[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43220-43221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19520]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting via video conference.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction 
(NACWIR or Committee), will hold an open meeting continuing the work of 
the Committee via video conference on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of the 
meeting will be to finalize the Committee's report on assessments and 
recommendations on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. 
Interested members of the public will also be able to participate from 
remote locations. Instructions will be provided when members of the 
public register.

DATES: The NACWIR will hold a meeting via video conference on

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Monday, September 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Eastern 
Time. The meeting will be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: Questions regarding the meeting should be sent to the 
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Director, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899.
    Anyone wishing to participate must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday, September 18, 2017. For instructions on how to 
participate in the meeting, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Potts, Management and Program 
Analyst, NWIRP, Engineering Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail 
Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. He can also be contacted by 
email at [email protected]; or by phone at (301) 975-5412.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NACWIR was established in accordance 
with the requirements of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act 
Reauthorization of 2015, Public Law 114-52. The NACWIR is charged with 
offering assessments and recommendations on--
     Trends and developments in the natural, engineering, and 
social sciences and practices of windstorm impact mitigation;
     the priorities of the Strategic Plan for the National 
Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (Program);
     the coordination of the Program;
     the effectiveness of the Program in meeting its purposes; 
and
     any revisions to the Program which may be necessary.
    Background information on NWIRP and the Committee is available at 
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/07/nist-leads-federal-effort-save-lives-and-property-windstorms.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NACWIR will hold an open 
meeting continuing the work of the Committee via video conference on 
Monday, September 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. 
The primary purpose of the meeting will be to finalize the Committee's 
report on assessments and recommendations on the National Windstorm 
Impact Reduction Program. The agenda and meeting materials will be 
posted on the NACWIR Web site at https://www.nist.gov/el/mssd/nwirp/national-advisory-committee-windstorm-impact-reduction.
    All participants of the meeting are required to pre-register. 
Please submit your first and last name, email address, and phone number 
to Steve Potts at [email protected] or (301) 975-5412. After pre-
registering, participants will be provided with detailed instructions 
on how to join the video conference remotely. Approximately 10 minutes 
will be reserved from 9:45 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Eastern Time for public 
comments.
    Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served 
basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number 
of requests received. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral 
statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be 
accommodated, and those who were unable to participate are invited to 
submit written statements to NACWIR, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8611, Gaithersburg, Maryland 
20899, or electronically by email to [email protected]
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), this Federal Register notice for 
this meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to 
the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that 
the meeting be held on September 25, 2017 to accommodate the scheduling 
priorities of the key participants, who must maintain a strict schedule 
of meetings in order to complete the Committee's report by September 
30, 2017, as required by Public Law 114-52. Notice of the meeting is 
also posted on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Web 
site at https://www.nist.gov/el/materials-and-structural-systems-division-73100/national-windstorm-impact-reduction-program-1.

Kevin Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2017-19520 Filed 9-13-17; 8:45 am]
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