Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard, 4062-4063 [2016-01337]

Download as PDF 4062 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices volunteers and facilitate partnerships among the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, local communities, conservation organizations, and other non-Federal entities to promote public awareness of the resources of the Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System and public participation in the conservation of those resources’’ (Cat Island NWR Establishment Act, 114 Stat. 1418, October 27, 2000). Background The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments We made copies of the Draft CCP/EA available for a 30-day public review and comment period via a Federal Register notice on May 1, 2015 (80 FR 24958). Copies of the Draft CCP/EA were posted at refuge headquarters and also were available for download at http:// www.fws.gov/southeast/planning/CCP/ cat-island.html. Over 100 letters with links to the draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment were distributed to local landowners, the public, and local, State, and Federal agencies. Three respondents, consisting of the Humane Society of the United States, the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, and local citizens, submitted comments on the Draft CCP/EA by mail or email. CCP Alternatives, Including Our Preferred Alternative We developed three alternatives for managing the refuge (Alternatives A, B, and C), with Alternative B selected for VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 implementation. This alternative will focus on managing the refuge’s natural resources to enhance habitats for priority species including waterfowl and other migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, species of concern, and resident fish and wildlife. Additionally, wildlife surveys would be conducted using established protocols to establish baseline habitat conditions, estimate wildlife population indices, determine responses to management actions, and contribute to larger scale biological assessments. Invasive exotic and nuisance species would be actively managed to minimize their impacts on refuge resources. Refuge forests would be actively managed to enhance wildlife habitat. Aquatic habitats on the refuge would be inventoried and assessed, and where feasible, access to them would be improved for recreational anglers. Refuge cultural resources would continue to be protected as they have been in the past. In addition, the refuge would seek funding to survey and catalog cultural resources on the refuge. Protection of cultural resources would be integrated into refuge planning at all levels, and management actions would be reviewed in order to avoid or mitigate impacts to cultural resources. Under the preferred alternative, public use would be more actively managed by refuge staff. Hunting and fishing would continue to be managed and made available with the active partnership of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. More law enforcement personnel hours would be allocated by the Service for Cat Island NWR. New partnerships with organizations interested in promoting nonconsumptive refuge use would be sought, and existing ones strengthened. In particular, environmental education opportunities would be enhanced by active participation of Service personnel with local schools and nonprofit organizations. Refuge infrastructure would be maintained as in the past. The refuge would seek to improve access via the main refuge road and various trails. Efforts would be made to provide access to the northeast section of the refuge, and access via Cat Island Road would be pursued. The refuge would hire or assign staff to the refuge. Staff may include one or more of the following: Refuge manager, volunteer coordinator, equipment operator, law enforcement officer, forester, and biologist. Any or all of these may be shared positions among refuges in the Lower Mississippi River Refuge Complex. Full staffing under this alternative is anticipated to be 1.5 to 2 full-time employees. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.). Dated: November 10, 2015. Brett E. Hunter, Deputy Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2016–01417 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX16EE000101000] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments AGENCY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of proposed revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (Address Data Standard). The primary purposes of the Address Data Standard are to develop content specifications for address information, provide classifications for different types of addresses, establish appropriate standards and measures for evaluation of address data quality, and support exchange of address data. The FGDC endorsed the Address Data Standard in 2011, and numerous federal, state and local government agencies have since used it to manage their address data. Over the last five years, users and the authors identified a number of desirable minor corrections to the Address Data Standard. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau, as the maintenance authority for the Standard, has proposed adding a new Map Position element. Reviewers are requested to review and comment on the proposed revisions and/or submit additional comments on the Address Data Standard. The draft revision of the standard may be downloaded from: https:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/ FGDC-standards-projects/streetaddress/AddressDataStandardRevised. The change log lists proposed changes identified since publication of the Address Data Standard in 2011. These changes are reflected in the version of the standard posted for the 2015 maintenance review and are subject to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices the official public review and adjudication process. The change log may be downloaded from https:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/ FGDC-standards-projects/streetaddress/ChangeLog2011-2015. The proposal for the Map Position element may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/ projects/FGDC-standards-projects/ street-address/MapPositionProposal. DATES: Reviewers shall submit comments on the proposed revision of the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard to standards@fgdc.gov (subject line: Address Data Standard Revision) by April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Reviewers shall submit comments on the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Data Standard using the content template format 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Geographic Data Committee, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, 703–648–4627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed revisions to the FGDC-endorsed United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Data Standard may be categorized as follows: 1. Corrections to typographic and minor grammatical errors, which include misspellings, missing words, etc., in all sections and minor corrections to the .XSD definitional document (for XML data exchange) and SQL code examples found in Part 4: Address Data Quality, Part 5: Data Exchange, and the appendices. 2. Updating of all links and references (URLs, etc.) throughout the Standard to reflect newer versions of other standards, reference documents, etc. 3. A proposal from the U.S. Census Bureau to add a MapPosition element to Part 2: Data Content, to describe the position of an address point. MapPosition allows multiple coordinate positions to be associated with an address. It is a repeatable element consisting of the coordinates of the map representation of an address with a description of the position. Such descriptions could be ‘‘Front Door’’, ‘‘Parcel Centroid’’, ‘‘Building Centroid’’, VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:49 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 and ‘‘Driveway,’’ amongst others. The MapPosition proposal may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/ standards/projects/FGDC-standardsprojects/street-address/ MapPositionProposal. Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result in changes to the Address Data Standard. After FGDC endorsement of the revisions to the Address Data Standard, the updated Address Data Standard and a change log will be made available to the public on the FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov. This log identifies the location of the change, the existing language, the change that is made, and an explanation of the change itself. Reviewers may obtain information about how comments were addressed upon request. The FGDC coordinates the Federal government’s 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 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 M. Shaffer, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Core Science Systems, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2016–01337 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [16XD4523WS\DS10100000\DWSN00000. 000000\DP10020] Statement of Findings: ShoshonePaiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior is publishing this notice in accordance with section 10808(d) of the ShoshonePaiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–11) (Settlement Act). Congress enacted the Settlement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4063 Act as Title X, Subtitle C of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The publication of this notice causes the waivers and release of certain claims to become effective as required by the Settlement Act. DATES: This notice is effective January 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address all comments and requests for additional information to Catherine Wilson, Chair, Duck Valley Water Rights Settlement Implementation Team, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Region, 2600 N. Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (602) 379–6789. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Settlement Act was enacted to resolve the water right claims of the ShoshonePaiute Tribes (Tribes) of the Duck Valley Reservation relative to the upstream water users in the East Fork of the Owyhee River in the State of Nevada (State). The non-federal settling parties submitted a signed Settlement Agreement (Agreement) to Congress prior to enactment of the Settlement Act. As described in section 10802, the purposes of the Settlement Act are: (1) To resolve outstanding issues with respect to the East Fork of the Owyhee River in the State in such a manner as to provide important benefits to—(A) The United States; (B) the State; (C) the Tribes; and (D) the upstream water users; (2) to achieve a fair, equitable, and final settlement of all claims of the Tribes, members of the Tribes, and the United States on behalf of the Tribes and members of Tribes to the waters of the East Fork of the Owyhee River in the State; (3) to ratify and provide for the enforcement of the Agreement among the parties to the litigation; (4) to resolve the Tribes’ water-related claims for damages against the United States; (5) to require the Secretary to perform all obligations of the Secretary under the Agreement and the Settlement Act; and (6) to authorize the actions and appropriations necessary to meet the obligations of the United States under the Agreement and the Settlement Act. Statement of Findings In accordance with section 10808(d) of the Settlement Act, I find as follows: (1) The Agreement and the waivers and releases authorized and set forth in sections 10808(a) and (b) of the Settlement Act have been executed by the parties and the Secretary; (2) the Fourth Judicial District Court, Elko County, Nevada, has issued a E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX16EE000101000]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comment on 
Proposed Revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and 
Postal Address Data Standard

