Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 65869-65870 [2020-22920]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212D0102DR/DS5A300000/ DR.5A311.IA000118] Osage County Oil and Gas Final Environmental Impact Statement, Osage County, Oklahoma Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has prepared the Osage County Oil and Gas Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and, by this notice, is announcing its publication. The FEIS is a programmatic analysis of the potential impacts that future oil and gas development may have on the surface estate and subsurface mineral estate (Osage Mineral Estate) in Osage County, Oklahoma. SUMMARY: The BIA will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed action no earlier than 30 days from the date this Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The FEIS is available on the Osage Agency’s website at: https:// www.bia.gov/regional-offices/easternoklahoma/osage-agency/osage-oil-andgas-eis. A paper copy of the FEIS is also available for examination at the BIA Osage Agency, 813 Grandview Avenue, Pawhuska, OK 74056. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mosby Halterman, Regional Environmental Scientist, telephone: 918–781–4660; email: mosby.halterman@bia.gov; address: BIA Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office, PO Box 8002, Muskogee, OK 74402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Osage Allotment Act of 1906 (1906 Act), as amended, reserved all rights to the subsurface mineral estate underlying Osage County, Oklahoma (Osage Mineral Estate) to the Osage Nation. In accordance with the 1906 Act, the Osage Mineral Estate is held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Osage Nation. All oil and gas leases, applications for permits to drill, and other site-specific permit applications in Osage County are approved under the authority of the 1906 Act, as amended, and 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 226, Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining. The purpose of the BIA’s action is to administer leasing and development of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 the Osage Mineral Estate in the best interest of the Osage Nation, in accordance with the 1906 Act, as amended, balancing resource conservation and maximization of oil and gas production in the long term. The BIA is required, under more generally applicable statutes, to include in the best interest calculation the protection of the environment in Osage County to enhance conservation of resources and protection of the health and safety of the Osage people. Based on these considerations, the BIA’s action promotes the maximization of oil and gas production from the Osage Mineral Estate in a manner that is economic, efficient, and safe; prevents pollution; and is consistent with the mandates of Federal law. The FEIS analyzes the following four alternatives for managing oil and gas development in Osage County: D Alternative 1, No Action Alternative. D Alternative 2, Emphasize Oil and Gas Development. Minimize the number of permit Conditions of Approval (COAs) to allow producers wider latitude in determining the methods by which they will comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Clean Water Act of 1972. D Alternative 3, Hybrid Development. A hybrid approach, by applying additional protective COAs in sections with low levels of historical oil and gas development minimizing the number of COAs in sections with high levels of historical oil and gas development. The BIA would not approve permits for new ground-disturbing oil and gas development activities in certain sensitive areas. D Alternative 4, Enhanced Resource Protection. Apply additional protective COAs in all areas and implement wellspacing requirements. The BIA would not approve permits for new grounddisturbing oil and gas development activities in certain sensitive areas. The alternatives represent the range of reasonable actions that could be taken to satisfy the purpose of and need for the BIA’s action. All alternatives incorporate measures necessary to address impacts on air quality, water resources, cultural resources, public health and safety, threatened and endangered species, and socioeconomics among other things. The Osage Draft EIS (DEIS), published on November 22, 2019, did not identify a preferred alternative because the BIA did not have one at that time. The BIA identified Alternative 3, Hybrid Development, as the preferred alternative in the FEIS. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65869 Under all alternatives, the FEIS would serve as the NEPA review for the approval of leases and workover permits that do not require new ground disturbance. Site-specific environmental assessments (EAs) would be required for drilling and workover permits involving new ground disturbance but would be tiered to the analysis in the FEIS. Additional site-specific terms and conditions could be required prior to authorization of future oil and gas development activities. Authority: This notice of availability is published in accordance with Section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.) and the Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46) implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and in accordance with the authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, in Part 209 of the Departmental Manual. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–22783 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030991; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of California Berkeley, 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 sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. 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 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 65870 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES information in support of the claim to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley at the address in this notice by November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672–5388, email t.torma@ berkeley.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 University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, that meet the definition of sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony 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 In 1906, seven cultural items were removed from the home of Ms. Julia Gates, which was located near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County, CA. The items are one feather head ornament, two pipes, two scabbards, one belt, and one fawn skin casing. They were ‘‘picked up’’ by Alfred Kroeber from Ms. Gates’ home when she was an ‘‘old, blind woman.’’ Julia Gates was a wellknown healer and a leader in the Wiyot community. The items are part of a set of doctoring regalia used in the practice of traditional healing and in tribal ceremonies. Based on consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, California, these seven sacred objects items are also objects of cultural patrimony. Sometime before 1907, six cultural items were removed from the home of Julia Gates, which was located near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County, CA. The items are one set of condor feather hair ties, two condor feathers, one pipe, one pipe scabbard, and one belt. They were donated to the University of California Berkeley by Cornelius E. Rumsey. How Rumsey came into possession of the items unclear, but most likely, the items are part of the set of doctoring regalia that Krober picked up from Julia Gates in 1906. Based on consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 California, these six sacred objects items are also objects of cultural patrimony. In 1929, eight cultural items were removed from a location near Humboldt Bay, in Humboldt County, CA. The items are one bluebird and yellow hammer headdress, three condor feathers, one pipe, one pipe scabbard, one belt, and one deerskin. Their transfer to UC Berkeley was arranged by Ms. Martha Herricks. These items comprise a set of doctoring regalia. Most likely, this set was created by Julia Gates and subsequently was passed on to Winnie Buckley, who was a Wiyot ‘‘sucking doctor.’’ According to oral tradition and cultural practice, such a transfer would have been considered a loan. Based on consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, California, these eight sacred objects items are also objects of cultural patrimony. The cultural affiliation of the 21 cultural items listed above is to the Wiyot Tribe, California. This affiliation is supported by museum records, ethnographic sources, historical sources and newspapers, oral tradition, and other information provided through consultation with tribal representatives. Determinations Made by the University of California Berkeley Officials of the University of California Berkeley have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 21 cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 21 cultural items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe). 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. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672– 5388, email t.torma@berkeley.edu, by November 16, 2020. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony to the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe) may proceed. The University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe) that this notice has been published. Dated: September 28, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–22920 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030989; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of California Berkeley has completed an inventory of human remains 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 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 should submit a written request to the University of California Berkeley. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of California Berkeley at the address in this notice by November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of 
California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of California Berkeley, 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 sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. 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 Office of the 
Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley. 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

