[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)]
[Pages 81412-81413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32748]



[Public Notice 9394]

Notice of Public Meeting

    The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 10:30 a.m. 
on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the headquarters of the Radio Technical 
Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) in Suite 605, 1611 N. Kent 
Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209. The primary purpose of the meeting 
is to prepare for the fortieth Session of the International Maritime 
Organization's (IMO) Facilitation Committee to be held at the IMO 
Headquarters, United Kingdom, April 4-8, 2016. This meeting is the 
first of two public meetings and is being held to solicit public 
comment on the cyber-related agenda items.
    The agenda items to be considered include:

--Decisions of other IMO bodies
--Consideration and adoption of proposed amendments to the Convention
--Comprehensive review of the FAL Convention
--Requirements for access to, or electronic versions of, certificates 
and documents, including record books required to be carried on ships
--Guidelines on the facilitation aspects of protecting the maritime 
transport network from cyberthreats
--Technical cooperation activities related to facilitation of maritime 
--Relations with other organizations
--Application of the Committee's Guidelines
--Work programme
--Any other business

    To better understand all aspects of the maritime industry's use of 
cyber systems, we are seeking specific input on the following 

--How has the maritime industry's increased reliance on digital 
information increased cyber risks associated with trade-related 
information (general declaration, cargo declaration, ship's stores 
declaration, crew's effects declaration, crew list, passenger list, 
dangerous goods manifest, universal postal convention, and maritime 
declaration of health)?

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--What cyber risk management processes currently exist in the maritime 
industry to address the ongoing surge in the number, severity, and 
complexity of cyber attacks?
--To what extent would those involved in maritime trade benefit from 
guidance for the protection of trade-related information?
--What are industry constraints and limitations that should be 
addressed or recognized in any future guidance?

    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, and 
to request reasonable accommodation, those who plan to attend should 
contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. David Du Pont, by email at 
[email protected], or by phone at (202) 372-1497, not later than 
January 18, 2016. Requests made after January 18, 2016 might not be 
able to be accommodated. Additional information regarding this and 
other public meetings relating to IMO may be found at: www.uscg.mil/imo.

    Dated: December 21, 2015.
Jonathan W. Burby,
Coast Guard Liaison Officer, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2015-32748 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]