The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities will be held on June 19-20, 2006 in Room 442, Export Import Bank, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The June 19 session will be from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and the June 20 session will be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters of structural safety in the construction and remodeling of VA facilities and to recommend standards for use by VA in construction and alteration of its facilities.
One June 19, the Committee will review developments in the fields of fire safety issues and structural design as they relate to seismic and other natural hazards impact on the safety of buildings. One June 20, the Committee will receive appropriate briefings and presentations on current seismic, natural hazards and fire safety issues that are particularly relevant to facilities owned and leased by the Department. The Committee will also discuss appropriate structural and fire safety recommendations for inclusion in VA's standards.
No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, the Committee will accept written comments. Comments should be sent to Krishna K. Banga, Senior Structural Engineer, Facilities Quality Service, Office of Facilities Management (181A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Those wishing to attend should contact Mr. Banga at (202) 565-9370.Start Signature
Dated: May 23, 2006.
By Direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-4990 Filed 5-31;-06; 8:45am]
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