[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15648]

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U.S. Geological Survey

Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information

AGENCY: United States Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water 
Information (ACWI).


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting 
is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water 
initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water 
information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will 
include updates from ACWI's various subcommittees; discussion of a new 
Climate Workgroup that is being formed; a report on the National 
Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Portland, 
Oregon; a demonstration of new features that will be released later in 
the summer for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Information 
System; an update on the National Ground Water Monitoring Network Data 
Portal; a report on the Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Work Group's 
progress on revising Bulletin 17B, Guidelines For Determining Flood 
Flow Frequency; and a demonstration of a new component of the National 
Environmental Methods Index that provides better access to statistical 
and assessment methods for water quality.
    The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of 
Management and Budget Memorandum M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water 
information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on 
activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the 
Nation's water information needs. Member organizations help to foster 
communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing 
water information.
    Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of 
water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI 
includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and 
professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI, 
its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web 
site at: http://ACWI.gov.

DATES: The formal meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 
p.m. on July 10, 2012, and from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 
2011 (times are Eastern Daylight Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, 
located at 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171. The meeting 
will also be accessible by teleconference and WebEx. There will also be 
a teleconference line and a WebEx internet link available for the use 
of those who cannot attend in person. Information on the teleconference 
and WebEx is available on the ACWI Web site at: http://acwi.gov/acwi-minutes/acwi2012/ACWI_July_2012_DRAFT_agenda.pdf

Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. 
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA 
20192. Telephone: 703-648-6810; Fax: 703-648-5644; email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public. Up to a 
half hour will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make 
a brief presentation (up to 5 minutes) are asked to provide a written 
request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Norton at the 
above address no later than July 6, 2012. It is requested that 65 
copies of a written statement be submitted at the time of the meeting 
for distribution to members of the ACWI and placement in the official 
file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) 
comments to Ms. Norton for distribution at the ACWI meeting.

    Dated: June 20, 2012.
Wendy Norton,
Chief, Water Information Coordination Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-15648 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]