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ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Dec 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 The U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO), a Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS), requests comment on the draft Common Framework for Earth-observation data (referred to in this document as ‘‘the Common Framework’’). The draft Common Framework will be posted at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ administration/eop/ostp/library/ shareyourinput. Comments of approximately five pages or less in length (up to 20,000 characters) are requested and must be received by 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), January 15, 2016 to be considered. The public input provided in response to this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice will inform USGEO as it works to develop the Common Framework. Responses must be received by 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), January 15, 2016 to be considered. DATES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • On-line form: To aid in information collection and analysis, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) encourages responses to be provided by filling out the on-line form located at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ administration/eop/ostp/library/ shareyourinput. • Fax: (202) 456–6071. On the cover page, please state ‘‘Draft Common Framework for Earth Observation Data, attn: Timothy Stryker’’. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 236 / Wednesday, December 9, 2015 / Notices • Mail: Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20504, attn: Timothy Stryker. Information submitted by postal mail should be postmarked by January 15, 2016. Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to all questions listed; however, they should clearly identify the questions to which they are responding by listing the corresponding number for each question. Each individual or institution is requested to submit only one response. OSTP may post responses to this RFI without change, online, at www.usgeo.gov. OSTP therefore requests that no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the response. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Stryker, Director, U.S. Group on Earth Observations Program, 202– 419–3471, tstryker@ostp.eop.gov, OSTP. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On behalf of USGEO, OSTP is seeking public comment on a draft Common Framework for data scientists, users of Earth-observation data, and others, both inside and outside the government. The Common Framework originated as the ‘‘Big Earth Data Initiative (BEDI) Common Framework’’ to provide guidance to agencies on what standards and protocols to use when managing data under the OMB/OSTP Big Earth Data Initiative. In the course of BEDI implementation, USGEO datamanagement practitioners identified a set of effective practices for managing Earth-observation data that had value beyond BEDI and would be a useful resource for many data managers in the Federal government. The Common Framework encourages standard protocols for finding, accessing, and using Earth-observation data. USGEO agencies expect the Common Framework will make it easier to obtain and assemble data from diverse sources for improved analysis, understanding, decision-making, community resilience, and commercial uses. To ensure that a recommended set of shared standards across agencies results in greater discovery, access, and use of data, OSTP is seeking public comment on the Common Framework, which may be accessed at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/administration/ eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput. OSTP seeks comment from the public on the following questions: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Dec 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 1. How would adoption of this set of recommended standards by Federal agencies affect your discovery, access, and use of government Earthobservation data and data catalogs, if at all? 2. Do you agree that Common Framework-recommended standards are current, appropriate, and valuable practices for civil Earth observation agencies within the Federal Government? Why or why not? 3. Do you wish to share specific examples of how the use of Common Framework-recommended standards have aided or hindered the use of government Earth-observation data or the development of products such as data portals, visualizations, or decisionsupport tools? Ted Wackler, Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director; OSTP. [FR Doc. 2015–30929 Filed 12–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3270–F6–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–76552; File No. SR–BATS– 2015–108] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt Rule 11.27 Regarding the Quoting and Trading Requirements of the Tick Size Pilot Program December 3, 2015. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 30, 2015, BATS Exchange, Inc. 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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Request for Input on the United States Group on Earth 
Observations Draft Common Framework for Earth-Observation Data

ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO), a Subcommittee 
of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on 
Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS), requests 
comment on the draft Common Framework for Earth-observation data 
(referred to in this document as ``the Common Framework''). The draft 
Common Framework will be posted at https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput. Comments of 
approximately five pages or less in length (up to 20,000 characters) 
are requested and must be received by 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), 
January 15, 2016 to be considered. The public input provided in 
response to this Notice will inform USGEO as it works to develop the 
Common Framework.

DATES: Responses must be received by 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), 
January 15, 2016 to be considered.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     On-line form: To aid in information collection and 
analysis, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) encourages 
responses to be provided by filling out the on-line form located at 
https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput.
     Fax: (202) 456-6071. On the cover page, please state 
``Draft Common Framework for Earth Observation Data, attn: Timothy 
Stryker''.

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     Mail: Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1650 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20504, attn: Timothy Stryker. 
Information submitted by postal mail should be postmarked by January 
15, 2016.
    Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to 
all questions listed; however, they should clearly identify the 
questions to which they are responding by listing the corresponding 
number for each question. Each individual or institution is requested 
to submit only one response. OSTP may post responses to this RFI 
without change, online, at www.usgeo.gov. OSTP therefore requests that 
no business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or 
personally identifiable information be submitted in response to this 
RFI. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response 
preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the 
response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Stryker, Director, U.S. Group 
on Earth Observations Program, 202-419-3471, tstryker@ostp.eop.gov, 
OSTP.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On behalf of USGEO, OSTP is seeking public 
comment on a draft Common Framework for data scientists, users of 
Earth-observation data, and others, both inside and outside the 
government.
    The Common Framework originated as the ``Big Earth Data Initiative 
(BEDI) Common Framework'' to provide guidance to agencies on what 
standards and protocols to use when managing data under the OMB/OSTP 
Big Earth Data Initiative. In the course of BEDI implementation, USGEO 
data-management practitioners identified a set of effective practices 
for managing Earth-observation data that had value beyond BEDI and 
would be a useful resource for many data managers in the Federal 
government. The Common Framework encourages standard protocols for 
finding, accessing, and using Earth-observation data. USGEO agencies 
expect the Common Framework will make it easier to obtain and assemble 
data from diverse sources for improved analysis, understanding, 
decision-making, community resilience, and commercial uses. To ensure 
that a recommended set of shared standards across agencies results in 
greater discovery, access, and use of data, OSTP is seeking public 
comment on the Common Framework, which may be accessed at https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput.
    OSTP seeks comment from the public on the following questions:
    1. How would adoption of this set of recommended standards by 
Federal agencies affect your discovery, access, and use of government 
Earth-observation data and data catalogs, if at all?
    2. Do you agree that Common Framework-recommended standards are 
current, appropriate, and valuable practices for civil Earth 
observation agencies within the Federal Government? Why or why not?
    3. Do you wish to share specific examples of how the use of Common 
Framework-recommended standards have aided or hindered the use of 
government Earth-observation data or the development of products such 
as data portals, visualizations, or decision-support tools?

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director; OSTP.
[FR Doc. 2015-30929 Filed 12-8-15; 8:45 am]
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