[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 121 (Thursday, June 23, 2011)]
[Pages 36933-36934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15728]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010]

Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Teleconference Federal 
Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) 
will meet by teleconference on July 12, 2011. The meeting will be open 
to the public.

DATES: The teleconference will take place Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may close early 
if the Board has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public who wish to obtain the call-in number, 
access code, and other information for the public teleconference may 
contact Ruth MacPhail as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section by close of business July 8, 2011, as the number of 
teleconference lines is limited and available on a first-come, first 
served basis. For information on services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Ruth MacPhail as 
soon as possible.
    Members of the public may also participate by coming to the 
National Emergency Training Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, 
Maryland. A picture identification is needed for access. Contact Ruth 
MacPhail as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT for 
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than July 8, 2011 and must be identified by docket ID 
FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include the docket ID in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: 703-483-2999.
     Mail: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, 
Maryland 21727.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the docket ID 
for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the Board, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on July 12, 
2011, from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, and speakers will be afforded 5 
minutes to make comments. Please note that the public comment period 
may end before the time indicated, following the last call for 
comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton 
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, telephone (301) 447-1117, fax (301) 
447-1173, and e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Purpose of the Board

    The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the 
National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Administrator of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States 
Fire Administrator, regarding the operation of the Academy and any 
improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. The Board makes 
interim advisories to the Administrator of FEMA, through the United 
States Fire Administrator, whenever there is an indicated urgency to do 
so in fulfilling its duties. In carrying out its responsibilities, the 
Board examines Academy programs to determine whether these programs 
further the basic missions which are approved by the Administrator of 
FEMA, examines the physical plant of the Academy to determine the 
adequacy of the Academy's facilities, and examines the funding levels 
for Academy programs. The Board submits an annual report through the 
United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in 
writing. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations 
regarding the operation of the Academy.


    The Board will review Academy program activities, including 
procedural changes for off-campus deliveries, the FEMA Flood Surge 
Training Report, introduce the Residential Sprinkler Plan Review course 
curriculum to State Fire

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Training partners, unfunded course development requests, introduce a 
new mechanism for receiving current training deficiencies as a means to 
guide future course development, discuss State training grants and 
implications of budget funding received late in the fiscal year, and 
discuss options for classroom technical coordination with other campus 
offices. The Board will discuss the status of deferred maintenance and 
capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) 
campus, the FY 2011 Budget Request/FY 2012 Budget Planning, new Geo-
Thermal challenges, and emergency preparedness of students on campus. 
The Board will review and consider reports from the Applicant Outreach 
Subcommittee, Emergency Medical Services Subcommittee, Fire and 
Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)/Professional Development 
Subcommittee, and Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE) Review 
Subcommittee. After discussion of these topics, there will be a public 
comment period. After deliberation, the Board will recommend action to 
the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy and the Administrator 
of FEMA.

    Dated: June 17, 2011.
Kirby E. Kiefer,
Deputy Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire 
Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-15728 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]