[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 250 (Thursday, December 29, 2011)]
[Pages 81956-81957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33419]



[Docket No. DHS-2011-0117]

National Infrastructure Advisory Council

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of an open Federal Advisory 
Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet 
on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 
14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045. The meeting will be open to the 

DATES: The NIAC will meet Tuesday, January 10, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m. The meeting may close early if the committee has completed 
its business. For additional information, please consult the NIAC Web 
site, www.dhs.gov/niac, or contact the NIAC Secretariat by phone at 
(703) 235-2888 or by email at [email protected].

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Press Club, 
Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045.
    While this meeting is open to the public, participation in the NIAC 
deliberations is limited to committee members and appropriate Federal 
Government officials. Discussions may include committee members, 
appropriate Federal Government officials, and other invited persons 
attending the meeting to provide information that may be of interest to 
the Council.
    Immediately following the committee member deliberation and 
discussion period, there will be a limited time period for public 
comment. Comments should be limited to the issues related the 
committee's work. Agenda and relevant documents for this meeting can be 
found on the NIAC Web site: www.dhs.gov/niac. Relevant public comments 
may be submitted in writing or presented in person for the Council to 
consider. In-person presentations will be limited to three minutes per 
speaker, with no more than 30 minutes for all speakers. Parties 
interested in making in-person comments must register no fewer than 15 
minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting at the meeting location. 
Oral comments will be permitted based upon the order of registration; 
all registrants may not be able to speak if time does not permit. 
Written comments may be sent to Nancy Wong, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, 
SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598-0607. Written comments must be 
received by Nancy Wong no later than January 3, 2012, identified by 
Federal Register Docket Number DHS-2011-0117. Comments may also be 
submitted by any one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting written comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 603-5098.
     Mail: Nancy Wong, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail 
Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598-0607.
    Instructions: All written submissions received must include the 
words ``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for 
this action. Written comments received will be posted without 
alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 

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    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the NIAC, go to www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Wong, National Infrastructure 
Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security, telephone (703) 235-2888.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The 
NIAC shall provide the President through the Secretary of Homeland 
Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure 
sectors and their information systems.
    The NIAC will meet to address issues relevant to the protection of 
critical infrastructure as directed by the President. At this meeting, 
the committee will receive work from a NIAC working group on Public/
Private Intelligence Information Sharing, review and deliberate on the 
work, and provide further direction to the working group. Please check 
the Web site for products from the NIAC working group prior to the 
meeting at www.dhs.gov/niac.
    The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that notices of 
meetings of advisory committees be announced in the Federal Register 15 
days prior to the meeting date. This notice of the meeting of the NIAC 
is being published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2011, 12 
days prior to the meeting, due to recent changes in budgeting 
procedures for conferences. Although the meeting notice will be 
published in the Federal Register late, the meeting information has 
been available online at www.dhs.gov/niac since early December 2011, 
and we are coordinating with industry stakeholders through the NIAC 

Meeting Agenda

I. Opening of Meeting
II. Roll Call of Members
III. Opening Remarks and Introductions
IV. Approval of July 12, 2011 Minutes
V. Deliberation/Recommendations: Public/Private Sector Intelligence 
Information Sharing Study
    i. Presentation and Recommendations of the Working Group
    ii. Public Comment Period
    iii. Deliberations and Consensus Recommendations
VI. Discussion on Potential Study Topics
VII. Closing Remarks
VIII. Adjournment

Information on 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 NIAC Secretariat at (703) 235-2888 as soon as possible.

    Dated: December 22, 2011.
Renee Murphy,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC.
[FR Doc. 2011-33419 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]