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68160 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

217 / Friday, November 8, 2002 / Notices

themselves as representatives or 2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting Site, Walla Walla, WA. These human
officials of organizations and (September 27, 2002) remains were removed from a burial site
businesses; and, anonymous comments 3. Reports of Officers at Whitman Mission National Historic
4. Reports of Subcommittees
may not be considered. Site.
5. Superintendent’s Report
Decision Process: Availability of the This notice is published as part of the
Salt Pond Visitor Center
draft EIS for review and written Pheasant Program National Park Service’s administrative
comment will be announced in the Penniman House responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
Federal Register notice, as well as local Highlands Center U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5 (d)(3). The
and regional news media, GGNRA Restoration Projects determinations within this notice are
website, and via direct mailing to the a. Hatches Harbor the sole responsibility of the National
project mailing list. At this time, the b. East Harbor Park unit that has control of these
draft EIS is anticipated to be available c. Mary Chase Salt Marsh Native American human remains. The
for public review in the first quarter of Doane Road Manager, National NAGPRA Program is
Provincetown Municipal Airport
the year 2004. To ensure further not responsible for the determinations
Marconi Celebration
opportunity to comment on the draft EIS News from Washington within this notice.
after it is distributed, additional public 6. Old Business A detailed assessment of the human
meetings will be held (dates and Invasive Species remains was made by National Park
locations to be determined). Notice of 7. New Business Service and Oregon State Museum of
the availability of the final EIS likewise 8. Date and agenda for next meeting Anthropology professional staff and an
will be published in the Federal 9. Public comment and expert on aboriginal burial practices in
Register. As a delegated EIS, the official 10. Adjournment the Plateau culture area of North
responsible for the final NEPA decision The meeting is open to the public. It America in consultation with
is the Regional Director, Pacific West is expected that 15 persons will be able representatives of the Confederated
Region. Subsequently, the official to attend the meeting in addition to Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,
responsible for implementing the Commission members. Oregon.
selected Plan would be the Interested persons may make oral/ In October 1960, human remains
Superintendent, Golden Gate National written presentations to the Commission representing a minimum of one
Recreation Area. during the business meeting or file individual were removed from a burial
Dated: August 21, 2002. written statements. Such requests at Whitman Mission National Historic
should be made to the park Site in Walla Walla, Washington during
Arthur E. Eck,
superintendent at least seven days prior legally authorized excavations by NPS
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. archeologist Paul Schumacher. The
[FR Doc. 02–28519 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am]
to the meeting. Further information
concerning the meeting may be obtained human skeletal remains had been in a
BILLING CODE 4310–70–P
from the Superintendent, Cape Cod flexed position and were thought to be
National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site the remains of a Native American. They
Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. were removed from the burial site at
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Whitman Mission and delivered to
Dated: October 23, 2002. University of Oregon where they were
National Park Service Michael B. Murray, inspected and described by David L.
Cape Cod National Seashore, South Acting Superintendent. Cole in November 1960. The skeletal
Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Cape Cod [FR Doc. 02–28516 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am] remains were confirmed to be those of
National Seashore Advisory BILLING CODE 4310–70–P a Native American woman who had
Commission Two Hundred Thirty Ninth been between 50 and 60 years of age at
Meeting the time of death. No known individuals
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR were identified. No funerary objects are
Notice is hereby given in accordance present. To honor the request of the
with the Federal Advisory Committee National Park Service Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 Reservation, Oregon these human
U.S.C. App 1, section 10), that a meeting Notice of Inventory Completion: remains continue to be in the possession
of the Cape Cod National Seashore Oregon State Museum of of the Oregon State Museum of
Advisory Commission will be held on Anthropology, University of Oregon, Anthropology, University of Oregon.
Friday, November 22, 2002. Eugene, Oregon and U.S. Department All available documentation on the
The Commission was reestablished of the Interior, National Park Service, human remains from the NPS, including
pursuant to Public Law 87–126 as Whitman Mission National Historic an archival photograph of the skeletal
amended by Public Law 105–280. The Site, Walla Walla, WA remains in situ, and from the University
purpose of the Commission is to consult AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. of Oregon was submitted to Professor
with the Secretary of the Interior, or his Roderick Sprague, an expert on
designee, with respect to matters ACTION: Notice.
aboriginal burial practices in the Plateau
relating to the development of Cape Cod Notice is here given in accordance culture area of North America with over
National Seashore, and with respect to with the Native American Graves 40 years of professional experience, for
carrying out the provisions of sections 4 Protection and Repatriation Act his review and assessment. On the basis
and 5 of the Act establishing the (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5, of of both the flexed position of the burial
Seashore. the completion of an inventory of and the absence of grave goods, Dr.
The Commission members will meet human remains in the possession of Sprague concluded that this set of
at 1 p.m. at Headquarters, Marconi Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, human remains dates to the
Station, Wellfleet, Massachusetts for the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon protohistoric period of from A.D. 1700–
regular business meeting to discuss the and in the control of U.S. Department of 1800.
following: the Interior, National Park Service, Whitman Mission National Historic
1. Adoption of Agenda Whitman Mission National Historic Site commemorates the history of a

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