[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 184 (Monday, September 27, 2021)]
[Pages 53339-53340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20905]



Geological Survey


Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce 
that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial 
Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.

DATES: The meeting will be held as a webinar on Tuesday, October 12, 
2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held on-line and via teleconference. 
Instructions for accessing the meeting will be posted at www.fgdc.gov/ngac. Comments can be sent to Ms. Dionne Duncan-Hughes, Group Federal 
Officer by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic 

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Committee (FGDC), USGS, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; 
by email at [email protected]; or by telephone at (206) 220-4621.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., 
Appendix 2), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552B, 
as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.140 and 102-3.150.
    Purpose of the Meeting: The NGAC provides advice and 
recommendations related to management of Federal and national 
geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of the Geospatial Data 
Act of 2018 (GDA) and Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16. 
The NGAC reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management 
issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-
federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. The NGAC meeting is 
one of the primary ways that the FGDC collaborates with its broad 
network of partners. Additional information about the NGAC meeting is 
available at: www.fgdc.gov/ngac.

Agenda Topics

--FGDC Update
--GDA Implementation
--Executive Order 14008/Climate Mapping Initiative
--Landsat Advisory Group
--Public-Private Partnerships
--Stakeholder Engagement
--Public Comment

    Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The webinar meeting 
is open to the public and will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
on October 12 and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 13. Members of 
the public wishing to attend the meeting should visit www.fgdc.gov/ngac 
or contact Mr. John Mahoney (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 
Webinar/conference line instructions will be provided to registered 
attendees prior to the meeting. Individuals requiring special 
accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Mr. John 
Mahoney (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least five (5) 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.
    Public Disclosure of Comments: There will be an opportunity for 
public comment during both days of the meeting. Depending on the number 
of people who wish to speak and the time available, the time for 
individual comments may be limited. Written comments may also be sent 
to the Committee for consideration. To allow for full consideration of 
information by the Committee members, written comments must be provided 
to John Mahoney (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least three 
(3) business days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received 
will be provided to the committee members before the meeting.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

(Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2)

Kenneth Shaffer,
Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2021-20905 Filed 9-24-21; 8:45 am]