Commission Meeting, 69517-69518 [2013-27652]

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The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Mr. Sim Farar of California, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne KorthPeacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Alfredo Balsera of Florida. This announcement might appear in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds an exceptional circumstance PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69517 in that this advisory committee meeting must be held on December 2, 2013, to accommodate the schedules of the Commission members and to introduce the 2014 work plan prior to the start of the holiday season, when travel arrangements and scheduling might be challenging. Dated: November 14, 2013. Katherine Brown, Executive Director, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–27816 Filed 11–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on December 12, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. Details concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are contained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: December 12, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Lowe House Office Building, House of Delegates, Prince George’s Delegation (Room #150), 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Md. 21401. (The recommended parking and transportation option is to park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and take the Annapolis Transit Trolley Shuttle from there—for all available parking options, see http:// www.downtownannapolis.org/_pages/ transport/tr_parking.htm.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1306; fax: (717) 238–2436. SUMMARY: Opportunity To Appear and Comment Interested parties are invited to attend the business meeting and encouraged to review the Commission’s Public Meeting Rules of Conduct, which are posted on the Commission’s Web site, www.srbc.net. As identified in the public hearing notice referenced below, written comments on the Regulatory Program projects that were the subject of the public hearing, and are listed for action at the business meeting, are subject to a comment deadline of November 25, 2013. The 2013 update of the Comprehensive Plan listed for Commission action was the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on August 15, 2013, and as E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 69518 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / Notices identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR 38782, June 27, 2013, was subject to a comment deadline of August 26, 2013.Written comments pertaining to any other matters listed for action at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110–1788, or submitted electronically through http:// www.srbc.net/pubinfo/ publicparticipation.htm. Any such comments mailed or electronically submitted must be received by the Commission on or before December 6, 2013, to be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting will include actions or presentations on the following items: (1) Informational presentation of general interest on the lower Susquehanna River; (2) resolution concerning FY–2015 federal funding of the Susquehanna Flood Forecast and Warning System and National Streamflow Information Program; (3) 2013 update of the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the Susquehanna River; (4) sale of the former headquarters property at 1721 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa.; (5) ratification/approval of contracts/grants; and (6) Regulatory Program projects. Projects listed for Commission action are those that were the subject of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on November 13, 2013, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR 64260, October 28, 2013. Authority: Public Law 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: November 7, 2013. Andrew D. Dehoff, Executive Director. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69517-69518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27652]


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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION


Commission Meeting

AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular 
business meeting on December 12, 2013, in Annapolis, Maryland. Details 
concerning the matters to be addressed at the business meeting are 
contained in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.

DATES: December 12, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Lowe House Office Building, House of Delegates, Prince 
George's Delegation (Room 150), 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, 
Md. 21401. (The recommended parking and transportation option is to 
park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and take the Annapolis 
Transit Trolley Shuttle from there--for all available parking options, 
see http://www.downtownannapolis.org/_pages/transport/tr_parking.htm.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Cairo, General Counsel, 
telephone: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1306; fax: (717) 238-2436.

Opportunity To Appear and Comment

    Interested parties are invited to attend the business meeting and 
encouraged to review the Commission's Public Meeting Rules of Conduct, 
which are posted on the Commission's Web site, www.srbc.net. As 
identified in the public hearing notice referenced below, written 
comments on the Regulatory Program projects that were the subject of 
the public hearing, and are listed for action at the business meeting, 
are subject to a comment deadline of November 25, 2013. The 2013 update 
of the Comprehensive Plan listed for Commission action was the subject 
of a public hearing conducted by the Commission on August 15, 2013, and 
as

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identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR 
38782, June 27, 2013, was subject to a comment deadline of August 26, 
2013.Written comments pertaining to any other matters listed for action 
at the business meeting may be mailed to the Susquehanna River Basin 
Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-
1788, or submitted electronically through http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/publicparticipation.htm. Any such comments mailed or electronically 
submitted must be received by the Commission on or before December 6, 
2013, to be considered.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The business meeting will include actions or 
presentations on the following items: (1) Informational presentation of 
general interest on the lower Susquehanna River; (2) resolution 
concerning FY-2015 federal funding of the Susquehanna Flood Forecast 
and Warning System and National Streamflow Information Program; (3) 
2013 update of the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the 
Susquehanna River; (4) sale of the former headquarters property at 1721 
North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa.; (5) ratification/approval of 
contracts/grants; and (6) Regulatory Program projects. Projects listed 
for Commission action are those that were the subject of a public 
hearing conducted by the Commission on November 13, 2013, and 
identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR 
64260, October 28, 2013.

    Authority:  Public Law 91-575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR 
parts 806, 807, and 808.

    Dated: November 7, 2013.
Andrew D. Dehoff,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-27652 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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