[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51713-51714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20397]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, 
Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 an open meeting of the Strategic 
Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory 
Board (SAB). This notice is published in accordance with Section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).

DATES: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 
Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 North Stuart 
Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Bunger, SERDP Office, 
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 17D08, Alexandria, VA 22350-3600; or by 
telephone at (571) 372-6384.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-
3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is 
open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis.
    The purpose of the September 11-12, 2013 meeting is to review new 
start research and development projects requesting Strategic 
Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1 
million over the proposed length of the project as required by the 
SERDP Statute, U.S. Code--Title 10, Subtitle A, Part IV, Chapter 172, 
Sec.  2904. The full agenda follows:

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                      Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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9:00 a.m.....................  Convene/Opening         Mr. Joseph
                                Remarks Approval of     Francis, Chair.
                                June 2013 Minutes.
9:10 a.m.....................  Program Update........  Dr. Anne Andrews,
                                                        Acting Executive
                                                        Director.
9:25 a.m.....................  Unexploded Ordnance     Dr. Herb Nelson,
                                Workshop and            Munitions
                                Munitions Response      Response Program
                                Overview.               Manager.
9:55 a.m.....................  14 MR01-007 (MR-2409):  Dr. Thomas Bell,
                                Empirical               SAIC, Arlington,
                                Investigation of the    VA.
                                Factors Influencing
                                Marine Applications
                                of EMI (FY14 New
                                Start).
10:40 a.m....................  Break.................
10:55 a.m....................  14 MR01-006 (MR-2408):  Dr. Ahmad Abawi,
                                Finite Element          Heat, Light, and
                                Modeling of             Sound Research,
                                Scattering from         Inc., La Jolla,
                                Underwater Proud and    CA.
                                Buried Military
                                Munitions (FY14 New
                                Start).
11:40 a.m....................  Chlorinated Solvents    Dr. Andrea
                                Workshop.               Leeson,
                                                        Environmental
                                                        Restoration
                                                        Program Manager.