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information in support of the claim to the Office of the Vice 
Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley at the 
address in this notice by November 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice 
Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 119 
California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, telephone (510) 672-5388, 
email [email protected].

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 University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, that 
meet the definition of sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony 
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

    In 1906, seven cultural items were removed from the home of Ms. 
Julia Gates, which was located near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County, 
CA. The items are one feather head ornament, two pipes, two scabbards, 
one belt, and one fawn skin casing. They were ``picked up'' by Alfred 
Kroeber from Ms. Gates' home when she was an ``old, blind woman.'' 
Julia Gates was a well-known healer and a leader in the Wiyot 
community. The items are part of a set of doctoring regalia used in the 
practice of traditional healing and in tribal ceremonies. Based on 
consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, California, these seven sacred 
objects items are also objects of cultural patrimony.
    Sometime before 1907, six cultural items were removed from the home 
of Julia Gates, which was located near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County, 
CA. The items are one set of condor feather hair ties, two condor 
feathers, one pipe, one pipe scabbard, and one belt. They were donated 
to the University of California Berkeley by Cornelius E. Rumsey. How 
Rumsey came into possession of the items unclear, but most likely, the 
items are part of the set of doctoring regalia that Krober picked up 
from Julia Gates in 1906. Based on consultation with the Wiyot Tribe, 
California, these six sacred objects items are also objects of cultural 
patrimony.
    In 1929, eight cultural items were removed from a location near 
Humboldt Bay, in Humboldt County, CA. The items are one bluebird and 
yellow hammer headdress, three condor feathers, one pipe, one pipe 
scabbard, one belt, and one deerskin. Their transfer to UC Berkeley was 
arranged by Ms. Martha Herricks. These items comprise a set of 
doctoring regalia. Most likely, this set was created by Julia Gates and 
subsequently was passed on to Winnie Buckley, who was a Wiyot ``sucking 
doctor.'' According to oral tradition and cultural practice, such a 
transfer would have been considered a loan. Based on consultation with 
the Wiyot Tribe, California, these eight sacred objects items are also 
objects of cultural patrimony.
    The cultural affiliation of the 21 cultural items listed above is 
to the Wiyot Tribe, California. This affiliation is supported by museum 
records, ethnographic sources, historical sources and newspapers, oral 
tradition, and other information provided through consultation with 
tribal representatives.

Determinations Made by the University of California Berkeley

    Officials of the University of California Berkeley have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 21 cultural items 
described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional 
Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional 
Native American religions by their present-day adherents.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 21 cultural items 
described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural 
importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, 
rather than property owned by an individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred 
objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the Wiyot Tribe, 
California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation--Wiyot Tribe).

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. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of 
the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California Berkeley, 
119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, telephone (510) 672-5388, 
email [email protected], by November 16, 2020. After that date, if 
no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony to the Wiyot Tribe, 
California (previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation--Wiyot Tribe) 
may proceed.
    The University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying 
the Wiyot Tribe, California (previously listed as Table Bluff 
Reservation--Wiyot Tribe) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 28, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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