Geological Survey 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Climate Change Science Program; Meeting
Document Number: 07-5897
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change will hold a teleconference on December 21, 2007 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Agenda: The purpose of the teleconference is to discuss the results of the peer review process for SAP 3.4. The first draft of the SAP was peer reviewed by 24 scientists with expertise tied to the subject matter of the report. Comments from the peer reviewers were collated and distributed to the chapter lead authors of the report. The chapter authors have prepared proposed responses to the peer review comments and distributed them to the full Committee for deliberation at the December 21 teleconference. The teleconference is open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend. Contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address below by December 17 to pre-register and to receive a copy of the peer review comments and proposed responses. The teleconference will take place in a conference room at the USGS in Reston, VA (full address below). In order to participate in the teleconference, members of the public will need to attend in person at the USGS in Reston, VA. Prepared statements may be presented orally to the Committee during the teleconference between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Public statements will be limited to 3 minutes per person. For scheduling reasons, intent to make a public statement must be established at the time of pre-registration. A written copy of the oral statement must be left with the Committee's DFO as a matter of public record. Additional short public comments/questions during the teleconference will be allowed only if time permits. Special instructions pertaining to security at USGS and directions to the conference room will be provided to those who pre-register. Please check the Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Web page (http://www.usgs.gov/globalchange/sap3.4/default.asp) for any last minute changes to the teleconference date, location or agenda. The teleconference may close early if all business is completed.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5762
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
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 approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via on Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. The forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/approved standardforms.jsp and the NSDI CAP project narrative guidance is available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2008CAP/2008CAPSolicitation ver6.doc.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5746
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Consolidated consumers' Report (Form 9-4117-MA).'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-26
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 pubic that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM) Voluntary Observation Submission Form.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. The form is available online at http:// frogweb.nbii.gov/narcam/report.html.
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-5189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP Advisory Committee will meet in Room 1787 of Building 25 at the Federal Center, Denver, CO. The advisory Committee, composed of scientists from Federal Agencies, State Agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, will advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping program. Topics to be reviewed and discussed by the Advisory Committee include the: Progress of the NCGMP towards fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1993 Updates on the Federal, State, and educational components of the NCGMP Report from the Subcommittee on an implementation plan for the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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 request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Ferrous Metals Surveys, (13 USGS forms).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-4118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), USGS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the Performance Measures Data, North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM).
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-4112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESC) will hold its 16th meeting. The meeting location is the Paso Robles Inn, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California 93446. 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 updates and provide guidance on Earthquake Hazards Program activities and the status of teams supported by the Program, as well as a report from the Advanced National Seismic System steering committee. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Climate Change Science Program Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes
Document Number: 07-3161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes will meet in the Hampton Inn in Lakewood, Colorado on July 12-13, 2007. Agenda: The goal of the meeting is to produce a detailed outline of the structure of the Synthesis and Assessment Product and to identify key areas of input and to create a list of potential contributing authors for these areas. Records under consideration will include, but not necessarily be limited to, paleo-records from tree rings, ice cores, lake sediments, pollen records, distributions of marine and terrestrial organisms as well as isotopic indicators measured on them, and the temporal evolution of terrestrial depositional and erosional environments. The agenda will focus on the key topics of the past record of change in Arctic sea ice extent, in the status of the Greenland ice sheet, paleo-temperature and paleo-precipitation records, and past intervals of rapid climate change. The meeting is open to the public at the times listed below. Pre-registration is required to attend. Contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address given below by July 9, 2007 to pre-register and receive a copy of the meeting agenda. Public involvement in the meeting is encouraged. Prepared statements may be presented orally to the Committee on Thursday, July 12, 2007 between 11 a.m. and noon. Public statements will be limited to 3 minutes per person. For scheduling reasons, intent to make a public statement must be established at the time of pre- registration. A written copy of the oral statement must be left with the Committee's DFO at the workshop as a matter of public record. Open discussions will accompany each formal session of the workshop. Short public comments/questions will be allowed if time permits. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please check the Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2 Web page at CCSP (http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/ sap/sap 1-2/default.php) for any last minute changes to the meeting time, date, location or agenda.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2735
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), USGS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the Consolidated Consumers' Report, Form 9-4117MA.
