Agency Information Collection Activities; Topographic Data Grants

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 140 (Monday, July 22, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 140 (Monday, July 22, 2019)]
[Pages 35125-35126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-15534]
U.S. Geological Survey
[GX19EF00COM0000; OMB Control Number 1028-0092]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Topographic Data Grants
AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we,
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
September 20, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request
(ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections
Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by
email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control
Number 1028-0092 in the subject line of your comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
about this ICR, contact Diane Eldridge by email at [email protected],
or by telephone at 703-648-4521.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper
functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how
might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 can 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.
    Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey gathers topographic data
through the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The primary goal of 3DEP is to
systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-
quality light detection and ranging (lidar) data over the conterminous
United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as
interferometric synthetic aperture radar (ifsar) data over Alaska. The
implementation model for 3DEP is based on multi-agency partnership
funding for topographic data acquisition, with the USGS acting in a
lead program management role to facilitate planning and acquisition for
the broader community, through the use of government contracts and
partnership agreements. USGS issues cooperative agreements with
partners to collect topographic data through an annual Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA), which is a competitive solicitation issued to
facilitate the cooperative collection of lidar and derived elevation
data for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) . It has been included in the
annual Catalog of Domestic Federal Assistance under USGS 15.8 17.
Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic
institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals.
USGS collects information from applicants about their proposed
topographic data collection, cost sharing and then uses that
information to determine grant awards.
    Title of Collection: Topographic Data Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0092.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State and local governments, tribes,
academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 40.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 62 hours.
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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,480.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    An agency 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.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).
 Michael A. Tischler,
Director, National Geospatial Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-15534 Filed 7-19-19; 8:45 am]