[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 122 (Monday, June 25, 2012)]
[Pages 37916-37917]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15413]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008]

National Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council will meet on July 12, 2012, in 
Arlington, VA. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The National Advisory Council will meet Thursday, July 12, 2012, 
from 8:30 a.m. EST to 5:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may 
close early if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Crystal Marriott Gateway, 1700 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the Office of the National Advisory Council as soon as possible. See 
contact information under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
    To facilitate public participation, members of the public are 
invited to comment on the issues to be considered by the committee, as 
listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Written comments 
or requests to make oral presentations must be submitted in writing no 
later than July 2, 2012 and must be identified by Docket ID FEMA-2007-
0008 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief 
Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472-3100.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Federal Emergency Management Agency'' and the Docket ID FEMA-2007-
0008 for this action. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the National Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on July 12, 
2012 from 4:00 p.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST, and speakers are requested to 
register in advance, be present and seated by 1:50 p.m. EST, and limit 
their comments to 3 minutes. With 3 minutes per speaker, the public 
comment period is limited to no more than 10 speakers. Please note that 
the public comment period may start and end before the time indicated, 
if the committee has finished its business. Contact the Office of the 
National Advisory Council, to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexandra Woodruff, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Advisory Council, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (Room 832), 500 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20472-3100, telephone (202) 646-3746, fax (540) 504-
2331, and email FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. The National Advisory Council 
Web site is located at: http://www.fema.gov/about/nac/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The 
National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on all aspects of emergency 
management. The NAC incorporates State, local, and Tribal governments, 
and private sector partners' input in the development and revision of 
FEMA policies and strategies. FEMA's Office of the NAC serves as the 
focal point for all NAC coordination.


    The NAC will meet for the purpose of reviewing the progress and/or 
potential recommendations of its four subcommittees: Preparedness and 
Protection, Response and Recovery, Public Engagement and Mission 
Support, and Federal Insurance and Mitigation.
    The NAC will discuss the National Frameworks as outlined in 
Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) on National Preparedness, the 
Public Assistance (PA) Bottom-Up Review, Emergency Management 
Performance Grant (EMPG) Program, Whole Community within Strategic 
Foresight Initiative (SFI), Youth Preparedness Strategic Framework, and 
FEMA Workforce Transformation. A FEMA Program Office will brief the NAC 
on Emerging Topics in Emergency Management during lunch, scheduled for 
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST, additionally; new members will be sworn-
    PPD-8, signed on March 30, 2011, directs the development of a 
national preparedness goal that identifies the core capabilities 
necessary for preparedness and a national preparedness system to guide 
activities that will enable the Nation to achieve the goal. PPD-8 
replaces Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (HSPD-8) and Annex 
1. More information on PPD-8, the Frameworks, and the National 
Preparedness Goal, may be found at http://www.fema.gov/prepared/ppd8.shtm.
    The PA Grant Program provides assistance to State, Tribal and local 
governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so 
that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major 
disasters or emergencies declared by the President. More information 
can be found at http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm.
    EMPG provides funding to assist State and local governments to 
sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities. More 
information on EMPG may be found at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/empg/empg.shtm.

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    SFI promotes broader and longer term thinking, how the world is 
changing and the effects on the emergency management community. 
Thinking more broadly and over a longer timeframe will help us 
understand these changes and their potential impacts. More information 
on SFI can be found at http://www.fema.gov/about/programs/oppa/strategic_foresight_initiative.shtm.

    Dated: June 19, 2012.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-15413 Filed 6-22-12; 8:45 am]