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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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-07344
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
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.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-03592
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on March 17-18, 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: Leadership Dialogue FGDC Report (NSDI Strategic Plan Implementation, National Geospatial Data Asset Management Plan, Geospatial Platform) Crowd-Sourced Geospatial Data Geospatial Privacy 3D Elevation Program Landsat Subcommittee Activities The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment on March 18. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Lucia Foulkes at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-4142, lfoulkes@usgs.gov). Registrations are due by March 13, 2015. While the meeting will be open to the public, registration is required for entrance to the South Interior Building, and seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments; The William T. Pecora Award Application and Nomination Process
Document Number: 2014-29356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask 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, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry
Document Number: 2014-26858
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
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: 2014-21367
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on September 23-24, 2014 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 201 Instructional East. 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 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:
Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-19727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
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 October 31, 2014.
Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
Document Number: 2014-17799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
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; a report on the 9th National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Cincinnati, Ohio; a presentation of the water chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment; and a report on the Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Work Group's progress on revising Bulletin 17B, 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.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-12558
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 24-25, 2014 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: Leadership Dialogue. FGDC Report (National Geospatial Data Asset Management Plan, Geospatial Platform). NSDI Strategic Plan Implementation. NGAC Subcommittee Reports. 3D Elevation Program Update. FirstNet Update. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment on June 25. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-6283, amaher@usgs.gov). Registrations are due by June 20, 2014. While the meeting will be open to the public, registration is required for entrance to the South Interior Building, and seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-06456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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.
Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science
Document Number: 2013-31175
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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.
Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7
Document Number: 2013-28624
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposes to withdraw the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Parts 1-7, http:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/ index html, as an FGDC-endorsed standard. FGDC maintenance authority agencies were asked to review the relevance of the SDTS, and they responded that the SDTS is no longer used by their agencies. The SDTS had provided a common mechanism for transferring digital geospatial data among different systems and for sharing and integrating data from many diverse sources. For more information about the SDTS, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The FGDC seeks comment from any organization that continues to provide data in the SDTS format and would prefer to retain the SDTS as an FGDC-endorsed standard. Alternatively, it seeks comment from any organization that supports withdrawal of the SDTS Parts 1-7 as an FGDC- endorsed standard. FGDC Standards Directive 9, Maintenance, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/di rective- 09, requires a 90-day public comment period for proposals to withdraw FGDC-endorsed standards.
National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC)
Document Number: 2013-25616
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 96-472, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a one-and-a-half-day meeting on November 4 and 5, 2013, at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California. The Council is comprised of members from academia and the Federal Government. The Council shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on proposed earthquake predictions, on the completeness and scientific validity of the available data related to earthquake predictions, and on related matters as assigned by the Director. Additional information about the Council may be found at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/aboutus/nepec/. At the meeting, the Council will receive several briefings on the history and current state of scientific investigations of earthquake processes in and around the San Andreas fault near the town of Parkfield in central California, and will be asked to advise the USGS on priorities for instrumentation and scientific investigations in the future. The Council will also hear updates on past topics of discussion, including work with social and behavioral scientists on improving hazard and risk messages; development of improved methods for calculation of short-term aftershock probabilities; USGS collaborative work with the Collaboratory for Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP); status of an updated Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3); and on the delivery of near-real-time earthquake information by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). A draft meeting agenda is available from the Executive Secretary on request (contact information below), and will be posted to the Web site (above) when finalized. In order to ensure sufficient seating and hand- outs, it is requested that visitors pre-register by contacting the Executive Secretary by November 1. Members of the public wishing to make a statement to the Council should provide notice of that intention by November 1 so that time may be allotted in the agenda.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form
Document Number: 2013-23284
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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. 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 IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (1 Form)
Document Number: 2013-22640
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the USGS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection request (ICR) 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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. 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 IC.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on September 4-5, 2013 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 201 Instructional East. 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 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:
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-16261
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee related to management of Federal geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Notice of Request for Nominees for the Advisory Committee on Water Information
Document Number: 2013-11218
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members and/ or alternates to serve on the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). Membership represents a wide range of water resources interests and functions. The ACWI will have a maximum of 35 members. Members will represent the interests of water oriented organizations and will be selected from among, but not limited to the following groups: Federal agencies, professional water-related associations, State and country water-related associations, academia, private industry, water utility associations, civil engineering societies, watershed and land conservation associations, ecological societies, lake, coastal, and ocean associations, environmental and educational groups. Member organizations designate their representatives and alternates. Membership rests not with the individual person but rather with the member organization, who names their representative, and sometimes an alternate. Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the ACWI and permit the Department of the Interior to contact a potential member. No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is eligible to serve as a member of the ACWI. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nominations for member organizations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, at the address listed below.
Notice of an Extension of an Information Collection (1028-0092)
Document Number: 2013-09996
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
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. 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 IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-09995
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers. 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013.
