National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce.
Notice of open meeting.
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the draft National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Strategic Plan and the Committee's report to the NIST Director. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
The ACEHR will meet on Thursday, April 10, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Friday, April 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public.
The meeting will be held in the Employee Lounge, in the Administration Building at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Jack Hayes, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8603, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8603. Dr. Hayes' e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is (301) 975-5640.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 15 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 (improved design and construction methods and practices; land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public education and involvement programs);
- 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, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR), will meet Thursday, April 10, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The meeting will continue on Friday, April 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Employee Lounge at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the draft National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Strategic Plan and the Committee's annual report to the NIST Director. 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 April 10, 2008, approximately one-half hour will be reserved at the end 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 Start Printed Page 14774on 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 8630, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8630, via fax at (301) 975-5433, or electronically by e-mail to email@example.com.
All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by close of business Thursday, April 3, 2008, in order to attend. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Carmen Pardo. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address. Ms. Pardo's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is (301) 975-6132.Start Signature
Dated: March 13, 2008.
James M. Turner,
[FR Doc. E8-5487 Filed 3-18-08; 8:45 am]
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