[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Pages 51817-51818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21163]



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 September 11-12, 2012 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area 
to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This 
meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 9 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 
p.m. This 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 September 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the American Bureau of Shipping, 
1400 Key Blvd., Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia 22209. Seating is very 
limited. Members of the public wishing to attend the open sessions 
should register with Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal 
Official (ADFO) of NMSAC, telephone 202-372-1108 or 
[email protected] no later than September 7, 2012. Additionally, 
this meeting will be broadcasted via a Web enabled interactive online 
format and teleconference line.
    To participate via teleconference, dial (866) 810-4853; the pass 
code to join is 9760138. Additionally, if you would like to 
participate in this meeting via the online Web format, please log onto 
http://connect.hsin.gov/nmsac91112/ 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 below 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. Identify your comments by docket number 
[USCG-2012-0797], and submit them no later than September 7, 2012 by 
using one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal:
    www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
     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-2012-
0797]. 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 www.regulations.gov, and use ``USCG-2012-
0797'' as your search term.
    Public comment period will be held on September 11, 2012, from 3:00 
p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and September 12, 2012 from 11:30 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 below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section 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. (Pub. L. 92-463). 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 security.

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda for the Committee meeting is as follows:

Day 1

    (1) Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing. The 
Committee will hold a follow up discussion from its last meeting to 
discuss the results of the Committee's efforts to poll the maritime 
industry on what gaps still remain in information sharing between the 
industry and the Federal Government with a panel of Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) Information Sharing Executives. The Committee 
will make recommendations on how to improve the information sharing 
efforts of the Coast Guard and DHS.
    (2) Cyber-Security. The Committee will discuss the parameters of a 
new tasking from the Coast Guard to provide guidance/recommendations on 
cyber-security initiatives within the maritime sector.
    (3) Utilization of the Marine Highway for the Protection of 
Metropolitan Areas from Hazardous Cargo. The Committee will receive a 
brief on effort by the Maritime Administration to reduce the risk of 
hazardous cargo in metropolitan areas by utilizing the Marine Highway 
    (4) Detain On-Board Requirements. NMSAC will receive an update on 
implementation of recommendations made by the NMSAC on April 19, 2012 
on Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field 
guidance pertaining to requirements for vessels to post or contract for 
guards while in US ports.
    (5) Transport Canada/Coast Guard Regulatory Harmonization. The

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Committee will receive an update from Transport Canada and the Coast 
Guard on the two governments' efforts to harmonize security regulations 
across the northern border. The Committee will then provide 
recommendations on these efforts.
    (6) Integration of Facility Security Plans and Systems (Coast Guard 
Authorization Act section 822). NMSAC will be tasked to provide 
comment/guidance on the provisions of section 822 of the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2010.
    (7) Public Comment Period. NMSAC will hear any other matters raised 
by the public. Please note that the public will have an opportunity to 
comment throughout the day on each topic as it is discussed.

Day 2

    (1) Port Security Grant Program Priorities. The Committee will 
discuss and provide guidance/recommendations concerning Port Security 
Grant Program Priorities.
    (2) Radiation Portal Monitoring Replacement and Relocation. The 
Committee will receive a brief and discuss and provide comment/
recommendations on DHS efforts related to Radiation Portal Monitors.
    (3) Public comment period. NMSAC will hear any other matters raised 
by the public. Please note that the public will have an opportunity to 
comment throughout the day on each topic as it is discussed.

    Dated: August 22, 2012.
A.E. Tucci,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Port and Facility Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2012-21163 Filed 8-23-12; 4:15 pm]