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Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee seeking public comments to proposed charter amendments

Published March 21, 2014

For immediate release: March 21, 2014

Omaha, Neb. – The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) is seeking comments to amend its charter. The public comment period extends from March 20, 2014, to April 19, 2014.

MRRIC proposes an amendment adding the Osage Nation to the list of eligible Tribes for membership, adding a 29th stakeholder seat and revising the term limits of the Committee’s Chair and Vice-Chair seats.

To view the Notice published in the Federal Register, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/21/2014-06175/notice-of-public-comment-period-for-the-missouri-river-recovery-implementation-committees-proposed.

Comments will be accepted through April 19, 2014. They can be emailed to Info@MRRIC.org or sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Mary Roth, MRRIC Project Manager, 1616 Capitol Ave., Ste. 9000, Omaha, NE 68102.

For more information about the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee or to view the Committee’s Charter, visit: www.MRRIC.org.

The Secretary of the Army established the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee in 2008, as authorized by Section 5018 of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act, to make recommendations and provide guidance on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries and on the existing Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan. MRRIC provides a collaborative forum for the basin to come together and develop a shared vision and comprehensive plan for Missouri River recovery. The Committee helps guide the prioritization, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and adaption of recovery actions. The Committee includes broad stakeholder representation to ensure a comprehensive approach to Missouri River recovery implementation while providing for congressionally authorized Missouri River project purposes and to ensure that public values are incorporated into the study and the recovery and mitigation plans.


Contact
Mary Roth
402-995-2919
mary.s.roth@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20140321-001