Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

October 2, 2020: Federal Register (full link below)

The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the Federal advisory committee online virtual 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 an online virtual meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on October 30, 2020.

The online virtual meeting can be accessed at​meet/​ndc.nav, Public Call-in: USA Toll-Free 866-434-5269, USA Caller Paid/International Toll: 216-706-7005 Access Code: 4935871, Security Code 1234.

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 FY 2021 funding for inland and coastal Navigation; status of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF); status of the inland waterways Capital Investment Strategy activities; status of the ongoing 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; Update for Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock; Outcome of the 2020 Illinois Waterway Closure; and Discussion of the Merits of different Acquisition Methods for Construction.