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 website at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/InlandWaterwaysUsersBoard.aspx.
Date: The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on May 23, 2019. Public registration will begin at 7:15 a.m.
Location: The Inland Waterways Users Board meeting will be conducted at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, 504-566-7006.
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.
Agenda: At this meeting the agenda will include the status of funding for inland and coastal Navigation; status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) and project updates; 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; an update of the Upper Ohio River Navigation Study; an update of the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway Navigation and Environmental Sustainability Project (NESP); an update of the Calcasieu Lock study and results of simulations; and discussion of innovative design techniques and standardization of features for inland waterway projects. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/25/2019-08265/inland-waterways-users-board-meeting-notice?utm_campaign=subscription%20mailing%20list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email