[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32656-32657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13236]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0008]


Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC)

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Quarterly CIPAC membership update.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the 
establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory 
Council (CIPAC) by notice published in the Federal Register Notice (71 
FR 14930-14933) dated March 24, 2006. That notice identified the 
purpose of CIPAC as well as its membership. This notice provides: (i) 
The quarterly CIPAC membership updates; (ii) instructions on how the 
public can obtain the CIPAC membership roster and other information on 
the council; and, (iii) information on recently completed CIPAC 
meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry May, Designated Federal Officer, 
Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council, Sector Outreach 
and Programs Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598-0607, by 
telephone (703) 603-5070 or via email at CIPAC@dhs.gov.
    Responsible DHS Official: Larry May, Designated Federal Officer, 
Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council, Sector Outreach 
and Programs Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598-0607, by 
telephone (703) 603-5070 or via email at CIPAC@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose and Activity: The CIPAC facilitates interaction between 
government officials and representatives of the community of owners 
and/or operators for each of the critical infrastructure sectors 
defined by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7) and 
identified in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The 
scope of activities covered by the CIPAC includes planning; 
coordinating among government and critical infrastructure owner/
operator security partners; implementing security program initiatives; 
conducting operational activities related to critical infrastructure 
protection security measures, incident response, recovery, 
infrastructure resilience, reconstituting critical infrastructure 
assets and systems for both man-made as well as naturally occurring 
events; and sharing threat, vulnerability, risk mitigation, and 
infrastructure continuity information.
    Organizational Structure: CIPAC members are organized into eighteen 
(18) critical infrastructure sectors. Within all the sectors containing 
critical infrastructure owners/operators, there generally exists a 
Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) that includes critical infrastructure 
owners and/or operators or their representative trade associations. 
Each of the sectors also has a Government Coordinating Council (GCC) 
whose membership includes a lead Federal agency that is defined as the 
Sector Specific Agency (SSA), and all relevant Federal, state, local, 
tribal, and/or territorial government agencies (or their representative 
bodies) whose mission interests also involve the scope of the CIPAC 
activates for that particular sector.
    CIPAC Membership: CIPAC Membership may include:
    (i) Critical Infrastructure owner and/or operator members of an 
SCC;
    (ii) Trade association members who are members of an SCC 
representing the interests of critical infrastructure owners and/or 
operators;
    (iii) Each sector's Government Coordinating Council (GCC) members; 
and;
    (iv) State, local, tribal, and territorial governmental officials 
comprising the DHS State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial GCC.
    CIPAC Membership Roster and Council Information: The current roster

[[Page 32657]]

of CIPAC membership is published on the CIPAC Web site (http://www.dhs.gov/cipac) and is updated as the CIPAC membership changes. 
Members of the public may visit the CIPAC Web site at any time to 
obtain current CIPAC membership as well as the current and historic 
list of CIPAC meetings and agendas.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Larry May,
Designated Federal Officer for the CIPAC.
[FR Doc. 2012-13236 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-9P-P