Technical Mapping Advisory Council

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 18855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08887]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
April 25, 2019.
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to
the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Technical Mapping Advisory
Council.
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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting
qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping
Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. The TMAC makes
recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-
effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and
distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and
risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to
effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States.
Applicants will be considered for appointment for four vacancies on the
TMAC.
DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31st,
2019.
ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of
the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Michael Nakagaki,
400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nakagaki (Designated Federal
Officer for the TMAC); FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW, Suite
6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020; telephone: (202) 646-3432; and
email: [email protected]. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee
established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012,
42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The TMAC
is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues
and activities. This includes mapping standards and guidelines,
performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and
intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and
other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is
required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that
contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an
evaluation of the status and performance of Flood Insurance Rate Maps
and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps;
and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA
Administrator.
    Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated
knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote
sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of
preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will
ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State,
local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity.
    FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in
serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be
considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of
which are projected to start on October 1, 2019. Certain members of the
TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as a Special
Government Employee (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18
United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are
required to complete a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure
Report (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This report can be
obtained by visiting the website of the Office of Government Ethics
(http://www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your
application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of
the following membership categories with vacancies:
    (a) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional
engineering association or organization;
    (b) Serving as an SGE as a member of a recognized professional
association or organization representing flood hazard determination
firms;
    (c) Serving as a representative of a State government agency that
has entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the
Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce flood
insurance rate maps;
    (d) Serving as a representative of a recognized professional
association or organization representing State geographic information.
    Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for up to three years.
There is no application form. However, applications must include the
following information:
     The applicant's full name,
     home and business phone numbers,
     preferred email address,
     home and business mailing addresses,
     current position title and organization,
     resume or curriculum vitae,
     and the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a
recognized professional association or organization representing flood
hazard determination firms).
    The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but
not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and
per diem incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the
TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the
Designated Federal Officer.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment
actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for
membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for
SGE appointments.
Michael M. Grimm,
Assistant Administrator for Risk Management, Department of Homeland
Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2019-08887 Filed 5-1-19; 8:45 am]
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