[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12132-12133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4959]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review 
Committee). The Review Committee will meet on November 8-9, 2011, in 
Reno, NV, in room 103 of the National Judicial College. The National 
Judicial College is located on the upper campus of the University of 
Nevada-Reno, and is sited west of the intersection of Evans Avenue and 
Jodi Drive, just north of the Education building and south of the 
Applied Research Facility.
    The agenda for this meeting will include the presentation, 
discussion, and adoption (conditional or otherwise) of the draft Review 
Committee Report to the Congress for 2011; appointment of the 
subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to the Congress for 
2012, and discussion of the scope of the Report; National NAGPRA 
Program reports; and the selection of the date and site for the spring 
2013 meeting. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the 
Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior, 
as required by law, in order to effect the agreed-upon disposition of 
Native American human remains determined to be culturally 
unidentifiable; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian 
organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; requests to 
the Review Committee, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(3), for review and 
findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of 
human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and 
the hearing of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(4). The agenda for this meeting

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will be posted on or before October 11, 2011, at http://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    The Review Committee is soliciting presentations by Indian tribes, 
Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies on the 
progress made, and any barriers encountered, in implementing NAGPRA. 
The Review Committee also will consider other presentations by Indian 
tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and 
the public. A presentation request must, at minimum, include an 
abstract of the presentation and contact information for the 
presenter(s). Presentation requests must be received by August 23, 
2011.
    The Review Committee will consider requests for a recommendation to 
the Secretary of the Interior, as required by law, in order to effect 
the agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined 
to be culturally unidentifiable (CUI). A CUI disposition request must 
include the appropriate, completed form posted on the National NAGPRA 
Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary materials noted on 
the form. To access and download the appropriate form--either the form 
for CUI with a ``tribal land'' or ``aboriginal land'' provenience or 
the form for CUI without a ``tribal land'' or ``aboriginal land'' 
provenience--go to http://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on 
``Request for CUI Disposition Form.'' CUI disposition requests must be 
received by August 16, 2011.
    The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3006(c)(3), for review and findings of fact related to the identity or 
cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the 
return of such items, where consensus among affected parties is unclear 
or uncertain. A request for findings of fact must include the completed 
form posted on the National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, 
the ancillary materials noted on the form. To access and download the 
form, go to http://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ``Request for 
Findings of Fact (Not a Dispute) Form.'' Requests for findings of fact 
must be received by July 19, 2011.
    The Review Committee will consider requests, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3006(c)(4), to convene parties and facilitate a dispute, where 
consensus clearly has not been reached among affected parties regarding 
the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural 
items, or the return of such items. A request to convene parties and 
facilitate a dispute must include the completed form posted on the 
National NAGPRA Program Web site and, as applicable, the ancillary 
materials noted on the form. To access and download the form, go to 
http://www.nps.gov/nagpra, and then click on ``Request to Convene 
Parties and Facilitate a Dispute Form.'' Requests to convene parties 
and facilitate a dispute must be received by July 1, 2011.
    A submission of 10 pages or less may be made in one of two ways:
    1. Electronically (preferred). Electronic submissions are to be 
sent to: David_Tarler@nps.gov.
    2. By mail. Mailed submissions are to be sent to: Designated 
Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, National Park Service, 
National NAGPRA Program, 1201 Eye Street, NW., 8th Floor (2253), 
Washington, DC 20005.
    A submission of more than 10 pages may be made in one of two ways:
    1. By mail, on a single compact disc (preferred).
    2. By mail, in hard copy, with 14 copies of the submission.
    Documents submitted are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA 
Program Web site prior to the meeting. Items produced at the meeting 
are subject to posting after the meeting.
    Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review 
Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program Web 
site, at http://www.nps.gov/nagpra. For the Review Committee's meeting 
procedures, click on ``Review Committee,'' then click on 
``Procedures.'' Meeting minutes may be accessed by going to the Web 
site; then clicking on ``Review Committee;'' and then clicking on 
``Meeting Minutes.'' Approximately fourteen weeks after each Review 
Committee meeting, the meeting transcript is posted for a limited time 
on the National NAGPRA Program Web site.
    The Review Committee was established in Section 8 of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3006. Review Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of 
the Interior. The Review 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 Review Committee's work is carried out during the course of 
meetings that are open to the public.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

    Dated: February 1, 2011.
David Tarler,
Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Review Committee.
[FR Doc. 2011-4959 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]
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