[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 64314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25828]


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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 Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to 
discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the 
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on 
their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 
2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. 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 Monday, November 19, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. 
until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, 
November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The 
meeting will be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, 
Administration Building, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
(NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. 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, NIST, 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;
     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, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet Monday, 
November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, 
November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The 
meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, 
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. The primary 
purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing 
buildings, to review the NEHRP agency updates on their latest 
activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual 
Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. 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 November 20, 2012, 
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 
email to info@nehrp.gov.
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 
p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in order to attend. 
Please submit your full name, email 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 email address 
is michelle.harman@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975-5324.

    Dated: October 12, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-25828 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]
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