Agency Information Collections Activities; The Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process, 50753 [2011-20821]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX11EB00A184000] Agency Information Collections Activities; The Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments for a new information collection. AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. After public review, we will submit an information request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and consideration for approval. Please note that we may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments to this IC, we must receive them on or before October 17, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this IC to the USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703–648–7197 (phone); 703–648–6853 (fax); or cbartlett@usgs.gov (e-mail). Please reference Information Collection 1028– NEW Pecora Award in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, please contact the U.S. Geological Survey, Tina Pruett, MS–517, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20192 (mail), by telephone (703)-648– 4585, or tpruett@usgs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that make outstanding contributions toward understanding the earth by means of remote sensing. The award is sponsored jointly by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 1974 the Pecora award was established in honor of Dr. William T. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Aug 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 Pecora, former Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Under Secretary, Department of the Interior and a motivating force behind the establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the earth from space. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals or groups working in the field of remote sensing of the earth. National and international nominations are accepted from the public and private sector individuals, teams, organizations, and professional societies. Nomination packages include three sections: (A) Cover Sheet, (B) Summary Statement, and (C) Supplemental Materials. The cover sheet includes professional contact information. The Summary Statement is limited to two pages and describes the nominee’s achievements in the scientific and technical remote sensing community, contributions leading to successful practical applications of remote sensing, and/or major breakthroughs in remote sensing science or technology. Nominations may include up to 10 pages of supplemental information such as resume, publications list, and/or letters of endorsement. The award consists of a citation and plaque, which are presented to the recipient at an appropriate public forum by the Secretary of the Interior and the NASA Administrator or their representatives. The name of the recipient is also inscribed on permanent plaques, which are displayed by the sponsoring agencies. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Title: The Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process. Type of Request: This is a new collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses and other academic and non-profit institutions; State, local and tribal governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 20. Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. III. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX11EB00A184000]


Agency Information Collections Activities; The Pecora Award; 
Application and Nomination Process

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments for a new information collection.

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SUMMARY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. After public 
review, we will submit an information request to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review and consideration for approval. Please 
note that we may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments to this IC, 
we must receive them on or before October 17, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this IC to the USGS 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); 703-648-
7197 (phone); 703-648-6853 (fax); or cbartlett@usgs.gov (e-mail). 
Please reference Information Collection 1028-NEW Pecora Award in the 
subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, please contact the U.S. Geological Survey, Tina Pruett, 
MS-517, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20192 (mail), by telephone 
(703)-648-4585, or tpruett@usgs.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or 
groups that make outstanding contributions toward understanding the 
earth by means of remote sensing. The award is sponsored jointly by the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA).
    In 1974 the Pecora award was established in honor of Dr. William T. 
Pecora, former Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Under Secretary, 
Department of the Interior and a motivating force behind the 
establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the earth from 
space. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals or groups 
working in the field of remote sensing of the earth. National and 
international nominations are accepted from the public and private 
sector individuals, teams, organizations, and professional societies.
    Nomination packages include three sections: (A) Cover Sheet, (B) 
Summary Statement, and (C) Supplemental Materials. The cover sheet 
includes professional contact information. The Summary Statement is 
limited to two pages and describes the nominee's achievements in the 
scientific and technical remote sensing community, contributions 
leading to successful practical applications of remote sensing, and/or 
major breakthroughs in remote sensing science or technology. 
Nominations may include up to 10 pages of supplemental information such 
as resume, publications list, and/or letters of endorsement.
    The award consists of a citation and plaque, which are presented to 
the recipient at an appropriate public forum by the Secretary of the 
Interior and the NASA Administrator or their representatives. The name 
of the recipient is also inscribed on permanent plaques, which are 
displayed by the sponsoring agencies.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1028-NEW.
    Title: The Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process.
    Type of Request: This is a new collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses and other 
academic and non-profit institutions; State, local and tribal 
governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 20.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the agency to perform its 
duties, including whether the information will have practical utility; 
(b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment including your personal 
identifying information, may be made publicly available at anytime. 
While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that 
will be done.

     Dated: August 9, 2011.
Bruce Quirk,
Program Coordinator, Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological 
Survey.
[FR Doc. 2011-20821 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4311-AM-P