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 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT on August 16, 2022.
For additional information about the Board, please visit the committee's website at https://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Inland-Waterways-Users-Board/.
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); update of funding for Navigation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA); the status of the FY 2023 Budget for Navigation; the status of the inland waterways Capital Investment Strategy activities; the value of the Snake River Locks and Dams; an overview of future inland waterways projects for the Upper Ohio River Navigation (Montgomery Lock), Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP), McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) Three Rivers, Arkansas, and 12-foot Channel Deepening Project, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; the status of the ongoing construction activities for the Monongahela River Locks and Dams 2, 3, and 4, Chickamauga Lock Project and the Kentucky Lock Project; and the status of Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock and Bayou Sorrel Lock.
July 20, 2022: Federal Register (full link below)