Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA, 30477-30478 [2021-11945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104–6324, telephone (215) 898–4050, email director@pennmuseum.org, by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: May 25, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–11944 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032043; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The 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 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 University of California, Berkeley. 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 University of California, Berkeley at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dr. Thomas Torma; University of California, Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672–5388, email t.torma@ berkeley.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ. 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 human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of California, Berkeley professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1904, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from Major Woodward’s Farm and Squire Willey’s Farm in Mercer County, NJ. They were collected by Ernest Volk as part of his annual excavations in the area. Although in most years during his 22-year-long study, Volk’s work was done under the supervision of Frederick Ward Putnam at Harvard University, for some unknown reason, all the materials Volk collected in 1904 were sent to the University of California. The human remains belong to four individuals of unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. The 713 associated funerary objects are one axe; one set of faunal remains; 87 pieces of flake and cobble; 109 pieces of flake and gravel; 190 pieces of flake and comb fragment; six pieces of flake and scraper; 44 pieces of flake and stone; 100 pieces of flake, hammerstone, and gravel; five flakes; one graver; two knives; 27 pieces of pebble, stone tools, and flake; one pestle; 27 points and flakes; 11 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30477 potsherds; one pottery fragment; two projectile points; five scrapers; seven spear points; 84 pieces of stone tools and flakes; and two stones. The preponderance of the evidence shows that these human remains and associated funerary objects are of Native American origin and date sometime between the middle woodland period and the early historic era. Mercer County, NJ, is the aboriginal territory of the Lenape, or Delaware people. Moreover, archeological, historic, linguistic, oral traditional, and other lines of evidence support a cultural affiliation of these human remains and objects with the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. 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(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 713 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 Tribes. 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 Dr. Thomas Torma; University of California, Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672– 5388, email t.torma@berkeley.edu, by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 30478 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Dated: May 25, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–11945 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CR–NPS0031595; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP15.R50000, 212P104215 (211); OMB Control Number 1024–0018] Agency Information Collection Activities; Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525; or by email to phadrea_ponds@nps.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1024–0018 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact, Alexis Abernathy, National Register of Historic Places, by email at alexis_abernathy@nps.gov, or by telephone at 202 354–2236. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Federal agencies to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility. (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. Abstract: The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. National Register properties have significance to the history of communities, States, or the Nation. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires the Secretary of the Interior to maintain and expand the National Register, and to establish criteria and guidelines for including properties on the National Register. National Register properties must be considered in the planning for Federal PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or federally assisted projects and listing in the National Register is required for eligibility for Federal rehabilitation tax incentives. The NPS is responsible for administering the National Register. Nominations for listing historic properties come from State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), from Federal Preservation Officers (FPO) for properties owned or controlled by the United States Government, and from Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) for properties on tribal lands. Private individuals and organizations, local governments, and American Indian tribes often initiate this process and prepare the necessary documentation. Regulations at 36 CFR 60 and 63 establish the criteria and guidelines for listing and for determining the eligibility of properties. Title of Collection: Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places. OMB Control Number: 1024–0018. Form Number: 10–900, 10–900–a, and 10–900–b. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, Private Sector, and Government. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,564. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 8,443. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 6 hours to 250 hours, depending on respondent and/or activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 226,672. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. An 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. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Phadrea Ponds, Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2021–11988 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30477-30478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-11945]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032043; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, 
Berkeley; Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of California, Berkeley 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 University of California, Berkeley. 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 University of California, Berkeley at the 
address in this notice by July 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Thomas Torma; University of 
California, Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ.
    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 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 was made by the 
University of California, Berkeley professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe 
of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1904, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals 
were removed from Major Woodward's Farm and Squire Willey's Farm in 
Mercer County, NJ. They were collected by Ernest Volk as part of his 
annual excavations in the area. Although in most years during his 22-
year-long study, Volk's work was done under the supervision of 
Frederick Ward Putnam at Harvard University, for some unknown reason, 
all the materials Volk collected in 1904 were sent to the University of 
California. The human remains belong to four individuals of unknown age 
and sex. No known individuals were identified. The 713 associated 
funerary objects are one axe; one set of faunal remains; 87 pieces of 
flake and cobble; 109 pieces of flake and gravel; 190 pieces of flake 
and comb fragment; six pieces of flake and scraper; 44 pieces of flake 
and stone; 100 pieces of flake, hammerstone, and gravel; five flakes; 
one graver; two knives; 27 pieces of pebble, stone tools, and flake; 
one pestle; 27 points and flakes; 11 potsherds; one pottery fragment; 
two projectile points; five scrapers; seven spear points; 84 pieces of 
stone tools and flakes; and two stones.
    The preponderance of the evidence shows that these human remains 
and associated funerary objects are of Native American origin and date 
sometime between the middle woodland period and the early historic era. 
Mercer County, NJ, is the aboriginal territory of the Lenape, or 
Delaware people. Moreover, archeological, historic, linguistic, oral 
traditional, and other lines of evidence support a cultural affiliation 
of these human remains and objects with the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin.

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(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 713 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 Tribes.

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 Dr. Thomas Torma; University of California, 
Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California 
Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, telephone (510) 672-5388, email 
[email protected], by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: May 25, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-11945 Filed 6-7-21; 8:45 am]
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