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Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)

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United States Geological Survey, Interior.


Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI).


Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting of the ACWI is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and to hear reports from ACWI subgroups. The proposed agenda will include a series of discussions concerning various U.S. Government policies and programs related to the development and dissemination of water information.

The ACWI has been established under the authority of the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum 92-01 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water-information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government of activities and plans which may improve the effectiveness of meeting the Nation's water information needs. More than 30 organizations have been invited by the Secretary of the Interior to name representatives to the ACWI. These include Federal departments, State, local, and tribal government organizations, industry, academia, agriculture, environmental organizations, professional societies, and volunteer groups.


The formal meeting will convene at 8 a.m., on May 16, 2000, and will adjourn on May 17, 2000 at 3:30 p.m.


Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia.

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Dr. Ethan T. Smith (Executive Secretary), Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, 417 National Center, Reston, VA 20192. Telephone: 703-648-5022; Fax: 703-648-5295.

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This meeting is open to the public. Up to a half hour will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make a brief presentation (up to 5 minutes) are asked to provide a written request with a description of the general subject to Dr. Smith at the above address no later than noon, April 5, 2000. It is requested that 40 copies of a written statement be submitted at the time of the meeting for distribution to members of the ACWI and placement in the official file. Any member of the public may submit written information and (or) comments to Dr. Smith for distribution at the ACWI.

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Dated: Dated: March 7, 2000.

Lewis V. Wade,

Assistant Chief Hydrologist for Information, U.S. Geological Survey.

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[FR Doc. 00-6585 Filed 3-16-00; 8:45 am]