[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52701-52702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21405]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Board on Coastal Engineering Research

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following 
committee meeting:
    Name of Committee: Board on Coastal Engineering Research.
    Date of Meeting: September 18-20, 2012.
    Place: Starboard/Windward Ballroom, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 
1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
    Time: 8 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. (September 18, 2012).
     8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. (September 19, 2012).
     8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (September 20, 2012).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to 
attend the meeting may be addressed to COL Kevin J. Wilson, Executive 
Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 
Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 
39180-6199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board provides broad policy guidance and 
review of plans and fund requirements for the conduct of research and 
development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the 
coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers.
    Proposed Agenda: The goal of the meeting is to review the coastal 
engineering challenges within the southeast Atlantic coastal system, 
focusing on how Regional Sediment Management can help to bridge multi-
purpose and multi-agency missions and to identify the research and 
technology that is needed to help Districts and the Nation meet those 
challenges. Presentations and panel presentations on Tuesday, September 
18, will include Overview of Florida Projects, Investigating the Effect 
of Oil Spills on the Environment and Human Health, and panel 
presentations dealing with Challenges to Ports and Navigation and 
Challenges to Beaches and Coastal Risk. Presentations dealing with 
Challenges to Ports and Navigation include Strategic Environmental 
Issues in Southeastern Dredging Operations; Mobile Bay Sediment 
Management Program; Charleston Harbor: Lessons Learned and Future 
Challenges dealing with Coastal and Navigation Structures and Asset 
Management; GenCade--North Carolina Regional Sediment Management and 
Ports; and a question and answer portion on the Southeast Ports and 
Navigation. Presentations dealing with Challenges to Beaches and 
Coastal Risk include the Wilmington Project; Brevard County, Working 
with the Federal Coastal Project Process; Florida Regional Sediment 
Management; Florida Regional Sediment Management: How is State 
Implementing RSM Now and SAND Report and How Fines (Sand Rule) are 
Managed; Florida Department

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of Environmental Protection--Where is State Headed; 2004 Florida 
Hurricane Season and Overview of the Shore Protection and Analysis 
Program; Herbert Hoover Dike--Coastal Risk; Existing Technology and the 
Condensed Planning Process; and Coastal Mapping and Change Analysis. A 
luncheon speaker from the American Shore and Beach Preservation 
Association is scheduled.
    On Wednesday morning, September 19, 2012, panel presentations 
dealing with Challenges to the Ecosystem include St. Johns River Water 
Supply Impact Study, Jacksonville Mile Point--Beneficial Use of Dredged 
Material for Ecosystem Restoration/Mitigation, Martin County Turtle 
Friendly Beach Design, Wilmington Offshore Fisheries Enhancement 
Structure, and Engineering with Nature. There will be an optional field 
trip Wednesday afternoon evening.
    The Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss ongoing 
initiatives and actions on Thursday morning, September 20, 2012.
    These meetings are open to the public. Participation by the public 
is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
    The entire meeting and field trip are open to the public, but since 
seating capacity is limited, advance notice of attendance is required. 
Oral participation by public attendees is encouraged during the time 
scheduled on the agenda; written statements may be submitted prior to 
the meeting or up to 30 days after the meeting.

William D. Martin,
Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer 
Research and Development Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-21405 Filed 8-29-12; 8:45 am]
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