Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The William T. Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process, 4510-4511 [2018-01844]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 4510 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 21 / Wednesday, January 31, 2018 / Notices November 21, 2017 (82 FR 55391). No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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 U.S.G.S.; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the U.S.G.S. enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the U.S.G.S. 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. 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 can 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jan 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 website (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. The authorities for this action are the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Kenneth M. Shaffer, Deputy Director, Federal Geographic Data, Committee Office of the Secretariat, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2018–01856 Filed 1–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX14EB00A181100; OMB Control Number 1028–0101] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The William T. Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to U.S.G.S., Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028– [####] in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, Thomas Holm, USGS, EROS Center, 47914 252nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57198 (mail), by telephone (605)– 594–6127, or holm@usgs.gov (email). You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S.G.S., 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. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 22, 2017, 82 FR 55626. No comments were received. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 21 / Wednesday, January 31, 2018 / Notices We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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 U.S.G.S.; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the U.S.G.S. enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the U.S.G.S. 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. 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 can 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 William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or teams using satellite or aerial remote sensing that make outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth (land, oceans and air), educating the next generation of scientists, informing decision makers or supporting natural or human-induced disaster response. The award is sponsored jointly by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The award was established in 1974 to honor the memory of Dr. William T. Pecora, former Director of the USGS and Under Secretary, Department of the Interior. Dr. Pecora was a motivating force behind the establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the Earth from space. His early vision and support helped establish what we know today as the Landsat satellite program. The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals or groups working in the field of remote sensing of the earth. National and international nominations are accepted from the public and private sector individuals, teams, organizations, and professional societies. Nomination packages include three sections: (A) Cover Sheet, (B) Summary Statement, and (C) Supplemental Materials. The cover sheet includes professional contact information. The Summary Statement is limited to two pages and describes the nominee’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jan 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 achievements in the scientific and technical remote sensing community, contributions leading to successful practical applications of remote sensing, and/or major breakthroughs in remote sensing science or technology. Nominations may include up to 10 pages of supplemental information such as resume, publications list, and/or letters of endorsement. Title of Collection: Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process. OMB Control Number: 1028–0101. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Public individuals. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 12. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 8 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 100 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no non-hour costs burdens. 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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). Frank Kelly, Director, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 2018–01844 Filed 1–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX17EG40DW73200; OMB Control Number 1028–0111] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)—Volunteered Geographic Information Project U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4511 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to USGS, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–0111 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Erin Korris, by email at ekorris@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 303–202–4503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. 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. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 21, 2017, 82 FR 55390. No comments were received. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire DATES: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 21 (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX14EB00A181100; OMB Control Number 1028-0101]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The William T. 
Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) is proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at [email protected]; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to U.S.G.S., Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley 
Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028-
[####] in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, Thomas Holm, USGS, EROS Center, 47914 252nd Street, 
Sioux Falls, SD 57198 (mail), by telephone (605)-594-6127, or 
[email protected] (email). You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S.G.S., 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.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on 
November 22, 2017, 82 FR 55626. No comments were received.

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    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR 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 U.S.G.S.; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the U.S.G.S. enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
U.S.G.S. 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. 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 can 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 William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to 
individuals or teams using satellite or aerial remote sensing that make 
outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth (land, oceans 
and air), educating the next generation of scientists, informing 
decision makers or supporting natural or human-induced disaster 
response. The award is sponsored jointly by the Department of the 
Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
(NASA).
    The award was established in 1974 to honor the memory of Dr. 
William T. Pecora, former Director of the USGS and Under Secretary, 
Department of the Interior. Dr. Pecora was a motivating force behind 
the establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the Earth 
from space. His early vision and support helped establish what we know 
today as the Landsat satellite program. The purpose of the award is to 
recognize individuals or groups working in the field of remote sensing 
of the earth. National and international nominations are accepted from 
the public and private sector individuals, teams, organizations, and 
professional societies.
    Nomination packages include three sections: (A) Cover Sheet, (B) 
Summary Statement, and (C) Supplemental Materials. The cover sheet 
includes professional contact information. The Summary Statement is 
limited to two pages and describes the nominee's achievements in the 
scientific and technical remote sensing community, contributions 
leading to successful practical applications of remote sensing, and/or 
major breakthroughs in remote sensing science or technology. 
Nominations may include up to 10 pages of supplemental information such 
as resume, publications list, and/or letters of endorsement.
    Title of Collection: Pecora Award; Application and Nomination 
Process.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0101.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Public individuals.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 12.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 8 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 100 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: There are no non-hour 
costs burdens.
    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 authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.).

Frank Kelly,
Director, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. 
Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 2018-01844 Filed 1-30-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4338-11-P