[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Pages 19277-19278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07285]



Coast Guard


National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: United States Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting; correction.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard published a notice of meeting for the National 
Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) in the Federal Register on 
March 18, 2013. Based on budgetary constraints, NMSAC will no longer 
meet as previously reported. NMSAC will now meet on April 2, 2013 via 
web and teleconference to discuss various issues relating to national 
maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 10:00 
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is 
finished. All written material and requests to make oral presentations 
should reach the Coast Guard on or before March 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be broadcasted via a web enabled 
interactive online format and teleconference line.
    To participate via teleconference, dial 866-810-4853, the pass code 
to join is 9760138. Additionally, if you would like to 
participate in this meeting via the online web format, please log onto 
https://connect.hsin.gov/r11254182 and follow the online instructions 
to register for this meeting.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance, contact the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as 
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Committee as listed in the 
``Agenda'' section below. You may submit written comments no later than 
March 29, 2013. Identify your comments by docket number [USCG-2012-
0797] using one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. We encourage use of 
electronic submissions because security screening may delay delivery of 
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The 
telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and docket number [USCG-2012-0797]. 
All submissions received will be posted without alteration at 
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
may review a Privacy Act

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notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of 
the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Docket: Any background information or presentations available prior 
to the meeting will be published in the docket. For access to the 
docket to read background documents or submissions received by NMSAC, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov,insert ``USCG-2012-0797'' in the 
``Search'' box, and then click ``Search.''
    Public oral comment period will be held during the meetings on 
April 2, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Speakers are requested to 
limit their comments to 5 minutes. Please note that the public comment 
period will end following the last call for comments. Contact the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below to 
register as a speaker.

2nd Street SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581; telephone 202-
372-1108 or email ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil. If you have any questions on 
viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). NMSAC 
operates under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70112. NMSAC provides advice, 
consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, via the Commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters relating to 
national maritime security.

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda for the Committee meeting is as follows:
    (1) Cyber Security Executive Order. On February 12, 2013, President 
Barack Obama signed an Executive Order to strengthen the cybersecurity 
of critical infrastructure by increasing information sharing and by 
jointly developing and implementing a framework of cybersecurity 
practices with our industry partners. NMSAC will be engaged to discuss 
and hear public comment on the Executive Order and begin initial work 
in developing a framework for the maritime community.

    \1\ The Executive Order (not numbered) is available for viewing 
online at the White House's Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity.

    (2) Presidential Policy Directive-21. On February 12, 2013, the 
White House Office of the Press Secretary published a Presidential 
Policy Directive (PPD) on critical infrastructure security and 
resilience. PPD-21 updates the national approach from Homeland Security 
Presidential Directive-7 (issued in 2003) to adjust to the new risk 
environment, understand key lessons learned, and drive toward enhanced 
capabilities. NMSAC will be engaged to discuss and hear public comment 
on PPD-21 and its impacts on the maritime community.

    \2\ Presidential Policy Directive-21 is available for viewing 
online at the White House's Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil.

    (3) National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI). NMSAC 
will receive a brief, hear public comments and provide recommendations, 
on the NSI program.
    (4) Radiation Portal Monitoring. NMSAC will continue its discussion 
of the Radiation Portal Monitoring Program.
    (5) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Notice 
of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). NMSAC will have a discussion on the 
recent TWIC NPRM.
    (6) Public Comment Period.

    Dated: March 25, 2013.
Kathryn Sinniger,
Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2013-07285 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]