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2 August 2013

National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2013)]
[Pages 47003-47004]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2013-18637]



U.S. Geological Survey

Draft National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is soliciting 
public comments on the draft strategic plan for the National Spatial 
Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The draft strategic plan, along with 
instructions for submitting comments, is posted at: Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013.
    The FGDC is the interagency committee that promotes the coordinated 
use, sharing and dissemination of geospatial data in the United States. 
The FGDC operates under the authority of Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. One of the FGDC's 
responsibilities under Circular A-16 is to ``prepare and maintain a 
strategic plan for the development and implementation of the NSDI.'' 
Executive Order 12906 describes the NSDI as ``the technology, policies, 
standards, and human resources necessary to acquire, process, store, 
distribute, and improve utilization of geospatial data.''
    The draft NSDI strategic plan has been developed with inputs from a 
variety of sources, including FGDC member agencies, the National 
Geospatial Advisory Committee, and geospatial partner organizations. 
The plan describes a broad national vision for the NSDI, and includes 
goals and objectives for the Federal government's role in continued 
sustainable development of the NSDI. Following the public comment 
period, a revised draft of the plan will be prepared for final review 
and adoption by the FGDC Steering Committee. Following adoption of the 
strategic plan, the FGDC will develop more detailed project plans for 
the goals and objectives in the strategic plan.

DATES: Comments should be submitted by August 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may provide comments by either of the following methods:
     Submit comments electronically to:
     Submit comments by mail to: Federal Geographic Data 
Committee, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop 590, Reston, VA 20192.
    Instructions for submitting comments are posted at:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information about the FGDC is 
available at Additional information about the NSDI 
strategic plan is available at:

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    Dated: July 26, 2013.
David Newman,
Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 2013-18637 Filed 8-1-13; 8:45 am]