The Regulations

The Department of Interior issues regulations to interpret and implement the law. Regulations have the force and effect of law.

Revised Regulations

On October 18, 2022, the Department of the Interior formally proposed to revise regulations to improve implementation of NAGPRA. The Department is seeking public comment on the proposed rule through January 17, 2023. Submit written comments, identified by the Regulation Identified Number (RIN) 1024-AE19, by one -- and only one -- of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Direct link to make comments is: NPS-2022-0004-0001
  • Mail to: National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 7360, Washington, DC 20240. Attn: Melanie O’Brien, Manager, NAGPRA Rule Comments.

The following documents are provided to assist with review of the proposed rule.

The following documents are provided to assist with review of the proposed rule.
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Current Regulations

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Regulations are codified in Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at Part 10 (cited as 43 CFR Part 10).

Final Rules

Final Rules consider public comments and include an extensive preamble with responses to comments. This table includes the date, title, and a link to the final rule published in the Federal Register. 

Date, Title of Rule, and link to final notice published in in the Federal Register
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Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules are issued by the Department of the Interior to seek public comment. This table includes the date, title, and a link to the proposed rule in the Federal Register. 

Date, Title of Rule, and link to proposed rule in the Federal Register
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Civil Penalties Inflation

This is a table of civill penalties inflation notices published in the Federal Register. It includes the date, title, and a link to the notice. 

Date, Title, and link to notice in the Federal Register
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Last updated: October 18, 2022