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Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), Boston, MA

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Solicitation for membership.


The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, Boston, MA. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Boston, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for the Boston area of responsibility.


Requests for membership should reach the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Boston, MA by June 4, 2007.


Applications for membership should be submitted to the Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator at the following address: Captain of the Port Boston, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston, Contingency Planning and Force Readiness Department, 427 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109.

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Mr. Phillip Smith, 617-223-3008.

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The Committee

The Area Maritime Security Committee, Boston, MA (AMSC), is established under 46 U.S.C. 70112(a)(2) and 33 CFR part 103, subpart C. The functions of the Committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations.

(2) Identifying risks (i.e., threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences).

(3) Determining strategies and implementation methods for mitigation.

(4) Developing and describing the process for continuously evaluating overall port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, how they may change over time, and what additional mitigation strategies can be applied.

(5) Advising and assisting the Captain of the Port in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan under 33 CFR part 103, subpart E.

Positions Available on the Committee

There are 6 vacancies on the Committee. Members may be selected from—

(1) The Federal, Territorial, or Tribal government;

(2) The State government and political subdivisions of the State;

(3) Local public safety, crisis management, and emergency response agencies;

(4) Law enforcement and security organizations;

(5) Maritime industry, including labor;

(6) Other port stakeholders having a special competence in maritime security; and

(7) Port stakeholders affected by security practices and policies.

In support of the Coast Guard's policy on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply.

Qualification of Members

Members should have at least 5 years of experience related to maritime or port security operations. Applicants may be required to pass an appropriate security background check before appointment to the Committee. The term of office for each vacancy is 5 years. However, a member may serve one additional term of office. Members will not receive any salary or other compensation for their service on the AMS Committee.

Format of Applications

Applications for membership may be in any format. However, because members must demonstrate appropriate skills to evaluate the security of the port in accordance with part 103, as described in 33 CFR 103.410, we particularly encourage the submission of information highlighting experience in maritime or port security matters.


Section 70112 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) (the Act) authorizes the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Committees for any port area of the United States. See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C. 70112(a)(2); 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.01; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The Act exempts Area Maritime Security Committees from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, section 2, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

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Dated: April 23, 2007.

James L. McDonald, Jr.,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Boston, MA.

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[FR Doc. E7-8484 Filed 5-2-07; 8:45 am]