[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18258-18259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7261]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0212-9515; 2280-665]


Government-to-Government Telephonic Consultation Meetings

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

SUMMARY: The National Park Service announces two telephonic government-
to-government consultation meetings with Indian tribes that will be 
held to obtain initial input on issues related to programs of the 
National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks 
Program. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for input into 
the development of a consultation planning process for future 
consultation. The meetings are intended for every Indian tribe that the 
Secretary of the Interior acknowledges pursuant to the Federally 
Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a), and are in 
accordance with Executive Order 13175--Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments (Nov. 6, 2000), the President's 
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the 
implementation of Executive Order 13175 (Nov. 5, 2009), and the 
Secretary of the Interior's Order No. 3317--Department of the Interior 
Policy on Consultation With Indian Tribes (Dec. 1, 2011).

DATES: Monday, April 23, 2012, at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT: Wednesday, May 
23, 2012, at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
    Location: Telephonic conference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexis Abernathy, National Register of 
Historic Places program, National Park Service; 1849 C Street NW., 
(2280); Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 354-2236; Email: Alexis_Abernathy@nps.gov.
    The National Register of Historic Places/National Historic 
Landmarks Program of the National Park Service (NPS) invites Tribal 
Officials and/or their tribe's authorized representative(s)

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to attend one or both of two government-to-government telephonic 
consultation meetings that will be held to obtain initial planning-
stage recommendations from Indian tribes on:
    (1) Updating information contained in the National Register 
Bulletin, Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional 
Cultural Properties,
    (2) Developing guidance on identifying and evaluating National 
Register eligible traditional Native American landscapes, and
    (3) Establishing a format and time frame for the balance of a 
consultation process that would allow NPS to best consider official 
comments from tribes about how traditional cultural properties and 
Native American landscapes can be addressed under the authorities of 
the National Historic Preservation Act.
    The meetings are intended for every Indian tribe that the Secretary 
of the Interior acknowledges pursuant to the Federally Recognized 
Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a), and are in accordance 
with Executive Order 13175--Consultation and Coordination with Indian 
Tribal Governments (Nov. 6, 2000), the President's Memorandum for the 
Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the implementation of 
Executive Order 13175 (Nov. 5, 2009), and the Secretary of the 
Interior's Order No. 3317--Department of the Interior Policy on 
Consultation With Indian Tribes (Dec. 1, 2011). The first consultation 
meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 5 
p.m. EDT. The second consultation meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 
May 23, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Depending on the length of the 
comments, one or both of these meetings could end earlier.
    Those wishing to attend one or both consultations may register in 
one of three ways:

Registration Option 1 (Preferred Method)

    Send an email message containing the following information to nr_info@nps.gov with ``TCP Consultation Process'' in the subject line. In 
the body of the email provide the name, title, tribal affiliation, 
mailing address, telephone number, and email address for each person 
who will be listening on the same telephone line. Please also note if 
you are an authorized tribal representative(s). Email registrants will 
receive a return email confirmation of their registration, together 
with information on accessing the consultation meeting. (Email 
registrants should add nr_info@nps.gov to their Contacts list in order 
to avoid spam filters.)

Registration Option 2

    Fax a message to Alexis Abernathy at 202-371-2229 at the National 
Register Program Office in Washington, DC, with ``TCP Consultation 
Process'' in the subject line. Faxed information should include the 
name and return fax number of the authorized tribal representative 
submitting the registration as well as the name, title, tribal 
affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address for 
each person who will be listening on the same telephone line.

Registration Option 3

    Contact Alexis Abernathy at the National Register Program Office in 
Washington, DC, by telephone at 202-354-2236 and leave a message 
containing the name of the authorized tribal representative making the 
call along with the name, title, tribal affiliation, mailing address, 
telephone number, and email address for each person who will be 
participating in the conference on the same telephone line. Tribes 
registering via telephone will be mailed confirmation of their 
registration together with information on accessing the consultation 
meeting.
    Authorized representatives of tribal governments who wish to speak 
at the telephonic consultation meetings should indicate their wish to 
do so when they register to attend the meetings, and also should 
identify the Indian tribe on whose behalf they intend to speak. Tribes 
may comment on any or all of the agenda items.
    Registrations for the April 23, 2012, consultation meeting must be 
received no later than Monday, April 2, 2012. Registrations for the May 
23, 2012, consultation meeting must be received no later than Monday, 
May 7, 2012.
    Notice of two meetings will also be posted on the National Register 
Program's Web site at www.nps.gov/nr.
    Questions regarding either the April 23 or May 23 government-to-
government consultation meetings should be directed to program 
coordinator Alexis Abernathy at (202) 354-2236 or nr_info@nps.gov.
    The National Register/National Historic Landmarks Program looks 
forward to hearing comments on these issues.

J. Paul Loether,
Chief, National Register/National Historic Landmarks Program, National 
Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-7261 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]
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