Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meeting, 38173-38174 [2018-16593]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2018 / Notices modification of the mine closure approach (including the management of pit water through treatment to meet applicable water quality standards and subsequently put to beneficial use in perpetuity); and realignment of Buffalo Valley Road, as well as realignment of a service power line, fiber optic line, and natural gas pipeline. Under the proposed Project, four existing FLPMA right-of-way grants (associated with project-related linear facilities) would be amended. The EIS’s analysis is focused on impacts to the following resource areas that were identified through the NEPA scoping process: Water resources (including surface water, groundwater, and geochemistry); air quality; vegetation resources (including noxious weeds and special status species); wildlife (including migratory birds and special status species); grazing management; land use and access; aesthetics (visual); cultural resources; Native American cultural concerns; geological resources (including minerals and soils); paleontological resources; recreation; social and economic values; hazardous materials; wetland and riparian zones. The EIS describes and analyzes the proposed Project’s direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on all affected resources. In addition to the proposed Project, three alternatives were analyzed: the Enhanced/Mechanical Evaporation Cell Alternative, Treat Water for Agricultural Cropping on Private Land Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. The Draft EIS, was available for a 45day public comment period, which ended October 16, 2017. A public meeting was held on September 26, 2017 in Battle Mountain, NV. A total of 178 comments were received during the public comment process. Comment responses are in the Final EIS. The BLM has utilized and coordinated the NEPA scoping and comment process to help fulfill the public involvement requirements under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3)—and continues to do so. The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed Project has assisted the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources in the context of both NEPA and the NHPA. The BLM has consulted and continues to consult with Indian tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts to Indian trust assets VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Aug 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 and potential impacts to cultural resources have been analyzed and addressed in the EIS. John Gant Massey, Acting Field Manager, Mount Lewis Field Office. [FR Doc. 2018–16680 Filed 8–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–25875; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP16.R50000] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) will hold one meeting. All meetings are open to the public. DATES: The Review Committee will meet on October 17–19, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. (Eastern). Related deadlines for participating in the meeting are detailed in this notice. ADDRESSES: The Review Committee will meet in the Yates Auditorium, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Electronic submissions of materials or requests are to be sent to nagpra_info@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O’Brien, Designated Federal Officer, National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Program (2253), National Park Service, telephone (202) 354–2201, or email nagpra_info@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Review Committee was established in section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA). Purpose of the Meeting: The agenda will include a report from the National NAGPRA Program; the discussion of the Review Committee Report to Congress; subcommittee reports and discussion; and other topics related to the Review Committee’s responsibilities under section 8 of NAGPRA. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains proceed; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38173 associations, and individuals; and public comment. Presentation to the Review Committee by telephone may be requested but is not guaranteed. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before September 18, 2018, at https://www.nps.gov/ nagpra. The Review Committee is soliciting presentations from 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 reviewed by the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(4). The Review Committee also will consider other presentations from Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, associations, and individuals. A presentation request must, at minimum, include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenter(s). Presentation requests and materials must be received by September 4, 2018. Written comments will be accepted from any party and provided to the Review Committee. Written comments received by September 11, 2018, will be provided to the Review Committee before the meeting. The Review Committee will consider requests for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreedupon disposition of Native American human remains proceed. A disposition request must include specific information and, as applicable, ancillary materials. For details on the required information go to https://www.nps.gov/ nagpra/review. Disposition requests must be received by August 14, 2018. At this meeting, the Review Committee will not consider new requests for findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; or facilitate the resolution of disputes. The Review Committee will consider additions to or hear presentations on previous requests. Contact the Designated Federal Officer to discuss any requests for findings of fact or resolution of disputes by August 10, 2018. Submissions and requests should be sent to nagpra_info@nps.gov. Such items are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA Program website prior to the meeting. General Information Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available on the E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 38174 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2018 / Notices National NAGPRA Program website at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra. 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 Review 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. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, telephone 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. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2; 25 U.S.C. 3006. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–16593 Filed 8–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [RR83550000, 189R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other WaterRelated Contract Actions Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of contract actions. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Aug 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action. ADDRESSES: The identity of the approving officer and other information pertaining to a specific contract proposal may be obtained by calling or writing the appropriate regional office at the address and telephone number given for each region in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Kelly, Reclamation Law Administration Division, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 25007, Denver, Colorado 80225–0007; telephone 303– 445–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939, and the rules and regulations published in 52 FR 11954, April 13, 1987 (43 CFR 426.22), Reclamation will publish notice of proposed or amendatory contract actions for any contract for the delivery of project water for authorized uses in newspapers of general circulation in the affected area at least 60 days prior to contract execution. Announcements may be in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memorandums, or other forms of written material. Meetings, workshops, and/or hearings may also be used, as appropriate, to provide local publicity. The public participation procedures do not apply to proposed contracts for the sale of surplus or interim irrigation water for a term of 1 year or less. Either of the contracting parties may invite the public to observe contract proceedings. All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act. Pursuant to the ‘‘Final Revised Public Participation Procedures’’ for water resource-related contract negotiations, published in 47 FR 7763, February 22, 1982, a tabulation is provided of all proposed contractual actions in each of the five Reclamation regions. When contract negotiations are completed, and prior to execution, each proposed contract form must be approved by the Secretary of the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interior, or pursuant to delegated or redelegated authority, the Commissioner of Reclamation or one of the regional directors. In some instances, congressional review and approval of a report, water rate, or other terms and conditions of the contract may be involved. Public participation in and receipt of comments on contract proposals will be facilitated by adherence to the following procedures: 1. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the contracting entities may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal. 2. Advance notice of meetings or hearings will be furnished to those parties that have made a timely written request for such notice to the appropriate regional or project office of Reclamation. 3. Written correspondence regarding proposed contracts may be made available to the general public pursuant to the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. 4. Written comments on a proposed contract or contract action must be submitted to the appropriate regional officials at the locations and within the time limits set forth in the advance public notices. 5. All written comments received and testimony presented at any public hearings will be reviewed and summarized by the appropriate regional office for use by the contract approving authority. 6. Copies of specific proposed contracts may be obtained from the appropriate regional director or his or her designated public contact as they become available for review and comment. 7. In the event modifications are made in the form of a proposed contract, the appropriate regional director shall determine whether republication of the notice and/or extension of the comment period is necessary. Factors considered in making such a determination shall include, but are not limited to, (i) the significance of the modification, and (ii) the degree of public interest which has been expressed over the course of the negotiations. At a minimum, the regional director will furnish revised contracts to all parties who requested the contract in response to the initial public notice. Definitions of Abbreviations Used in the Reports ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 BCP Boulder Canyon Project E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-16593]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-25875; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP16.R50000]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee 
(Review Committee) will hold one meeting. All meetings are open to the 
public.

