[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 161 (Monday, August 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50157-50159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20361]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-CR-10795; 2200-1100-665]


Agency Information Collection Activities: 30-Day Notice of 
Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; 
Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (National Park Service) have submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this ICR which is an extension of a 
currently approved collection of information (OMB 1024-0144). 
We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond 
to, a collection of

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information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, please 
submit them on or before September 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please submit written comments on this information 
collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior via email to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov or fax 
at 202-395-5806; and identify your submission as ``1024-0144, Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Regulations.'' Please send 
a copy of your comments to Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Mailstop 
2605 (Rm. 1242), Washington, DC 20240 (mail); or madonna_baucum@nps.gov (email).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA 
Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW., 8th floor, 
Washington, DC 20005; or via phone at 202/354-1479; or via fax at 202/
354-5179; or via email at Sherry_Hutt@nps.gov.

I. Abstract

    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 
(NAGPRA), requires museums to compile certain information (summaries, 
inventories, and notices) regarding Native American cultural items in 
their possession or control and provide that information to lineal 
descendants, likely interested Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and the National NAGPRA Program (acting on behalf of the 
Secretary of the Interior, housed in the National Park Service), to 
support consultation in the process of publishing notices that 
establish rights to repatriation. The summaries are general 
descriptions of the museum's Native American collection, sent to all 
possibly interested tribes to disclose the collection, should the tribe 
desire to consult on items and present a claim. The inventories are 
item-by-item lists of the human remains and their funerary objects, 
upon which the museum consults with likely affiliated tribes to 
determine cultural affiliation, tribal land origination, or origination 
from aboriginal lands of Federal recognized tribes.
    Consultation and claims for items require information exchange 
between museums and tribes on the collections. Notices of Inventory 
Completion, published in the Federal Register indicate the museum 
decisions of rights of lineal descendants and tribes to receive human 
remains and funerary objects; Notices of Intent to Repatriate, 
published in the Federal Register, indicate the agreements of museums 
and tribes to transfer control to tribes of funerary objects, sacred 
objects and objects of cultural patrimony. Museums identify NAGPRA 
protected items in the collection through examination of museum records 
and from consultation with tribes.
    The National NAGPRA Program maintains the public databases of 
summary, inventory and notice information to support consultation. In 
the first 20 years of the administration of NAGPRA approximately 40,000 
Native American human remains, of a possible collection of 180,000 
individuals, have been listed in NAGPRA notices. Information collected 
in previous years is of lasting benefit, diminishing efforts in future 
years.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1024-0144.
    Title: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Regulations, 43 CFR Part 10.
    Form(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a previously approved collection of 
information.
    Description of Respondents: Museums that receive Federal funds and 
have possession over Native American cultural items.
    Respondent's Obligation: It is mandatory to comply with the 
requirements of the law.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                   Avgerage time
                                                                   Total annual    per response    Total annual
                                                                     responses        (hours)      burden hours
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Summary or Inventory Completion (new)...........................               2             100             200
Inventory or Summary Completion Updates.........................             245              10           2,450
Notices.........................................................              64              10             640
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    Subtotals...................................................             311  ..............           3,290
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Summary or Inventory (new)......................................               1             100             100
Inventory or Summary Completion Updates.........................             226              10           2,260
Notices.........................................................              41              10             410
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    Subtotals...................................................             268  ..............           2,770
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        Totals..................................................             579  ..............           6,060
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this ICR on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice 
are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone 
number, email 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.


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    Dated: August 14, 2012.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-20361 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]
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