National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meetings

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meetings 

Notice number: 2023-00068
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 9 a.m. until noon (CST), and on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. until noon CST

U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. 

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meetings. 

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a series of meetings over 2 days in Baton Rouge, LA to review and discuss on matters relating to national maritime security, including on enhancing the sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks that may cause a transportation security incident, between relevant Federal agencies and (a) State, local, and Tribal governments, (b) relevant public safety and emergency response agencies, (c) relevant law enforcement and security organizations, (d) maritime industry, (e) port owners and operators, and (f) terminal owners and operators. All meetings will be open to the public. 

Meetings: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 9 a.m. until noon Central Standard Time (CST), and on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. until noon CST. Please note these meetings may close early if the Committee has completed its business.

Comments and supporting documentation: To ensure your comments are received by Committee members before the meetings, submit your written comments no later than January 22, 2023. 

The meetings will be held at Louisiana State University Foundation Building located at 3796 Nicholson Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 LSU Foundation—Home. The meeting will also be held virtually. To join the virtual meetings or to request special accommodations, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than 1 p.m. CDT on January 22, 2023, to obtain the needed information. The number of virtual lines are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration information: Pre-registration is required for attending virtual meetings. You must request attendance by contacting the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. You will receive response with attendance instructions.

Attendees at the in-person meetings will be required to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which may include the need to wear masks. CDC guidance on COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/​coronavirus/​2019-ncov/​communication/​guidance.html.

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee is committed to ensuring all participants have equal access regardless of disability status. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to fully participate, please email Mr. Ryan Owens at ryan.f.owens.uscg.mil or call (202) 302-6565 as soon as possible.

Instructions: You are free to submit comments at any time, including orally at the meetings as time permits, but if you want Committee members to review your comment before the meetings, please submit your comments no later than January 22, 2023. We are particularly interested in comments regarding the topics in the “Agenda” section below. We encourage you to submit comments through Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, call or email the individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. You must include the docket number [USCG-2022-1001]. Comments received will be posted without alteration at https://www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. You may wish to review the Privacy and Security Notice found via on the homepage https://www.regulations.gov. For more about the privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). If you encounter technical difficulties with comment submission, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.

Docket Search: Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov, and can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign-up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20593, Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581; telephone 202-302-6565 or email at ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil.

https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-00068