Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

CourtNational Park Service
Citation86 FR 61780
Record Number2021-24312
Publication Date08 November 2021
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Authority
We publish this document under the
authority of the Endangered Species Act
of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et
seq.).
Wendi Weber,
Regional Director, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2021–24350 Filed 11–5–21; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Geological Survey
[GX22WB12E6R03; OMB Control Number
1028–xxxx]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Caribou Video Data Scoring
AGENCY
: U.S. Geological Survey,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of Information
Collection; request for comment.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we,
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are
proposing a new information collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before January
7, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Send your comments on
this information collection request (ICR)
by mail to U.S. Geological Survey,
Information Collections Officer, 12201
Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston,
VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_
collections@usgs.gov. Please reference
OMB Control Number 1028–NEW in the
subject line of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: To
request additional information about
this ICR, email heatherjohnson@
usgs.gov, or by telephone at 907–786–
7155. Individuals who are hearing or
speech impaired may call the Federal
Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for
TTY assistance. You may also view the
ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/
do/PRAMain.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the
general public and other Federal
agencies with an opportunity to
comment on new, proposed, revised,
and continuing collections of
information. This helps us assess the
impact of our information collection
requirements and minimize the public’s
reporting burden. It also helps the
public understand our information
collection requirements and provide the
requested data in the desired format.
We are soliciting comments on the
proposed ICR that is described below.
We are especially interested in public
comment addressing the following
issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to
the proper functions of the USGS; (2)
will this information be processed and
used in a timely manner; (3) is the
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how
might the USGS enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and (5) how might the
USGS minimize the burden of this
collection on the respondents, including
through the use of information
technology.
Comments that you submit in
response to this notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or
summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before
including your address, phone number,
email address, or other personally
identifiable information (PII) in your
comment, you should be aware that
your entire comment—including your
PII—may be made publicly available at
any time. While you can ask us in your
comment to withhold your PII from
public review, we cannot guarantee that
we will be able to do so.
Abstract: We have developed an
online application for project
collaborators and volunteers to watch
video clips that were collected from
caribou collars (animal-borne video
collars) and enter information about the
behaviors and habitats observed in the
clips. Information collected from the
participants will be analyzed to describe
caribou foraging behavior, how it varies
across the summer, and the factors that
influence it. This information is being
collected as part of a long-term project
to understand how climate variability
influences caribou forage conditions,
behaviors, distributions, and population
dynamics. Results of the analyses will
be published in peer-reviewed scientific
publications that will be available to the
public.
Title of Collection: Caribou Video
Data Scoring.
OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW.
Form Number: None.
Type of Review: New.
Respondents/Affected Public: Project
collaborators (including some DOI
agency employees) and volunteers.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Responses: 5,000.
Estimated Completion Time per
Response: 2 minutes on average.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Burden Hours: 166.
Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary.
Frequency of Collection: Depends on
the time and interest of the respondent.
Some respondents will enter
information on a daily or weekly basis,
others will enter information less
frequently.
Total Estimated Annual Nonhour
Burden Cost: None.
An agency may not conduct, or
sponsor and a person is not required to
respond to a collection of information
unless it displays a currently valid OMB
control number.
The authority for this action is the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
John Pearce,
Associate Center Director for Ecosystems.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
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PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000]
Notice of Inventory Completion:
Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville,
TN
AGENCY
: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA) has completed an
inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in
consultation with the appropriate
Indian Tribes and has determined that
there is no cultural affiliation between
the human remains and associated
funerary objects and any present-day
Indian Tribe. Representatives of any
Indian Tribe not identified in this notice
that wish to request transfer of control
of these human remains and associated
funerary objects should submit a written
request to the TVA. If no additional
requestors come forward, transfer of
control of the human remains and
associated funerary objects to the Indian
Tribes stated in this notice may proceed.
DATES
: Representatives of any Indian
Tribe not identified in this notice that
wish to request transfer of control of
these human remains and associated
funerary objects should submit a written
request with information in support of
the request to the TVA at the address in
this notice by December 8, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Dr.
Thomas O. Maher, Tennessee Valley
Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive,
WT11C, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401,
telephone (865) 632–7458, email
tomaher@tva.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Notice is
here given in accordance with the
Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
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3003, of the completion of an inventory
of human remains and associated
funerary objects under the control of the
Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville,
TN. The human remains and associated
funerary objects were removed from site
40TR27, in Trousdale County, TN.
This notice is published as part of the
National Park Service’s administrative
responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.9(e).
The determinations in this notice are
the sole responsibility of the museum,
institution, or Federal agency that has
control of the Native American human
remains. The National Park Service is
not responsible for the determinations
in this notice.
Consultation
A detailed assessment of the human
remains and associated funerary objects
was made by TVA’s professional staff.
