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Archive for October, 2007

29 Oct 2007

NSC Alliance Letter to OMB and OSTP on Fiscal Year 2009 Funding for Collections

Dear Mr. Nussle and Dr. Marburger:

Thank you for including language in the fiscal year (FY) 2009 Administration Research and Development Priorities memorandum that recognizes the importance of scientific collections. The natural science collections community is pleased by your identification of scientific collections as critical components of our nation’s research infrastructure. We strongly encourage you to also consider the continued viability of scientific collections housed at our nation’s universities, natural history museums, field stations and science centers, in addition to collections held at federal facilities.

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16 Oct 2007

Interior Requests Comments on Final Rule for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Implementation

On 16 October 2007, the United States Department of the Interior published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed final rule for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains in the possession or control of museums or federal agencies. Promulgation of this rule is required under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.All comments must be received by the Department of the Interior by 14 January 2008. Museums and other natural science collection facilities are encouraged to submit comments.

American Association of Physical Anthropologists position statement

Federal Register Notice