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-2358
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The Department of the Interior, after consultation with the General Services Administration, is establishing the National Geospatial Advisory Committee under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee will provide 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 will review and comment upon geospatial policy and management issues and will provide a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
Document Number: 07-2357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 96-472, the National Earthquake Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a 1-day workshop on May 18, 2007, and a short meeting on May 19, 2007. The workshop will be held at the Portland State Office Building, 1st Floor, Room 1D, 800 NE Oregon Street, Lloyd District, Portland, Oregon. On May 19, the short meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon. The Committee is comprised of members from academia and the Federal Government. The Committee 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. At the 1-day workshop on May 18, the Committee will discuss with scientific experts the evidence for and nature of episodic nonvolcanic tremor and aseismic creep events and their possible relation to seismic slip on the Cascadia subduction interface and will discuss with emergency managers how the aseismic slip events and other earthquake- related phenomena in Cascadia should be communicated to the public. At the meeting on May 19, the Committee will review the workshop findings and compose recommendations to the USGS on what type of public information might be most appropriate and effective when episodic tremor and creep events are detected, and the Committee will receive brief updates on previous discussion topics. 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 May 11. Members of the public wishing to make a statement to the Committee should state that intentions so that time may be allotted in the agenda.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, USGS Form 9-4040-A.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2071
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Production Estimate, Quarterly Construction Sand and Gravel and Crushed and Broken Stone, (3 USGS forms)''.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2070
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Industrial Minerals Surveys, (38 USGS forms).'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2007 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated with Self-Governance Tribes
Document Number: 07-1211
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in fiscal year 2007 funding agreements with self-governance tribes and lists programmatic targets pursuant to section 405(c)(4) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act.
USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change
Document Number: 07-840
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change will meet at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Reston, Virginia on March 26-28, 2007. Agenda: The goal of the workshop is to produce a detailed outline of topics for consideration in the Synthesis and Assessment Product and establish writing assignments. The agenda will focus on the state of the science regarding the topic of ``abrupt climate change.'' Discussion will include, but is not limited to, rapid hydrologic change; abrupt changes to meridional overturning circulation; rapid Arctic and Antarctic ice sheet mass balance; and rapid methane release from hydrates. The workshop is open to the public during the times listed below. Pre-registration is required to attend. Contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address below by March 21, 2007 to pre-register and to receive a copy of the workshop agenda. Public involvement with the workshop is encouraged. Prepared statements may be presented orally to the Committee on Monday March 26, 2007 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Public statements will be limited to 3 minutes per person. For scheduling reasons, intent to make a public statement must be established at the time of pre-registration. A written copy of the oral statement must be left with the Committee's DFO at the workshop as a matter of public record. Open discussions will accompany each formal session of the workshop. Short public comments/questions will be allowed if time permits. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please check the Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Web page at CCSP (http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap3-4/ default.php) for any last minute changes to the workshop time, date, location or agenda.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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 15th meeting. The meeting location is the U.S. Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell National Center, Room 1B215, 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. The Committee will receive updates and provide guidance on Earthquake Hazards Program activities and the status of teams supported by the Program, as well as a report from the Advanced National Seismic System steering committee. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-377
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement, USGS Form 9-4000-A.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this ICR.
Annual National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Announcement; Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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 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, Pub. L. 95-124, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq., that established the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this requirement.
Climate Change Science Program Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change
Document Number: 07-111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has established the United States Geological SurveyClimate Change Science Program Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change. The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a consortium of federal agencies performing climate science, has established a synthesis and assessment (S&A) program as a part of its Strategic Plan. There are 21 S&A products to be administered by 13 federal agencies over a 5 year period. The U.S. Geological Survey, a participant in the CCSP, is responsible for 3 S&A products. S&A product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change is the subject of this federal advisory committee. The primary function of the committee is to synthesize and assess the state fo knowledge on the topic of abrupt climate change and communicate this information to the U.S. Geological Survey. Committee members will meet and discuss issues relating to the study design, research methodology, data sources and quality, and study findings. The committee will draft a report that will serve as the CCSP definitive document on current knowledge pertaining to the topic of abrupt climate change. Membership will consist of federal and non-federal scientists who are recognized as experts in the climate science community.
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
Document Number: 06-9963
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given of the 2007 annual 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 eight ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include an update on the next phase of the National Water Quality Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries, as well as consideration of a proposed new Subcommittee on Ground Water. The ACWI has been established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M92-01 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 of 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 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. Member organizations designate their representatives and alternates. Membership is limited to a maximum of 35 organizations.