Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE., and State Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD, 19619-19620 [2016-07768]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices Service needs to extend the term of the existing SHA for at least an additional 10 years. Therefore, the Service is proposing to extend the term of the SHA for an additional 11 years, from May 25, 2024 to May 25, 2035, and extend the term of the permit for an additional 11 years, from May 25, 2034 to May 25, 2045. When the Service listed the Fender’s blue butterfly as endangered and Kincaid’s lupine as threatened in 2000 (65 FR 3875) Washington County was not included as part of the range of either species because no previous populations had been identified in Washington County. In 2011, however, a population of Fender’s blue butterfly and Kincaid’s lupine was discovered on the north side of Henry Hagg Lake, on Bureau of Reclamation land, in Washington County, Oregon. The Service is, therefore, proposing to amend the existing permit and SHA to include Washington County within the geographical area covered by the SHA and the permit. The amended permit would continue to authorize the Service to extend incidental take coverage with assurances to eligible landowners who are willing to carry out habitat management actions that would benefit the Fender’s blue butterfly by enrolling the landowners under the SHA as cooperators through issuance of Certificates of Inclusion. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Environmental Policy Act Compliance The proposed amendment to the permit and the SHA is a Federal action that triggers the need for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). We have made a preliminary determination that the proposed amendments to the EOS permit and the SHA are eligible for categorical exclusion under the NEPA. The basis for our preliminary determination is contained in an Environmental Action Statement (EAS), which is available for public review (see ADDRESSES). Public Comments You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on our proposed Federal action. including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Next Steps The Service will evaluate the proposed amendment to the permit and the SHA, associated documents, and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the amendment meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and the requirements of NEPA. We will not make the final NEPA and permit decisions until after the end of the 30-day public comment period on this notice, and we will fully consider all comments we receive during the public comment period. If we determine that all the requirements are met, we will sign the amended SHA and issue an amended EOS permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA to the Service’s OFWO. The OFWO will continue to serve as the permit holder, and continue to extend coverage to interested eligible landowners for the take of Fender’s blue butterfly, incidental to otherwise lawful activities in accordance with the terms of the SHA, Certificates of Inclusion, and the EOS permit. Authority We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and their implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Rollie White, Acting State Supervisor, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2016–07796 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. Before VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19619 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20585: PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE., and State Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha District), has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Omaha District. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Omaha District at the address in this notice by May 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AB, 1616 Capital Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@ usace.army.mil. 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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Omaha District. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site 39BF243, in Buffalo County, SD. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 19620 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2016 / Notices 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 human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by State Archaeological Research Center (SARC) and Omaha District professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. History and Description of the Remains In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from site 39BF243 in Buffalo County, SD. They are presently located at the SARC and are under the control of the Omaha District. The human remains were removed by Robert Gant, Assistant Director of the W.H. Over Museum (WHOM), when three coffin burials were disturbed by highway construction activities at Big Bend Dam, along the Missouri River. Funerary objects were associated with the first two individuals, but not the third. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transported to WHOM. In 1974, the collections from Individuals 1 and 2 were transferred to the newly established SARC. At that time, the location of the human remains from Individual 3 was not known. The human remains from Individuals 1 and 2 were then transferred to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to be inventoried by Dr. William Bass. After the return of the human remains to SARC, a portion of the human remains from Individual 2 were repatriated to the Oglala Lakota Nation in 1982. In 1993, SARC conducted a review of the collections and located the human remains and associated funerary objects from Individual 1, identified as a 1.5 to 2.5 year old infant. Also located was additional skeletal material from Individual 2, identified as a child between 6 and 8 years of age, along with the associated funerary objects. In 2000, the human remains of Individual 3, identified as an adult male between 18 and 22 years, were found at the collection center for the Archeology Lab, Augustana College-Sioux Falls. They were then transferred to SARC and placed with the collections from Individuals 1 and 2. No known individuals were identified. The 11,143 associated funerary objects are 6 copper beads, 10,991 glass VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 beads, 1 fragment of a paper book, 3 fragment of a glass bottle, 31 buttons (metal, glass, pottery), 8 toy fragments (china), 9 cloth fragments, 2 coffin wood fragments, 1 metal and wood comb, 1 Bisque doll, 5 faunal fragments, 1 floral fragment, 1 glass knob, 2 iron rings, 1 iron cup handle, 4 leather fragments, 1 lot of wood, metal, and cloth, 9 metal nails, 3 fragments of paper, 1 plastic flower pendant, 1 pewter pedestal, 13 fragments of ironstone saucer, 1 sewing pin book, 1 tin pill box, 40 fragments tin plate and cup, 3 tin spoons, 2 toy sad irons, and 1 wooden thread spool. The human remains were collected from coffin burials and are determined to be Native American based the location of the site near a Native American village at the townsite of Fort Thompson and the funerary objects associated with the burials. Based on the use of coffins, the mix of European and Native elements among the funerary objects, and the manufacturing dates for an ironstone saucer, a Bisque done, wire nails, and pink seed beads, the human remains date after A.D. 1870. This represents the Early Reservation Period at the nearby Crow Creek Indian Reservation, which, by the 1870s, was inhabited by the Yanktonai. The associated funerary objects are consistent with Yanktonai historic burials. Today, the Yanktonai are represented by the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Determinations Made by the Omaha District Officials of the Omaha District have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 11,143 objects described in this notice 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. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request with information in support of the request to Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AB, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@ usace.army.mil, by May 5, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may proceed. The Omaha District is responsible for notifying the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: March 10, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–07768 Filed 4–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20506; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Grand Rapids Public Museum 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 Grand Rapids Public 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 Grand Rapids Public Museum at the address in this notice by May 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Andrea Melvin, Collections Curator, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49506, telephone (616) 929–1808, email amelvin@grpm.org. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20585: PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army 
Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE., and State 
Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha 
District), has completed an inventory of human remains and associated 
funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Lineal descendants or 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 and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request to the Omaha District. 
If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects 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 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Omaha District at the address in this 
notice by May 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: 
CENWO-PM-AB, 1616 Capital Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 
995-2674, email sandra.v.barnum@usace.army.mil.