On September 25, 2019, the TVA
invited the following Indian Tribes to
consult on the disposition of the human
remains and associated funerary objects:
The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians
of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe
of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-
Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Cherokee
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee
Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of
Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town;
Shawnee Tribe; The Muscogee (Creek)
Nation; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and
the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee
Indians in Oklahoma. On October 29,
2019, the TVA conducted a telephonic
consultation with representatives of the
Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians; and The Muscogee
(Creek) Nation. Hereafter, all the Indian
Tribes listed in this section are referred
to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified
Tribes.’’
As a result of consultation, the
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation jointly
requested transfer of control of the
human remains and associated funerary
objects. No objections to this joint
transfer of control were received from
The Consulted and Notified Tribes.
History and Description of the Remains
Between 1980 and 1982, human
remains representing, at minimum, 74
individuals were removed from the
Duncan Tract site, 40TR27, in Trousdale
County, TN. This site was first recorded
by Robert Jolley in January 1980, as part
of a TVA survey of potential soil borrow
areas near the construction site of TVA’s
Hartsville Nuclear Plant. Under contract
with the TVA, the Anthropological
Research Center of Memphis State
University (now Memphis University)
mitigated the adverse effects of the
planned soil borrow pit on this site.
Excavations took place primarily from
August to December of 1980, with
follow-up excavations in 1981 and 1982.
The archeological methods employed
included hand excavation and
mechanical stripping of the plow zone,
and excavation of features penetrating
the subsoil. Seven circular structures
were identified from post mold patterns
and 130 pits were excavated. In their
summary report of the excavations
submitted to the TVA in 1983, Charles
McNutt and Guy Weaver believed the
primary occupations at the Duncan
Tract site date to the Early and Middle
Woodland, but radiocarbon dates and
projectile points suggest the existence of
an earlier, Archaic period occupation.
Sometime after 1982, Memphis
University transferred the artifacts
excavated from the Duncan Tract site to
the Tennessee Division of Archaeology
(TDOA) in Nashville, TN. According to
TDOA, the TVA transferred the
collection to the Department of
Anthropology at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) sometime
between 1991 and 1997. None of the
original excavation forms, maps, or
notes have been found at Memphis
University, TDOA, or UTK. The lack of
original excavation documents has
complicated the identification of
associated and unassociated funerary
objects that were intentionally placed
with human remains. While it is
possible that some objects were part of
the midden soil through which the
burial unit was excavated, due to the
lack of definitive evidence, the TVA has
decided to offer for disposition those
items excavated at site 40TR27 from the
features that held human remains.
Although most of the human remains
are fragmentary, both males and females
are present. They range in age from
newborn to over 50 years old. No known
individuals were identified. The 4,689
associated funerary objects found in
burial features include two abraders,
one piece of aster, six biface or biface
fragments, 832 animal bones or bone
fragments, eight radiocarbon samples,
10 pieces of charcoal, two pieces of
chert, three cores, 1,459 pieces of
debitage, one drill, one end scraper, 24
fire-cracked rocks, six flake tools, 536
unidentified flora fragments, four
fossils, one piece of groundstone, 758
carbonized hickory nuts, one chert
knife, 52 pieces of limestone, one stone
pestle, one pot sherd, 10 projectile
points or knives, one quartzite nodule,
536 pieces of rock, 55 rocks or debitage,
three pieces of sandstone, two scrapers,
one piece of shale, 75 shells, 43 shell
and bone fragments, 143 soil samples,
one animal tooth, two unifacial tools,
two utilized flakes, 63 walnut
fragments, 41 walnut and hickory
fragments, and two worked animal
bones.
Site 40TR27 lies outside the boundary
of any area recognized by a final
judgment of the Indian Claims
Commission or the United States Court
of Claims, or a ratified treaty as the
aboriginal land of an Indian Tribe. On
March 14, 1775, Richard Henderson,
representing the Transylvania Company,
met with the Cherokee to negotiate the
purchase of land including Trousdale
County, TN, for the creation of a 14th
colony. The Treaty of Sycamore Shoals
was not acknowledged by the United
States government or the governments
of the states of Virginia and North
Carolina. Therefore, the land from
which these human remains and
associated funerary objects were
removed is not the ‘‘tribal land’’ of an
Indian Tribe or a Native Hawaiian
organization, or the ‘‘aboriginal land’’ of
an Indian Tribe pursuant to 43 CFR
10.11.
