U.s. Geological Survey 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Review of the Draft Part 2 (Revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Geographic Information Framework Data Standard
Document Number: 2014-30117
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is conducting a public review of the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard. The primary purpose of Part 2, Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Content Standard is to support exchange of orthoimagery data. Part 2 seeks to establish a common baseline for the semantic content of orthoimagery databases for public agencies and private enterprises. It also seeks to decrease the costs and simplify the exchange of orthoimagery data among local, Tribal, State, and Federal users and producers. That, in turn, discourages duplicative data collection. Benefits of adopting Part 2 also include the long-term improvement of geospatial orthoimagery data within the community. The draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard, may be downloaded from https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projec ts/ framework-data-standard/DraftRevisionPart2. Comments shall be submitted using the content template at http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/ standards-directives/template.doc. Instructions for completing the comment template are found in FGDC Standards Directive #2d, Standards Working Group Review Guidelines: Review Comment Template, http:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/directive -2d- standards-working-group-review-guidelines-review-comment-temp late. Comments that concern specific issues/changes/additions may result in changes in the draft Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard. Reviewers may obtain information about how comments were addressed upon request. After FGDC endorsement of Part 2 (revision), Digital Orthoimagery, of the FGDC Geographic Information Framework Data Standard and a summary analysis of the changes will be made available to the public on the FGDC Web site, www.fgdc.gov.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-27799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting in the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Boardroom at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive reports on the status of activities of the Program and progress toward Program goals and objectives. The Committee will assess this information and provide guidance on the future undertakings and direction of the Earthquake Hazards Program. Focus topics for this meeting include a program review and strategic planning for 2016-2018. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-22712
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory Committee will hold an audio conference call on October 17, 2014, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. 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. The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-21730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
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 (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-20186
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
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 (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments: The William T. Pecora Award Application and Nomination Process
Document Number: 2014-19243
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
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 (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-11331
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. 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, in Golden, Colorado. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive reports on the status of activities of the Program and progress toward Program goals and objectives. The Committee will assess this information and provide guidance on the future undertakings and direction of the Earthquake Hazards Program. Focus topics for this meeting include the 2014 program plan, 2015 proposed budget, and strategic planning for 2016-2018. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-11287
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
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 on-going information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-08394
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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. This collection consists of one form, `9-4117-MA, Consolidated Consumers' Report'. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-07947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-09
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. The collection will consist of 15 forms. As part of the requested extension we will make several revisions to the number and nature of the associated collection instruments. These revisions include: (1) Deleting USGS Form 9-4092-A and USGS Form 9-4106-M; (2) changing USGS Form 9-4047-A from monthly and annual to an annual-only reporting form; (3) modifying USGS Form 9-4044-A and USGS Form 9-4045- M; and (4) modifying the title of USGS Form 9-4076-A. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-04392
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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 (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.