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The Committee members must demonstrate an interest Docket Management Facility at the U.S.
The Area Maritime Security in the security of the area covered by the Department of Transportation. To avoid
Committee, Southeastern New England Committee, we particularly encourage duplication, please use only one of the
(AMSC), is established under, and the submission of information following methods:
governed by, 33 CFR part 103, subpart highlighting experience in maritime or (1) Web Site: http://dms.dot.gov.
C. The functions of the Committee security matters. (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility,
include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
Authority Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC
following:
(1) Identifying critical port Section 102 of the Maritime 20590–0001.
infrastructure and operations. Transportation Security Act of 2002 (3) Fax: 202–493–2251.
(2) Identifying risks (i.e., threats, (Public Law 107–295) (the Act) (4) Delivery: Room PL–401 on the
vulnerabilities, and consequences). authorizes the Secretary of the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400
(3) Determining strategies and Department in which the Coast Guard is Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC,
implementation methods for mitigation. operating to establish Area Maritime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
(4) Developing and describing the Security Committees for any port area of through Friday, except Federal holidays.
process for continuously evaluating the United States. See 33 U.S.C. 1226; The telephone number is 202–366–
overall port security by considering 46 U.S.C. 70112(a)(2); 33 CFR 1.05–1, 9329.
consequences and vulnerabilities, how 6.01; Department of Homeland Security FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If
they may change over time, and what Delegation No. 0170.1. The Act exempts you have questions on this notice, or
additional mitigation strategies can be Area Maritime Security Committees need general information regarding the
applied. from the Federal Advisory Committee PREP or the triennial exercise schedule,
(5) Advising and assisting the Captain Act (FACA), Public Law 92–436, 86 contact Lieutenant Damon Sanders,
of the Port in developing, reviewing, Stat. 470, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Office of Contingency Exercises and
and updating the Area Maritime Dated: December 7, 2006. Training (CG–3RPE), U.S. Coast Guard,
Security Plan under 33 CFR part 103, Roy A. Nash, telephone (202) 372–2151, or e-mail
subpart E. Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Damon.C.Sanders@uscg.mil. If you have
Positions Available on the Committee Sector Southeastern New England. questions on viewing or submitting
[FR Doc. E6–22424 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V.
There are 2 vacancies on the Wright, Program Manager, Docket
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Committee. Members may be selected Operations, telephone 202–493–0402.
from— SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(1) The Federal, Territorial, or Tribal DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
government; SECURITY Public Participation and Request for
(2) The State government and political Comments
subdivisions of the State; Coast Guard We encourage you to respond to this
(3) Local public safety, crisis notice by submitting comments and
management, and emergency response [USCG–2006–26560]
related materials. All comments
agencies; received will be posted, without change,
(4) Law enforcement and security National Preparedness for Response
Exercise Program to http://dms.dot.gov and will include
organizations;
any personal information you have
(5) Maritime industry, including Coast Guard, DHS.
AGENCY: provided. We have an agreement with
labor; Notice; request for public
ACTION:
(6) Other port stakeholders having a the Department of Transportation (DOT)
comment. to use the Docket Management Facility.
special competence in maritime
security; and Please see DOT’s ‘‘Privacy Act’’
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard, the Pipeline
(7) Port stakeholders affected by paragraph below.
and Hazardous Materials Safety Submitting comments: If you submit a
security practices and policies. Administration, the Environmental
In support of the Coast Guard’s policy comment, please include your name and
Protection Agency and the Minerals address, identify the docket number for
on gender and ethnic diversity, we Management Service, in concert with
encourage qualified women and this notice (USCG–2006–26560),
representatives from various State indicate the specific section of this
members of minority groups to apply. governments, industry, environmental document to which each comment
Qualification of Members interest groups, and the general public, applies, and give the reason for each
developed the National Preparedness for comment. You may submit your
Members must have at least 5 years of Response Exercise Program (PREP)
experience related to maritime or port comments and material by electronic
Guidelines to reflect the consensus means, mail, fax, or delivery to the
security operations. Applicants may be agreement of the entire oil spill
required to pass an appropriate security Docket Management Facility at the
response community. This notice address under ADDRESSES; but please
background check before appointment announces the PREP triennial exercise
to the Committee. submit your comments and material by
cycle for 2007 through 2009, requests only one means. If you submit them by
The term of office for each vacancy is
comments from the public, and requests mail or delivery, submit them in an
5 years. However, a member may serve
industry participants to volunteer for unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by
one additional term of office. Members
scheduled PREP Area exercises. 11 inches, suitable for copying and
are not salaried or otherwise
compensated for their service on the DATES: Comments and related material electronic filing. If you submit them by
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Committee. must reach the Docket Management mail and would like to know that they
Facility on or before February 27, 2007. reached the Facility, please enclose a
Format of Applications ADDRESSES: You may submit comments stamped, self-addressed postcard or
Applications for membership may be identified by Coast Guard docket envelope. We will consider all
in any format. However, because number USCG–2006–26560 to the comments and material received during

