[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16295-16296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05922]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12455; PCU00RP14.R50000-PPWOCRADN0]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Amended Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 meeting previously noticed in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 53228-53229, August 31, 2012), to occur on May 
22-23, 2013, in the History Colorado Center of the History Colorado 
Museum, Denver Colorado, will now occur only on May 22, 2013, from 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This meeting will be telephonic and open to the 
public.

DATES: The Review Committee will meet on May 22, 2013. The agenda and 
materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 22, 2013. 
Presentation requests must be received by March 22, 2013. These are the 
same dates that appeared in the notice of meeting of August 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Electronic submissions are to be sent to: Sherry_Hutt@nps.gov. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 was 
established in Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3006. The Review Committee 
meeting previously noticed in the Federal Register (77 FR 53228-53229, 
August 31, 2012), to occur on May 22-23, 2013, in the History Colorado 
Center of the History Colorado Museum, Denver Colorado, will now occur 
only on May 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This meeting will be 
telephonic and open to the public.
    The agenda for this meeting will include the appointment of the 
subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to the Congress for 
2013, and discussion of the scope of the Report; the development by the 
Review Committee of an agreed upon list of nominees to the Secretary of 
the Interior for the at-large member of the Review Committee; and 
National NAGPRA Program reports. 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. The 
agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 
22, 2013, at http://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    The Review Committee is soliciting public comment presentations by 
Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal 
agencies on the following two topics: (1) the progress made, and any 
barriers encountered, in implementing NAGPRA and (2) the outcomes of 
dispute resolution facilitated by the Review Committee pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3006(c)(4). The Review Committee also will consider other public 
comment presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, 
museums, Federal agencies, and the public. Oral presentation time may 
be limited as necessary. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of 
oral presentation. A public comment presentation request must, at 
minimum, include an abstract of the presentation and contact 
information for the presenter(s). Requests must be received by the 
Designated Federal Official by March 22, 2013.
    Those who desire to register for the meeting should contact 
NAGPRA@rap.midco.net, by May 17, 2013, for registration information. 
Registrants will be provided the telephone access number for the 
meeting. Those making disposition requests and/or public comment 
presentations, must register for the meeting and also provide the 
presentation information to the Designated Federal Official by the 
dates as indicated above. A transcript and minutes of the meeting will 
also appear on the National NAGPRA Program Web site: http://www.nps.gov/nagpra.
    Submissions may be made in one of three ways:
    1. Electronically, as an attachment to a message (preferred for 
submissions of 10 pages or less). Electronic submissions are to be sent 
to: Sherry_Hutt@nps.gov.
    2. By mail, on a single compact disc (preferred for submissions of 
more than 10 pages). 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.
    3. By mail, in hard copy.
    Such items are subject to posting on the National NAGPRA Program 
Web site prior to the meeting. Items submitted 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

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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 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 Review 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, 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.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Review Committee.
[FR Doc. 2013-05922 Filed 3-13-13; 8:45 am]
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