Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice, 66887-66888 [2015-27759]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 210 / Friday, October 30, 2015 / Notices question is already a Committee member. Subcommittee members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms of service, without approval by the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Subcommittee members are appointed to provide advice on the basis of their best judgment without representing a particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Subcommittee members, if not fulltime or part-time government employees, shall be appointed to serve as experts or consultants, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, to serve as SGE members. Those individuals who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees shall be appointed, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a), to serve as RGE members. 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The DFO, or the Alternate DFO, shall call all of the Committee’s and subcommittee’s meetings; prepare and approve all meeting agendas; and adjourn any meeting when the DFO, or the Alternate DFO, determines adjournment to be in the public interest or required by governing regulations or DoD policies and procedures. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to Committee membership about the Committee’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Committee. All written statements shall be submitted to the DFO for the Committee, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Committee’s DFO can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The DFO, pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Committee. The DFO, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: October 27, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–27710 Filed 10–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee’s Web site at http:// www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Navigation/ InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx. SUMMARY: The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 2, 2015. Public registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. ADDRESSES: The Board meeting will be conducted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis—St. Charles Hotel, Two Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, Missouri 63303 at 636–946–5544. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the committee, in writing at the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR–GM, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315–3868; by telephone at 703–428–6438; and by email at Mark.Pointon@usace.army.mil. Alternatively, contact Mr. Kenneth E. Lichtman, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), in writing at the DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66887 Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR–GW, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315–3868; by telephone at 703–428–8083; and by email at Kenneth.E.Lichtman@ usace.army.mil. The committee meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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: The Board is chartered to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on construction and rehabilitation project investments on the commercial navigation features of the inland waterways system of the United States. At this meeting, the Board will receive briefings and presentations regarding the investments, projects and status of the inland waterways system of the United States and conduct discussions and deliberations on those matters. The Board is interested in written and verbal comments from the public relevant to these purposes. Proposed Agenda: At this meeting the agenda will include the status of funding for inland navigation projects and studies, the status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the status of the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project, the Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4 Monongahela River Project, efficient funding for Inland Waterways Trust Fund projects, status of the Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Capital Investment Strategy (CIS), the Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS) Reporting modifications and reporting navigation notices to maritime interests, overview of the economic analysis and preparing traffic projections, and preliminary discussion of the Board’s 2015 Annual Report. Availability of Materials for the Meeting. A copy of the agenda or any updates to the agenda for the December 2, 2015 meeting. The final version will be provided at the meeting. All materials will be posted to the Web site after the meeting. Public Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.1 65, and subject to the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Registration of members of the public who wish to attend the meeting will begin at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the meeting. Seating is limited and is on a first-to-arrive basis. Attendees will be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 66888 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 210 / Friday, October 30, 2015 / Notices asked to provide their name, title, affiliation, and contact information to include email address and daytime telephone number at registration. Any interested person may attend the meeting, file written comments or statements with the committee, or make verbal comments from the floor during the public meeting, at the times, and in the manner, permitted by the committee, as set forth below. Special Accommodations: The meeting venue is fully handicap accessible, with wheelchair access. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting or seeking additional information about public access procedures, should contact Mr. Pointon, the committee DFO, or Mr. Lichtman, the ADFO, at the email addresses or telephone numbers listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Written Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the Board about its mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Mr. Pointon, the committee DFO, or Mr. Lichtman, the committee ADFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section in the following formats: Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. The comment or statement must include the author’s name, title, affiliation, address, and daytime telephone number. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the committee DFO or ADFO at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that they may be made available to the Board for its consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the Board until its next meeting. Please note that because the Board operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection. Verbal Comments: Members of the public will be permitted to make verbal comments during the Board meeting only at the time and in the manner allowed herein. If a member of the public is interested in making a verbal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 comment at the open meeting, that individual must submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least three business (3) days in advance to the committee DFO or ADFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The committee DFO and ADFO will log each request to make a comment, in the order received, and determine whether the subject matter of each comment is relevant to the Board’s mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. A 15-minute period near the end of the meeting will be available for verbal public comments. Members of the public who have requested to make a verbal comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process described above, will be allotted no more than three (3) minutes during this period, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their requests were received by the DFO and ADFO. Dated: October 27, 2015. David B. Olson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [FR Doc. 2015–27759 Filed 10–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Glades Reservoir Water Supply Project, Permit Application SAS–2007–00388 and the Announcement of a Public Hearing Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Corps has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Glades Reservoir water supply project (Proposed Project), and will conduct a Public Hearing for this DEIS. SUMMARY: Comments will be received until 5:00 p.m., December 29, 2015; or by letter postmarked no later than December 29, 2015. The public hearing will be held on December 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the DEIS may be submitted to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Regulatory Division, Attention: SAS– 2007–00388, 100 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401–3640 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Morgan, Project Manager, at (912) 652–5139, or at Richard.M.Morgan@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps prepared this DEIS to meet its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 to 4370f) obligation in its evaluation of an application for a Department of the Army Permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (33 U.S.C. 1344) for the Proposed Project. This DEIS presents the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the Proposed Project on the human and natural environment. 2. Project Description. The Hall County Board of Commissioners submitted an application for a permit to construct an 850-acre pump-storage reservoir on Flat Creek, a tributary to the Chattahoochee River located approximately 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, near the upstream end of Lake Sidney Lanier, in Hall County, Georgia. The proposed dam would have a height of 140 feet, with a normal pool surface elevation of 1,180 feet above mean sea level. Dam and reservoir construction would result in the filling and inundation of 39.2 acres of wetland and 95,000 linear feet of stream. A 37 million gallon per day (mgd) intake and pump station would be constructed on the Chattahoochee River, and would transfer water from the river to the reservoir via a 48-inch diameter, 4-mile transmission pipeline. Water would be pumped from the Chattahoochee River to fill or refill the reservoir only when river flows are above the instream flow protection thresholds (IFPT), and only when the IFPT can be maintained in the river below the pump station. Water stored in the reservoir would be released into Flat Creek, flow downstream into Lake Lanier, and be withdrawn at an existing raw water intake operated by the City of Gainesville. The Proposed Project would provide a total storage volume of 11.7 billion gallons and an annual average water supply of 50 mgd, to meet Hall County’s projected water demand through the year 2060. 2. Alternatives. This DEIS evaluated 13 alternatives for the Proposed Project based on a range of Lake Lanier allocations, reservoir sites, reservoir yield, and transmission and treatment strategies. A wide range of water supply sources such as water conservation, additional Lake Lanier water supply allocation, purchase from adjacent counties, and additional groundwater develop.m.ent were identified prior to E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 210 (Friday, October 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66887-66888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27759]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers


Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

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

ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to 
announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This 
meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the 
Board, please visit the committee's Web site at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.

DATES: The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will 
meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 2, 2015. Public 
registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board meeting will be conducted at the Embassy Suites by 
Hilton St. Louis--St. Charles Hotel, Two Convention Center Plaza, St. 
Charles, Missouri 63303 at 636-946-5544.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark R. Pointon, the Designated 
Federal Officer (DFO) for the committee, in writing at the Institute 
for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR-GM, 7701 
Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315-3868; by 
telephone at 703-428-6438; and by email at Mark.Pointon@usace.army.mil. 
Alternatively, contact Mr. Kenneth E. Lichtman, the Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), in writing at the Institute for 
Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR-GW, 7701 
Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Alexandria, Virginia 22315-3868; by 
telephone at 703-428-8083; and by email at 
Kenneth.E.Lichtman@usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee meeting is being held under 
the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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: The Board is chartered to provide 
independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Army on 
construction and rehabilitation project investments on the commercial 
navigation features of the inland waterways system of the United 
States. At this meeting, the Board will receive briefings and 
presentations regarding the investments, projects and status of the 
inland waterways system of the United States and conduct discussions 
and deliberations on those matters. The Board is interested in written 
and verbal comments from the public relevant to these purposes.
    Proposed Agenda: At this meeting the agenda will include the status 
of funding for inland navigation projects and studies, the status of 
the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the status of the Olmsted Locks and 
Dam Project, the Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4 Monongahela River Project, 
efficient funding for Inland Waterways Trust Fund projects, status of 
the Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Capital Investment 
Strategy (CIS), the Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS) Reporting 
modifications and reporting navigation notices to maritime interests, 
overview of the economic analysis and preparing traffic projections, 
and preliminary discussion of the Board's 2015 Annual Report.
    Availability of Materials for the Meeting. A copy of the agenda or 
any updates to the agenda for the December 2, 2015 meeting. The final 
version will be provided at the meeting. All materials will be posted 
to the Web site after the meeting.
    Public Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as 
amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.1 65, and subject to the 
availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Registration 
of members of the public who wish to attend the meeting will begin at 
8:15 a.m. on the day of the meeting. Seating is limited and is on a 
first-to-arrive basis. Attendees will be

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asked to provide their name, title, affiliation, and contact 
information to include email address and daytime telephone number at 
registration. Any interested person may attend the meeting, file 
written comments or statements with the committee, or make verbal 
comments from the floor during the public meeting, at the times, and in 
the manner, permitted by the committee, as set forth below.
    Special Accommodations: The meeting venue is fully handicap 
accessible, with wheelchair access. Individuals requiring special 
accommodations to access the public meeting or seeking additional 
information about public access procedures, should contact Mr. Pointon, 
the committee DFO, or Mr. Lichtman, the ADFO, at the email addresses or 
telephone numbers listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section, at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that 
appropriate arrangements can be made.
    Written Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 
102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or 
statements to the Board about its mission and/or the topics to be 
addressed in this public meeting. Written comments or statements should 
be submitted to Mr. Pointon, the committee DFO, or Mr. Lichtman, the 
committee ADFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, 
at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
in the following formats: Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. The comment 
or statement must include the author's name, title, affiliation, 
address, and daytime telephone number. Written comments or statements 
being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must 
be received by the committee DFO or ADFO at least five (5) business 
days prior to the meeting so that they may be made available to the 
Board for its consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments or 
statements received after this date may not be provided to the Board 
until its next meeting. Please note that because the Board operates 
under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 
all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be 
made available for public inspection.
    Verbal Comments: Members of the public will be permitted to make 
verbal comments during the Board meeting only at the time and in the 
manner allowed herein. If a member of the public is interested in 
making a verbal comment at the open meeting, that individual must 
submit a request, with a brief statement of the subject matter to be 
addressed by the comment, at least three business (3) days in advance 
to the committee DFO or ADFO, via electronic mail, the preferred mode 
of submission, at the addresses listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section. The committee DFO and ADFO will log each request to 
make a comment, in the order received, and determine whether the 
subject matter of each comment is relevant to the Board's mission and/
or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. A 15-minute 
period near the end of the meeting will be available for verbal public 
comments. Members of the public who have requested to make a verbal 
comment and whose comments have been deemed relevant under the process 
described above, will be allotted no more than three (3) minutes during 
this period, and will be invited to speak in the order in which their 
requests were received by the DFO and ADFO.

    Dated: October 27, 2015.
David B. Olson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
[FR Doc. 2015-27759 Filed 10-29-15; 8:45 am]
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