ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI); correction.
SUMMARY: On June 2, 2016, the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy (OSTP) published a document in the Federal Register
(81 FR 35398) requesting information on development of the 2017
National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. That document contained one
error in an OSTP email address, and in one of the listed phone numbers.
OSTP is therefore reissuing this document with the corrected
On behalf of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO), a
Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability
(CENRS), OSTP requests input from all interested parties regarding
recommendations for the development of the 2017 National Plan for Civil
Earth Observations ("National Plan", or "Plan"). An electronic
template with questions will be posted at https://www.usgeo.gov.
Comments of up to approximately 2,000 characters per question are
requested and must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time),
July 15, 2016 to be considered. The public input provided in response
to this Notice will inform OSTP as it works with Federal agencies and
other stakeholders to develop this Plan.
DATES: Responses must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard
Time), July 15, 2016, to be considered.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods. The
first method is preferred by OSTP.
Downloadable form: To aid in information collection and
analysis, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) encourages
responses to be provided by filling out the downloadable form located
at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/shareyourinput and emailing that form, as an attachment, to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "National Plan for Civil Earth
Observations" in the subject line of the message.
Fax: (202) 456-6071. On the cover page, please state
"National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, attn: Timothy Stryker".
Mail: Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1650
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20504. Information submitted by
postal mail should be postmarked by July 15, 2016.
Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need
not reply to all questions listed. Each individual or institution is
requested to submit only one response. OSTP may post responses to this
RFI without change, online. OSTP therefore requests that no business
proprietary information, copyrighted information, or personally
identifiable information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please
note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or
for the use of any information contained in the response.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Stryker, Director, U.S. Group
on Earth Observations Program, OSTP; 202-419-5487;