Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, 78944 [2011-32504]

Download as PDF 78944 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2011 / Notices fossalis), the endangered San Diego button celery (Eryngium aristulatum var. parishii), the endangered San Diego mesa mint (Pogogyne abramsii), the endangered California Orcutt grass (Orcuttia californica), and the endangered Otay mesa mint (Pogogyne nudiscula). Conservation Alternative An expanded conservation alternative that would conserve additional vernal pool resources and provide increased opportunities for restoration and enhancement of vernal pool habitat will also be considered in the draft EIS. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Review and Next Steps The Service will conduct an environmental review to analyze the proposed action, along with other alternatives evaluated and the associated impacts of each. The draft EIS will be the basis for the impact evaluation for each covered species and the range of alternatives to be addressed. The draft EIS is expected to provide biological descriptions of the affected species and habitats, as well as the effects of the alternatives on other resources, such as vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, geology and soils, air quality, water resources, water quality, cultural resources, land use, recreation, water use, local economy, and environmental justice. Following completion of the environmental review, the Service will publish a notice of availability and a request for comment on the draft EIS and the City’s permit application, which will include the proposed HCP. The draft EIS and proposed HCP are expected to be completed and available to the public in late summer 2012. Public Comments We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party on this notice. We will consider these comments in developing a draft EIS and in the development of a HCP and ITP. We particularly seek comments on the following: 1. Biological information concerning the species; 2. Relevant data concerning the species; 3. Additional information concerning the range, distribution, population size, and population trends of the species; 4. Current or planned activities in the planning area and their possible impacts on the species; 5. The presence of archeological sites, buildings and structures, historic VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Dec 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 events, sacred and traditional areas, and other historic preservation concerns, which are required to be considered in project planning by the National Historic Preservation Act; and 6. Identification of any other alternatives to the proposed action that should be analyzed in the draft EIS. 7. Identification of any other environmental issues that should be considered in the draft EIS. 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While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and by NEPA Regulations (40 CFR 1501.7, 40 CFR 1506.6, and 1508.22). Paul McKim, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2011–32494 Filed 12–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on January 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via Web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include: —Recent FGDC Activities. —Innovative Strategies for Geospatial Programs and Partnerships White Paper. —Geospatial Workforce Development White Paper. —Geospatial Platform Activities. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703) 648–6283, amaher@fgdc.gov). Meeting registrations are due by January 6, 2012. Meeting information (Web conference and teleconference instructions) will be provided to registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to the public, attendance may be limited due to Web conference and teleconference capacity. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. Attendees wishing to provide public comment should register by January 6. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic Data Committee (703) 648–6283, amaher@fgdc.gov). Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206) 220–4621). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee are open to the public. Additional information about the NGAC and the meeting are available at www.fgdc.gov/ngac. SUMMARY: Dated: Dceember 14, 2011. Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. [FR Doc. 2011–32504 Filed 12–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32504]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on 
January 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held 
via Web conference and teleconference.
    The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, 
private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been 
established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data 
Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development 
of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be 
addressed at the meeting include:

--Recent FGDC Activities.
--Innovative Strategies for Geospatial Programs and Partnerships White 
Paper.
--Geospatial Workforce Development White Paper.
--Geospatial Platform Activities.

    Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register 
in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal 
Geographic Data Committee (703) 648-6283, amaher@fgdc.gov). Meeting 
registrations are due by January 6, 2012. Meeting information (Web 
conference and teleconference instructions) will be provided to 
registrants prior to the meeting. While the meeting will be open to the 
public, attendance may be limited due to Web conference and 
teleconference capacity.
    The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. 
Attendees wishing to provide public comment should register by January 
6. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the Federal Geographic 
Data Committee (703) 648-6283, amaher@fgdc.gov). Comments may also be 
submitted to the NGAC in writing.

DATES: The meeting will be held on January 12, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m. EST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey 
(206) 220-4621).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Geospatial Advisory 
Committee are open to the public. Additional information about the NGAC 
and the meeting are available at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

    Dated: Dceember 14, 2011.
Ivan DeLoatch,
Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2011-32504 Filed 12-19-11; 8:45 am]
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