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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Committee management; notice of open federal advisory committee meeting.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet in person on May 7-9, 2019, in College Station, Texas. The meeting will be open to the public.


The NAC will meet Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time (CT). Please note that the meeting may close early if the NAC has completed its business.


The meeting will be held at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX 77840. It is recommended that attendees register with FEMA by April 26, 2019, by providing their name, telephone number, email address, title, and organization to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below.

Reasonable accommodations are available for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. To request a reasonable accommodation at the meeting, contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 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. The full agenda and any related documents for this meeting will be posted by Friday, May 3, 2019, on the NAC website at​national-advisory-council. Written comments must be submitted and received by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 3, 2019, identified by Docket ID FEMA-Start Printed Page 136732007-0008, and submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: (540) 504-2331. Please include a cover sheet addressing the fax to ATTN: Jasper Cooke.
  • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW, Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100.

Instructions: All submissions must include the words “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and the docket number for this action. Comments received, including any personal information provided, will be posted without alteration at

Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received by the NAC, go to, and search for Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008.

A public comment period will be held at the NAC meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT. All speakers must limit their comments to 5 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 in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below by May 3, 2019. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments.

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Jasper Cooke, 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 website 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 input from state, local, tribal and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, 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, May 7, 2019, the NAC will hear presentations from, or about, the FEMA National Integration Center, various aspects of emergency management and recovery in Texas, and the Texas Engineering Extension Service. The NAC Subcommittee leadership will also present to the NAC on the research they conducted that supports the recommendations they will make on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the NAC will be briefed on progress made on previous recommendations from the relevant FEMA program leadership and will also hear about strategic priorities from the Acting FEMA Administrator. Following this, the three permanent and one ad-hoc NAC subcommittees (Federal Insurance and Mitigation Subcommittee, Preparedness and Protection Subcommittee, Response and Recovery Subcommittee, and Tribal Subcommittee) will discuss and deliberate on their potential recommendations. Based on group discussion, the NAC will vote to make recommendations as appropriate to the FEMA Administrator. Potential recommendation topics include (1) building financial preparedness, (2) using pre-disaster mitigation funding to support whole community lifeline infrastructure projects, (3) closing the insurance gap for all-hazards renter's insurance policies, and (4) better supporting effective codes and standards compliance.

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the NAC will review potential topics for research before the next in-person meeting, discuss recent disasters, review agreed upon recommendations, and confirm charges for the subcommittees.

The full agenda and any related documents for this meeting will be posted by Friday, May 3, 2019, on the NAC website at​national-advisory-council.

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Dated: March 29, 2019.

Pete Gaynor,

Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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[FR Doc. 2019-06692 Filed 4-4-19; 8:45 am]