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The National Infrastructure Advisory Council

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AGENCY:

Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Council Meeting.

SUMMARY:

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday January 6, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott's Salons E and F, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004.

DATES:

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.

For additional information, please consult the NIAC Web site, http://www.dhs.gov/​niac, or contact Matthew Sickbert by phone at 703-235-2888 or by e-mail at Matthew.Sickbert@associates.dhs.gov.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the J.W. Marriott's Salons E and F, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004. While we will be unable to accommodate oral comments from the public, written comments may be sent to Nancy J. Wong, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Washington, DC 20528. Written comments should reach the contact person listed no later than December 30, 2008. Comments must be identified by DHS-2008-0192 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: matthew.sickbert@associates.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: 703-235-3055.
  • Mail: Nancy J. Wong, Department of Homeland Security, Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Washington, DC 20528.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy J. Wong, NIAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 703-235-2888.

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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 Infrastructure Advisory Council shall provide the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems.

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet to address issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed by the President. The January 6, 2009 meeting will include a status report on the Frameworks for Dealing With Disasters and Related Interdependencies Working Group and discussion on establishing a working group for the upcoming study on Infrastructure Resiliency.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

I. Opening of Meeting: Nancy J. Wong, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), NIAC, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

II. Roll Call of Members: Nancy J. Wong, DFO, NIAC, DHS

III. Opening Remarks and Introductions: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye, Chairman Emeritus, TXU Corp; NIAC Vice Chairman, Alfred R. Berkeley, III, Chairman and CEO, Pipeline Trading, LLC; Michael Chertoff, Secretary, DHS (invited). Participating but not expected to make remarks: Paul A. Schneider, Deputy Secretary, DHS (invited); Robert D. Jamison, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (invited); Scott Charbo, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS (invited); Robert B. Stephan, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, DHS (invited); Kenneth L. Wainstein, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security/Counter Terrorism (APHS/CT), Homeland Security Council (invited).

IV. Approval of October 2008 Minutes: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye

V. Working Group Status Update: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye Presiding

A. The Frameworks for Dealing Disasters and Related Interdependencies Working Group: Edmund G. Archuleta, President and CEO, El Paso Water Utilities, NIAC Member, NIAC Member; James B. Nicholson, Chairman and CEO, PVS Chemicals, Inc., NIAC Member; and The Honorable Tim Pawlenty, Governor, The State of Minnesota, NIAC Member

VI. New Business: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye, Vice Chairman Alfred R. Berkeley, III, NIAC Members

A. Establishing a Working Group for the Infrastructure Resiliency Study: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye Presiding

VII. Closing Remarks: Robert D. Jamison, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS (invited); Robert B. Stephan, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, DHS (invited)

VIII. Adjournment: NIAC Chairman Erle A. Nye.

Procedural

While this meeting is open to the public, participation in The National Infrastructure Advisory Council deliberations is limited to committee members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the NIAC Secretariat at 703-235-2888 as soon as possible.

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Dated: December 2, 2008.

Nancy J. Wong,

Designated Federal Officer for the NIAC.

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[FR Doc. E8-29644 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]

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