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments

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SUMMARY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a 
public review of proposed revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, 
Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (Address Data Standard).
    The primary purposes of the Address Data Standard are to develop 
content specifications for address information, provide classifications 
for different types of addresses, establish appropriate standards and 
measures for evaluation of address data quality, and support exchange 
of address data. The FGDC endorsed the Address Data Standard in 2011, 
and numerous federal, state and local government agencies have since 
used it to manage their address data. Over the last five years, users 
and the authors identified a number of desirable minor corrections to 
the Address Data Standard. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau, as the 
maintenance authority for the Standard, has proposed adding a new Map 
Position element.
    Reviewers are requested to review and comment on the proposed 
revisions and/or submit additional comments on the Address Data 
Standard.
    The draft revision of the standard may be downloaded from: https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/street-address/AddressDataStandardRevised.
    The change log lists proposed changes identified since publication 
of the Address Data Standard in 2011. These changes are reflected in 
the version of the standard posted for the 2015 maintenance review and 
are subject to

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the official public review and adjudication process. The change log may 
be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/street-address/ChangeLog2011-2015.
    The proposal for the Map Position element may be downloaded from 
https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/street-address/MapPositionProposal.

DATES: Reviewers shall submit comments on the proposed revision of the 
United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard 
to standards@fgdc.gov (subject line: Address Data Standard Revision) by 
April 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Reviewers shall submit comments on the United States 
Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Data Standard using the content 
template format 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed revisions to the FGDC-endorsed 
United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Data Standard may be 
categorized as follows:
    1. Corrections to typographic and minor grammatical errors, which 
include misspellings, missing words, etc., in all sections and minor 
corrections to the .XSD definitional document (for XML data exchange) 
and SQL code examples found in Part 4: Address Data Quality, Part 5: 
Data Exchange, and the appendices.
    2. Updating of all links and references (URLs, etc.) throughout the 
Standard to reflect newer versions of other standards, reference 
documents, etc.
    3. A proposal from the U.S. Census Bureau to add a MapPosition 
element to Part 2: Data Content, to describe the position of an address 
point. MapPosition allows multiple coordinate positions to be 
associated with an address. It is a repeatable element consisting of 
the coordinates of the map representation of an address with a 
description of the position. Such descriptions could be ``Front Door'', 
``Parcel Centroid'', ``Building Centroid'', and ``Driveway,'' amongst 
others. The MapPosition proposal may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/street-address/MapPositionProposal.
    Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result 
in changes to the Address Data Standard. After FGDC endorsement of the 
revisions to the Address Data Standard, the updated Address Data 
Standard and a change log will be made available to the public on the 
FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov. This log identifies the location of the 
change, the existing language, the change that is made, and an 
explanation of the change itself. Reviewers may obtain information 
about how comments were addressed upon request.
    The FGDC coordinates the Federal government's 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 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 M. Shaffer,
Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Core 
Science Systems, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2016-01337 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
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