National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37238-37239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16234]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of
Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.
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SUMMARY: The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory
Committee (Committee) will hold an open in-person meeting on Friday,
September 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The
primary purposes of this meeting are to update the Committee on the
progress of the NCST technical investigation to study building failures
and emergency response and evacuation during Hurricane Maria, which
made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on September 20,
2017, and the implementation of recommendations from previous NCST
investigations, including the Joplin tornado investigation. The agenda
may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be
posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
DATES: The NCST Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 6,
2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in person in the Portrait Room of
Building 101, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. For
instructions on how to participate in the meeting, please see the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Davis, Management and Program
Analyst, Disaster and Failure Studies Program, Engineering Laboratory,
NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8615, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-
8604. Benjamin Davis' email address is [email protected]; and his
phone number is (301) 975-6071.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established pursuant to
Section 11 of the NCST Act (Pub. L. 107-231, codified at 15 U.S.C. 7301
et seq.). The Committee is currently composed of six members, appointed
by the Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established
records of distinguished service in their professional community and
their knowledge of issues affecting the National Construction Safety
Teams. The Committee advises the Director of NIST on carrying out the
NCST Act; reviews the procedures developed for conducting
investigations; and reviews the reports issued documenting
investigations. Background information on the NCST Act and information
on the NCST Advisory Committee is available at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5
U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NCST Advisory Committee
will meet on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time. The meeting will be open to the public. The meeting will
be held in person in the Portrait Room of Building 101, NIST, 100
Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. The primary purposes of
this meeting are to update the
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Committee on the progress of the NCST technical investigation to study
building failures and emergency response and evacuation during
Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto
Rico on September 20, 2017, and the implementation of recommendations
from previous NCST investigations, including the Joplin tornado
investigation. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business.
The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee-meetings.
    Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to
offer comments and suggestions related to items on the Committee's
agenda for this meeting are invited to request a place on the agenda.
Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved near the conclusion of
the meeting for public comments and speaking times will be assigned on
a first-come, first-served basis. Public comments can be provided in
person or by teleconference attendance. The amount of time per speaker
will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to
be 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 Benjamin Davis at
[email protected], by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, August 23,
2019.
    Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who
wish to speak but cannot be accommodated on the agenda, and those who
are unable to attend are invited to submit written statements to the
NCST, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive,
MS 8604, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8604, or electronically by email
to [email protected].
    All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be
admitted. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting in person must register
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, August 9, 2019, to attend. Please
submit your full name, email address, and phone number to Benjamin
Davis at [email protected]; his phone number is (301) 975-8912.
Non-U.S. citizens must submit additional information; please contact
Mr. Davis. 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 visit:
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.
Kevin A. Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2019-16234 Filed 7-30-19; 8:45 am]
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