Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meetings, 70518 [2021-26720]

Download as PDF 70518 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices The MAC was established pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation ‘‘Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument’’ (March 25, 2013) and is consistent with section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739). FLPMA directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. The rules governing BLM advisory committees are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. The San Juan Islands MAC is comprised of 12 members representing a wide array of interests, including recreation, tribal, and education, as well as environmental organizations and landowners. The MAC is currently seeking nominations for the following positions that are or will become vacant: • Two representatives of recreation and tourism interests; • A representative of cultural and heritage interests; and • A representative of education and interpretation interests. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by the Secretary. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographic area of the MAC. Nominees must be residents of the State of Washington and should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The following must accompany all nominations: —A completed application, which can be obtained through the nominee’s local BLM office or online at: https:// www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/ 1120-019_0.pdf. Nominees should note the interest area(s) they are applying to represent on their application. —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; and —Any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1) Kurt Pindel, Spokane District Manager. [FR Doc. 2021–26770 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–33055; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP16.R50000] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Notice of Public Meetings 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 six virtual meetings as indicated below. DATES: The Review Committee will meet via teleconference on January 31, 2022; February 14, 2022; February 28, 2022; March 10, 2022; March 15, 2022; and March 21, 2022. All meetings will be held from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) and are open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O’Brien, Designated Federal Officer, National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program (2253), National Park Service, telephone (202) 354–2201, or email nagpra_info@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. Information about NAGPRA, the Committee, and Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program website at https:// www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/events.htm. The 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 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 Committee’s work is carried out during SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the course of meetings that are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting may 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 Committee’s responsibilities under section 8 of NAGPRA. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreedupon disposition of Native American human remains proceed. During each meeting, there will be time scheduled for public comments. Written comments may be submitted, see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All comments received will be provided to the Committee. Information on joining the virtual conference by internet or phone will be available on the National NAGPRA Program website at https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/ events.htm. 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. 2021–26720 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033083; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of an unassociated funerary object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 235 (Friday, December 10, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-33055; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP16.R50000]


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

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 six virtual meetings as indicated below.

DATES: The Review Committee will meet via teleconference on January 31, 
2022; February 14, 2022; February 28, 2022; March 10, 2022; March 15, 
2022; and March 21, 2022. All meetings will be held from 3:00 p.m. 
until approximately 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) and are open to the public.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in section 8 
of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. 
Information about NAGPRA, the Committee, and Committee meetings is 
available on the National NAGPRA Program website at https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/events.htm.
    The 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 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 Committee's work is 
carried out during the course of meetings that are open to the public.
    The agenda for each meeting may 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 Committee's responsibilities under section 8 of NAGPRA. In 
addition, the agenda may include requests to the Committee for a 
recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior that an agreed-upon 
disposition of Native American human remains proceed.
    During each meeting, there will be time scheduled for public 
comments. Written comments may be submitted, see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. All comments received will be provided to the 
Committee. Information on joining the virtual conference by internet or 
phone will be available on the National NAGPRA Program website at 
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1335/events.htm.
    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. 2021-26720 Filed 12-9-21; 8:45 am]
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