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12:00 p.m....................  Lunch.................
1:00 p.m.....................  Environmental           Dr. Andrea
                                Restoration Overview.   Leeson,
                                                        Environmental
                                                        Restoration
                                                        Program Manager.
1:10 p.m.....................  14 ER01-018 (ER-2419):  Dr. William
                                High Resolution         Jackson, Texas
                                Delineation of          Tech University,
                                Contaminant             Lubbock, TX.
                                Concentrations,
                                Biogeochemical
                                Processes, and
                                Microbial Communities
                                in Saturated
                                Subsurface
                                Environments (FY14
                                New Start).
1:55 p.m.....................  14 ER01-037 (ER-2420):  Dr. Michael
                                A High Resolution       Annable,
                                Passive Flux Meter      University of
                                Approach Based on       Florida,
                                Colorimetric            Gainesville, FL.
                                Responses (FY14 New
                                Start).
2:40 p.m.....................  Break.................
2:55 p.m.....................  14 ER01-039 (ER-2421):  Dr. Lee Slater,
                                Investigating the       Rutgers
                                Sensitivity of          University-
                                Emerging Geophysical    Newark, Newark,
                                Technologies to         NJ.
                                Immobile Porosity and
                                Isolated DNAPL and
                                Dissolved/Sorbed VOC
                                Mass in Fractured
                                Media (FY14 New
                                Start).
3:40 p.m.....................  Environmental           Dr. Andrea
                                Restoration Overview.   Leeson,
                                                        Environmental
                                                        Restoration
                                                        Program Manager.
3:50 p.m.....................  14 ER05-001 (ER-2217):  Dr. Menachem
                                Robust Antifouling      Elimelech, Yale
                                Membranes for           University, New
                                Sustainable             Haven, CT.
                                Wastewater Treatment
                                by Forward Osmosis in
                                FOBs (FY14 Follow-On).
4:35 p.m.....................  Strategy Session......  Dr. Anne Andrews,
                                                        Acting Executive
                                                        Director.
5:00 p.m.....................  Public Discussion/
                                Adjourn for the day.
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                      Thursday, September 12, 2013
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9:00 a.m.....................  Convene...............  Mr. Joseph
                                                        Francis, Chair.
9:10 a.m.....................  Weapons Systems and     Dr. Robin Nissan,
                                Platforms Overview.     Weapons Systems
                                                        and Platforms
                                                        Program Manager.
9:20 a.m.....................  14 WP02-003 (WP-2402):  Dr. John La
                                Novel Chemistries for   Scala, Army
                                Replacement of          Research
                                Methylene Dianiline     Laboratory,
                                in Polyimide            Aberdeen Proving
                                Composites (FY14 New    Ground, MD.
                                Start).
10:05 a.m....................  Break.................
10:20 a.m....................  Resource Conservation   Dr. John Hall,
                                and Climate Change      Resource
                                Overview.               Conservation
                                                        and, Climate
                                                        Change, Program
                                                        Manager.
10:30 a.m....................  14 RC01-008 (RC-2432):  Dr. Christina
                                The Impact of Non-      Liang, USDA
                                Native Predators on     Forest Service,
                                Pollinators and         Hilo, HI.
                                Native Plant
                                Pollination Services:
                                a Case Study in an
                                Invaded Dryland
                                Hawaiian Ecosystem
                                (FY14 New Start).
11:15 a.m....................  14 RC01-009 (RC-2433):  Dr. Creighton
                                Recovery of Native      Litton,
                                Plant Communities and   University of
                                Ecological Processes    Hawaii at Manoa,
                                Following Removal of    Honolulu, HI.
                                Non-Native, Invasive
                                Ungulates from
                                Pacific Island
                                Forests (FY14 New
                                Start).
12:00 p.m....................  Lunch.................
1:00 p.m.....................  14 RC01-015 (RC-2434):  Dr. Jeffrey
                                Seed Dispersal          Foster, Northern
                                Networks and Novel      Arizona
                                Ecosystem Functioning   University,
                                in Hawaii (FY14 New     Flagstaff, AZ.
                                Start).
1:45 p.m.....................  Resource Conservation   Dr. John Hall,
                                and Climate Change      Resource
                                Overview.               Conservation
                                                        and, Climate
                                                        Change, Program
                                                        Manager.
1:55 p.m.....................  14 RC02-005 (RC-2435):  Ms. Kathleen
                                Effect of Arctic        Jones, Cold
                                Amplification on        Regions Research
                                Design Snow, Loads in   and Engineering
                                Alaska (FY14 New        Laboratory,
                                Start).                 Hanover, NH.
2:40 p.m.....................  Break.................
2:55 p.m.....................  14 RC02-017 (RC-2436):  Mr. Kevin Bjella,
                                Improving Design        Cold Regions
                                Methodologies and       Research and,
                                Assessment Tools for    Engineering
                                Building on             Laboratory , Ft.
                                Permafrost in a         Wainwright, AK.
                                Warming Climate (FY14
                                New Start).
3:40 p.m.....................  14 RC02-020 (RC-2437):  Dr. Jonathan Ajo-
                                Developing Smart        Franklin,
                                Infrastructure for a    Lawrence
                                Changing Arctic         Berkeley
                                Environment using       National
                                Distributed Fiber-      Laboratory,
                                Optic Sensing           Berkeley, CA.
                                Methods, (FY14 New
                                Start).
4:25 p.m.....................  Public Discussion/
                                Adjourn.
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    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested 
organizations may submit written statements to the Strategic 
Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory 
Board. Written statements to the committee may be submitted to the 
committee at any time or in response to an approved meeting agenda.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO) for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development 
Program, Scientific Advisory Board. The DFO will ensure that the 
written statements are provided to the membership for their 
consideration. Contact information for the DFO can be obtained from the 
GSA's FACA Database at http://facasms.fido.gov/.
    Time is allotted at the close of each meeting day for the public to 
make comments. Oral comments are limited to 5 minutes per person.

    Dated: August 16, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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