[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19355-19356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07660]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15142; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Nomination Solicitation

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of nomination solicitation.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one 
member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from 
nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, 
and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be 
a traditional Indian religious leader.
    Nominations must include the following information.
    1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must 
be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime 
telephone number. The nominator must state that he or she meets the 
definition of traditional religious leader.
    2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: 
Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization 
letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime 
telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the 
tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this 
solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the 
nominator is so authorized.
    3. A nomination must include the following information:
    a. the nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, 
and email address;
    b. nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's 
NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an 
advisory board; and
    c. that the nominee meets the definition of traditional religious 
leader found at 10 CFR 10.2(d)(3).

DATES: Nominations must be received by July 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Address nominations to Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal 
Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C 
Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240. Nominations may be submitted as 
attachments to an email sent to Sherry_Hutt@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal 
Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C 
Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240, by telephone (202) 354-1479, or 
email: sherry_hutt@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    1. The Review Committee was established by the Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), at 25 U.S.C. 
3006.
    2. The Review Committee is responsible for--
    a. monitoring the inventory and identification process conducted 
under sections 5 and 6 of NAGPRA (25 U.S.C. 3003 and 3004);
    b. reviewing and making findings related to the identity or 
cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items;
    c. facilitating the resolution of disputes;
    d. compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human 
remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains;
    e. 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;
    f. consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development 
of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and
    g. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated 
cultural items.
    3. Seven members compose the Review Committee. All members are 
appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not 
appoint Federal officers or employees to the Review Committee.
    a. 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.
    b. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by 
national museum organizations and scientific organizations.
    c. One member is appointed from a list of persons developed and 
consented to by all six of the members identified in a. and b.
    4. Members serve as Special Governmental Employees, which includes 
the completion of annual ethics training.
    5. Appointment terms: Members are appointed for 4-year terms, and 
incumbent members may be reappointed for 2-year terms.
    6. The Review Committee's work is completed during public meetings. 
The Review Committee normally meets two times per year, and each 
meeting is normally two days. The Review Committee may also hold one or 
more public teleconferences of several hours duration.
    7. Compensation: Review Committee members are compensated for their 
participation in Review Committee meetings.
    8. Reimbursement: Review Committee members are reimbursed for 
travel expenses incurred in association with Review Committee meetings.
    9. Additional information regarding the Review Committee--including 
the Review Committee's charter, meeting protocol, and dispute 
resolution procedures--is available on the National NAGPRA Program Web 
site: www.nps.gov/nagpra (click ``Review Committee'' in the menu on the 
right).
    10. The terms ``Indian tribe'' and ``Native Hawaiian organization'' 
are defined in statute at 25 U.S.C. 3001(7) and (11). ``Indian tribe'' 
means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of 
Indians, including any Alaska Native Village, which is recognized as 
eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United 
States to Indians because of their status as Indians. ``Native Hawaiian 
organization'' means any organization which serves and represents the 
interests of Native Hawaiians; has as a

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primary stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians; 
and has expertise in Native Hawaiian affairs. ``Native Hawaiian 
organization'' includes the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hui Malama I 
Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei. ``Traditional religious leader'' is not 
defined in statute, but is defined in regulation at 43 CFR 10.2(d)(3).

    Dated: April 1, 2014.
Alma Ripps,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-07660 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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