[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 154 (Friday, August 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48659-48660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19296]


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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: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 
1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine 
Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the 
Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory 
committee meeting will take place:
    Name of Committee: Board on Coastal Engineering Research.
    Date of Meeting: September 4-6, 2013.
    Place: Atlantic Ballroom, Ocean Place Resort and Spa, One Ocean 
Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ 07740.
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (September 4, 2013). 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. (September 5, 2013). 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (September 6, 2013).
    Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to explore 
impacts due to Hurricane Sandy on the water resources infrastructure 
and coastlines of North Atlantic Division and discuss research needs 
associated with sustaining resilient coastal communities and systems 
through risk reduction, regional sediment management, and ecosystem 
restoration activities.
    Agenda: Presentations and panel presentations on Wednesday morning, 
September 4, will include a Charge to the Board by the Chief of 
Engineers and panel presentations dealing with Hurricane Sandy: 
Response and Recovery. Presentations dealing with Response include 
Forecasting Hurricane Sandy, State of New Jersey Response to Hurricane 
Sandy, New York City Response to Hurricane Sandy, and National 
Hurricane Program. Presentations dealing with Recovery (Part 1) include 
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and Hurricane Sandy Coastal 
Projects Performance Evaluation Study. There will be an optional field 
trip Wednesday afternoon to visit Sea Bright, Union Beach, Mantoloking, 
and Ortley Beach.
    On Thursday, September 5, 2013, there will be panel presentations 
dealing with Hurricane Sandy: Recovery (Part 2) and Hurricane Sandy: 
Resilience. Presentations dealing with Hurricane Sandy: Recovery 
include Coastal Breach Closures, Addressing Post-Storm Beach Repair 
Challenges, The Port Authority of New York/New

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Jersey Recovery Operations, and Science and Technology Solutions that 
Supported Response and Recovery. Presentations dealing with Hurricane 
Sandy: Resilience include USACE North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive 
Study; Innovative Approach to Coastal System Resilience; Recommendation 
to Improve the Strength and Resilience of the Empire State's 
Infrastructure; Making Coastal Communities Resilient; Coastal 
Resilience, a Municipality Perspective; and A Framework for Quantifying 
Resilient Coastal Systems. There will be a luncheon speaker to discuss 
Improving Resilience to Coastal Storms for the City of New York.
    The Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss ongoing 
initiatives and ongoing and future actions on Friday morning, September 
6, 2013.
    Public Participation: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-
3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, the Board on 
Coastal Engineering Research meeting is open to the public. 
Participation by the public is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 
September 5, 2013.
    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 to the 
Federal Designated Officer for the Board on Coastal Engineering 
Research prior to the meeting or up to 30 days after the meeting and 
addressed to COL Jeffrey R. Eckstein, Designated Federal Officer and 
Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development 
Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, 
MS 39180-6199, phone 601-634-2513, or 
Jeffrey.R.Eckstein@usace.army.mil.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COL Jeffrey R. Eckstein, Designated 
Federal Officer and Executive Secretary, U.S. Army Engineer Research 
and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry 
Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199, phone 601-634-2513, or 
Jeffrey.R.Eckstein@usace.army.mil.

Jeffrey R. Eckstein,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-19296 Filed 8-8-13; 8:45 am]
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