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Notice of Public Meeting of National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
Document Number: 2017-20503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold its next meeting at the Graduate Berkeley, 2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, California, in the California Room. The Council is composed of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Council shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. At the meeting, the Council will receive briefings and updates on improved methods for calculating aftershock probabilities and spatiotemporal aftershock forecasts, and consider the readiness of such calculations as the basis of operational forecast products. The Council will also be briefed on development of the UCERF3-ETAS earthquake rupture forecast model; results from a workshop on potential uses for operational earthquake forecasts; and recommendations for effective communication of earthquake science information during times of heightened concern in the Pacific Northwest.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-19575
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. As a Federal agency, we may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Ferrous Metals Surveys
Document Number: 2017-18362
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey is proposing to renew an information collection.
Federal Advisory Committee: National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1028-0070; Consolidated Consumers' Report
Document Number: 2017-09166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of one form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-08782
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 15 forms. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2017.
National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-04164
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16.
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information
Document Number: 2017-02610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include updates from ACWI's various subcommittees, unveiling of the strategic plan for the Water Quality Portal for 2017-2021, a proposal for a new Terms of Reference document for the Subcommittee on Ground Water, a proposal to establish a new Risk Management Workgroup within the Subcommittee on Hydrology, an update on activities and accomplishments related to the Open Water Data Initiative, and a report on the Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Work Group's progress on Bulletin 17C, Guidelines For Determining Flood Flow Frequency. The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the Nation's water information needs. Member organizations help to foster communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing water information. Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web site at: http://ACWI.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-01445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 1 form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-30697
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2017.
Announcement of Public Briefing on Development of a Database of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated With Fossil Fuel Extraction From Federal Lands
Document Number: 2016-27912
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
USGS will conduct a public briefing on its work to develop a publicly accessible database on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with extraction of fossil fuels from federal lands.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 14, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-27194
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-25621
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-25549
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 2 forms. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016.
Announcement of Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
Document Number: 2016-24569
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.
Announcement of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-24226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-06
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting in the Mesa Room of the Golden Hotel at 800 11th Street, Golden, Colorado. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive reports on the status of activities of the Program and progress toward Program goals and objectives. The Committee will assess this information and provide guidance on the future undertakings and direction of the Earthquake Hazards Program. Focus topics for this meeting include a program review and strategic planning for 2016-2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Assessing Public Views of Waterfowl-Related Topics To Inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan
Document Number: 2016-19879
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR.
Announcement of National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
Document Number: 2016-19804
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold its next meeting by phone. The Committee is comprised of members from academia and the Federal government. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the USGS on earthquake predictions and related scientific research. In this brief meeting by phone, the Council will receive updates on the status of pertinent activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program, and will deliver its recommendations on the testing of earthquake prediction hypotheses.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Assessment of Effects of Climate on Waterfowl
Document Number: 2016-18928
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR.
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-17882
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory Committee will hold an audio conference call on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Retraction: Please note that this meeting was originally scheduled for August 8, 2016 and a notice was published in the Federal Register, dated June 13, 2016. The original advertised date of this meeting is no longer accurate and the meeting has been postponed to September 22, 2016.
Announcement of USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY16 Public Webinars in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation
Document Number: 2016-17539
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high- quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 3DEP initiative is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), which indicated an optimal benefit to cost ratio for Quality Level 2 (QL2) data collected over 8-years to complete national coverage. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership funding for acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. The 3DEP public webinars will introduce this opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provide a summary of the BAA application procedures. Advanced Registration is required. National Webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-16944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-19
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey intends to grant to Induced Polarization Associates, LLC., 1124 NW. 53rd St., Seattle, WA 98107, an exclusive license to practice the following: A system and method, to utilize induced polarization to locate and detect minerals, and oil plumes below the surface water.
