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Posted 5/19/2017

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The Inland Waterways Users Board (IWUB) Meeting No. 83 occurred in the Huntington District area of operations. This meeting included a field tour on 16 May 2017 of Greenup and Winfield Locks and Dam on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The IWUB is an industry Federal advisory committee established by Section 302 of Public Law 99-662.  The eleven member Board represents all geographic areas on the fuel-taxed inland waterways system of the United States.  The composition of the Board also reflects a balanced industry focus, including shipper and carrier members from companies of different sizes that specialize in the transport of different commodities.  The Board’s purpose is to make recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of the Army on the priorities and spending from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund for construction and rehabilitation projects on the fuel-taxed system.  Such recommendations reflect the independent judgment of the Board and are reflected in an annual report made to the Secretary of the Army and the Congress.  The Board typically meets three times a year to accomplish its business, with the meetings open to the public.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the proponent for the Board.  The Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations is the Deputy Commanding General.  The Corps Headquarters also provides the Executive Secretary to the Board.  The Corps’ Institute for Water Resources in Alexandria, Virginia provides the Executive Assistant and other subject matter specialists that support the authorized activities of the Board

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