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(5) and
43 CFR 10.10(g)(2)(ii) and 10.16, the
Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Review Committee (Review
Committee) may make a
recommendation to the Secretary of the
Interior (Secretary) for specific actions
for disposition of any human remains
and associated funerary objects not
already addressed in 43 CFR 10.11. In
April 2021, the Tennessee Valley
Authority requested that the Review
Committee consider a proposal to
transfer control of the human remains
and associated funerary objects in this
notice jointly to the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians and The Muscogee
(Creek) Nation. The Review Committee
carefully considered the request at its
July 7, 2021 meeting and recommended
to the Secretary that the proposed
transfer of control proceed. An October
19, 2021 letter transmitted the
Secretary’s independent review and
concurrence with the Review
Committee that:
Tennessee Valley Authority
consulted with every appropriate Indian
Tribe,
None of The Consulted and Notified
Tribes objected to the proposed transfer
of control to the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians and The Muscogee
(Creek) Nation, and
Tennessee Valley Authority may
proceed with the agreed upon transfer of
control of the human remains and
associated funerary objects jointly to the
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
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Transfer of control is contingent on
the publication of a Notice of Inventory
Completion in the Federal Register.
This notice fulfills that requirement.
Determinations Made by the Tennessee
Valley Authority
Officials of the Tennessee Valley
Authority have determined that:
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the
human remains described in this notice
are Native American based on their
presence in prehistoric archeological
contexts and an osteological analysis.
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3003(e), the
human remains described in this notice
represent the physical remains of 74
individuals of Native American
ancestry.
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A),
the 4,689 objects described in this
notice are reasonably believed to have
been placed with or near individual
human remains at the time of death or
later as part of the death rite or
ceremony.
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a
relationship of shared group identity
cannot be reasonably traced between the
Native American human remains and
any present-day Indian Tribe.
Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11, the land
from which these human remains and
associated funerary objects were
removed is not the ‘‘tribal land’’ of any
Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian
organization, or the ‘‘aboriginal land of
any Indian Tribe.
Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.10(g)(2)(ii)
and 10.16, the disposition of the human
remains will be to the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians and The Muscogee
(Creek) Nation.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has
agreed to transfer control of the
associated funerary objects to the
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Additional Requestors and Disposition
Representatives of any Indian Tribe
not identified in this notice that wish to
request transfer of control of these
human remains and associated funerary
objects should submit a written request
with information in support of the
request to Dr. Thomas O. Maher,
Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West
Summit Hill Drive, WT11C, Knoxville,
TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–
7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by
December 8, 2021. After that date, if no
additional requestors have come
forward, transfer of control of the
human remains and associated funerary
objects to the Eastern Band of Cherokee
Indians and The Muscogee (Creek)
Nation may proceed.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is
responsible for notifying The Consulted
and Notified Tribes that this notice has
been published.
Dated: October 29, 2021.
Melanie O’Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of
Land Management, Portland, OR
AGENCY
: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) has completed an inventory of
human remains, in consultation with
the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native
Hawaiian organizations and has
determined that there is a cultural
affiliation between the human remains
and present-day Indian Tribes or Native
Hawaiian organizations. Lineal
descendants or representatives of any
Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian
organization not identified in this notice
that wish to request transfer of control
of these human remains should submit
a written request to the BLM. If no
additional requestors come forward,
transfer of control of the human remains
to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes,
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated
in this notice may proceed.
DATES
: Lineal descendants or
representatives of any Indian Tribe or
Native Hawaiian organization not
identified in this notice that wish to
request transfer of control of these
human remains should submit a written
request with information in support of
the request to the BLM at the address in
this notice by December 8, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Dave Johnson, Bureau of Land
Management, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue,
Portland, OR 97204, telephone (503)
808–6596, email cdj@blm.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Notice is
here given in accordance with the
Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003, of the completion of an inventory
of human remains under the control of
the U.S. Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Land Management, Portland,
OR. The human remains were removed
from an undisclosed location in
Deschutes County, OR.
This notice is published as part of the
National Park Service’s administrative
responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in
this notice are the sole responsibility of
the museum, institution, or Federal
agency that has control of the Native
American human remains. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the
determinations in this notice.
Consultation
A detailed assessment of the human
remains was made by BLM professional
staff in consultation with
representatives of the Confederated
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
of Oregon.
History and Description of the Remains
In 1988, human remains representing,
at minimum, one individual were
removed from an undisclosed location
overlooking the Deschutes River in
Deschutes County, OR. An unnamed
family discovered the human remains
and turned them over to the BLM
without disclosing the exact location of
the site from which the human remains
were removed. No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
According to the account of recovery
of these human remains, the skeletal
elements were discovered in a
rockshelter along the bank of the
Deschutes River. Rocks had fallen from
the ceiling of the shelter and covered
most of the human remains. Analyses by
the Bureau of Land Management
archeologist and authorities with the
Deschutes County Sheriff Office
determined that the skeletal remains
were Native American and pre-
European contact in date. The general
location of the discovery is well within
the ceded ancestral lands of the
Confederated Tribes of the Warm
Springs Reservation of Oregon.
Determinations Made by the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of
Land Management
Officials of the U.S. Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
have determined that:
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the
human remains described in this notice
represent the physical remains of one
individual of Native American ancestry.
Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there
is a relationship of shared group
identity that can be reasonably traced
between the Native American human
remains and the Confederated Tribes of
the Warm Springs Reservation of
Oregon.
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