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.
The Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 19, 2020. Public registration will begin at 7:15 a.m.
The Inland Waterways Users Board meeting will be conducted at the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 South 7th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901, 479-788-8932.
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.
At this meeting the agenda will include the status of FY 2020 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 Monongahela River Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4 Project, the Chickamauga Lock Project and the Kentucky Lock Project; the status of the inland waterways Capital Investment Strategy development; a briefing of USACE Economics 101 and Developing BCRs; status of the Three Rivers, Arkansas project; an update of the Calcasieu Lock project; and a briefing on the district reorganization for the Illinois Waterway.