Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK, 70521-70522 [2021-26768]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices 2022. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary object to the Shinnecock Indian Nation may proceed. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Shinnecock Indian Nation that this notice has been published. Dated: December 3, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26782 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–D–COS–POL–32541; PPWODIREP0; PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] Request for Nominations for the National Park System Advisory Board National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the National Park System Advisory Board (Board). The Board advises the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and the Director of the National Park Service (Director) on matters relating to the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park System, and programs administered by the NPS; the designation of National Historic Landmarks and National Natural Landmarks; and the national historic significance of proposed National Historic Trails. The Board is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by January 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be emailed to Joshua Winchell, Staff Director, National Park System Advisory Board, National Park Service, at joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, telephone number (202) 641–4467, or email joshua_ winchell@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board shall be comprised of no more than 12 persons, appointed from among citizens of the United States having a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the NPS. Board members shall be selected to represent various geographic regions across the United States of America. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 We are requesting nominations to fill vacancies for Board members in the categories listed below: (1) Persons who have outstanding expertise in the physical and/or social sciences, such as history or geography; archeology or anthropology; historical or landscape architecture; or biology, ecology, geology, or marine sciences; (2) persons having outstanding experience in the management of national or state parks; forests, wildlife refuges, or other protected natural areas; historic areas or sites; or have an extensive background in natural or cultural resources management. (3) persons having outstanding expertise in professional or scientific disciplines that are important to the mission of the National Park Service, such as financial management or business development; historical or recreational land use management or planning; or business management, marketing or entrepreneurship. Among all categories at least one appointment will be a person who serves as a locally elected official from an area adjacent to a national park unit, and at least one person will be a military veteran or has a physical impairment. The Secretary will also seek to appoint at least one member of a Tribe. Nominations must include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Board and permit the Department to contact a potential member. Members of the Board are appointed as special Government employees (SGEs) and are therefore subject to applicable Federal ethics statutes and regulations, to include applicable exceptions and exemptions. Additionally, SGE members are required, prior to appointment and annually thereafter, to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. SGE members are also required to receive initial ethics training prior to performing any Board duties and to receive annual ethics training thereafter. The Department of the Interior will provide materials to those members serving as special Government employees, explaining their ethical obligations. You may find a copy of the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following website: https:// www.doi.gov/ethics/specialgovernment-employees/financialdisclosure. Please contact (202) 208– 7960 or DOI_Ethics@sol.doi.gov with any questions about the ethics PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70521 requirements for members appointed as SGEs. Members serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Board as approved by the Designated Federal Officer, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2 Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–26809 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033085; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office (BLM) 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 BLM. 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 supporting information to the BLM at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 70522 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert E. King, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, telephone (907) 271–5510, email r2king@blm.gov. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Rolling Bay site (KOD–101) on Sitkalidak Island, located near Kodiak Island, AK. 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 BLM with the help of the University of Alaska Museum of the North professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor]. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 History and Description of the Remains Sometime between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Rolling Bay site on Sitkalidak Island, which is located near Kodiak Island, AK, by William Laughlin. During these years, Laughlin was associated with several universities. The remains of these individuals were found at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where, at an unknown date, they had been sent as part of a study on Eastern Aleutian archeology undertaken in collaboration with faculty member Ted P. Bank, II. In 2014, these human remains were transferred to the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage, AK, and in late 2018, the BLM transferred them to the University Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, where they are currently housed. The human remains, comprised of eight teeth, belong to three adults of unknown sex. No known individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At minimum, the burials containing the three individuals were over 200 years old (their actual age unknown). The human remains are determined to be Native American based on their provenience (Sitkalidak Island, AK), physical condition, and morphology. Archeological and oral traditional information suggest many thousands of years of shared ancestry between current and past populations of the area and Alutiiq peoples’ use of Sitkalidak Island, near Kodiak Island. Therefore, the human remains are determined to be directly related to Kodiak Island Alutiiq people represented by the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office Federal Agency Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office 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(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor]. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Robert E. King, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, telephone (907) 271–5510, email r2king@blm.gov, by January 10, 2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor] may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office is responsible for notifying the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor] that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 3, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26768 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033080; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Arizona Museum of Natural History has completed an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object, 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 object 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 object should submit a written request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object 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 object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644–4381, email melanie.deer@mesaaz.gov. 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 object under the control of the 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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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0033085; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land 
Management, Alaska State Office (BLM) 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 BLM. 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 supporting 
information to the BLM at the address in this notice by January 10, 
2022.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert E. King, Bureau of Land 
Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, telephone 
(907) 271-5510, 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 U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 
Anchorage, AK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from the Rolling Bay site (KOD-101) on Sitkalidak Island, 
located near Kodiak Island, AK.
    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 BLM with 
the help of the University of Alaska Museum of the North professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Alutiiq Tribe of Old 
Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village 
of Old Harbor].

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, human remains 
representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the 
Rolling Bay site on Sitkalidak Island, which is located near Kodiak 
Island, AK, by William Laughlin. During these years, Laughlin was 
associated with several universities. The remains of these individuals 
were found at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at the 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where, at an unknown date, they 
had been sent as part of a study on Eastern Aleutian archeology 
undertaken in collaboration with faculty member Ted P. Bank, II. In 
2014, these human remains were transferred to the Bureau of Land 
Management in Anchorage, AK, and in late 2018, the BLM transferred them 
to the University Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, where they are 
currently housed. The human remains, comprised of eight teeth, belong 
to three adults of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    At minimum, the burials containing the three individuals were over 
200 years old (their actual age unknown). The human remains are 
determined to be Native American based on their provenience (Sitkalidak 
Island, AK), physical condition, and morphology. Archeological and oral 
traditional information suggest many thousands of years of shared 
ancestry between current and past populations of the area and Alutiiq 
peoples' use of Sitkalidak Island, near Kodiak Island. Therefore, the 
human remains are determined to be directly related to Kodiak Island 
Alutiiq people represented by the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Land Management, Alaska State Office

    Federal Agency Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office 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(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously 
listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor].

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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Robert E. 
King, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 
99513, telephone (907) 271-5510, email [email protected], by January 10, 
2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Alutiiq Tribe of Old 
Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village 
of Old Harbor] may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
Alaska State Office is responsible for notifying the Alutiiq Tribe of 
Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and 
Village of Old Harbor] that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 3, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-26768 Filed 12-9-21; 8:45 am]
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