Public Meeting of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) Federal Advisory Committee, 50152-50153 [2021-19269]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES 50152 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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 December 11, 2020. (85 FR 80137). No comments were received. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. 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 Hydrography Maintenance Portal (HMP) is a website used by trained editors to access data from the USGS National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) or Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) national databases for the purpose of editing the data to update, correct, or otherwise improve it. HMP is VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 used by federal employees of the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) and state partners with which USGS has a signed Stewardship Program Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). USGS employees use the HMP as their primary means of accessing NHD and WBD for data management. State partners use the HMP to check out areas of the NHD and/or WBD to perform edits and updates to the data using their specialized, local knowledge of the streams in their areas. These data contributions are very important to maintaining the datasets as A–16 National Geospatial Data Assets, as well as helping to prevent duplication of data by supporting editing of one primary dataset by many. Using HMP, NHD or WBD data is ‘‘checked out’’ from a national database for a select area. No other editor can check out the data for an area when the data is already checked out. The HMP is not used to directly edit or submit (‘‘check in’’) data to the national database. Data checked out with HMP must be edited with USGS hydrography editing tools, such as the WBD Edit Tool or the NHD Update Tool. To check in data, editors must use the USGS hydrography editing tools. Registered users are assigned check out permissions by the HMP administrators. HMP administrators are a limited group of the USGS NHD/WBD Partner Support Team. HMP user accounts are necessary because they allow HMP administrators to provide assistance if needed, to coordinate production needs, and enable tracking on the editing history for the datasets through reporting. HMP has reporting functions to generate production statistics. These reports detail active and previous checkout histories within specified date ranges. The business contact information of the users who checked out the data are visible on these reports. Any registered user can generate reports with HMP. HMP reports are frequently used to coordinate essential production needs between states, or between USGS staff and state partners. The reports allow USGS staff to contact partners if there is a problem with their data or allow partners to contact partners in others states to confirm if editing work is planned or occurring in an adjacent watershed. Title of Collection: Hydrography Maintenance Portal. OMB Control Number: 1028–NEW. Form Number: None. Type of Review: New, collection in use without OMB approval. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM Respondents/Affected Public: General public. NHD stewards and editors. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 1 minute. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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.). David Brostuen, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operation Center. [FR Doc. 2021–19151 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX21EE000101100] Public Meeting of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) Federal Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (via teleconference). AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will take place. DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 12 Noon–2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), by email at mblanpied@ usgs.gov; or by telephone at (703) 648– 6696. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEPEC provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the USGS on earthquake predictions and ADDRESSES: 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices related scientific research, in support of the Director’s delegated responsibility under the Stafford Act (Pub. L. 93–288) to issue timely warnings of potential geologic disasters. Purpose of the Meeting: The USGS will update the NEPEC on work in response to prior recommendations on the implementation of a nationwide operational aftershock forecasting system, and on work to update inputs for the USGS National Seismic Hazard Model. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Agenda Topics —Updates to the council on implementation of a nationwide operational aftershock forecasting system, its performance following recent key earthquakes, and planned improvements. —Briefings on the preparation of an earthquake rupture source model to be incorporated into a planned 2023 update to the USGS National Seismic Hazard Model. —Public comment period. Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The virtual meeting is open to the public beginning at 12 Noon–2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on September 23. Members of the public wishing to participate in the virtual meeting should contact Dr. Michael Blanpied by email at mblanpied@usgs.gov to register no later than three (3) business days prior to the meeting. Virtual meeting (conference) call-in information will be provided at that time, along with any final modifications to the schedule and agenda. Time will be allowed at the virtual meeting for any individual or organization wishing to provide public comments. Depending on the number of people who wish to speak and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. To allow for full consideration of information by the NEPEC members, written notice must be provided to Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), by email at mblanpied@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (703) 648–6696, at least three (3) business days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the NEPEC members. Public Disclosure of Comments 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 5 U.S.C. appendix 2. Dionne Duncan-Hughes, Information Management Specialist. [FR Doc. 2021–19269 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 50153 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0112, 1076–0183, and 1076– 0184] Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Proceedings, Secretarial Elections, Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvement Program Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Extension of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota) AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the State of South Dakota. The extension takes effect on September 7, 2021. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: An extension to an existing Tribal-State Class III gaming compact does not require approval by the Secretary if the extension does not modify any other terms of the compact. 25 CFR 293.5. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the State of South Dakota have reached an agreement to extend the expiration date of their existing Tribal-State Class III gaming compact to April 18, 2022. This publication provides notice of the new expiration date of the compact. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–19337 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P Frm 00142 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Jeanette Hanna, Deputy Bureau Director, Indian Services, Office of Indian Services, BIA, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 3645–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; or by email to jeanette.hanna@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076– 0112, 1076–0183, or 1076–0184 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Jeanette Hanna, Deputy Bureau Director, Indian Services, Office of Indian Services, BIA, by email at jeanette.hanna@bia.gov or telephone at (202) 208–2874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, 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 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 BIA; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate DATES: Notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew three information collections. SUMMARY: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50152-50153]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX21EE000101100]


Public Meeting of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation 
Council (NEPEC) Federal Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting (via teleconference).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce 
that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Earthquake 
Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will take place.

DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, September 23, 
2021, at 12 Noon-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological 
Survey (USGS), by email at [email protected]; or by telephone at (703) 
648-6696.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEPEC provides advice and 
recommendations to the Director of the USGS on earthquake predictions 
and

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related scientific research, in support of the Director's delegated 
responsibility under the Stafford Act (Pub. L. 93-288) to issue timely 
warnings of potential geologic disasters.
    Purpose of the Meeting: The USGS will update the NEPEC on work in 
response to prior recommendations on the implementation of a nationwide 
operational aftershock forecasting system, and on work to update inputs 
for the USGS National Seismic Hazard Model.

Agenda Topics

--Updates to the council on implementation of a nationwide operational 
aftershock forecasting system, its performance following recent key 
earthquakes, and planned improvements.
--Briefings on the preparation of an earthquake rupture source model to 
be incorporated into a planned 2023 update to the USGS National Seismic 
Hazard Model.
--Public comment period.

    Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The virtual meeting 
is open to the public beginning at 12 Noon-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard 
Time) on September 23. Members of the public wishing to participate in 
the virtual meeting should contact Dr. Michael Blanpied by email at 
[email protected] to register no later than three (3) business days 
prior to the meeting. Virtual meeting (conference) call-in information 
will be provided at that time, along with any final modifications to 
the schedule and agenda.
    Time will be allowed at the virtual meeting for any individual or 
organization wishing to provide public comments. Depending on the 
number of people who wish to speak and the time available, the time for 
individual comments may be limited. To allow for full consideration of 
information by the NEPEC members, written notice must be provided to 
Dr. Michael Blanpied, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), by email at 
[email protected]; or by telephone at (703) 648-6696, at least three 
(3) business days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received 
will be provided to the NEPEC members.

Public Disclosure of Comments

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

Dionne Duncan-Hughes,
Information Management Specialist.
[FR Doc. 2021-19269 Filed 9-3-21; 8:45 am]
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