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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Committee management; notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet in person on September 13-15, 2016 in Arlington, VA. The meeting will be open to the public.


The NAC will meet Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note that the meeting may close early if the NAC has completed its business.

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The meeting will be held at The Doubletree located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Attendees should register with FEMA prior to the meeting by providing your name, telephone number, email address, title, and organization to the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below.

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below as soon as possible.

To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by the NAC. The “Agenda” section below outlines these issues. Written comments must be submitted and received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 11, 2016, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008, and submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (540) 504-2331.
  • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and 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 NAC, go to, and search for the Docket ID listed above.

A public comment period will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT. All speakers must limit their comments to 3 minutes. Comments should be addressed to the NAC. Any comments not related to the agenda topics will not be considered by the NAC. To register to make remarks during the public comment period, contact the individual listed below by September 11, 2016. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments.

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Deana Platt, Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472-3184, telephone (202) 646-2700, fax (540) 504-2331, and email The NAC Web site is:​national-advisory-council.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.

The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates state, local, and tribal government, and private sector input in the development and revision of FEMA plans and strategies. The NAC includes a cross-section of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations.

Agenda: On Tuesday, September 12, the NAC will review FEMA's response from the NAC's May 2016 recommendations, receive briefings from FEMA Executive Staff (Office of Response and Recovery, National Preparedness Directorate, and Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration), and will hear from a FEMA Regional Administrator about activities in the FEMA Regions.

On Wednesday, September 13, the NAC will engage in an open discussion with the FEMA Administrator and FEMA Deputy Administrator and hear from a panel of experts on disaster-related technology. The three NAC subcommittees (Federal Insurance and Mitigation Subcommittee, Preparedness and Protection Subcommittee, and Response and Recovery Subcommittee) and the Spontaneous Volunteers Ad Hoc Subcommittee will provide reports to the NAC about their work, whereupon the NAC will deliberate on any recommendations presented in the subcommittees' reports, and, if appropriate, vote on recommendations for the FEMA Administrator.

On Thursday, September 15, the NAC will review agreed upon recommendations and receive an update on tribal issues as related to emergency management.

The full agenda and any related documents for this meeting will be posted by Friday, September 9 on the NAC Web site at​national-advisory-council.

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Dated: August 17, 2016.

W. Craig Fugate,

Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20326 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]