Agency Information Collection Activities: The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)-Volunteered Geographic Information Project, 55390-55391 [2017-25148]

Download as PDF 55390 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Burden hour per response Responses per annum Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Focus Group ................ Survey .......................... 48 96 1 1 48 96 1 .25 48 24 30.54 30.54 1465.92 732.96 Total ...................... 174 1 174 ........................ 102 30.54 3115.08 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: October 12, 2017. Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2017–25119 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX17EG40DW73200; OMB Control Number 1028–0111] Agency Information Collection Activities: The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)—Volunteered Geographic Information Project U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USGS is proposing to renew an information collection (IC). DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before January 22, 2018. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–0111, The National Map Corps’ in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Korris, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, USGS, Denver Federal Center, Box 25046, Mail Stop 510, Denver, CO 80225 (mail); 303–202– 4503 (phone); or ekorris@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed IC that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) is the name of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) project that encourages citizen participation in volunteer map data collection activities. TNMCorps uses crowdsourcing—new technologies and Internet services to georeference structure points and share this information with others on mapbased Internet platforms—to produce volunteered geographic information (VGI). People participating in the crowd sourcing will be considered part of the TNMCorps. In general, the National Structures Dataset (NSD) has been populated with the best available national data. This data has been exposed for initial improvement by TNMCorps volunteers via the online Map Editor (the instrument). In addition, the data goes through a tiered-editing process, which includes Peer Review and Advanced Editors. At each stage the data is passed through an automatic ‘‘magic filter’’ to look for data issues before being submitted into the NSD. In addition data goes through sampling for quality assurance procedures. Once part of the NSD, the data are then available to the USGS and to the public at no cost via The National Map and ultimately US Topo. Data quality studies in 2012 and 2014 showed that the volunteers’ actions were accurate and exceeded USGS quality standards. Volunteer-collected data showed an improvement in both location and attribute accuracy for existing data points. Completeness, or the extent to which all appropriate features were identified and recorded, was also improved. Title of Collection: The National Map Corps—Volunteered Geographic Information Project. OMB Control Number: 1028–0111. Form Number: NA. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: General Public. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices Frequency of Collection: Intermittent, with an estimated 840 participants annually. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 100,000. Estimated Time per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,000. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Kari Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical, Operations Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2017–25148 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX17EE000101000; OMB Control Number 1028–0110] Agency Information Collection Activities; International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USGS is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before January 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or gs-info_collections@ usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–0110, ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Carlino, Federal Geographic Data Committee Office of the Secretariat, USGS, P.O. Box 25046, Mail Stop 302, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225 (mail); 303–202–4260 (phone); or jcarlino@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this IC at www.reginfo.gov. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 We, the USGS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed IC that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: As National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) stakeholders move forward with the implementation of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 191** series of geospatial metadata standards, there is increasing demand for information about applications/editors that can be used to create ISO compliant metadata records. The USGS, through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Office of the Secretariat (www.fgdc.gov), proposes development of an online registration system for developers of ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors to voluntarily describe their metadata tools. Developers will be asked to include information such as features of the editor, its functionality, supported standards, and point of contact information through a login-based, online form. The FGDC Metadata SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55391 Working Group (MWG) (https:// www.fgdc.gov/organization/workinggroups-subcommittees/mwg/index_ html), whose membership represents Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments and the Private Sector, has requested the development of the registry as a useful tool to learn about available ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors. Because the information about the editors may be of interest or utility to others implementing ISO geospatial metadata standards, the FGDC will make the information collected available on the Web in the form of a simple registry-type database. FGDC MWG members as well as non FGDC MWG members including geospatial metadata implementers from private sector, academia, all forms of government, and the general public, will have read-only access to the editor information published in the registry. Title: ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry. OMB Control Number: 1028–0110. Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Request: Renewal of existing information collection. Affected Public: Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments, Private Sector, and others involved in the development of ISO geospatial metadata. Respondent’s Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Following its initial collection from editor developers, the information will be reviewed at least annually. As part of the annual review, all editor developers listed in the registry will be contacted and requested to update their information, if needed, via the login-based online form. Additionally, all NSDI stakeholders will be reminded via Web posting at the FGDC Web site (www.fgdc.gov) and community-of-practice networking that new editors may be added to the registry. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: Approximately 5. Estimated Time per Response: We estimate that it will take one hour per person to document a single editor for inclusion in the registry. In future years, review of editor information to ensure currency or identification of new editors is expected to require de minimis effort. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5 hours. Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ‘‘Non-Hour Cost’’ Burden: There are no ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this IC. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25148]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX17EG40DW73200; OMB Control Number 1028-0111]


Agency Information Collection Activities: The National Map Corps 
(TNMCorps)--Volunteered Geographic Information Project

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
USGS is proposing to renew an information collection (IC).

DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive 
them on or before January 22, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to 
the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference `Information 
Collection 1028-0111, The National Map Corps' in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Korris, National Geospatial 
Technical Operations Center, USGS, Denver Federal Center, Box 25046, 
Mail Stop 510, Denver, CO 80225 (mail); 303-202-4503 (phone); or 
ekorris@usgs.gov (email). You may also find information about this ICR 
at www.reginfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the USGS, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provide the general public and other 
Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, 
and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the 
impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the 
public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed IC that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, please be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    Abstract: The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) is the name of the U.S. 
Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program (NGP) project that 
encourages citizen participation in volunteer map data collection 
activities. TNMCorps uses crowdsourcing--new technologies and Internet 
services to georeference structure points and share this information 
with others on map-based Internet platforms--to produce volunteered 
geographic information (VGI). People participating in the crowd 
sourcing will be considered part of the TNMCorps.
    In general, the National Structures Dataset (NSD) has been 
populated with the best available national data. This data has been 
exposed for initial improvement by TNMCorps volunteers via the online 
Map Editor (the instrument). In addition, the data goes through a 
tiered-editing process, which includes Peer Review and Advanced 
Editors. At each stage the data is passed through an automatic ``magic 
filter'' to look for data issues before being submitted into the NSD. 
In addition data goes through sampling for quality assurance 
procedures.
    Once part of the NSD, the data are then available to the USGS and 
to the public at no cost via The National Map and ultimately US Topo.
    Data quality studies in 2012 and 2014 showed that the volunteers' 
actions were accurate and exceeded USGS quality standards. Volunteer-
collected data showed an improvement in both location and attribute 
accuracy for existing data points. Completeness, or the extent to which 
all appropriate features were identified and recorded, was also 
improved.
    Title of Collection: The National Map Corps--Volunteered Geographic 
Information Project.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0111.
    Form Number: NA.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: General Public.
    Respondent's Obligation: None. Participation is voluntary.

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    Frequency of Collection: Intermittent, with an estimated 840 
participants annually.
    Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 100,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,000.
    Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping ``Non-Hour Cost'' Burden: 
There are no ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this IC.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Kari Craun,
Director, National Geospatial Technical, Operations Center, U.S. 
Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2017-25148 Filed 11-20-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P