[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38409-38410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16415]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Notice of an Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water 
Information

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water 
Information (ACWI).

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting 
is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water 
initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water 
information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will 
include an update on the Department of the Interior WaterSMART 
initiative; an update by the Subcommittee on Ground Water regarding 
their National Framework for Ground Water Monitoring; a discussion of 
the SECURE Water Act and its implications for ACWI and its 
subcommittees; a discussion of a new reference network for surface-
water sites; a briefing on the Reservoir Sedimentation Database; an 
update on preparations for the 8th National Monitoring Conference, 
which will be held in 2012 in Portland, Oregon; an update on the 
National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their 
Tributaries, and other activities of the National Water Quality 
Monitoring Council; and a briefing on WaterFALL\TM\, a Watershed Flow 
and Allocation Model developed by the Triangle Research Institute.
    The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of 
Management and Budget Memorandum M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water 
information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on 
activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the 
Nation's water information needs. Member organizations help to foster 
communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing 
water information.

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    Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of 
water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI 
includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and 
professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, 
its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web 
site at: http://ACWI.gov.

DATES: The formal meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on July 12, 2011, and 
will adjourn at 5 p.m. on July 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the USGS auditorium, located at 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. The meeting will 
also be accessible by teleconference and WebEx. When it is time to 
attend the meeting, visit this link: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED=157656982&UID=1226445297&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Teleconference: 
Dial-In Number--1-877-985-7015. Participant Access Code--
9699971 .

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy E. Norton, ACWI Executive 
Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA 
20192. Telephone: 703-648-6810; Fax: 703-648-5644; e-mail: 
wenorton@usgs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public. Up to a 
half hour will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make 
a brief presentation (up to 5 minutes) are asked to provide a written 
request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Norton at the 
above address no later than July 7, 2010. It is requested that 65 
copies of a written statement be submitted at the time of the meeting 
for distribution to members of the ACWI and placement in the official 
file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) 
comments to Ms. Norton for distribution at the ACWI meeting.

    Dated: June 24, 2011.
Wendy Norton,
Chief, Water Information Coordination Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-16415 Filed 6-29-11; 8:45 am]
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