[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 52 (Monday, March 18, 2013)]
[Pages 16699-16700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06125]



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 April 2-3, 2013 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 Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 March 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Oklahoma Room at the 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., Washington, DC 
20590. 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 March 25, 2013. 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 
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.

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    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 
March 29, 2013. Identify your comments by docket number [USCG-2012-
0797] using one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions 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 9:00 
a.m. and 5:00 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 NMSAC, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov, insert ``USCG-2012-0797'' in the 
``Search'' box, and then click ``Search.''
    Public oral comment period will be held during the meetings on 
April 2, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and April 3, 2013 from 
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.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 Barbara Hairston, 
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

Day 1

    The agenda for the Committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) Cyber Security Executive Order. On February 12, 2013, President 
Barack Obama signed an Executive Order \1\ to strengthen the 
cybersecurity of critical infrastructure by increasing information 
sharing and by jointly developing and implementing a framework of 
cybersecurity practices with our industry partners. NMSAC will be 
engaged to discuss and hear public comment on the Executive Order and 
begin initial work in developing a framework for the maritime 

    \1\ The Executive Order (not numbered) is available for viewing 
online at the White House's Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity.

    (2) Presidential Policy Directive-21.\2\ On February 12, 2013, the 
White House Office of the Press Secretary published a Presidential 
Policy Directive (PPD) on critical infrastructure security and 
resilience. PPD-21 updates the national approach from Homeland Security 
Presidential Directive-7 (issued in 2003) to adjust to the new risk 
environment, understand key lessons learned, and drive toward enhanced 
capabilities. NMSAC will be engaged to discuss and hear public comment 
on PPD-21 and its impacts on the maritime community.

    \2\ Presidential Policy Directive-21 is available for viewing 
online at the White House's Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil.

    (3) Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing. NMSAC will 
receive a brief on, and will engage in a discussion on, the efforts of 
the Coast Guard and DHS to implement Maritime Domain Awareness and 
Information Sharing.
    (4) National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI). NMSAC 
will receive a brief, hear public comments and provide recommendations, 
on the NSI program.
    (5) Public Comment Period.

Day 2

    (1) Radiation Portal Monitoring. NMSAC will continue its discussion 
of the Radiation Portal Monitoring Program.
    (2) Port Security Grant Program. NMSAC will discuss the Port 
Security Grant Program, hear public comments and provide 
recommendations to the Coast Guard on the future implementation of the 
    (3) Public comment period.

    Dated: March 11, 2013.
R.F. Owens,
U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Port and Facility Compliance, Deputy 
Designated Federal Official.
[FR Doc. 2013-06125 Filed 3-15-13; 8:45 am]