Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, 40764 [2013-16261]

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AGENCY: The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee related to management of Federal geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A–16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by August 12, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Call for Nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve 
on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a 
Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice 
and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the 
Federal Geographic Data Committee related to management of Federal 
geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and 
Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews 
and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides 
a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial 
community.

DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by 
August 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to ngacnominations@fgdc.gov, 
or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. 
Nominations may come from employers, associations, professional 
organizations, or other geospatial organizations. Nominations should 
include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee's 
qualifications, including information that would enable the Department 
of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the 
membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department of 
the Interior to contact a potential member. Nominees are strongly 
encouraged to include supporting letters from employers, associations, 
professional organizations, and/or other organizations that indicate 
the support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, USGS (206-220-4621). 
Additional information about the NGAC and the nomination process is 
posted on the NGAC Web page at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of FACA. It reports to the Secretary of 
the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and 
functions solely as an advisory body. The Committee provides 
recommendations and advice to the Department and the FGDC on policy and 
management issues related to the effective operation of Federal 
geospatial programs.
    The NGAC includes up to 30 members, selected to generally achieve a 
balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners 
involved in national geospatial activities. NGAC members are appointed 
for staggered terms, and approximately one-half of the positions on the 
committee will be appointed during this round of appointments. 
Nominations will be reviewed by the FGDC and additional information may 
be requested from nominees. Final selection and appointment of 
committee members will be made by the Secretary of the Interior. 
Individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists are 
ineligible to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or 
councils.
    The Committee meets approximately 3-4 times per year. Committee 
members will serve without compensation, but travel and per diem costs 
will be provided by USGS. The USGS will also provide necessary support 
services to the Committee. Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Notice of committee meetings are published in the Federal Register at 
least 15 days before the date of the meeting. The public will have an 
opportunity to provide input at these meetings.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
Ivan DeLoatch,
Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
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