Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.
The National Advisory Council will meet on July 12, 2012, in Arlington, VA. The meeting will be open to the public.
The National Advisory Council will meet Thursday, July 12, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. EST to 5:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.
The meeting will be held at Crystal Marriott Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Office of the National Advisory Council as soon as possible. See contact information under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to comment on the issues to be considered by the committee, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Written comments or requests to make oral presentations must be submitted in writing no later than July 2, 2012 and must be identified by Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472-3100.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and the Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008 for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
A public comment period will be held during the meeting on July 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. EST to 4:30 p.m. EST, and speakers are requested to register in advance, be present and seated by 1:50 p.m. EST, and limit their comments to 3 minutes. With 3 minutes per speaker, the public comment period is limited to no more than 10 speakers. Please note that the public comment period may start and end before the time indicated, if the committee has finished its business. Contact the Office of the National Advisory Council, to register as a speaker.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alexandra Woodruff, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Room 832), 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100, telephone (202) 646-3746, fax (540) 504-2331, and email FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. The National Advisory Council Web site is located at: http://www.fema.gov/about/nac/.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates State, local, and Tribal governments, and private sector partners' input in the development and revision of FEMA policies and strategies. FEMA's Office of the NAC serves as the focal point for all NAC coordination.
The NAC will meet for the purpose of reviewing the progress and/or potential recommendations of its four subcommittees: Preparedness and Protection, Response and Recovery, Public Engagement and Mission Support, and Federal Insurance and Mitigation.
The NAC will discuss the National Frameworks as outlined in Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) on National Preparedness, the Public Assistance (PA) Bottom-Up Review, Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program, Whole Community within Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI), Youth Preparedness Strategic Framework, and FEMA Workforce Transformation. A FEMA Program Office will brief the NAC on Emerging Topics in Emergency Management during lunch, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST, additionally; new members will be sworn-in.
PPD-8, signed on March 30, 2011, directs the development of a national preparedness goal that identifies the core capabilities necessary for preparedness and a national preparedness system to guide activities that will enable the Nation to achieve the goal. PPD-8 replaces Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (HSPD-8) and Annex 1. More information on PPD-8, the Frameworks, and the National Preparedness Goal, may be found at http://www.fema.gov/prepared/ppd8.shtm.
The PA Grant Program provides assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. More information can be found at http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm.
EMPG provides funding to assist State and local governments to sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities. More information on EMPG may be found at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/empg/empg.shtm.
SFI promotes broader and longer term thinking, how the world is changing and the effects on the emergency management community. Thinking more broadly and over a longer timeframe will help us understand these changes and their potential impacts. More information on SFI can be found at http://www.fema.gov/about/programs/oppa/strategic_foresight_initiative.shtm.
Dated: June 19, 2012.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-15413 Filed 6-22-12; 8:45 am]
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