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Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 576 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices • Hawaii County, HI (DR 4366, an additional $23,720,000). Extraordinary circumstance: At the time of the December 2019 allocation FEMA Public Assistance (PA) estimates were still being discussed with state officials. The PA estimate at the time of the 2019 allocation was just $1.5 million with local match (‘‘unmet need’’) of $378,000. The updated data from FEMA is that DR 4366 has $96 million in Category C to G needs with a $24 million match requirement which substantially increases unmet needs. • Northern Marianas (DR 4396 and DR 4404, an additional $10,378,000). Extraordinary circumstance: FEMA’s Permanent Housing Construction (PHC) program is seldom activated by FEMA so it requires a special consideration for HUD’s calculation of unmet needs. In HUD’s December 3rd allocation announcement we had reduced the housing needs estimate for the Northern Marianas based on a FEMA early estimate that 455 homes would be repaired or replaced by the PHC program and thus would not need CDBG–DR assistance. At the time, the program was in its early implementation and the number of homes served was expected to change. Due to the unusual nature of this FEMA program, HUD requested from FEMA in May 2020 a revised estimate of how many homes would be served. That revised FEMA PHC estimate is that 300 homes are now expected to be served by PHC instead of the previously estimated 455 homes. This reduction in the FEMA PHC leads to an increase in the Northern Marianas unmet CDBG–DR need estimate by 155 homes. • Texas (DR 4466, an additional $14,769,000). Extraordinary circumstance: This disaster was declared on October 4th and the data used for the December 3rd allocation had been extracted from FEMA’s systems on November 15, 2019. In general, HUD’s experience is that FEMA data is most complete for the purpose of calculating CDBG–DR unmet needs approximately 90 days after a disaster declaration. DR 4466 was the only disaster in 2019 that had been declared within 90 days of the November 15th data extraction. For this reason, HUD requested a refresh of the FEMA data for DR 4466 which identified 252 additional homes with serious damage than had been identified in the prior allocation leading to the increased estimate of need. • Puerto Rico (DR 4473, $36,424,000). Extraordinary circumstance: On December 28, 2019, Puerto Rico experienced a major disaster (DR 4473) that has continued for some months with continuing after-shocks. This is a disaster occurring in both 2019 and 2020. Because it initially occurred in 2019 it is eligible for funding from Public Law 116– 20. However, this disaster is on-going. FEMA had closed the application period for the IHP program but due to a serious after-shock on May 2, 2020, FEMA reopened the application period for this disaster. This allocation is based on the data before FEMA reopened the application period. [FR Doc. 2020–29262 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX21EE000101100] Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Call for Nominations. AGENCY: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee authorized through the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA), which operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) related to management of Federal geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of the GDA. The Committee reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to ngacnominations@ fgdc.gov, or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), DOI, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. Nominations may come from employers, associations, professional organizations, or other geospatial organizations. Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the DOI to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the DOI to contact a potential member. Nominees are strongly encouraged to include supporting letters from employers, associations, professional organizations, and/or other organizations that indicate support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, USGS, (206–220–4621). Additional information about the NGAC and the nomination process is posted on the NGAC web page at www.fgdc.gov/ ngac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee conducts its operations in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with the provisions of the GDA and the FACA. It reports to the Secretary of the Interior through the FGDC and functions solely as an advisory body. 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Committee meetings are open to the public. Notice of committee meetings are published in the Federal Register at least 15 days before the date of the meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide input at these meetings. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Kenneth Shaffer, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. [FR Doc. 2020–26729 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Batteries and Products Containing the Same DN 3519; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX21EE000101100]


Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Call for Nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI) is seeking nominations to 
serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is 
a Federal Advisory Committee authorized through the Geospatial Data Act 
of 2018 (GDA), which operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations 
to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data 
Committee (FGDC) related to management of Federal geospatial programs, 
development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the 
implementation of the GDA. The Committee reviews and comments on 
geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views 
of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.

DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by 
February 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to [email protected], 
or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), DOI, 909 
First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. Nominations may come from 
employers, associations, professional organizations, or other 
geospatial organizations. Nominations should include a resume providing 
an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications, including 
information that would enable the DOI to make an informed decision 
regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and 
permit the DOI to contact a potential member. Nominees are strongly 
encouraged to include supporting letters from employers, associations, 
professional organizations, and/or other organizations that indicate 
support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, USGS, (206-220-4621). 
Additional information about the NGAC and the nomination process is 
posted on the NGAC web page at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of the GDA and the FACA. It reports to 
the Secretary of the Interior through the FGDC and functions solely as 
an advisory body. The Committee provides recommendations and advice to 
the DOI and the FGDC on policy and management issues related to the 
effective operation of Federal geospatial programs.
    The NGAC includes up to 30 members, selected to generally achieve a 
balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various stakeholders 
involved in national geospatial activities. NGAC members are appointed 
for staggered terms, and nominations received through this call for 
nominations may be used to fill vacancies on the Committee that will 
become available in 2021 and 2022. Nominations will be reviewed by the 
FGDC and additional information may be requested from nominees. Final 
selection and appointment of Committee members will be made by the 
Secretary of the Interior.
    The Committee meets approximately 3-4 times per year. Committee 
members will serve without compensation, but travel and per diem costs 
will be provided by USGS. The USGS will also provide necessary support 
services to the Committee.
    Committee meetings are open to the public. Notice of committee 
meetings are published in the Federal Register at least 15 days before 
the date of the meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide 
input at these meetings.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

Kenneth Shaffer,
Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
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