DATES: The Review Committee will meet on October 17-19, 2018, from 8:30 
a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. (Eastern). Related deadlines for 
participating in the meeting are detailed in this notice.

ADDRESSES: The Review Committee will meet in the Yates Auditorium, 
Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. 
Electronic submissions of materials or requests are to be sent to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O'Brien, Designated Federal 
Officer, National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Act Program (2253), National Park Service, telephone (202) 354-2201, or 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Review Committee was established in 
section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 
of 1990 (NAGPRA).
    Purpose of the Meeting: The agenda will include a report from the 
National NAGPRA Program; the discussion of the Review Committee Report 
to Congress; subcommittee reports and discussion; and other topics 
related to the Review Committee's responsibilities under section 8 of 
NAGPRA. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Review 
Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an 
agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains proceed; 
presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, 
Federal agencies, associations, and individuals; and public comment. 
Presentation to the Review Committee by telephone may be requested but 
is not guaranteed. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be 
posted on or before September 18, 2018, at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    The Review Committee is soliciting presentations from 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 
reviewed by the Review Committee pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006 (c)(4). The 
Review Committee also will consider other presentations from Indian 
tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, 
associations, and individuals. A presentation request must, at minimum, 
include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the 
presenter(s). Presentation requests and materials must be received by 
September 4, 2018. Written comments will be accepted from any party and 
provided to the Review Committee. Written comments received by 
September 11, 2018, will be provided to the Review Committee before the 
meeting.
    The Review Committee will consider requests for a recommendation to 
the Secretary of the Interior that an agreed-upon disposition of Native 
American human remains proceed. A disposition request must include 
specific information and, as applicable, ancillary materials. For 
details on the required information go to https://www.nps.gov/nagpra/review. Disposition requests must be received by August 14, 2018.
    At this meeting, the Review Committee will not consider new 
requests for findings of fact related to the identity or cultural 
affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of 
such items; or facilitate the resolution of disputes. The Review 
Committee will consider additions to or hear presentations on previous 
requests. Contact the Designated Federal Officer to discuss any 
requests for findings of fact or resolution of disputes by August 10, 
2018.
    Submissions and requests should be sent to [email protected]. 
Such items are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA Program 
website prior to the meeting.

General Information

    Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review 
Committee meetings is available on the

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National NAGPRA Program website at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    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 Review 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.
    Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, 
telephone 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.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2; 25 U.S.C. 3006.

Alma Ripps,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-16593 Filed 8-2-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P