[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2011)]
[Pages 17962-17963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7615]



Geological Survey


Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change 
Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of feedback.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), announce the

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availability for public comment of draft report titled ``Strengthening 
the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater 
Resources of the United States''. The report reviews key issues related 
to freshwater resource data and climate change and identifies next 
steps to improve the Nation's capacity to detect and predict changes in 
freshwater resources that are likely to result from a changing climate.

DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 22, 

ADDRESSES: We have posted our draft report at http://acwi.gov/Rpt.Congress3.18.11.pdf. You may submit comments to tschertz@usgs.gov 
(e-mail). Please include ``9506 Report'' in the subject line of the 
message, and your full name and return address in the body of your 
message. Please note that we will not respond to any e-mail messages 
once the public comment period closes. Alternatively, you may submit 
comments or recommendations by mail to: T. Schertz; U.S. Geological 
Survey; 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 412; Reston, VA 20192.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft report was prepared in response to 
Section 9506 of Public Law 111-11 by an interagency team of water data 
program managers and scientists. The interagency team cooperated with 
the Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ), an 
interagency subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council 
(NSTC) Committee on Environment Natural Resources, and Sustainability 
(CENRS) and the Federal Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task 
Force and its Water Resources Workgroup. The interagency team also 
collaborated with a range of interested parties including the Advisory 
Committee on Water Information (ACWI). The interagency team consisted 
of representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. 
Global Change Program, and Council on Environmental Quality.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. You can ask us 
in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from 
public review, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: March 25, 2011.
David J. Newman,
USGS Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 2011-7615 Filed 3-30-11; 8:45 am]