Geological Survey 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-24981
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (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 and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2008. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
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 Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)-USGS competitive grant program conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes. The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research and information and technology transfer, and in operating the NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program. Furthermore, an annual progress and final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project period. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-22761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on October 15-16, 2008 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 161 Instructional West. 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: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21920
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on collection of information that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection Request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP) and describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Geological Survey: Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Establishment of a New System of Records
Document Number: E8-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to establish a new Privacy Act system of records notice to its inventory: Interior, USGS-01, ``National Water Information System: NWIS.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21428
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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 ``USGS Earthquake Report, (1 USGS form).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21427
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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 requirements for the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) under Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. To submit a proposal to the NGGDPP, a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. Furthermore, a final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project period. Narrative and report guidance is available through http://datapreservation.usgs.gov/ and at http:// www.Grants.gov.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
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.
Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Document Number: E8-20023
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a meeting to discuss priority wildlife climate change research needs of land management and natural resources agencies. Agenda topics will be provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Meetings of the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19825
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19730
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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 public that we will submit to OMB a new Information Collection Request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping ProgramEDMAP (NCGMP-EDMAP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council
Document Number: E8-19727
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 96-472, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC) will hold a meeting. The meeting location is the Hilton Palm Springs Resort, 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262-6605. 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. The Council will receive a briefing on the Colaboratory for Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP), a report on a workshop on Episodic Tremor and Slip held last winter, and short reports and updates on several other topics. The Council will also discuss the potential need to provide advisory reports on short notice if natural observations suggest an increased earthquake risk, and the form and content of such reports. Meetings of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19359
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
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 review and approval. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-18448
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
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 collection of information that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection Request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) and describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Document Number: E8-17537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center will hold a meeting to discuss priority wildlife climate change research needs of land management and natural resources agencies. Agenda topics will be provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. Meetings of the Interim Steering Committee for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-16821
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (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 and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2008. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-16043
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
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 18th meeting. The meeting location is the U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. 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. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-12721
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
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 a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the Mineral Resources Program's (MRP) Mineral Resource External Research Program (MRERP). To submit a proposal for the MRERP a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. Furthermore, for multi-year projects, an annual progress report must be completed, and for all projects, a final technical report is required at the end of the project period. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these project narrative and report requirements. The narrative and report guidance is available at http://www.usgs.gov/ contracts/Minerals/index.html.
USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change
Document Number: E8-12379
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 (SAP 3.4): Abrupt Climate Change, will meet at the Memorial Union Building, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon on June 19, 2008 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Agenda: The goal of the meeting is to discuss the comments received during the public comment period for SAP 3.4, and to propose responses to those comments. The meeting 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 June 13, 2008 to pre-register and to receive a copy of the meeting agenda. Public involvement with the meeting is encouraged. Prepared statements may be presented orally to the Committee between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.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 meeting as a matter of public record. Open discussions will accompany each formal session of the meeting. Short public comments/questions will be allowed if time permits. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please check the SAP 3.4 Web page at http://www.usgs.gov/global_ change/sap_3.4/default.asp for any last minute changes to the meeting time, date, location or agenda. Meeting Dates and Time: Thursday June 19, 2008: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Meeting Address: Memorial Union Building (Council Room), Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, (541) 737-2650. For Further Information and to Pre-Register Contact: John McGeehin (DFO), U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, M.S. 926A, Reston, VA 20192, (703) 648-5349, mcgeehin@usgs.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11588
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
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 the ``North American Breeding Bird Survey.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-10928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 3-4, 2008 in the 2nd Floor Boardroom of the American Institute of Architects Building, 1735 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006. 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: Discussion of NGAC Bylaws/NGAC Mission Geospatial Line of Business/OMB Circular A-16 Imagery for the Nation Subcommittee Reports National Geospatial Strategy Design The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment during the morning of June 4. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. While the meeting will be open to the public, seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9197
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Program (NLRSEORP). To submit a proposal for the NLRSEORP three standard OMB forms and 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. The forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/approved standardforms.jsp.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8527
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). To submit a proposal for the NCGMP 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://wwwO7.grants.gov/agencies/ approvedstandardforms.jsp and the NCGMP narrative guidance is available at http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/STATEMAP/index.html.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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 will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Industrial Minerals Surveys, (38 USGS forms).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7990
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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 will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Nonferrous Metals Surveys (31 USGS forms).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
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 OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``North American Amphibian Monitoring Program.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-6437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on April 15-16, 2008 in the 2nd Floor Boardroom of the American Institute of Architects Building, 1735 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006. The NGAC, which is comprised 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: E8-5447
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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 ``North American Breeding Bird Survey, (1 USGS form).'' This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
Document Number: C8-613
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 08-759
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP Advisory Committee will meet in Room BA102A of the John Wesley Powell Building of the U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia. 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 1992 Field oriented geoscience experience for college and university students. Paucity of Black, Hispanic, and Native American college and university students with geoscience majors.
Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
Document Number: 08-613
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given of the 2008 annual meeting of the ACWS. This meeting is to discuss broad policy topics relating to National water initiatives; and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from the eight ACWS subgroups. The agenda will include an update on the three pilot studies of the National Water Quality Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries and the first report from the Subcommittee on Ground Water on a National Ground Water Framework, as well as other water initiatives. The ACWI has been established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum No. M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of this Presidential Committee is to represent the interests of water-information users and professionals in advising the Federal Government on Federal water-information programs and their effectiveness in meeting the Nation's water-information needs. Member organizations help to foster communications between the Federal and non-government 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.
Office of the Secretary; Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Water Information Charter.
Document Number: 08-612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI). The ACWI has been established under the authority of Office of Management and Budget Memorandum No. M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee act. The purpose of this Presidential Committee is to represent the interests of water-information users and professionals in advising the Federal Government on Federal water-information programs and their effectiveness in meeting the Nation's water-information needs. Member organizations help to foster communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors of 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 organization. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Charter will be filed under the Act, 15 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 08-425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
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 17th 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. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 08-283
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
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 the Office of management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
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 an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for ``Ferrous Metals Surveys, (13 USGS forms)''. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.