[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27544-27545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12644]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR 
or Committee), will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 8:30 
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is 
to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 
agency updates on their latest activities and receive the NEHRP agency 
responses to the Committee's 2017 biennial and 2018 interim Reports on 
the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate 
Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be 
posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.

DATES: The ACEHR will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The meeting will continue on Thursday, 
November 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Katharine Blodgett Gebbie 
Laboratory Conference Room 1A106, Building 81, at the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 325 Broadway Street, 
Boulder, Colorado 80305. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Faecke, Management and Program 
Analyst, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Engineering 
Laboratory, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, 
Maryland 20899-8604. Ms. Faecke's email address is tina.faecke@nist.gov 
and her phone number is (301) 975-5911.

SUPPLEMENTARY 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 
established records of distinguished service in their professional 
community, their knowledge of issues affecting NEHRP, and to reflect 
the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and 
communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. In addition, the 
Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Earthquake Studies 
Advisory Committee serves as an ex-officio member of 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.

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App., notice is hereby given that the ACEHR will hold an open meeting 
on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain 
Time and Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Mountain Time. The meeting will be held in the Katharine Blodgett 
Gebbie Laboratory Conference Room 1A106, Building 81, at NIST, 325 
Broadway Street, Boulder, Colorado 80305. The meeting will be open to 
the public. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the NEHRP 
agency updates on their latest activities and receive the NEHRP agency 
responses to the Committee's 2017 biennial and 2018 interim Reports on 
the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The final agenda and any meeting 
materials will be posted on the NEHRP website 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 8, 2018, 
approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved near the beginning 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 three minutes each. Questions from the public will not be 
considered during this period. All those wishing to speak must submit 
their request by email to the attention of Ms. Tina Faecke, 
tina.faecke@nist.gov, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, October 31, 
2018.
    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 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 tina.faecke@nist.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, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in order to attend. 
Please submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Tina 
Faecke. Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please 
contact Ms. Faecke. Ms. Faecke's email address is tina.faecke@nist.gov 
and her phone number is (301) 975-5911. For participants attending in 
person, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only 
accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for 
access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is 
issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. 
L. 109-13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. 
NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in 
lieu of a state-issued driver's license. For detailed information 
please contact Ms. Faecke at (301) 975-5711 or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

Kevin A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2018-12644 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]
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