[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)]
[Pages 66313-66314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27724]



Coast Guard


National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will 
meet via teleconference on November 15, 2011 to discuss the results of 
a working group tasked with reviewing the Draft Certain Dangerous Cargo 
(CDC) Security Strategy. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11 
a.m. to 1 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is 
    All written material and requests to make oral presentations should 
reach the Coast Guard on or before November 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet via telephone conference, on 
November 15, 2011. As there are only 100 teleconference lines, public 
participation will be on a first come basis. To participate via 
teleconference, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the teleconference, 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the 
``Agenda'' section below. You may submit written materials and requests 
to make oral presentations no later than November 7, 2011, and 
identified by docket number [USCG-2011-0975] using one of the following 
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instruction for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. We encourage use of 
electronic submissions because security screening may delay delivery of 
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The 
telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and docket number [USCG-2011-0975]. 
All submissions received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the 
January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Docket: Any background information or presentations available prior 
to the meeting will be published in the docket. For access to the 
docket to read background documents or submissions received by the 
NMSAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov ``USCG-2011-0975) in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then click ``Search''.
    Public comment period will be held during the meeting on November 
15, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to 2 minutes. Please note that the public comment period 
will end following the last call for comments. Contact the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to register as a 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer (ADFO) of NMSAC, 2100 2nd Street, SW., Stop 7581, 
Washington, DC 20593-7581; telephone 202-372-1108 or e-mail 
[email protected]. If you have any questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. NMSAC operates under the 
authority of 46 U.S.C. 70112. NMSAC provides advice, consults with, and 
makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters affecting national maritime 

Agenda of Meeting

    As a result of the report issued by NMSAC at its April 2011 meeting 
and public listening sessions held by the Coast Guard in August 2011, 
the Coast Guard has developed a Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) Security 
Strategy. A NMSAC working group was created to review the following 
five goals of the strategy. The committee will review the information 
presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in 
the Work Group reports, and formulate the recommendations for the 
Department's consideration.
    a. Provide to internal and external stakeholders real-time 
national, regional, and local awareness of the risk of intentional 
attacks on the CDC Marine Transportation System.
    b. Consistently assess vulnerability to threats of intentional 
attacks on the CDC Marine Transportation System and mitigate the 
vulnerability to an acceptable level.
    c. Dynamically assess the potential consequences of an intentional 
attack on the CDC Marine Transportation System and capably mitigate, 
through coordinated response, the impact of a successful attack.
    d. Lead the development of national, regional, and local 
resiliency/recovery capability from successful attacks on the CDC 
Marine Transportation System.
    e. Establish the internal organization and processes, and external 

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relationships, to manage the national maritime CDC security program to 
an acceptable risk level.

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
K.C. Kiefer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Port and Facility Activities, 
Designated Federal Official, NMSAC.
[FR Doc. 2011-27724 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]