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Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 7-8, 2010 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:
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-27248
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting at the campus of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), President's Board Room, Pasadena, California 91126. 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 focus of the meeting will be a review of the USGS Earthquake Hazard Program's activities in southern California, including the multi-hazards demonstration project and earthquake early warning prototype development. The committee will also discuss USGS monitoring activities, international work, and USGS role within the four-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Although meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Consolidated Consumers' Report
Document Number: 2010-26226
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 IC is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011.
National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-26164
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 96-472, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a 2-day meeting on November 3 and 4, 2010. The meeting will be held on the campus of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91106. The Council is comprised of members from academia and the Federal Government. The Council shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 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 review plans and progress related to understanding, forecasting and communicating about earthquake occurrence in California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Central United States. The Council will ratify the charges to NEPEC subcommittees that will focus on: (1) Methods for rapidly estimating the probability of a large earthquake following a possible foreshock or during a swarm of seismicity, procedures by which Council findings are to be transmitted to the USGS, and the format and content of earthquake advisory statements that may be composed and delivered at times of heightened concern; (2) earthquake occurrence and forecasting in the Pacific Northwest; (3) earthquake occurrence and forecasting in the Central and Eastern U.S.; and (4) review procedures for the project intended to deliver an updated Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3) in summer 2012. Workshops and meetings of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council are open to the public. A draft workshop agenda is available on request (contact information below). In order to ensure sufficient seating and hand-outs, it is requested that visitors pre- register by November 1. Members of the public wishing to make a statement to the Committee should provide notice of that intention by November 1 so that time may be allotted in the agenda.
Notice of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (1028-0091)
Document Number: C1-2010-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
Notice of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (1028-0091)
Document Number: 2010-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public.
Proposed Information Collection; The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey
Document Number: 2010-22669
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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. Please note that 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form
Document Number: 2010-22237
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-22153
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on September 22-23, 2010 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 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:
Public Review of Draft Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
Document Number: 2010-20851
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of the draft Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS). 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. The FGDC Coastal and Marine Spatial Data Subcommittee, chaired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), developed this draft standard. The FGDC Coordination Group, comprised of representatives of Federal agencies, approved releasing this draft standard for public review at its July 20, 2010 meeting. The FGDC invites all stakeholders in coastal and marine ecology and management to comment on this standard to ensure that the standard meets their needs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (1 Form)
Document Number: 2010-18016
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). This collection consists of one form and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. 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.
Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Users, Uses, and Benefits of Landsat Satellite Imagery
Document Number: 2010-16736
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMS) 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.
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), through the FGDC Chair (the Secretary of the Interior or designee), related to 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 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Energy Independence and Security Act (Pub. L. 110-140)
Document Number: 2010-16236
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (Pub. L. 110-140) directed the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a national assessment of potential geologic storage resources for carbon dioxide (CO2). The first requirement stipulated in the legislation was to develop a methodology to estimate storage potential that could be applied uniformly to geologic formations across the United States, and then to announce the publication of the methodology in the Federal Register. The methodology, ``A Probabilistic Assessment Methodology for the Evaluation of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage,'' was published as an Open-File Report by the USGS and can be downloaded from: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1127. This new methodology incorporates comments from the public, the heads of affected Federal and State agencies, and technical experts from Federal agencies, institutions of higher education, nongovernmental organizations, State organizations, industry, and international geoscience organizations, as required by the legislation. The new methodology will allow the USGS to assess the geologic CO2 storage resource potential for the United States. The results of the USGS national assessment will provide important information to evaluate the potential for CO2 storage as a mitigation option for global climate change.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center ARRA Funded Construction Projects
Document Number: 2010-16432
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the projects described in this NOA. By this notice, the USGS is announcing its availability. In addition, a Draft Environmental Assessment was published on December 23, 2009, for a 7-day public comment period and no comments were received.
Patent, Trademark and Copyright Acts
Document Number: 2010-15670
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is contemplating awarding an exclusive license to: Ozone Technologies Group, Inc., 253 Portman Lane, Suite 107, Bridgeville, PA 15017 on U.S. Patent No. 6,485,696 B1, entitled ``Recovery/Removal of Metallic Elements from Waste Water Using Ozone.''
Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI); Meeting
Document Number: 2010-14738
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
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 results of the Department of Agriculture's Conservation Effects Assessment Program for the Upper Mississippi; an update by the Subcommittee on Ground Water regarding their National Framework for Ground Water Monitoring; a briefing on the Reservoir Sedimentation Database; highlights from the 7th National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Denver, Colorado; status of the National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries; an update on Federal agency interactions with the regional water quality monitoring organizations of the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems; and updates on recent activities of the Methods and Data Comparability Board.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment of a Marine Geophysical Survey by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Arctic Ocean, August-September 2010
Document Number: 2010-14038
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of a Marine Geophysical Survey by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Arctic Ocean, August-September 2010 and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13289
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 22-23, 2010 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 201 Instructional East.
Agency Information Collection Activities: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application and Reporting
Document Number: 2010-11620
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
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). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone (3 Forms)
Document Number: 2010-11617
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
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 extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone. This collection consists of three forms and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data
Document Number: 2010-10374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
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. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Public Review of Draft United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard
Document Number: 2010-7438
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of the draft United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-5543
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP Advisory Committee will meet on May 18th, 2010, in Room 1-475 of the Ziggurat building, 3rd Street West, Building 707, Sacramento, California 95605, and on May 19th, 2010, in Room 1200 of the California Geological Survey Headquarters Building, 801 K Street, Sacramento, California 95814. 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.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-4664
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on March 24-25, 2010 at the One Washington Circle Hotel, 1 Washington Circle, NW., Washington, DC 20037. The meeting will be held in the Meridian Room. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was 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
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for Solar Roof Project
Document Number: 2010-2640
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-16
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment for the Solar Roof Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Agency Information Collection Activity
Document Number: 2010-2647
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR which is summarized below describes the nature of this collection and the estimate burden and cost. 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.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-1821
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for review and approval. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers
Document Number: 2010-1686
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR which is summarized below describes the nature of this collection, the estimate burden, and cost. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement
Document Number: 2010-1168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement. This collection consists of one form and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. 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.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-574
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting at the U.S. Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell National Center, Room 3B457, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. 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.
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
Document Number: 2010-573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 results of the Department of Agriculture's Conservation Effects Assessment Program for the Upper Mississippi; an update by the Subcommittee on Ground Water regarding their National Framework for Ground Water Monitoring; a briefing on the Reservoir Sedimentation Database; status of the National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries; an update on Federal agency interactions with the regional water quality monitoring organizations of the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems; and updates on recent activities of the Methods and Data Comparability Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Document Number: E9-30939
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey is requesting renewal of an existing information collection that received emergency clearance on October 22, 2009. We 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 part of our continued effort 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.
Proposed Information Collection: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application and Reporting
Document Number: E9-30727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OBM) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection; Program Announcement for the Establishment of DOI Regional Climate Change Response Centers, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Document Number: E9-27780
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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.
Agency Information Collection Activity
Document Number: E9-27422
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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 new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)-USGS competitive grant program conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Document Number: E9-27421
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Geological Survey is requesting renewal of an existing information collection that received emergency clearance on August 8, 2009. We will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collections (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continued effort 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.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-27283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 1-2, 2009 at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting will be held in the London Room. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was 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
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Document Number: E9-26895
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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. This IC is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2010. 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.
National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
Document Number: E9-25914
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 96-472, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a 2-day meeting on November 4 and 5, 2009. The first day will be a joint meeting with the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (CEPEC). The meeting will be held at the U.S. Geological Survey Offices on the campus of the California Institue of Technology, 525 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, California 91106. The Council is comprised of members from academia and the Federal Government. The Council shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 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/.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24534
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
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 grant program. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the USGS Production Estimate, Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone
Document Number: E9-24443
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone. This collection consists of three forms and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement
Document Number: E9-22741
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement. This collection consists of one form and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-22689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for respondents to submit proposals to support research in earthquake hazard assessments and earthquake occurrence under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95- 124, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq. To submit a proposal three standard OMB forms and a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
Document Number: E9-21032
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss some of the latest developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks, as well as new operational initiatives for FY 2010 among the participating agencies.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-18735
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on August 26-27, 2009 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 161 Instructional West.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E9-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for Bird Banding and Recovery Reports. This collection consists of two forms (Application for Federal Bird Banding or Marking Permit and Reporting Encounter of Marked Bird with a Metal Federal Band (Recovery Report) and an electronic database (Bandit). 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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of Records
Document Number: E9-16595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to create the U.S. Geological Survey ``Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information'' system of
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-16386
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-13
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 Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), through the FGDC Chair (the Secretary of the Interior or designee), related to 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 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Pompeys Pillar Visitor Survey
Document Number: E9-14155
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 an on-site visitor survey to be conducted at Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Billings, Montana. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this project.