[Federal Register: October 28, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 208)]
[Page 58094]
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Bureau of Land Management

Collection, Storage, Preservation and Scientific Study of Fossils 
From Federal and Indian Lands

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a review period on the Draft 
Report of the Assessment of Fossil Management on Federal and Indian 
Lands is open for 30 days.

DATES: Submit comments by November 29, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Sara Pena, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1849 C St., NW, LS-204, Washington, DC, 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Pena, Bureau of Land Management 
at (202) 452-5040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Senate (Senate Report 105-
227) requested that the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with 
appropriate scientific, educational, and commercial entities, prepare a 
report assessing the need for a unified federal policy on the 
collection, storage, and preservation of fossils. The draft report, 
``Assessment of Fossil Management on Federal and Indian Lands,'' 
provides some information on current federal policies on paleontology. 
A copy of the Draft Report is available on the Interior Department web 
site at http://www.fs.fed.us/geology or by contacting Sara Pena, Bureau 
of Land Management, 1849 C. St., NW, LS-204, Washington, DC, 20240, 
telephone: (202) 452-5040.

    Dated: October 22, 1999.
John Douglas,
Acting Group Manager, Cultural Heritage, Wilderness, Special Areas and 
Paleontology, Bureau of Land Management.
[FR Doc. 99-28106 Filed 10-27-99; 8:45 am]