Public Review of Draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard
Document Number: 2013-09089
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of the draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard. The FGDC has developed a draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard that provides a framework for shoreline data development, sharing of data, and shoreline data transformation and fusion. The FGDC Coastal and Marine Spatial Data Subcommittee, chaired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), sponsored development of the draft standard. The FGDC Coordination Group, comprised of representatives of Federal agencies, has approved releasing this draft standard for public review and comment. The draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard defines attributes or elements that are common for shoreline data development and provides suggested domains for the elements. The functional scope includes definition of data models, schemas, entities, relationships, definitions, and crosswalks to related standards. The draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard is intended to enhance the shoreline framework by providing technical guidance on shoreline semantics, data structures and their relationships to builders and users of shoreline data. The geographical scope of the draft standard comprises all shorelines of navigable waters within the United States and its territories. The primary intended users of the National Shoreline Data Content Standard are the mapping, shoreline engineering, coastal zone management, flood insurance, and natural resource management communities. The FGDC invites all stakeholders to comment on this draft standard to ensure that it meets their needs. The draft National Shoreline Data Content Standard may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards- projects/shoreline-data-content/ revisedDraftNationalShorelineDataContentStandard. Comments shall be submitted using the content template at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/ process/standards-directives/template.doc. Instructions for completing the comment template are found in FGDC Standards Directive 2d, Standards Working Group Review Guidelines: Review Comment Template, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/di rective- 2d-standards-working-group-review-guidelines-review-comment-t emplate. Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result in revisions to the National Shoreline Data Content Standard. Reviewers may obtain information about how comments were addressed upon request. After formal endorsement of the standard by the FGDC, the National Shoreline Data Content Standard and a summary analysis of the changes will be made available to the public on the FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov.
Proposed Information Collection: State Water Resources Research Institute Program; Annual Application and Reporting
Document Number: 2013-09088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection (IC) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program.'' This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06268
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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: 2013-06067
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on April 3, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection, which is summarized below, describes the nature and the estimated burden of the collection. 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-02114
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-31
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS) competitive cooperative agreement program. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this project.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-00375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) USGS Competitive Grant Program. 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the ``Bird Banding and Recovery Reports.'' 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 ICR. This Information Collection is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2012.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-25159
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines, Ballroom B, in 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. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
Document Number: 2012-21552
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-31
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has endorsed the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) as the first-ever comprehensive federal data standard for classifying and describing coastal and marine ecosystems. CMECS provides a means of classifying ecological and habitat units using a common terminology. It provides a uniform protocol for identifying, characterizing and naming ecological units in support of monitoring, protection, and restoration of unique biotic assemblages, protected species, critical habitat, and important ecosystem components.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-21144
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
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. 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 IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2013.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-21143
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on September 18-19, 2012 at the American Institute of Architects Building, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The meeting will be held in the Gallery Room. 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 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: Leadership Dialogue Geospatial Platform Geolocation Privacy FGDC Report COGO Report Card Subcommittee Reports The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment on September 19. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-6283, amaher@usgs.gov). Registrations are due by September 14, 2012. While the meeting will be open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP)
Document Number: 2012-20878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection (IC) for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP has two components: Educational (EDMAP) and State (STATEMAP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection which is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Evaluating the Effectiveness of Yellowstone National Park Bear Safety Information
Document Number: 2012-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-18264
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for renewal of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the Mineral Resources Program's (MRP) Mineral Resource External Research Program (MRERP). This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these project narrative and report requirements. This collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Industrial Minerals Surveys (40 Forms)
Document Number: 2012-15368
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an Information Collection Request (ICR) for the revision of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the Industrial Minerals Surveys. This collection consists of 40 forms. The revision includes adding USGS Form 9-4144-S; transferring USGS Form 9- 4142-Q from Information Collection 1028-0065; and modifying the following forms: USGS Form 9-4004-A, USGS Form 9-4027-A, and USGS Form 9-4035-S. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the nature of this collection which is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-14704
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the ``North American Breeding Bird Survey.'' 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 ICR. This Information Collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys (30 Forms)
Document Number: 2012-4038
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the revision of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys. This collection consists of 30 forms. The revision includes adding the following form: USGS Form 9-4128-A; and removing the following forms: USGS Form 9-4054-M and USGS Form 9-4061- A. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the nature of this collection which is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2012.
Agency Information Collections Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33392
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the Study on Uranium and other trace metals in Private Bedrock Wells of south-eastern New Hampshire.
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Acts
Document Number: 2011-29974
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is contemplating awarding an exclusive license to: Geosyntec Consultants, 1255 Roberts Boulevard NW., Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144, on U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/133,666, and a divisional patent application to be filed shortly at the Patent and Trademark Office, both entitled ``Anaerobic Microbial Composition and Methods of Using Same.'' Inquiries: If other parties are interested in similar activities, or have comments related to the prospective awards, please contact Neil Mark, USGS, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 201, Reston, Virginia 20192, voice (703) 648-4344, fax (703) 648-7219, or email nmark@usgs.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Economic Contribution of Federal Investments in Restoration of Degraded, Damaged, or Destroyed Ecosystems
Document Number: 2011-29425
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
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 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. We 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.