[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2014)]
[Pages 8729-8730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03195]



Office of the Secretary

National Geospatial Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal of National Geospatial Advisory Committee.


SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463). Notice is 
hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the 
National Geospatial Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide 
advice and recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee 
(FGDC), through the FGDC Chair (the Secretary

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of the Interior or designee), related to management of Federal 
geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (NSDI), and 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 
partners in the geospatial community.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, USGS (phone: 206-220-
4621, email: jmahoney@usgs.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are publishing this notice in accordance 
with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App.) (FACA). The Committee will conduct its operations in accordance 
with the provisions of the FACA. It will report to the Secretary of the 
Interior through the Chair of the FGDC Steering Committee and will 
function solely as an advisory body. The Committee will provide 
recommendations and advice to the Department and the FGDC on policy and 
management issues related to the effective operation of Federal 
geospatial programs.
    The Secretary of the Interior will appoint Committee members. The 
Committee will be composed of up to 30 representatives, who will be 
selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the 
viewpoints of the various stakeholders involved in national geospatial 
activities and the development of the NSDI.
    The Committee is expected to meet 3-4 times per year. Committee 
members will serve without compensation. Travel and per diem costs will 
be provided for Committee members by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 
The USGS will provide necessary support services to the Committee. 
Committee meetings will be open to the public. Notice of Committee 
meetings will be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days 
before the date of the meeting. The public will have an opportunity to 
provide input at these meetings.
    In accordance with FACA, we will file a copy of the Committee's 
charter with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services 
Administration; Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United 
States Senate; Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of 
Representatives; and the Library of Congress.
    The Certification for renewal is published below.


    I hereby certify that the National Geospatial Advisory Committee is 
in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties 
imposed on the Department of the Interior by Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 (Revised), ``Coordination of Geographic 
Information and Related Spatial Data Activities.'' The Committee will 
assist the Department of the Interior by providing advice and 
recommendations related to the management of Federal geospatial 
programs and the development of the National Spatial Data 

    Dated: January 14, 2014.
Sally Jewell,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2014-03195 Filed 2-12-14; 8:45 am]