Public Review of the Draft Part 2 (Revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, 77522-77523 [2014-30117]

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It also seeks to decrease the costs and simplify the exchange of orthoimagery data among local, Tribal, State, and Federal users and producers. That, in turn, discourages duplicative data collection. Benefits of adopting Part 2 also include the long-term improvement of geospatial orthoimagery data within the community. The draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, may be downloaded from https://www. fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDCstandards-projects/framework-datastandard/DraftRevisionPart2. Comments shall be submitted using the content template at http://www.fgdc.gov/ standards/process/standards-directives/ template.doc. Instructions for completing the comment template are found in FGDC Standards Directive #2d, Standards Working Group Review Guidelines: Review Comment Template, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/ standards-directives/directive-2dstandards-working-group-reviewguidelines-review-comment-template. Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result in changes in the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard. Reviewers may obtain information about how comments were addressed upon request. After FGDC endorsement of Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard and a summary analysis of the changes will be made available to the public on the FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov. DATES: Comments on the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, shall be submitted to Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, jmaitra@ fgdc.gov by March 24, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Geographic Data Committee, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, 703–648– 4627 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard specifies data content and logical structure for the description and interchange of framework digital orthoimagery. To a certain extent, it also PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provides guidelines for the acquisition and processing of imagery for generation of digital orthoimagery and specifies the documentation of those acquisition and processing steps. The primary focus of Part 2 is on images sensed in the visible to near infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum; however, images captured from other portions of the electromagnetic spectrum are not precluded. It is the intent of Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard to set a common baseline that will ensure the widest utility of digital orthoimagery for the user and producer communities through enhanced data sharing and the reduction of redundant data production. Part 2 stresses complete and accurate reporting of information relating to quality control and standards employed in testing orthoimagery data. Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard applies to orthoimagery data produced or disseminated by or for the Federal government. 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The FGDC coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), which encompasses the policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geospatial data. Federal agencies that make up the FGDC develop the NSDI in cooperation with organizations from State, local and tribal governments, the academic community, and the private sector. The authority for the FGDC is E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices OMB Circular No. A–16 Revised on Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities (Revised August 19, 2002). More information on the FGDC and the NSDI is available at http://www.fgdc.gov. Kenneth Shaffer, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. 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Forms: • Notice of Intent and Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (BLM Form 3150–4/FS Form 2800–16); and • Notice of Completion of Geophysical Exploration Operations (BLM 3150–5/FS 2800–16a). Description of Respondents: Those who wish to participate in surfacedisturbing evaluation, development, and utilization of oil and gas resources on Federal lands for mineral potential. Estimated Annual Responses: 100. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 65. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Costs: $25. The estimated burdens are itemized in the following table: D. Total hours (column B × column C) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Type of response B. Number of responses C. Time per response Notice of Intent and Request to Conduct Geophysical Exploration Operations/Outside Alaska (43 CFR 3151.1) BLM Form 3150–4/FS Form 2800–16. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX15EE000101100]


Public Review of the Draft Part 2 (Revision), Digital 
Orthoimagery, of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) 
Geographic Information Framework Data Standard

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment

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SUMMARY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a 
public review of the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of 
the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard.
    The primary purpose of Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC 
Geographic Information Framework Data Content Standard is to support 
exchange of orthoimagery data. Part 2 seeks to establish a common 
baseline for the semantic content of orthoimagery databases for public 
agencies and private enterprises. It also seeks to decrease the costs 
and simplify the exchange of orthoimagery data among local, Tribal, 
State, and Federal users and producers. That, in turn, discourages 
duplicative data collection. Benefits of adopting Part 2 also include 
the long-term improvement of geospatial orthoimagery data within the 
community.
    The draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC 
Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, may be downloaded from 
https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/framework-data-standard/DraftRevisionPart2. Comments shall be submitted 
using the content template at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/template.doc. Instructions for completing the 
comment template are found in FGDC Standards Directive #2d, Standards 
Working Group Review Guidelines: Review Comment Template, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/directive-2d-standards-working-group-review-guidelines-review-comment-template.
    Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result 
in changes in the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the 
FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard. Reviewers may 
obtain information about how comments were addressed upon request. 
After FGDC endorsement of Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of 
the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard and a summary 
analysis of the changes will be made available to the public on the 
FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov.

DATES: Comments on the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, 
of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, shall be 
submitted to Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, 
jmaitra@fgdc.gov by March 24, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, U.S. 
Geological Survey, Federal Geographic Data Committee, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, 
703-648-4627

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC 
Geographic Information Framework Data Standard specifies data content 
and logical structure for the description and interchange of framework 
digital orthoimagery. To a certain extent, it also provides guidelines 
for the acquisition and processing of imagery for generation of digital 
orthoimagery and specifies the documentation of those acquisition and 
processing steps. The primary focus of Part 2 is on images sensed in 
the visible to near infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum; 
however, images captured from other portions of the electromagnetic 
spectrum are not precluded.
    It is the intent of Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC 
Geographic Information Framework Data Standard to set a common baseline 
that will ensure the widest utility of digital orthoimagery for the 
user and producer communities through enhanced data sharing and the 
reduction of redundant data production. Part 2 stresses complete and 
accurate reporting of information relating to quality control and 
standards employed in testing orthoimagery data.
    Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information 
Framework Data Standard applies to orthoimagery data produced or 
disseminated by or for the Federal government. According to Office of 
Management and the Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 (Revised) on Coordination 
of Geographic Information Related Spatial Data Activities, Federal 
agencies collecting or producing geospatial data, either directly or 
indirectly (for example, through grants, partnerships, or contracts 
with other entities), shall ensure, prior to obligating funds for such 
activities, that data will be collected in a manner that meets all 
relevant standards adopted through the Federal Geographic Data 
Committee (FGDC) process.
    Work on the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard 
began under the Geospatial One-Stop e-Government initiative. The FGDC 
subsequently endorsed the Geographic Information Framework Data 
Standard, Parts 1-7, in 1998. Part 2 needed to be revised due to 
technological changes, such as the transition from film to digital 
cameras. The main changes included adding new terms, clarification of 
definitions, and typo fixes.
    The FGDC coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (NSDI), which encompasses the policies, standards, and 
procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share 
geospatial data. Federal agencies that make up the FGDC develop the 
NSDI in cooperation with organizations from State, local and tribal 
governments, the academic community, and the private sector. The 
authority for the FGDC is

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OMB Circular No. A-16 Revised on Coordination of Geographic Information 
and Related Spatial Data Activities (Revised August 19, 2002). More 
information on the FGDC and the NSDI is available at http://www.fgdc.gov.

Kenneth Shaffer,
Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2014-30117 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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