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Correction: Inland Waterway User Board Meeting

Correction: Inland Waterway User Board Meeting

October 25, 2017: Federal Register

The notice of an open meeting scheduled for November 3, 2017 published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017 (82 FR 45583) has a new meeting location. It will now be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Office Building, main multi-purpose Conference Room, 4155 East Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

You can view the full notice here.


Federal Register: September 29, 2017

The Inland Waterways Users Board will meet on November 3, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm at the Vicksburg Convention Center, located at 1600 Mulberry Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

This meeting is open to the public.

The eleven-member Inland Waterway Users Board represents all geographic areas on the fuel-taxed inland waterways system of the United States. The composition of the Board also reflects a balanced industry focus, including shopper and carrier members from companies of different sizes and specializing in the transport of different commodities.

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 agenda will include the status of FY 2018 funding and impacts of the Continuing Resolution, and status of the FY 2019 Budget for the Navigation Program; status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund and project updates; continuing dissemination of navigation data via AIS, including the Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS); status of the construction activities for Olmsted Locks and Dam Project, the Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4 on the Monongahela River Project, the Chickamauga Lock Project and the Kentucky Lock Project; update of the Upper Ohio River Navigation study; and update of the Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks Study and “open channel” option.

The Inland Waterway Users Board, an industry Federal advisory committee, released its 29th Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary of the Army on the priorities and spending from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund for construction and rehabilitation projects on the fuel-taxed system. You can access that report here.

Please access the full notice here:


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