[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-105]
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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
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.
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, ADFO of NMSAC, 2100
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
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.
(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.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-105 Filed 1-6-12; 8:45 am]
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