[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 129 (Friday, July 5, 2013)]
[Pages 40487-40488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16135]



[Docket No. DHS-2013-0033]

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 
Monday, July 29, 2013, at the United States Access Board, 1331 F Street 
NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. The meeting will be open to the 

DATES: The NIAC will meet Monday, July 29, 2013, 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.
    Persons attending meetings in the Access Board's conference space 
are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other 
fragrances (see http://www.access-board.gov/about/policies/fragrance.htm for more information).
    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 12:00 p.m. on July 22, 2013, and must be identified by 
``DHS-2013-0033'' and may be submitted by any one of the following 
     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 
    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 12:00 
p.m. on July 22, 2013, 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 three 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.

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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 and resilience of the Nation's 
critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems.
    The NIAC will meet to discuss issues relevant to the critical 
infrastructure protection and resilience as directed by the President. 
At this meeting, the committee 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 update the members on the Federal inter-
agency implementation planning for the recently issued Executive Order 
13636 and Presidential Policy Directive 21, and to receive comments and 
recommendation on the progress of such activities. Federal officials 
will also provide further direction to the Council on the scope of the 
Working Group's study, and on potential new topics for study by the 

Meeting Agenda

I. Opening of Meeting
II. Roll Call of Members
III. Opening Remarks and Introductions
IV. NIAC Presentation and Discussion on Regional Resilience Working 
V. Public Comment: Discussion Limited to Meeting Agenda Items and 
Previous NIAC Studies
VI. Regional Resilience Working Group Deliberations
VII. Update and Discussion on Executive Order 13636 and Presidential 
Policy Directive 21 by the Department of Homeland Security
VIII. Identification of Potential Areas To Recommend for Next NIAC 
IX. 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: June 26, 2013.
Nancy Wong,
Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC.
[FR Doc. 2013-16135 Filed 7-3-13; 8:45 am]