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The Office of Policy, DHS.


Notice of open teleconference Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference for the purpose of reviewing and deliberating on recommendations by the HSAC's Southwest Border Task Force.


The HSAC conference call will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 17, 2011. Please be advised that the meeting is scheduled for one hour and may end early if all business is completed before 5 p.m.


The HSAC meeting will be held via teleconference. Members of the public interested in participating in this teleconference meeting may do so by following the process outlined below (see “Public Participation”). Written comments must be submitted and received by October 14, 2011. Comments must be identified by Docket No. DHS-2011-0096 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Include docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (202) 282-9207
  • Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0445, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Washington, DC 20528.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and DHS-2011-0096, the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received by the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, go to

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Pat McQuillan at or 202-447-3135.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The HSAC provides independent advice to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to aid in the creation and implementation of critical and actionable policies and capabilities across the spectrum of homeland security operations. The HSAC will meet to review and approve the Southwest Border Task Force's report of findings and recommendations.

Public Participation: Members of the public will be in listen-only mode. The public may register to participate in this HSAC teleconference via afore mentioned procedures. Each individual must provide his or her full legal name, e-mail address and phone number no later than 5 p.m. EDT on October 14, 2011, to Pat McQuillan via e-mail at or via phone at (202) 447-3135. HSAC conference call details and the draft Southwest Border Task Force report will be provided to interested members of the public at the time they register.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance during the teleconference, contact Pat McQuillan (202) 447-3135.

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Dated: September 16, 2011.

Becca Sharp,

Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council, DHS.

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[FR Doc. 2011-24393 Filed 9-21-11; 8:45 am]