Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names, 10232-10233 [2022-03748]

Download as PDF 10232 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX22EF00COM0000] Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names Tribal Consultation Geological Survey, Interior. Notice of tribal consultations. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will conduct Tribal Consultation sessions to obtain oral and written comments on candidate replacement names for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by DOI Secretary’s Order 3404 (S.O. 3404). These sessions will be held virtually. DATES: Oral comments can be provided at one of three virtual Tribal Consultations to be held on March 21, 2022, from 12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Mountain Time; March 22, 2022, from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Pacific Time; and March 23, 2022, from 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for details on how to participate. Written comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: Please include the Feature ID (FID) of the feature(s) of interest when submitting your comment. The FID for each feature is located in Column B of the posted list. Written comments must be submitted via email to taskforce_consultation@ios.doi.gov or SUMMARY: Date On November 19, 2021, Secretary of the Interior Haaland signed S.O. 3404, declaring ‘‘squaw’’ as a derogatory term. In accordance with S.O. 3404, a list of candidate geographic names to replace those declared derogatory will be available for Tribal Consultation consistent with DOI policies and procedures. A list of five candidate replacement names for each feature was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The candidate replacement names were derived through a search of nearby named geographic features until at least five nearby names were available. The candidate replacement name will replace the derogatory modifier. For example, ‘‘Castle Creek’’ is the nearest named feature to ‘‘Squaw Mesa’’. The first candidate replacement name for the derogatory named feature would be ‘‘Castle Mesa’’. The Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force (Task Force) created by S.O. 3404 will consider all comments and any proposed additional candidate SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Time March 21, 2022 .... 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Mountain Time March 22, 2022 .... 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Pacific Time ..... March 23, 2022 .... 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time ...... Geological Survey [GX22EF00COM0000] Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4338–11–P Zoom: https://doitalent.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsf-2tqjgpHeeCaeJZV8O5 IvzxVvMKuz4. Zoom: https://doitalent.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItf-6rrTsoGWThRM-JXJn_ p9diob1iLak. Zoom: https://doitalent.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdu-ppj0jH4KEJ2NRw HXPIlfyO6i7g-o. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Michael Tischler, Director, National Geospatial Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Chair, DOI Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force. [FR Doc. 2022–03744 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] ACTION: Geological Survey, Interior. Notice with public comments. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is requesting public comment on candidate replacement names for geographic feature names recently declared derogatory by DOI Secretary’s Order 3404. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 replacement names received through the Tribal Consultation in developing a single recommended replacement name for each feature. The Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has received several proposals to rename a feature covered by S.O. 3404 through their conventional process, and these proposals are not yet resolved. These proposed names are indicated in the list, will be provided to the Task Force, and will be prioritized ahead of the proposed candidate replacement names on the list. Replacement names, to the extent possible, shall adhere to BGN Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the Domestic Names Committee. BGN Policy V regarding Derogatory and Offensive Names now applies to the word ‘‘Squaw’’ as it is declared derogatory by S.O. 3404. Replacement names proposed during the Tribal Consultation session that are in clear violation of an existing policy will not be considered by the Task Force. The list of all replacement names recommended by the Task Force will be submitted to the BGN Domestic Names Committee for final adjudication. The list of candidate replacement names under review by the Task Force is available at https://www.usgs.gov/usboard-on-geographic-names/so3404candidate-names-list. Tribal Consultation sessions will be held virtually at the following date and location: Venue Authority: The authority for this Order is established under 43 U.S.C. 364–364f. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES by mail to Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names, 1849 C Street NW, Room 6657, MS 6640–MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Younkle, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Water and Science, (202) 853–4345 or at joseph_younkle@ ios.doi.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 25, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket Number DOI– 2022–0001, by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: You may submit written comments online at https://www.regulations.gov by entering ‘‘DOI–2022–0001’’ in the Search bar and clicking ‘‘Search’’. • Mail: Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names, MS–511, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20192. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. All comments received DATES: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please include the Feature ID (FID) of the feature(s) of interest when submitting your comment. The FID for each feature is located in Column B of the posted list. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this notice, please submit your question or request to SO3404_FRNquestions@ usgs.gov, or contact Michael Tischler at 703–344–4348. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339, or dial 711. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours which are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with DOI Secretary’s Order 3404 established under 43 U.S.C. 364– 364f, a list of candidate geographic names to replace those declared derogatory by the Secretary’s Order will be available for public comment in the Federal Register for a period of no less than 30 days. A list of five candidate names for each feature was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey as directed by the Secretary’s Order. The candidate replacement names were derived through a search of nearby named geographic features until at least five nearby names were available. The candidate replacement name will replace the derogatory modifier. For example, ‘‘Castle Creek’’ is the nearest named feature to ‘‘Squaw Mesa’’. The first candidate replacement name for the derogatory named feature would be ‘‘Castle Mesa’’. Proposed additional candidate names will also be accepted during the public comment period. The Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force created by the Secretary’s Order will consider all public comments on the list of proposed replacement names and any proposed additional candidate names in developing a single recommended replacement name for each feature. Several proposals to rename a feature covered by SO 3404 have been received by the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) through their conventional process and are not yet resolved. These proposed names are indicated in the list, will be provided to the Task Force, and will be prioritized ahead of the candidate names determined by proximity. Replacement names, to the extent possible, shall adhere to the Board on Geographic Names Principles, Policies, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 and Procedures for the Domestic Names Committee. BGN Policy V regarding Derogatory and Offensive Names now applies to the word ‘Squaw’ as it is declared derogatory by the Secretary’s Order. Replacement names proposed during the public comment period that are in clear violation of an existing policy will not be considered by the Task Force. The list of all replacement names recommended by the Task Force will be submitted to the BGN Domestic Names Committee for final adjudication. The list of candidate names under review by the Task Force is available at https://www.usgs.gov/us-board-ongeographic-names/so3404-candidatenames-list. Authority: The authority for this Order is established under 43 U.S.C. 364–364f. Michael Tischler, Director, National Geospatial Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Chair, DOI Derogatory Names Task Force. [FR Doc. 2022–03748 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [2231A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900; OMB Control Number 1076–0047] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Reindeer in Alaska Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 25, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to Steven Mullen, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action— Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1001 Indian School Road NW, Suite 229, Albuquerque, New Mexico DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10233 87104; or by email to comments@ bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0047 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Keith Kahklen by email at keith.kahklen@bia.gov or telephone at (907) 586–7618. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2022-03748]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX22EF00COM0000]


Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names

AGENCY: Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice with public comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is requesting public 
comment on candidate replacement names for geographic feature names 
recently declared derogatory by DOI Secretary's Order 3404.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 25, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket Number DOI-2022-
0001, by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: You may submit written 
comments online at https://www.regulations.gov by entering ``DOI-2022-
0001'' in the Search bar and clicking ``Search''.
     Mail: Reconciliation of Derogatory Geographic Names, MS-
511, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 
20192.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number. All comments received

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will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. Please include the Feature ID (FID) 
of the feature(s) of interest when submitting your comment. The FID for 
each feature is located in Column B of the posted list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this notice, please submit your question or request to 
[email protected], or contact Michael Tischler at 703-344-
4348. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339, or dial 
711. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a 
message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business 
hours which are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
for Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with DOI Secretary's Order 
3404 established under 43 U.S.C. 364-364f, a list of candidate 
geographic names to replace those declared derogatory by the 
Secretary's Order will be available for public comment in the Federal 
Register for a period of no less than 30 days. A list of five candidate 
names for each feature was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey as 
directed by the Secretary's Order. The candidate replacement names were 
derived through a search of nearby named geographic features until at 
least five nearby names were available. The candidate replacement name 
will replace the derogatory modifier. For example, ``Castle Creek'' is 
the nearest named feature to ``Squaw Mesa''. The first candidate 
replacement name for the derogatory named feature would be ``Castle 
Mesa''. Proposed additional candidate names will also be accepted 
during the public comment period.
    The Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force created by the 
Secretary's Order will consider all public comments on the list of 
proposed replacement names and any proposed additional candidate names 
in developing a single recommended replacement name for each feature. 
Several proposals to rename a feature covered by SO 3404 have been 
received by the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) through their 
conventional process and are not yet resolved. These proposed names are 
indicated in the list, will be provided to the Task Force, and will be 
prioritized ahead of the candidate names determined by proximity.
    Replacement names, to the extent possible, shall adhere to the 
Board on Geographic Names Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the 
Domestic Names Committee. BGN Policy V regarding Derogatory and 
Offensive Names now applies to the word `Squaw' as it is declared 
derogatory by the Secretary's Order. Replacement names proposed during 
the public comment period that are in clear violation of an existing 
policy will not be considered by the Task Force. The list of all 
replacement names recommended by the Task Force will be submitted to 
the BGN Domestic Names Committee for final adjudication.
    The list of candidate names under review by the Task Force is 
available at https://www.usgs.gov/us-board-on-geographic-names/so3404-candidate-names-list.
    Authority: The authority for this Order is established under 43 
U.S.C. 364-364f.

Michael Tischler,
Director, National Geospatial Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Chair, 
DOI Derogatory Names Task Force.
[FR Doc. 2022-03748 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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