Technical Mapping Advisory Council, 18855 [2019-08887]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 / Notices Dated: April 26, 2019. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–08879 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] Technical Mapping Advisory Council April 25, 2019. Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. The TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. Applicants will be considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31st, 2019. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of the following methods: • Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. • Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Michael Nakagaki, 400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW– 1412, Washington, DC 20472–3020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nakagaki (Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC); FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW–1412, Washington, DC 20472– 3020; telephone: (202) 646–3432; and email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 May 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 The TMAC is an advisory committee established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The TMAC is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues and activities. This includes mapping standards and guidelines, performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of Flood Insurance Rate Maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity. FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of which are projected to start on October 1, 2019. Certain members of the TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as a Special Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to complete a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This report can be obtained by visiting the website of the Office of Government Ethics (http:// www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of the following membership categories with vacancies: (a) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional engineering association or organization; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18855 (b) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms; (c) Serving as a representative of a State government agency that has entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce flood insurance rate maps; (d) Serving as a representative of a recognized professional association or organization representing State geographic information. Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for up to three years. There is no application form. However, applications must include the following information: • The applicant’s full name, • home and business phone numbers, • preferred email address, • home and business mailing addresses, • current position title and organization, • resume or curriculum vitae, • and the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms). The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for SGE appointments. Michael M. Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2019–08887 Filed 5–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

April 25, 2019.
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Technical Mapping Advisory 
Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping 
Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. The TMAC makes 
recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-
effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and 
distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and 
risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to 
effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. 
Applicants will be considered for appointment for four vacancies on the 
TMAC.

DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31st, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of 
the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Michael Nakagaki, 
400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nakagaki (Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC); FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW, Suite 
6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020; telephone: (202) 646-3432; and 
email: [email protected]. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee 
established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 
42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The TMAC 
is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues 
and activities. This includes mapping standards and guidelines, 
performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and 
intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and 
other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is 
required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that 
contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an 
evaluation of the status and performance of Flood Insurance Rate Maps 
and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; 
and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA 
Administrator.
    Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated 
knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote 
sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of 
preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will 
ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, 
local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity.
    FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in 
serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be 
considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of 
which are projected to start on October 1, 2019. Certain members of the 
TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as a Special 
Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 
United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are 
required to complete a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure 
Report (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This report can be 
obtained by visiting the website of the Office of Government Ethics 
(http://www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your 
application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of 
the following membership categories with vacancies:
    (a) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional 
engineering association or organization;
    (b) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional 
association or organization representing flood hazard determination 
firms;
    (c) Serving as a representative of a State government agency that 
has entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the 
Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce flood 
insurance rate maps;
    (d) Serving as a representative of a recognized professional 
association or organization representing State geographic information.
    Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for up to three years. 
There is no application form. However, applications must include the 
following information:
     The applicant's full name,
     home and business phone numbers,
     preferred email address,
     home and business mailing addresses,
     current position title and organization,
     resume or curriculum vitae,
     and the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a 
recognized professional association or organization representing flood 
hazard determination firms).
    The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but 
not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and 
per diem incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the 
TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the 
Designated Federal Officer.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment 
actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for 
membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for 
SGE appointments.

Michael M. Grimm,
Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland 
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2019-08887 Filed 5-1-19; 8:45 am]
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