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Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities; Notice of Meeting

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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 May 12-13, 2011, in Room 442, at the Export Import Bank, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The May 12 session will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the May 13 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 the construction and alteration of its facilities.

On May 12, 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. On May 13, 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, members of the public may submit written statements for the Committee's review to Krishna K. Banga, Senior Structural Engineer, Facilities Quality Service, Office of Construction and Facilities Management (00CFM1A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or e-mail at Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Banga at (202) 461-8219.

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Dated: April 11, 2011.

By Direction of the Secretary.

William F. Russo,

Director of Regulations Management, Office of the General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2011-9093 Filed 4-13-11; 8:45 am]