[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29174-29175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11772]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Meeting of the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of open Advisory Board meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to 
announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Chief 
of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (``EAB''). This meeting will 
be open to the public. For more information about the EAB, please visit 
http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/EnvironmentalAdvisoryBoard.aspx.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. 
through 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Gridley Conference Room, New England District, US Army Corps 
of Engineers, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. Room changes or 
delays will be posted to the EAB's Web site if time allows.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John C. Furry, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO) for the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, 
Room 3-I-23, 441 G Street NW., Washington DC 20314-1000. Email: 
john.c.furry@usace.army.mil. Desk Phone: (202) 761-5875. Mobile Phone: 
(202) 450-8958.
    Media or other persons interested in photographing or taping the 
meeting should first contact Mr. Bill Hubbard at 978-318-8552 no later 
than five working days prior to the meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 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.
    Purpose of the Meeting and Agenda: The Board will advise the Chief 
of Engineers on environmental policy, identification and resolution of 
environmental issues and missions, and addressing challenges, problems 
and opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner. Discussions 
among board members and presentations will include issues related to 
dam release management and its sustainable downstream ecosystem 
effects, procedures for small private dam removal, basin-wide 
operations planning, outreach for science, technology, engineering, and 
mathematics (STEM) students, long-term infrastructure management, and 
developing effective partnerships with federal, state, tribal, and 
local stakeholders. The Board will also briefly discuss recent site 
visits and completed letter reports. Following Board discussions and 
presentations there will be a public comment period.
    Public Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as 
amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability 
of space, this meeting will be open to the public. The building and 
meeting room are accessible to persons with disabilities. Security 
screening is required. Anyone attending the meeting must enter and exit 
at the front gate. Guards at the gate will direct attendees to the 
conference area. Attendees must present a valid form of government 
issued photo identification (e.g., drivers license, state issued photo 
ID, or passport), and pass through the security screening station. 
Wheelchair access is available at the main building entrance. All 
visitors must be escorted by an employee of the Corps of Engineers 
while in the building. Escorts will be located in the building security 
screening area. Attendees need to arrive in time to complete the 
security screening and arrive at the meeting room before 8:15 a.m. 
Seating will be limited and on a first-come basis. Free parking is 
available onsite.
    Written Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and 
section 10(a)(3) of FACA, the public or interested organizations may 
submit written comments to the EAB in response to the stated agenda of 
the open meeting or the EAB's mission in general. Written comments or 
statements should be submitted to Mr. John Furry, the EAB's DFO, via 
electronic mail or the U.S. Postal Service, at the addresses listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment 
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statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, 
address, and daytime phone number. Written comments or statements must 
be received no later than five working days prior to the meeting in 
order to allow time for the Board's consideration. The DFO will review 
all timely submitted written comments or statements with the Board's 
Chairperson, and ensure that the comments are provided to all members 
of the Board before the meeting. Written comments or statements 
received after this date may not be provided to the Board until its 
next meeting.
    Oral Comments: The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Chief 
of Engineers to receive the views of the EAB. As such no member of the 
public will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to 
any issue under consideration during the deliberative portion of the 
meeting. However, up to thirty minutes will be set aside in the agenda 
for public comment. Anyone who wishes to speak must register prior to 
the start of the meeting and indicate their desire to address the EAB. 
Members of the public who have registered and indicated they want to 
make a verbal comment will be invited to speak in the order in which 
their requests were received. Each statement will be limited to not 
more than 3 minutes. All submitted comments and public presentations 
will be treated as public documents and may be made available for 
public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the 
EAB's Web site.
    Registration: Individuals who wish to attend the meeting on June 
12, 2014 are strongly encouraged to register by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 
June 9, 2014 with the DFO, using the electronic mail contact 
information found in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The 
communication should include the registrant's full name, title, 
affiliation or employer, email address, and daytime phone number. If 
applicable, registration should indicate the attendee's desire to make 
verbal comments. Registration will also be allowed near the meeting 
room entrance from 8:00 until 8:15 a.m.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-11772 Filed 5-20-14; 8:45 am]
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