U.s. Geological Survey 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data
Document Number: 2010-31169
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
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. To comply with 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 comment on this ICR. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30952
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
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 as 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.
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.
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.
Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
Document Number: 2010-19910
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. 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 2011 among the participating agencies. The meeting this year will emphasize ecosystem modeling and monitoring.
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.
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
Proposed Information Collection; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form
Document Number: 2010-3334
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. 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 a part of our continuing 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.
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: 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.