July 30, 2004

Mr. Don Strimbeck, Secretary

Upper Monongahela River Association, Inc.

P. O. Box 519 Granville, WV 26534-0519

Re: Interim Solution

Dear Don:

As indicated in my letter of April 3, 2003, the I-79 Development Council Executive Committee endorsed the Navigation Resolution offered by the Upper Monongahela River Association. Our Executive Committee has reviewed the proposed "Interim Solution Upper Mon Lock Hours" which you sent to me on July 13, 2004. Our Executive Committee believes that the proposed interim solution is reasonable and endorses it.


Ralph J. Bean, Jr. Chairman

cc: Executive Committee Don Molter Katie Nailler