[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64325-64326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26902]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR 
or Committee), will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 
primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss the relationship of 
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: National Preparedness to National 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) activities, to review the 
conclusions of the National Research Council Report on National 
Earthquake Resilience, and to review NEHRP agency updates on their 
latest activities. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee 
business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at 
http://nehrp.gov/.

DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. 
until 5 p.m. The meeting will continue on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 
from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Main Commerce Building, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20230. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jack Hayes, National Earthquake 
Hazards Reduction Program Director, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 
20899-8604. Dr. Hayes' e-mail address is jack.hayes@nist.gov and his 
phone number is (301) 975-5640.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance 
with the requirements of Section 103 of the NEHRP Reauthorization Act 
of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-360). The Committee is composed of 12 members 
appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their 
technical expertise and experience, established records of 
distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues 
affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The 
Committee assesses:
     Trends and developments in the science and engineering of 
earthquake hazards reduction;
     The effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory 
activities (improved design and construction methods and practices; 
land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-
warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public 
education and involvement programs);
     Any need to revise NEHRP; and
     The management, coordination, implementation, and 
activities of NEHRP.
    Background information on NEHRP and the Advisory Committee is 
available at http://nehrp.gov/.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 
notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 
2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. The primary purposes of this meeting 
are to discuss the relationship of Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8:

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National Preparedness to NEHRP activities, to review the conclusions of 
the National Research Council Report on National Earthquake Resilience, 
and to review NEHRP agency updates on their latest activities. The 
agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda 
will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to 
offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are 
invited to request a place on the agenda. On Wednesday, November 9, 
2011, approximately one-half hour will be reserved near the conclusion 
of the meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned 
on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will 
be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be 
about 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered 
during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral 
statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated 
on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are 
invited to submit written statements to the ACEHR, National Institute 
of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8604, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899-8604, via fax at (301) 975-4032, or electronically by e-
mail to info@nehrp.gov.
    All visitors to the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover 
Building are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to 
attend this meeting must register by close of business Tuesday, 
November 1, 2011, in order to attend. Please submit your full name, e-
mail address, and phone number to Michelle Harman. Non-U.S. citizens 
must also submit their country of citizenship, title, and employer/
sponsor. Mrs. Harman's e-mail address is michelle.harman@nist.gov and 
her phone number is (301) 975-5324.

    Dated: October 7, 2011.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-26902 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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