[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62521-62522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25176]



[Docket No. DHS-2012-0056]

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 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the United States Access Board, 1331 F 
Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. The meeting will be open 
to the public.

DATES: The NIAC will meet Tuesday, October 16, 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: United States Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, 
Washington, DC 20004.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, below as soon 
as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Council as listed in the SUMMARY 
section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than 
October 11, 2012, and must be identified by ``DHS-2012-0056'' and may 
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.
    Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide oral 
comments after the presentation of the report from the Regional 
Resilience Working Group. We request that comments be limited to the 
issues listed in the meeting agenda and previous NIAC studies. All 
previous NIAC studies can be located at www.dhs.gov/NIAC. Relevant 
public comments may be submitted in writing or presented in person for 
the Council to consider. Comments received by Nancy Wong after October 
11, 2012, will still be accepted and reviewed by the members, but not 
necessarily by the time of the meeting. In-person presentations will be 
limited to 3 minutes per speaker, with no more than 30 minutes for all 
speakers. Parties interested in making in-person comments should 
register no later than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting 
at the meeting location.

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 discuss issues relevant to the protection of 
critical infrastructure as directed by the President. At this meeting, 
the Council will receive and discuss a presentation from the NIAC 
Regional Resilience Working Group documenting their work to date on the 
Regional Resilience Study, which includes the role and impact of 
critical infrastructure on regional resiliency, best regional practices 
and models, and the contribution of public private partnerships. The 
presentation will be posted no later than one week prior to the meeting 
on the Council's public Web page on www.dhs.gov/NIAC. The Council will 
review and discuss the findings of the Working Group. Federal officials 
will provide further direction to the Council on the scope of the 
Working Group's study.
    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 NIAC meeting is published in the Federal 
Register with less than 15 days notice due to the complexity of the 
issues within the current study. Due to the complexities, the NIAC 
Working Group was not able to complete the interim finding of the 
report within this aggressive time line. Waiting for the full 15 day 
notice period to conduct the meeting will delay the discussion of the 
report. In order to not delay the continuation of this important study, 
this meeting is being announced with less than 15 days notice.
Meeting Agenda
I. Opening of Meeting
II. Roll Call of Members
III. Opening Remarks and Introductions
IV. Approval of July 17, 2012, minutes
V. NIAC Presentation on Regional Resilience Working Group
VI. Public Comment: Discussion Limited to Meeting Agenda Items and 
Previous NIAC Studies
VII. Closing Remarks
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: October 3, 2012.
Nancy Wong,
Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC.
[FR Doc. 2012-25176 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]