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Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

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Notice Of Open Meeting.

Summary

The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.

 

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The ACEHR will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public.

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The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

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Dr. Jack Hayes, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Director, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604. Dr. Hayes' email address is jack.hayes@nist.gov and his phone number is (301) 975-5640.

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The Committee was established in accordance with the requirements of Section 103 of the NEHRP Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-360). The Committee is composed of 12 members appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) serves in an ex officio capacity on the Committee. The Committee assesses:

  • Trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction;
  • The effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory activities;
  • Any need to revise NEHRP; and
  • The management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP.

Background information on NEHRP and the Advisory Committee is available at http://nehrp.gov/.

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be held in the Portrait Room, Administration Building, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss engineering needs for existing buildings, to review the NEHRP agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee's affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. On November 20, 2012, approximately one-half hour will be reserved near the conclusion of the meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the ACEHR, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604, via fax at (301) 975-4032, or electronically by email to info@nehrp.gov.

All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in order to attend. Please submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Michelle Harman. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, and employer/sponsor. Mrs. Harman's email address is michelle.harman@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975-5324.

Dated: October 12, 2012.

Willie E. May,

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.

[FR Doc. 2012-25828 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]

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