Board on Coastal Engineering Research, 51451 [E8-20358]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices Center of Military History, 103 Third Avenue, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319–5058. Any member of the public may file a written statement with the committee before, during, or after the meeting. Such statements may be sent to the Executive Secretary of the committee at the address shown in the paragraph above. To the extent that time permits, the committee chairman may allow public presentations or oral statements at the meeting. Dated: July 8, 2008. Richard W. Stewart, Chief Historian, Center of Military History. [FR Doc. E8–20353 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Board on Coastal Engineering Research Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: 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: September 23–25, 2008. Place: Pavilion Ballroom, Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 23, 2008); 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (September 24, 2008); 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 25, 2008). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to attend the meeting may be addressed to Mr. Thomas W. Richardson, Acting Executive Secretary, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180–6199. 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 further the understanding of how a ‘‘Systems Approach’’ to coastal protection can be practically VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 implemented throughout the Corps by focusing on systems-based activities in the Pacific Northwest. The morning session on Tuesday, September 23, will consist of a presentation on the Board’s Initiatives on Systems Approach to Coastal Management, panel presentations on Systems Approach in R&D (System-wide Technologies, System-wide Coastal Modeling, and Coastal Infrastructure and Asset Management), panel presentations on the Update on the Board’s Coastal Study/Demonstration Initiatives (Coastal Field Data Collection Program and Coastal Data Information Program and the National Shoreline Management Study), and a presentation on the Retrospective on the Evolution of the Corps and the Coastal System. The afternoon session will include panel presentations on four major themes of the Actions for Change (System-Based Approaches, Managing Risk, Communicating Risk, and Improving Professional and Technical Expertise). The afternoon session will also include panel presentations dealing with Managing and Communicating Risk (Coastal Infrastructure Management, Operating Constraints and Performance Thresholds at Coastal Ports, Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Risk Analysis, and Communicating Coastal Natural Hazards and How Science Can Help Residents to Avoid or Mitigate Risks). The morning session on Wednesday, September 24, will consist of panel presentations dealing with Changing Northwest Pacific Climate (Northwest Regional Climate Model Predictions—Sea Level, Storm Winds and Waves, Snow Pack and Rainfall; Trends in Storm Power and ‘‘Infragravity Surge’’ on the Oregon Coast and the Impacts on the Life Cycles of Coastal Infrastructures; and Ocean Monitoring and Prediction Activities in the Pacific Northwest: The Present and Future of IOOS–NANOOS and of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction) and panel presentations dealing with the Mouth of the Columbia River—Regional Sediment Management (RSM) and Major Rehabilitation Issues (Overview of the Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study and the Segue to RSM-related Activities around the Mouth of the Columbia River; Overview of the Historical and Ongoing Changes around the North and South Jetties at the Mouth of the Columbia River; Challenges of Combining Science, Policy, and Local Needs and Evolution of Thought; and Challenges in Maintaining our Large Coastal Navigation Structures and PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51451 Sediment-Nourished Shoals). The afternoon panel sessions will discuss Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor LongTerm Management Strategy (Willapa Bay, WA: Making Sense of Morphologic Trends; Wallapa Bay, WA: MORPHOS Validation, District Involvement is a Win-Win; and Grays Harbor, WA: RiskBased Decision Making—Challenges and Benefits) and System-Based Approach—West Coast Issues and Applications (Western States Watershed Study; Headquarters, District, and Partner Perspectives on Project vs. System Budget Challenges; and West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health). Thursday morning, September 25, is devoted to a bus field trip for general attendees and a Board helicopter tour. The afternoon is devoted to a Board Executive Session to discuss ongoing initiatives and actions. These meetings are open to the public. Participation by the public is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24. The entire meeting and field trip 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. Thomas W. Richardson, Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–20358 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–61–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 3, 2008. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Board on Coastal Engineering Research

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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: September 23-25, 2008.
    Place: Pavilion Ballroom, Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 
SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.
    Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 23, 2008); 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
(September 24, 2008); 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September 25, 2008).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries and notice of intent to 
attend the meeting may be addressed to Mr. Thomas W. Richardson, Acting 
Executive Secretary, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army 
Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station, 
3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199.

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 further the 
understanding of how a ``Systems Approach'' to coastal protection can 
be practically implemented throughout the Corps by focusing on systems-
based activities in the Pacific Northwest. The morning session on 
Tuesday, September 23, will consist of a presentation on the Board's 
Initiatives on Systems Approach to Coastal Management, panel 
presentations on Systems Approach in R&D (System-wide Technologies, 
System-wide Coastal Modeling, and Coastal Infrastructure and Asset 
Management), panel presentations on the Update on the Board's Coastal 
Study/Demonstration Initiatives (Coastal Field Data Collection Program 
and Coastal Data Information Program and the National Shoreline 
Management Study), and a presentation on the Retrospective on the 
Evolution of the Corps and the Coastal System. The afternoon session 
will include panel presentations on four major themes of the Actions 
for Change (System-Based Approaches, Managing Risk, Communicating Risk, 
and Improving Professional and Technical Expertise). The afternoon 
session will also include panel presentations dealing with Managing and 
Communicating Risk (Coastal Infrastructure Management, Operating 
Constraints and Performance Thresholds at Coastal Ports, Hazard 
Mitigation Assistance and Risk Analysis, and Communicating Coastal 
Natural Hazards and How Science Can Help Residents to Avoid or Mitigate 
Risks). The morning session on Wednesday, September 24, will consist of 
panel presentations dealing with Changing Northwest Pacific Climate 
(Northwest Regional Climate Model Predictions--Sea Level, Storm Winds 
and Waves, Snow Pack and Rainfall; Trends in Storm Power and 
``Infragravity Surge'' on the Oregon Coast and the Impacts on the Life 
Cycles of Coastal Infrastructures; and Ocean Monitoring and Prediction 
Activities in the Pacific Northwest: The Present and Future of IOOS-
NANOOS and of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology 
Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction) and panel 
presentations dealing with the Mouth of the Columbia River--Regional 
Sediment Management (RSM) and Major Rehabilitation Issues (Overview of 
the Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study and the Segue to RSM-
related Activities around the Mouth of the Columbia River; Overview of 
the Historical and Ongoing Changes around the North and South Jetties 
at the Mouth of the Columbia River; Challenges of Combining Science, 
Policy, and Local Needs and Evolution of Thought; and Challenges in 
Maintaining our Large Coastal Navigation Structures and Sediment-
Nourished Shoals). The afternoon panel sessions will discuss Willapa 
Bay and Grays Harbor Long-Term Management Strategy (Willapa Bay, WA: 
Making Sense of Morphologic Trends; Wallapa Bay, WA: MORPHOS 
Validation, District Involvement is a Win-Win; and Grays Harbor, WA: 
Risk-Based Decision Making--Challenges and Benefits) and System-Based 
Approach--West Coast Issues and Applications (Western States Watershed 
Study; Headquarters, District, and Partner Perspectives on Project vs. 
System Budget Challenges; and West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean 
Health). Thursday morning, September 25, is devoted to a bus field trip 
for general attendees and a Board helicopter tour. The afternoon is 
devoted to a Board Executive Session to discuss ongoing initiatives and 
actions.
    These meetings are open to the public. Participation by the public 
is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24.
    The entire meeting and field trip 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.

Thomas W. Richardson,
Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Acting Executive 
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-20358 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
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