[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2010)]
[Pages 2880-2881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-942]



[Docket No. DHS-2009-0160]

Homeland Security Advisory Council

AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS.

ACTION: Committee management; Notice of partially closed federal 
advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on 
February 3, 2010, in New York, New York. The meeting will be partially 
closed to the public.

DATE: The HSAC will meet February 3, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 
the meeting is open to the general public from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
EST. The meeting is closed from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and then again 
from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The open portion of the meeting will be held at the Grand 
Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, in the 
Empire Ballroom in New York, New York. Requests to have written 
material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the 
meeting must reach the below contact person by January 25, 2010. 
Comments must be identified by Federal Register Notice DHS-2009-0160 
and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Fax: 202-282-9207.
     Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, 1100 Hampton 
Park Boulevard, Mailstop 0850, Capitol Heights, MD 20745.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and DHS-2009-0160. Comments 
received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including provided personal information.
    Docket: For docket access to read background documents or comments 
received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Homeland Security Advisory Council, 
(202) 447-3135, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given pursuant to 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The HSAC provides 
independent advice to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland 
Security to aid in the creation and implementation of critical and 
actionable policies and capabilities across the spectrum of homeland 
security operations. The HSAC periodically reports to the Secretary, as 
requested, on such matters. The HSAC serves as the Secretary's primary 
advisory body with the goal of providing strategic, timely and 
actionable advice.

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    The HSAC will meet publicly to swear in new Council members, 
receive observations and remarks from DHS senior leadership, and review 
and deliberate recommendations from the Homeland Security Advisory 
Council's Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force and receive a report 
from the Quadrennial Review Advisory Council on its support of the 
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review program.
    Closed portions of the meeting will include updates on operational 
challenges, intelligence briefings, and pre-decisional policies. The 
briefings will include information on sensitive homeland security 
procedures and the capabilities of the Department of Homeland Security 
components. The meeting will also include informational briefings of 
the Department's sensitive processes including law enforcement and 
transportation security procedures. HSAC members will receive 
classified and sensitive intelligence briefings during the closed 
    Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, it has been determined that this HSAC meeting 
concerns matters that would likely ``disclose investigatory records 
compiled for law enforcement purposes, or information which if written 
would be contained in such records * * * [and] the production of such 
records or information would * * * disclose investigative techniques 
and procedures'', 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(7)(E), and would likely 
``significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action'' 
within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). Discussion of ongoing 
investigations with Department of Homeland Security enforcement 
Components and outside law enforcement partners fall within the meaning 
of 5 U.S.C. 552b(7)(E) insofar as they will ``disclose investigative 
techniques and procedures.'' Additionally, release of information 
presented during the briefings and the nature of the discussion would 
lead to premature disclosure of information on Department of Homeland 
Security actions that would be ``likely to significantly frustrate 
implementation of a proposed agency action.'' Therefore, the portion of 
the HSAC's meeting from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST and then from 1 p.m. 
to 3 p.m. EST is closed to the public.
    Public Attendance: Members of the public must pre-register to 
attend the public session and seating is available on a first-come, 
first-served basis per the above procedures. For security reasons, we 
request that any member of the public wishing to attend the public 
session provide his or her full legal name, date of birth, e-mail, and 
phone number to the HSAC no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on January 25, 
2010. Please submit requests to attend via e-mail at [email protected] or 
via phone at (202) 447-3135. Photo identification may be required for 
entry into the public session. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Those 
attending the public session of the meeting must be present and seated 
by 9:30 a.m.
    Identification of Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the HSAC as soon as possible.

    Dated: January 14, 2010.
Rebecca L. Sharp,
Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council.
[FR Doc. 2010-942 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]