[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 42 (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11686-11687]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-04486]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-17405; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP15.R50000]


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

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is seeking nominations for three 
members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Review Committee (Review Committee). The Secretary of the Interior will 
appoint the members from nominations submitted by national museum 
organizations and national scientific organizations.

DATES: Nominations must be received by June 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Melanie O'Brien, Designated Federal Officer, Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA 
Program (2253), National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20240, or via email nagpra_dfo@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Review Committee was established by the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 
(NAGPRA), at 25 U.S.C. 3006, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.
    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; and
    7. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated 
cultural items.
    The Review Committee consists of seven members appointed by the 
Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not appoint Federal 
officers or employees to the Review 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 serve as Special Governmental Employees, which requires 
completion of annual ethics training. Members are appointed for 4-

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year terms and incumbent members may be reappointed for 2-year terms. 
The Review Committee's work takes place during public meetings. The 
Review Committee normally meets in person two times per year, normally 
for two or three days. The Review Committee may also hold one or more 
public teleconferences of several hours duration.
    Review Committee members serve without pay but shall be reimbursed 
for each day the member participates in Review Committee meetings. 
Review Committee members are reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in 
association with Review Committee meetings (25 U.S.C. 3006(b)(4)). 
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, at 
www.nps.gov/NAGPRA/REVIEW/.
    Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible 
to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an 
individual capacity. The term ``individual capacity'' refers to 
individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best 
judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated 
Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent 
a particular interest.
    Nominations should:
    1. Be submitted on the official letterhead of the organization.
    2. Affirm that the signatory is the official authorized by the 
organization to submit the nomination.
    3. Affirm that the organization's activity pertains or relates to 
the United States as a whole, as opposed to a lesser geographical 
scope.
    4. Include the nominee's full legal name, home address, home 
telephone number, and email address.
    5. Include the nominee's resume or a brief biography of the 
nominee, in which the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work 
as a member of a Federal advisory committee are addressed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie O'Brien, Designated Federal 
Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee, National NAGPRA Program (2253), National Park Service, 1849 
C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240, or via email nagpra_dfo@nps.gov.

    Dated: February 20, 2015.
Alma Ripps,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-04486 Filed 3-3-15; 8:45 am]
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