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Posted 6/23/2017

Release no. 17-015


Contact
Lynn Rose
313-226-4680
313-300-0662 (cell)
Lynn.M.Rose@usace.army.mil

DETROIT—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a Chief of Engineer’s Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) public meeting in Traverse City in July.

The EAB was created as a means for the Chief of Engineers to gain outside, expert and independent advice on environmental issues facing the Corps of Engineers. The Board is also used as a vehicle of communication to reach out and build partnerships, understandings and cooperation with the environmental community, and public at large. The Environmental Advisory Board plays a key role in contributing to enhanced mutual understanding and confidence between the Corps and both the general public and the conservation community. 

What:

The federal advisory committee meeting of the Chief of Engineers, Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) -- open to the public.

Proposed Agenda: At this meeting the agenda will include an update from USACE on implementation of past EAB recommendations, how the host USACE district is “Living the Environmental Operating Principles”; and discussions and presentations on ongoing work plan efforts with a discussion of potential future tasks, such as invasive species, aging infrastructure and aquatic ecosystem integrity, and monitoring and adaptive management.

For additional information about the EAB, please visit the committee's Web site at http://www.usace.army.mil/​Missions/​Environmental/​EnvironmentalAdvisoryBoard.aspx.

When:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Public registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Seating is limited and is on a first-to-arrive basis. Attendees will be asked to provide their name, title, affiliation, and contact information to include email address and daytime telephone number at registration.

EAB public meeting 2-2-2

Where:                                                                                                      

The Park Place Hotel,

300 East State Street,

Traverse City, MI 49684, (231) 946-5000.

Why:

The advisory board meets once or twice a year to advise the Chief of Engineers by providing independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to environmental issues facing the Corps of Engineers.

Public participation:

A 15-minute period near the end of the meeting will be available for verbal public comments. Or, the public or interested organizations may also submit written comments or statements to the EAB about its mission and/or the topics to be addressed in this public meeting. To make a comment, the public must email one of the designated federal officers (below) with a brief statement about the subject matter to be addressed by the comment, at least three business days (July 7) in advance. Only people who have submitted requests by the deadline will be allowed to speak. Each speaker will be allotted only three minutes. Speaking order will be determined by the order each requests was received.

Send requests to speak and written comments to: 

Mindy M. Simmons, the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) in writing at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CECW-P, 441 G. St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20314 or phone at (202)761-4127; by email at Mindy.M.Simmons@usace.army.mil

Anne Cann, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO) in writing at the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CEIWR-GW, 7701 Telegraph Rd. Casey Building Alexandria, VA 22315; by phone at (703)428-7166; by email at R.Anne.Cann@usace.army.mil  

For additional specific information please refer to the federal register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/16/2017-12508/meeting-of-the-chief-of-engineers-environmental-advisory-board

 

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