[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 107 (Monday, June 4, 2012)]
[Pages 32978-32979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13049]



U.S. Geological Survey

Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory 

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Call for Nominations.


SUMMARY: 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 Secretary of the Interior through the 
Federal Geographic Data Committee related to management of Federal 
geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and 
Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews 
and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides 
a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial 

DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by 
July 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to [email protected], 
or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. 
Nominations may come from employers, associations, professional 
organizations, or other geospatial organizations and should include:
    1. A nomination letter summarizing the nominee's qualifications and 
interest in Committee membership and describing the nominee's ability 
to represent a sector or stakeholder group.
    2. A biographical sketch, resume, or vita.
    3. One letter of reference and the names and contact information of 
two additional references.
    4. Contact information for the nominee (name, title, organization, 
mailing address, email address, and phone number).
    Additional information about the nomination process is posted on 
the NGAC Web page at www.fgdc.gov/ngac.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of FACA. It reports to the Secretary of 
the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and 
functions solely as an advisory body. The Committee provides 
recommendations and advice to the Department and the FGDC on policy and 
management issues related to the effective operation of Federal 
geospatial programs.
    The NGAC includes up to 30 members, selected to generally achieve a 
balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners 
involved in national geospatial activities. NGAC members are appointed 
for staggered terms, and approximately 10 positions on the committee 
will be appointed during this round of appointments. Nominations will 
be reviewed by the FGDC and additional information may be requested 
from nominees. Final selection and appointment of committee members 
will be made by the Secretary of the Interior. Individuals who are 
currently federally registered lobbyists are ineligible to serve on all 
FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.
    The Committee meets approximately 3-4 times per year. Committee 
members will serve without compensation, but travel and per diem costs 
will be provided by USGS. The USGS will also provide necessary support 
services to the Committee. Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Notice of committee meetings are published in the Federal Register at 
least 15 days before the date

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of the meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide input at 
these meetings.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Ivan DeLoatch,
Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2012-13049 Filed 6-1-12; 8:45 am]