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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNative American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number162
Original Establishment Date8/2/1991Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nps.gov/nagpra/review/index.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*7
Current Charter Date11/26/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Manager, National NAGPRA Program
Date Of Renewal Charter11/26/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Melanie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority25 U.S.C. 3006(i)Designated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Brien
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*25 U.S.C. 3006Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 354-2204
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 371-5197
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*melanie_o'brien@nps.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee did not meet in FY 2018, and is scheduled to meet on Oct.17-19, 2018. The Committee averages two in-person meetings and one or two telephonic meetings per fiscal year. All meetings are open to the public and are essential for the Review Committee to carry out its consultative, advisory, and review responsibilities. During a meeting, the Committee may make findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; facilitate the resolution of disputes relating to the return of cultural items, including convening the parties to the dispute; make recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the disposition of certain culturally unidentifiable human remains; consult with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations; and report to the Congress annually on the progress made, and any barriers encountered, in the implementation of NAGPRA.
How is membership balanced?*The membership reflects the interests most affected by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. As required by the Act (25 U.S.C. 3006(b)), the Review Committee is composed of seven members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as follows: (a) three members are appointed from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders, with at least two of these members being traditional Indian religious leaders; (b) three members are appointed from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations; and (c) one member is appointed from a list of persons developed and consented to by all the members appointed pursuant to (a) and (b).
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are generally held two or three times per fiscal year. Meetings are held in different locations across the country to allow for different audiences and varied participation. Presentations and public comment made at these meetings often reflect the relevant issues related to repatriation in a particular region. Regularly spaced meetings allow for the Review Committee to monitor and review the implementation of NAGPRA throughout the fiscal year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Review Committee provides essential advice, recommendations, and oversight for the present and future implementation of NAGPRA (including the Act's reserved regulatory sections); provides a forum for public comment; consults with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums and Federal agencies on matters within the scope of the work of the Review Committee; reviews and makes findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; and facilitates the resolution of disputes, which could not be facilitated in any other venue.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings of the Review Committee are open.
Recommendation RemarksThe purpose of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee is to monitor and review the implementation of the inventory and identification processes and repatriation activities required under 25 U.S.C. 3003, 3004, and 3005. The responsibilities of the Review Committee are laid out at 25 U.S.C. 3006(c).
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentAgency had not proposed legislation. In addition to support of the Review Committee, the agency also issues regulations, establishes priorities, allocates resources, and approves grants. The Review Committee does not review or award grants.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Review Committee's dual role of representing various constituencies regarding implementation of the statute and facilitating the resolution of disputes between museums, Federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations is likely to divert some parties from engaging in costly litigation. Travel to different locations allows museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to save travel costs.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*228Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY 2018, the Review Committee did not meet or make recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations regarding the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains generally receive the Secretary of the Interior's concurrence.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations regarding the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains generally receive the Secretary of the Interior's concurrence.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe Designated Federal Officer provides regular feedback on the status of the Review Committee's recommendations through formal presentations at meetings and other notifications. The National NAGPRA Program provides an annual report on the implementation of NAGPRA through statistical information, as reported by museums, Federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.Narrative Description*The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee serves as a major conduit to the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the United States government for the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and is the focal point for public participation in and consultation regarding the implementation of the Act.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$50,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$35,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$45,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$46,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$46,400.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$28,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$4,000.00
Other Costs$500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,200.00
Total Costs$81,500.00Est. Total Next FY*$178,600.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.25Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001445Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2017
 COM-002769Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2016
 COM-003662Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2015
 COM-004850Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2014
 COM-005802Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2013
 COM-007024Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2012
 COM-007870Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2011
 COM-009144Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2010
 COM-009973Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2009
 COM-011204Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2008
 COM-011838Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2007
 COM-012947Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2006
 COM-013546Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2005
 COM-014854Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2004
 COM-015599Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2003
 COM-016923Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2002
 COM-017475Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2001
 COM-018827Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee2000
 COM-019392Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee1999
 COM-020979Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee1998
 COM-021309Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee1997