Draft National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan; Comment Request, 47003-47004 [2013-18637]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices Property Number: 77201330007 Status: Underutilized Directions: 132 acres at Webster Field Annex located in St. Indigoes and 414 acres located at NAS Patuxent River Comments: Public access denied & no alternative method to gain access w/out compromising nat’l security Reasons: Secured Area [FR Doc. 2013–18301 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [XXXD5141GM DN18000000 DGM000000.000000 6100.257Z0] Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission ACTION: Notice. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a threeperson National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the Chair, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Jonodev Chaudhuri as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years. DATES: Comments must be received before September 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to the Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat, United States Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 7229, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shepard, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1441 L Street NW., Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 754–2565. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission), composed of three fulltime members. Commission members serve for a term of 3 years. The Chair is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing an associate member to the Commission, the Secretary is required to ‘‘publish in the Federal Register the name and other information the Secretary deems pertinent regarding a sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 nominee for membership on the commission and . . . allow a period of not less than thirty days for receipt of public comments.’’ 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B). The Secretary proposes to appoint Jonodev Chaudhuri as an associate member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. Mr. Chaudhuri is well qualified to be a member of the National Indian Gaming Commission by virtue of his extensive background and experience in a broad spectrum of Native American issues. As an attorney in private practice and a judge on four different tribal courts, Mr. Chaudhuri has worked on issues related to gaming, economic development, and social welfare. His work as a community organizer and pro bono counsel for the Native American Community Organizing Project has given him experience with health care, housing, educational, and other social service needs of Native Americans. Mr. Chaudhuri also has years of experience in these areas as a teacher and presenter and further experience as a senior counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Mr. Chaudhuri’s wide experience in community service, legal affairs, and organizational administration make him a highly qualified candidate for membership on the National Indian Gaming Commission. His broad perspective as a result of this experience will enrich the Commission’s deliberations and contribute to informed decisions that promote economic wellbeing. Mr. Chaudhuri does not have any financial interests that would make him ineligible to serve on the Commission under 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(5)(B) or (C). Any person wishing to submit comments on this proposed appointment of Jonodev Chaudhuri may submit written comments to the address listed above. Comments must be received by September 3, 2013. Dated: July 26, 2013. Sally Jewell, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18601 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–10–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Draft National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan; Comment Request AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 47003 Request for public comment. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is soliciting public comments on the draft strategic plan for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The draft strategic plan, along with instructions for submitting comments, is posted at: www.fgdc.gov/ nsdi-plan. Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013. The FGDC is the interagency committee that promotes the coordinated use, sharing and dissemination of geospatial data in the United States. The FGDC operates under the authority of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–16 and Executive Order 12906. One of the FGDC’s responsibilities under Circular A–16 is to ‘‘prepare and maintain a strategic plan for the development and implementation of the NSDI.’’ Executive Order 12906 describes the NSDI as ‘‘the technology, policies, standards, and human resources necessary to acquire, process, store, distribute, and improve utilization of geospatial data.’’ The draft NSDI strategic plan has been developed with inputs from a variety of sources, including FGDC member agencies, the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, and geospatial partner organizations. The plan describes a broad national vision for the NSDI, and includes goals and objectives for the Federal government’s role in continued sustainable development of the NSDI. Following the public comment period, a revised draft of the plan will be prepared for final review and adoption by the FGDC Steering Committee. Following adoption of the strategic plan, the FGDC will develop more detailed project plans for the goals and objectives in the strategic plan. DATES: Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may provide comments by either of the following methods: • Submit comments electronically to: nsdicomments@fgdc.gov. • Submit comments by mail to: Federal Geographic Data Committee, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 590, Reston, VA 20192. Instructions for submitting comments are posted at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (206– 220–4621). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information about the FGDC is available at www.fgdc.gov. Additional information about the NSDI strategic plan is available at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdiplan. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 47004 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices Dated: July 26, 2013. David Newman, Federal Register Liaison. normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. [FR Doc. 2013–18637 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P The Cody Field Office is responsible for the management of essential wildlife habitat in the Bald Ridge area of the Absaroka Front and other crucial habitat areas located throughout the Bighorn Basin. These essential habitat areas and management thereof are covered under the Cody Resource Management Plan (RMP), which was signed on November 9, 1990. ‘‘Seasonal restrictions will be applied as appropriate to surfacedisturbing and disruptive activities and land uses on big game crucial habitat, including wintering ranges and elk calving areas.’’ (Cody RMP, p. 40). The Bald Ridge area is crucial wintering habitat for big game. Increasing visitor activity such as horseback riding, hiking and antler hunting has caused impacts to the wintering herds. These activities are stressing game animals during a period when the animals are most susceptible to stress-related health effects that could cause death. These activities also force the herds to be displaced from their winter habitat. The Cody Field Office published a Notice in the Federal Register on Friday, March 29, 1996 (61 FR 14159), that closed the Bald Ridge area from December 15 through April 30 each winter and spring season. The Cody Field Office subsequently extended the seasonal closure in a second Notice in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 5, 1999 (64 FR 42711). The December 15 closure date was largely based on the ending date of an elk hunting season as established by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. In recent years the Wyoming Game and Fish Department determined it was necessary to harvest additional elk in the Bald Ridge area and extended the end of the elk hunting season to December 31. At the request of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, members of the public, and an adjoining private landowner, the Cody Field Office determined it was necessary for the seasonal closure of the Bald Ridge area to coincide with the December 31 end of the elk hunting season. The BLM Cody Field Office analyzed the date change in Environmental Assessment WY–020–EA13–20. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on March 7, 2013. Subsequently, a Decision Record was signed on March 7, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [13X LLWYR02000 L14300000.ER0000 242A.00] Change in Dates of Seasonal Closure of Public Land in the Bald Ridge Area, Park County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given to change the dates of the seasonal closure of public land in the Bald Ridge Area that was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 5, 1999 (64 FR 42711). The previous closure was in effect from December 15 through April 30 each winter and spring season to all use, except for specifically authorized vehicles. Pursuant to this Notice, the Bald Ridge area located south of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and west and north of Hogan Reservoir of Park County, Wyoming on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office, is now closed from January 1 through April 30 of each winter and spring season to all use (such as human presence, hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, cross-country skiing, and all motorized use), except for specifically authorized activities. The total acreage of this closure is 6,036 acres. This action is being taken for resource protection of essential wintering habitat for elk and mule deer. No access into this area will be allowed unless permitted by the Authorized Officer (BLM, Cody Field Manager). SUMMARY: This change of seasonal closure dates is effective March 7, 2013, and will remain in effect until modified or rescinded by the Authorized Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Stewart, Field Manager, BLM, Cody Field Office at: • Telephone: 307–578–5900; • Email: m75stewa@blm.gov • Address: 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, WY 82414 Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The following described BLMadministered lands south of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and west of Hogan Reservoir are included in this seasonal closure: Sixth Principle Meridian, Wyoming T. 56 N., R. 103 W., Tracts 81 and 82, tracts 88 to 97, inclusive, tracts 107 to 109, inclusive, tracts 113 to 116, inclusive, and tracts 119 to 122, inclusive; Sec. 7, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 8, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 16, lots 5 and 11; Sec. 17, lots 1 to 6, inclusive, and W1⁄2W1⁄2; Sec. 18; Sec. 19; Sec. 20; Sec. 21, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, SW1⁄4, and SW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 22, lot 7; Sec. 27, lots 1, 2, and 8; Sec. 28, lots 1 to 6, inclusive, N1⁄2, and NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 29, lots 1 to 3, inclusive, N1⁄2, and WcSW@; Sec. 30; Sec. 31, lots 5 to 7, inclusive, N1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 32, lots 4, 5, 7, and 8, and NW1⁄4NW1⁄4; Sec. 33, lots 1 to 8, inclusive, W1⁄2SW1⁄4, and E/12SE1⁄4. Authority for closure and restriction orders is provided under 43 CFR subpart 8341.2 (a and b), 8364.1. Violations of this closure are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1500 and (or) imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Larry Claypool, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. 2013–18565 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–540] Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Digital Trade 2 Questionnaire United States International Trade Commission ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget for review and requests public comment on its draft collection. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Draft National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is soliciting 
public comments on the draft strategic plan for the National Spatial 
Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The draft strategic plan, along with 
instructions for submitting comments, is posted at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan. Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013.
    The FGDC is the interagency committee that promotes the coordinated 
use, sharing and dissemination of geospatial data in the United States. 
The FGDC operates under the authority of Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. One of the FGDC's 
responsibilities under Circular A-16 is to ``prepare and maintain a 
strategic plan for the development and implementation of the NSDI.'' 
Executive Order 12906 describes the NSDI as ``the technology, policies, 
standards, and human resources necessary to acquire, process, store, 
distribute, and improve utilization of geospatial data.''
    The draft NSDI strategic plan has been developed with inputs from a 
variety of sources, including FGDC member agencies, the National 
Geospatial Advisory Committee, and geospatial partner organizations. 
The plan describes a broad national vision for the NSDI, and includes 
goals and objectives for the Federal government's role in continued 
sustainable development of the NSDI. Following the public comment 
period, a revised draft of the plan will be prepared for final review 
and adoption by the FGDC Steering Committee. Following adoption of the 
strategic plan, the FGDC will develop more detailed project plans for 
the goals and objectives in the strategic plan.

DATES: Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may provide comments by either of the following methods:
     Submit comments electronically to: nsdicomments@fgdc.gov.
     Submit comments by mail to: Federal Geographic Data 
Committee, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 590, Reston, VA 20192.
    Instructions for submitting comments are posted at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information about the FGDC is 
available at www.fgdc.gov. Additional information about the NSDI 
strategic plan is available at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan.


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    Dated: July 26, 2013.
David Newman,
Federal Register Liaison.
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