American Graves Protection and
25 U.S.C. 3006 (c) RESPONSIBILITIES. "The committee established
under subsection a) shall be responsible for - . "(6) consulting
with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums
on matters within the scope of the work of the committee affecting
such tribes or organizations ."
41 CFR Appendix A to Subpart D of Part 102-3. ". advisory committee
meetings are open to the public."
Scheduling meetings. Prior to adjourning a meeting, the chair
is responsible for ensuring that tentative dates and locations
of the next two meetings have been set.
Meetings may be conducted in person or, if available, through audio or visual conference call.
The chair and Designated Federal Officer (DFO) will request
agenda items from Review Committee members.
The chair and the DFO will consult and agree on each meeting
The DFO will publish a notice of each Review Committee meeting
in the Federal Register.
Following publication, the meeting notice will be posted on
the National NAGPRA Website (http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra/).
Distribution of Meeting Materials. Written materials related
to the agenda will be distributed to Review Committee members
at least 15 days prior to each meeting. At that time, the draft
agenda will be posted to the National NAGPRA Website. A final
agenda will be distributed at the meeting.
Public participation. The public may participate in Review
Committee meetings in three ways: scheduled presentations, written
comments, and open comment.
1. Requests to address the Review Committee should be received
at least 30 days before the scheduled meeting date. Requests
received later than 30 days before the scheduled meeting date
will be considered by the chair on a case-by-case basis.
2. Requests must indicate whether the presentation is on behalf
of an Indian tribe, Native Hawaiian organization, Federal agency,
or museum, or other type of organization or on behalf on an
individual. Requests on behalf of an Indian tribe, Native Hawaiian
organization, Federal agency, or museum must be submitted on
3. Requests must include a summary of the proposed comments
which will be evaluated to determine their relevance to the
4. Requesting parties will be notified whether they are included
on the agenda at least 15 days before the scheduled meeting
date. Notification will specify the time and duration of the
Scheduled presentations may be made in person or, if available, through audio or visual conference call.
Written comments. Written comments will be accepted from any
party and provided to the Review Committee. Written comments
received at least 20 days prior to the scheduled meeting date
will be provided to the Review Committee before the meeting.
Written comments received later than 20 days prior to the scheduled
meeting date will be provided to the Review Committee at the
meeting. The chair will acknowledge written comments during
Open comment. Each meeting agenda will include time for open
comment. The chair will call for open comment, and any meeting
participant may comment after being recognized by the chair.
The committee chair shall ensure that open comments are appropriate
and relevant to the Review Committee's business.
Open comments may be made in person or, if available, through audio or visual conference calls.
Transcripts. The DFO will record each meeting, and the DFO
will prepare a transcript from the recording. Meeting transcripts
will be available in the DFO's office. The DFO will distribute
meeting transcripts to the Review Committee members electronically.
The DFO will prepare minutes of each meeting from the transcript.
Review of draft minutes. The DFO will distribute draft minutes
to the Review Committee members for review and comment, and
the DFO will incorporate Review Committee members' comments
Certification. Following incorporation of comments, the DFO
will certify the minutes. As required by FACA, the DFO must
certify the minutes within 90 calendar days of the meeting.
Approval. The DFO will send the certified minutes to the chair
for approval on behalf of the Review Committee.
Distribution. Following approval, the DFO will post the minutes
to the National NAGPRA Website. Copies of the minutes will be
distributed at the subsequent Review Committee meeting and the
review of the minutes will be included on the agenda.
March 3, 2006
/s/ Rosita Worl, Chair, Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Review Committee March 3, 2006
/s/ C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer