[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18792-18793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7481]


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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 hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, April 
27, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of 
this meeting is to review the Committee's draft annual report to the 
NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP 
Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be 
able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling 
into a central phone number.

DATES: The ACEHR will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, 
April 27, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: Questions regarding the meeting should be sent to National 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Director, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604. For instructions on how to 
participate in the meeting, please see 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' email 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. In 
addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) serves in an 
ex-officio capacity on the Committee. 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 hold a meeting via 
teleconference on Friday, April 27, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. 
Eastern Time. There will be no central meeting location. Interested 
members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from 
remote locations by calling into a central phone number. The primary 
purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft annual 
report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials 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 detailed instructions by contacting Michelle Harman 
on how to dial in from a remote location to participate in the meeting. 
Michelle Harman's email address is michelle.harman@nist.gov, and her 
phone number is 301-975-5324. Approximately fifteen minutes will be 
reserved from 2:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Time for public comments; 
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, and those who were unable to participate 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) 975-5433, or electronically by 
email to info@nehrp.gov.
    All participants of the meeting are required to pre-register. 
Anyone wishing to participate must register by close of

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business Friday, April 20, 2012, in order to be included. Please submit 
your name, email address, and phone number to Michelle Harman. After 
registering, participants will be provided with detailed instructions 
on how to dial in from a remote location in order to participate. 
Michelle Harman's email address is michelle.harman@nist.gov, and her 
phone number is (301) 975-5324.

    Dated: March 21, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-7481 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]
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