Opportunity for Public Input on NAGPRA Information Collection

The National Park Service is seeking public comments regarding the collection of information from museums about Native American cultural items in their collections.  The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) requires museums to compile certain information regarding Native American cultural items in their possession or control, and provide that information to lineal descendants and the National NAGPRA Program to support repatriation.

Museums are required to submit summaries of their Native American collection and inventories of human remains and their funerary objects.

Comments are currently being accepted on whether or not the information collection is necessary; ways to enhance the quality and utility of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden to respondents.

Comments are due by 1 May 2012.  More information is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-03-02/html/2012-5128.htm.