White House National Science and Technology Council; Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction; U.S. National Platform for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Document Number: 2016-14606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the U.S. National Platform for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) facilitated by the White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction (SDR), which is co-chaired by the U.S. Geological Surveyplans to host a listening session at the 41st Natural Hazards Center Annual Workshop (Interlocken A, Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado) to hear multi-sectoral perspectives from non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, local and state governments, and private corporations on the implementation of targets and indicators for UNISDR's Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-12569
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2016.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 14-15, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The meeting will be held in the DOT Conference Center, in the Oklahoma Room. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Exclusive Licenses
Document Number: 2016-11174
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey intends to grant to Williamson and Associates, 1124 NW 53rd ST, Seattle, WA 98107, an exclusive license to practice the following: A system and method, to utilize induced polarization to locate and detect minerals, and oil plumes below the surface water.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10379
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 1 form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will respectfully request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew the information collection (IC) and/or data detailed below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and perspective recipient burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on 9/30/2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-09007
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 2 forms. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-06668
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on 3/31/ 2016.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on April 6-7, 2016 at the Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. The meeting will be held in the South Penthouse Conference Room.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-04455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2016.
National Geospatial Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2016-02893
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (Committee), in accordance with Section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02867
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-01938
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Alaska Beak Deformity Observations
Document Number: 2016-01430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comment on Proposed Revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard
Document Number: 2016-01337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of proposed revisions to the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard (Address Data Standard). The primary purposes of the Address Data Standard are to develop content specifications for address information, provide classifications for different types of addresses, establish appropriate standards and measures for evaluation of address data quality, and support exchange of address data. The FGDC endorsed the Address Data Standard in 2011, and numerous federal, state and local government agencies have since used it to manage their address data. Over the last five years, users and the authors identified a number of desirable minor corrections to the Address Data Standard. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau, as the maintenance authority for the Standard, has proposed adding a new Map Position element. Reviewers are requested to review and comment on the proposed revisions and/or submit additional comments on the Address Data Standard. The draft revision of the standard may be downloaded from: https:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/stree t-address/ AddressDataStandardRevised. The change log lists proposed changes identified since publication of the Address Data Standard in 2011. These changes are reflected in the version of the standard posted for the 2015 maintenance review and are subject to the official public review and adjudication process. The change log may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC- standards-projects/street-address/ChangeLog2011-2015. The proposal for the Map Position element may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projec ts/street- address/MapPositionProposal.
Reopening of Nomination Period for State Government Members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science
Document Number: 2016-01149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
On October 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior published a notice inviting nominations for non-Federal members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee). The closing date for nominations was January 15, 2016. This Federal Register Notice reopens the nomination and comment period for an additional 30 days, for state government nominees only. If you have already submitted information to be considered for appointment to the Committee you do not have to resubmit it.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-266
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-31983
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award
Document Number: 2015-31746
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28730
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-12
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 4, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-27993
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-17247
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Geological Survey intends to grant to Glosten Associates, 1201 Western Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98101, an exclusive license to practice the following: A system, method, and apparatus for treating ship ballast water.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-11203
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 9-10, 2015 at the South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. The meeting will be held in the first floor Auditorium. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-10317
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-09469
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 27 forms. As part of the requested extension, we will make several revisions to the number of the associated collection instruments. These revisions include: (1) Deleting USGS Form 9-4053-A, USGS Form 9-4073-A, and USGS Form 9-4097- A; (2) changing USGS Form 9-4094-A and USGS Form 9-4095-A from monthly and annual to annual-only reporting forms; (3) changing USGS Form 9- 4057-A and USGS Form 9-4060-A from quarterly and annual to annual-only reporting forms; and (4) decreasing the average burden time for USGS Form 9-4074-A from 2 hours to 1 hour. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2015.
Announcement of USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY15 Public Meetings in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation
Document Number: 2015-08668
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high- quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The 3DEP initiative is based on the results of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), which indicated an optimal benefit to cost ratio for Quality Level 2 (QL2) data collected over 8-years to complete national coverage. The implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi- agency partnership funding for acquisition, with the USGS acting in a lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for the broader community, through the use of government contracts and partnership agreements. The annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a competitive solicitation issued to facilitate the collection of lidar and derived elevation data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. The 3DEP public meetings will introduce this opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and provide a forum for interested parties to discuss elevation data collection needs of mutual interest that could be addressed by a coordinated investment. Advanced Registration is required for meeting attendance. National Webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-07704
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015.