[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 127 (Monday, July 2, 2012)]
[Pages 39249-39250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16098]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0489]

Boston Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Solicitation for Membership.


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SUMMARY: This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the 
Boston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) to submit their 
applications for membership, to the Captain of the Port (COTP), Boston, 

DATES: Requests for membership should reach the U.S. Coast Guard COTP 
Boston August 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted to the 
Captain of the Port Boston at the following address: Commander (sx), 
USCG Sector Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109 or by email 
to Phillip.C.Smith@uscg.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about submitting an 
application or about the AMSC in general, contact Mr. Phillip C. Smith 
at 617-223-3008.



    Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 
2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) added section 70112 to Title 46 of the U.S. 
Code, and authorized the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast 
Guard is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Advisory 
Committees for any port area of the United States. (See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 
46 U.S.C.; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.01; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1). The MTSA includes a provision exempting these 
AMSCs from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-
436, 86 Stat. 470 (5 U.S.C. App.2).

Boston AMSC Purpose

    The AMSCs shall assist the Captain of the Port in the development, 
review, update, and exercising of the AMS Plan for their area of 
responsibility. Such matters may include, but are not limited to: 
Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations; Identifying 
risks (threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences); Determining 
mitigation strategies and implementation methods; Developing strategies 
to facilitate the recovery of the MTS after a Transportation Security 
Incident; Developing and describing the process to continually evaluate 
overall port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, 
how they may change over time, and what additional mitigation 
strategies can be applied; and Providing advice to, and assisting the 
Captain of the Port in developing and maintaining the AMS Plan.

AMSC Composition

    The composition of an AMSC, to include the Boston AMSC and its 
subcommittees, is controlled by 33 CFR 103.305. Accordingly, members 
may be selected from the Federal, Territorial, or Tribal government; 
the State government and political subdivisions of the State; local 
public safety, crisis management, and emergency response agencies; law 
enforcement and security organizations; maritime industry, including 
labor; other port stakeholders having a special competence in maritime 
security; and port stakeholders affect by security practices and 
policies. Also, members of the Boston AMSC must have at least 5 years 
of experience related to maritime or port security operations.

AMSC Membership

    The Boston AMSC has 29 members who represent Federal, State, local, 
and industry stakeholders from Massachusetts. We are seeking to fill 10 
positions with this solicitation.
    Applicants may be required to pass an appropriate security 
background check prior to appointment to the committee. Members' terms 
of office will be for 5 years; however, a member is eligible to serve 
additional terms of office. Members will not receive any salary or 
other compensation for their service on an AMSC.

Request for Applications

    Those seeking membership are not required to submit formal 
applications to the local Captain of the Port, however, because we do 
have an obligation to ensure that a specific number of members have the 
prerequisite maritime security experience, we encourage the submission 
of resumes highlighting experience in the maritime and security 
    In support of the USCG policy on gender and ethnic diversity, we 
encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.

    Dated: June 10, 2012.
J.N. Healey,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator 
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