[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Page 37084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15901]



Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers

Board on Coastal Engineering Research

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


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: July 26-28, 2011.
    Place: Crowne Jewel Ballroom, Sheraton At The Falls, 300 Third 
Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.
    Time: 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (July 26, 2011); 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
(July 27, 2011); 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (July 28, 2011).

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 

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 Great Lakes region, as well as 
nationally, and identify the research that is needed to help the 
Districts meet these challenges. Panel presentations dealing with 
Coastal and Navigation Structures and Asset Management on Tuesday, July 
26, will include an Introduction; Asset Management Processes for 
Coastal Navigation Structures; Coastal Navigation Structures Data 
Management and Visualization; Navigation Structure Condition Assessment 
in the Great Lakes: Federal, State, Local, and Private Perspectives; 
Developments in Asset Management Systems; Future Navigation Needs; 
Systems Approach to Risk and Lifecycle Management of Coastal Navigation 
Infrastructure; and Research and Development Needs and Plans. There 
will be an optional field trip boat Tuesday evening.
    On Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011, panel presentations dealing 
with Regional Sediment Management (RSM) will include an Introduction; 
Future RSM Challenges in the Corps; Long-term Sediment Budget to Assess 
Harbor Impacts at St. Joseph, MI; Nearshore Placement of Sand and Fine 
Grain Dredged Material: LRD Experience and Current R&D to Foster RSM 
Approaches; Engineering Research Needs for the Great Lakes; Managing 
Great Lakes Watersheds and Non-Point Source Sediment Loads; and 
National Coastal Mapping Program. Panel presentations continuing 
Wednesday afternoon will include Regional Monitoring Performance and 
Techniques, Regional Modeling and Analysis, and RSM Future Direction 
and R&D Needs. A briefing from the American Shore and Beach 
Preservation Association will be Wednesday afternoon.
    The Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss ongoing 
initiatives and actions on Thursday morning, July 28.
    These meetings are open to the public. Participation by the public 
is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.
    The entire meeting and field trip boat tour 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.

Kevin J. Wilson,
Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-15901 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]