[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2012)]
[Pages 1076-1077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-105]



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 on January 18-19, 2012 in Washington, DC to discuss various issues 
relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to 
the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 9 
a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

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meeting may close early if all business is finished.
    All written material and requests to make oral presentations should 
reach the Coast Guard on or before January 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the American Bureau of Shipping, 
1400 Key Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209. Seating is very 
limited, members of the public wishing to attend should register with 
Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO) of NMSAC, 
telephone (202) 372-1108 or [email protected] no later than January 
9, 2012. Additionally, this meeting will be broadcasted via a web 
enabled interactive online format and teleconference.
    To participate via teleconference, dial (866) 717-0091, the pass 
code to join is 3038389. Additionally, if you would like to 
participate in this meeting via the online web format, please log onto 
https://connect.hsin.gov/r11254182 and follow the online instructions 
to register for this meeting.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, 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 comments no later than 
January 9, 2012, and identified by docket number [USCG-2011-0975] using 
one of the following methods:
     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 
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, insert ``USCG-2011-0975) in 
the ``Keyword'' box, and then click ``Search''.
    Public comment period will be held during the meetings on January 
18, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and January 19, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 
12 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 5 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 below to register as a speaker.

2nd Street SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581; telephone (202) 
372-1108 or email [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 relating to national maritime 

Agenda of Meeting

Day 1

    The agenda for the Committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing. The 
Committee will hold a discussion and will be tasked with developing 
guidelines and recommendations for the Coast Guard in enhancing 
information sharing between the maritime industry and the Federal 
    (2) Maritime Transportation Security Act/Chemical Facility Anti-
Terrorism Standards Harmonization. The Committee will receive a brief 
and offer recommendations on the harmonization efforts of the Coast 
Guard and the Department of Homeland Security for these two regulatory 
    (3) Transportation Worker Identification Credential. The TWIC 
working group will provide an update on the implementation of the TWIC 
program from the industry perspective. The Transportation Security 
Administration will also provide an update on the development of TWIC 
    (4) Public comment period.

Day 2

    (1) Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA). The Committee will 
be briefed on upcoming regulatory actions associated with updates to 
    (2) Global Supply Chain Security Initiative. Per the SAFE Port Act 
(Pub. L. 109-347) NMSAC continues to be consulted in regards to the 
Global Supply Chain Security Initiative. The Committee will receive an 
update on this initiative;
    (3) Requirements for vessel guards while in port. NMSAC will review 
and provide comment on requirements for vessels to post or contract for 
guards while in US ports;
    (4) Underwater Terrorism Preparedness Program. NMSAC will receive a 
brief on the Coast Guard Underwater Terrorism Preparedness Program;
    (5) Public comment period.

    Dated: December 29, 2011.
P.F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-105 Filed 1-6-12; 8:45 am]