[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 5, 2022)]
[Pages 60412-60413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-21532]



National Park Service


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Request for nominations.


SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one 
member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Committee). The Secretary of the Interior will appoint one 
member from nominations submitted by Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian 
organizations, or traditional Native American religious leaders. The 
nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.

DATES: Nominations must be received by December 5, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Please address nominations to Melanie O'Brien, Designated 
Federal Officer, National Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Review Committee, via email [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O'Brien, via telephone at 
(202) 354-2201. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, 
deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 
(TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. 
Individuals outside the United States should use the relay services 
offered within their country to make international calls to the point-
of-contact in the United States.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established by the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) and is 
regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    The Review Committee is responsible for:
    1. Monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process.
    2. Reviewing and making findings related to the identity or 
cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items.
    3. Facilitating the resolution of disputes.
    4. Compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human 
remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains.
    5. Consulting with Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations 
and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the Review 
Committee affecting such Tribes or organizations.
    6. Consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development 
of regulations to carry out NAGPRA.
    7. Making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated 
cultural items.
    The Committee consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary 
of the Interior. The Secretary may not appoint Federal officers or 
employees to the Committee. Three members are appointed from 
nominations submitted by Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, 
and traditional Native American religious leaders. At least two of 
these members must be traditional Indian religious leaders. Three 
members are appointed from nominations submitted by national museum or 
scientific organizations. One member is appointed from a list of 
persons developed and consented to by all of the other members.
    Members are appointed for four-year terms and incumbent members may 
be reappointed for two-year terms. The Committee's work is completed 
during public meetings. The Committee attempts to meet in person twice 
a year and meetings normally last two or three days. In addition, the 
Committee may also meet by public teleconference one or more times per 
    Members will be appointed as special Government employees (SGEs). 
Please be aware that members selected to serve as SGEs will be 
required, prior to appointment, to file a Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report in order to avoid involvement in real or apparent 
conflicts of interest. You may find a copy of the Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report and more information about ethics 
requirements for SGEs at the following website: https://www.doi.gov/ethics/special-government-employees. Additionally, after appointment, 
members appointed as SGEs will be required to meet applicable financial 
disclosure and ethics training requirements annually. Please contact 
202-208-7960 or [email protected] with any questions about the 
ethics requirements for members appointed as SGEs.
    Committee members serve without pay but are reimbursed for each day 
of committee business. Committee members are also reimbursed for travel 
expenses incurred in association with Committee meetings (25 U.S.C. 
3006(b)(4)). Additional information regarding the Committee, including 
the Committee's charter, meeting procedures, and past practice, is 
available on the National NAGPRA Program website, at https://www.nps.gov/nagpra/review-committee.htm.
    Nominations must:
    1. If submitted by an Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization, 
be submitted on the official letterhead of the Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization.
    2. If submitted by an Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization, 
affirm that the signatory is the official authorized by the Indian 
Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization to submit the nomination.
    3. If submitted by a Native American traditional religious leader, 
affirm that the signatory meets the definition of traditional Native 
American religious leader (see 43 CFR 10.2(d)(3)).
    4. Provide the nominator's original signature, daytime telephone 
number, and email address.
    5. Include the nominee's full legal name, home address, home 
telephone number, and email address.
    Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate 
description of the

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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 Committee and permit the 
Department of the Interior to contact a potential member.
    Public Disclosure of Information: Before including your address, 
phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information 
with your nomination, you should be aware that your entire nomination--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask us in your nomination 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. 2022-21532 Filed 10-4-22; 8:45 am]