March 19, 2022: Federal Register
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the 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 conduct a meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on April 20, 2022. The Inland Waterways Users Board meeting will be conducted at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Iberville Street, 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 the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF); the status of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for inland and coastal Navigation and the Continuing Resolution Act, the funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, and the FY 2023 Budget for Navigation; remote lock operations assessment; the inland waterways Capital Investment Strategy activities; updates of future inland waterways projects for Three Rivers, Arkansas, Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP), Upper Ohio River Navigation and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; status of the ongoing construction activities for the Monongahela River Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4, the Ohio River Montgomery Lock projects, the Chickamauga Lock Project and the Kentucky Lock Project; and status of Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock and Bayou Sorrel Lock.
The Inland Waterways Users Board (IWUB) is an advisory board established to monitor the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (Fund) and to make recommendations to the Army and to Congress on investment priorities using resources from the Fund. The IWUB is a critical activity for the Corps. The Director of Civil Works (CW) serves as the IWUB Executive Director and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (CW) serves as an Inter-Agency Observer, along with representatives of the Maritime Administration, NOAA and the Department of Agriculture.
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