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Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee Detroit; Vacancies

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Request for applications.


The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Detroit. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Detroit, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Start Printed Page 1363Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.


Requests for membership should reach the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Detroit by February 7, 2008.


Applications for membership should be submitted to the Captain of the Port Detroit at the following address: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, 110 Mt. Elliot Ave., Detroit, MI, 48207.

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For questions about submitting an application or about the AMSC in general contact: LT Jeff Ahlgren, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, 110 Mount Elliot Ave., Detroit MI, 48207; (313) 568-9580.

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The Committee

The Area Maritime Security Committee (the Committee and Sub-Committees), is established under, and governed by, 33 CFR Part 103, subpart C. The functions of the Committee/Sub-Committees 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.

Qualification of Members

Members must 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/Sub-Committees.

Applicants must register and remain active as Coast Guard Homeport users if appointed.

The term of office for each vacancy is 5 years. However, a member may serve one additional term of office. Members are not salaried or otherwise compensated for their service on the Committee/Sub-Committees.

Format of Applications

Applications for membership may be in any format. However, because members must demonstrate an interest in the security of the area covered by the Committee/Regional Sub-Committees, we particularly encourage the submission of information highlighting experience in maritime or security matters.


Section 102 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 103.205; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The Act exempts Area Maritime Security Committees from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

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P.W. Brennan,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Detroit.

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