalabama.edu, by April 29, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Chickasaw Nation may proceed. The University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies is responsible for notifying AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The Quapaw Tribe of Indians; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: February 29, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–07110 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRSS–EQD–SSB–20715; PPWONRADE3, PPMRSNR1Y.NM000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Park Service Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC) Amendment, Annual Review, Exhibition, and General Submission Forms AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: We (National Park Service, NPS) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (IC) described below. This collection is set to expire on March 31, 2016. The NPS is requesting approval of a previously approved collection and two additional new forms that will be used by the Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to collect information from researchers, and to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR) and standards, and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles, for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and training. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must receive them on or before April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this ICR directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov (email) or 202–395–5806 (fax); and identify your submission as 1024–0265 IACUC. Also send a copy to Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Coordinator, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (mail); or phadrea_ponds@ nps.gov (email). Please reference Information Collection 1024–0265 in your email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Smith, NPS IACUC Administrator by mail at Biological Resource Division, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525 or aaron_d_smith@nps.gov (email). You may also contact Tracy Thompson at tracy_thompson@nps.gov (email). You may also access this ICR at www.reginfo.gov by using the OMB Control number (1024–0265). I. Abstract: The NPS is requesting to renew a previously approved collection (OMB Control Number: 1024–0265) and have two additional forms approved. All research, teaching, and training projects involving vertebrate animals taking place on NPS territories must be approved by the NPS IACUC prior to their commencement. Principal Investigators (PI) are required to submit the completed General Submission, Annual Renewal, Amendment, BioBlitz/ Field Study, or Concurrence Submission forms as required for approval to the NPS IACUC Office. Under the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act, Interagency Research Animal Committee’s U.S. Government Principles, and The NPS Organic Act, 16 U.S.C. a–1, individuals or agencies proposing research, teaching, or training activities involving vertebrate animals must have IACUC review and oversight of these activities. This collection will continue to gather information on these activities that will be conducted in NPS units for the NPS IACUC to meet these requirements. II. Data: OMB Control Number: 1024–0265. Title: National Park Service Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC) Amendment, Annual Review, Exhibition, and General Submission Forms. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 17735 Form Numbers: 10–1301, General Submission Form; 10–1301A, Amendment Form; 10–1302, Annual Review Form; 10–1303, Concurrence Form; and 10–1304, BioBlitz Field Study Form. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State and local governments; private businesses. Respondent Obligation: Mandatory. Frequency of Collection: One time; on occasion Estimated Number of Responses: 230. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 140 hours. Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’: None. III. Request for Comments: On January 13, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice (81 FR 1642) announcing that we would submit this IC to OMB for approval. Public comments were solicited for 60 days ending March 14, 2016. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is in accordance with the regulatory requirements; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: March 25, 2016. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07167 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EH–P E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20476; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama, 
Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological 
Studies, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation 
with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, 
and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request to the University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological 
Studies. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control 
of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the University of 
South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies at the address in this 
notice by April 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Gregory A. Waselkov, Director, Center for Archaeological 
Studies, University of South Alabama, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 
36688, telephone (251) 460-6911, email gwaselkov@southalabama.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the University of South Alabama, Center for 
Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL. The human remains were removed from 
sites 1FR310 and 1FR323, Franklin County, AL.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Absentee-
Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
(previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern 
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee 
Tribal Town; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The 
Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) 
Nation; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of 
Creek Indians of Alabama); The Quapaw Tribe of Indians; The Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi Indian 
Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    Around 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult 
individual were removed from site 1FR310 in Franklin County, AL. This 
small collection may have been picked up from the site surface. All 
that is known regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of 
these human remains is that an archeologist, Noel Read Stowe, wrote his 
master's thesis on this and other sites in Franklin County, AL, and 
donated the human remains to the University of South Alabama around 
1970. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Around 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult 
individual were removed from site 1FR323 in Franklin County, AL. This 
small collection may have been picked up from the site surface. All 
that is known regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of 
these remains is that an archeologist, Noel Read Stowe, wrote his 
master's thesis on this site and other sites in Franklin County, AL, 
donated the human remains to the University of South Alabama around 
1970. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of South Alabama, Center for 
Archaeological Studies

    Officials of the University of South Alabama, Center for 
Archaeological Studies have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the context of their 
recovery from sites 1FR310 and 1FR323.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Chickasaw Nation.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Gregory A. Waselkov, Director, Center for 
Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama, 6052 USA Drive 
South, Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460-6911, email 
gwaselkov@southalabama.edu, by April 29, 2016. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Chickasaw Nation may proceed.
    The University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies 
is responsible for notifying Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the 
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; 
Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of 
Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Jena Band

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of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of 
Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Poarch Band of Creeks 
(previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The 
Quapaw Tribe of Indians; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco 
Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band 
of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 29, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-07110 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]
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