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Omaha District. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
site 39BF243, in Buffalo County, SD.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative

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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 human remains 
and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by State Archaeological Research Center (SARC) and 
Omaha District professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from site 39BF243 in Buffalo County, SD. They are 
presently located at the SARC and are under the control of the Omaha 
District. The human remains were removed by Robert Gant, Assistant 
Director of the W.H. Over Museum (WHOM), when three coffin burials were 
disturbed by highway construction activities at Big Bend Dam, along the 
Missouri River. Funerary objects were associated with the first two 
individuals, but not the third. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were transported to WHOM.
    In 1974, the collections from Individuals 1 and 2 were transferred 
to the newly established SARC. At that time, the location of the human 
remains from Individual 3 was not known. The human remains from 
Individuals 1 and 2 were then transferred to the University of 
Tennessee-Knoxville to be inventoried by Dr. William Bass. After the 
return of the human remains to SARC, a portion of the human remains 
from Individual 2 were repatriated to the Oglala Lakota Nation in 1982.
    In 1993, SARC conducted a review of the collections and located the 
human remains and associated funerary objects from Individual 1, 
identified as a 1.5 to 2.5 year old infant. Also located was additional 
skeletal material from Individual 2, identified as a child between 6 
and 8 years of age, along with the associated funerary objects. In 
2000, the human remains of Individual 3, identified as an adult male 
between 18 and 22 years, were found at the collection center for the 
Archeology Lab, Augustana College-Sioux Falls. They were then 
transferred to SARC and placed with the collections from Individuals 1 
and 2. No known individuals were identified.
    The 11,143 associated funerary objects are 6 copper beads, 10,991 
glass beads, 1 fragment of a paper book, 3 fragment of a glass bottle, 
31 buttons (metal, glass, pottery), 8 toy fragments (china), 9 cloth 
fragments, 2 coffin wood fragments, 1 metal and wood comb, 1 Bisque 
doll, 5 faunal fragments, 1 floral fragment, 1 glass knob, 2 iron 
rings, 1 iron cup handle, 4 leather fragments, 1 lot of wood, metal, 
and cloth, 9 metal nails, 3 fragments of paper, 1 plastic flower 
pendant, 1 pewter pedestal, 13 fragments of ironstone saucer, 1 sewing 
pin book, 1 tin pill box, 40 fragments tin plate and cup, 3 tin spoons, 
2 toy sad irons, and 1 wooden thread spool.
    The human remains were collected from coffin burials and are 
determined to be Native American based the location of the site near a 
Native American village at the townsite of Fort Thompson and the 
funerary objects associated with the burials. Based on the use of 
coffins, the mix of European and Native elements among the funerary 
objects, and the manufacturing dates for an ironstone saucer, a Bisque 
done, wire nails, and pink seed beads, the human remains date after 
A.D. 1870. This represents the Early Reservation Period at the nearby 
Crow Creek Indian Reservation, which, by the 1870s, was inhabited by 
the Yanktonai. The associated funerary objects are consistent with 
Yanktonai historic burials. Today, the Yanktonai are represented by the 
Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Determinations Made by the Omaha District

    Officials of the Omaha District have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 11,143 objects 
described in this notice 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.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Yankton 
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or 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 and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer 
District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO-PM-AB, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102, 
telephone, (402) 995-2674, email sandra.v.barnum@usace.army.mil, by May 
5, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may 
proceed.
    The Omaha District is responsible for notifying the Yankton Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 10, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-07768 Filed 4-4-16; 8:45 am]
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