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the comment period. We may change Transportation, the U.S. Environmental community including Federal, State,
this triennial exercise schedule as well Protection Agency (EPA), and the local, tribal, and non-government
as other elements of the PREP in view Minerals Management Service (MMS) of organizations, and industry participants;
of them. the Department of the Interior, therefore, these area exercises require
Viewing comments and documents: coordinated the development of the more extensive planning than other oil
To view comments, as well as PREP Guidelines to provide guidelines spill response exercises. The PREP
documents mentioned in this preamble for compliance with the Oil Pollution Guidelines describe all of these
as being available in the docket, go to Act of 1990 (OPA 90) pollution response exercises in more detail.
http://dms.dot.gov at any time and exercise requirements (33 U.S.C.
conduct a simple search using the last Source for PREP Documents
1321(j)). The guiding principles for
five digits of the docket number. You PREP distinguish between internal and The Preparedness for Response
may also visit the Docket Management external exercises. Internal exercises are Exercise Program (PREP) Area exercise
Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza conducted within the planholder’s schedule and exercise design manuals
level of the Nassif Building, 400 organization. External exercises extend are available on the Internet at http://
Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, beyond the planholder’s organization to www.uscg.mil/hq/nsfweb/nsfcc/prep/
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday involve other members of the response federalregister.html. To obtain a hard
through Friday, except Federal holidays. community. External exercises are copy of the exercise design manual,
Privacy Act: Anyone can search the separated into two categories: Area contact Ms. Melanie Barber at the
electronic form of all comments exercises, and Government-initiated, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
received into any of our dockets by the unannounced exercises. External Administration (PHMSA), Office of
name of the individual submitting the exercises are designed to evaluate the Pipeline Safety at 202–366–4560.
comment (or signing the comment, if entire pollution response mechanism in Instructions for ordering the 2002 PREP
submitted on behalf of an association, a given geographic area to ensure Guidelines booklet are available on the
business, labor union, etc.). You may adequate response preparedness.
review the Department of Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/
Transportation’s Privacy Act Statement A National Schedule Coordination nsfweb/nsfcc/prep/federalregister.html.
in the Federal Register published on Committee (NSCC) was established for The stock number of the manual is
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you scheduling Area exercises. The NSCC is USCG–X0241. Please indicate the
may visit http://dms.dot.gov. comprised of personnel representing the quantity when ordering. Quantities are
four Federal regulating agencies—the limited to 10 per order.
Background and Purpose USCG, EPA, MMS, and PHMSA’s Office PREP Schedule
In 1994, the United States Coast of Pipeline Safety (OPS). Since 1994, the
Guard (USCG) and the Research and NSCC has published a triennial Table 1 below lists the dates and
Special Programs Administration schedule of area exercises. Area Federal Register cites of past PREP
(RSPA) of the Department of exercises involve the entire response exercise notices.

TABLE 1.—PAST PREP EXERCISE NOTICES


Date published Federal Register Cite Notice

January 3, 2006 ................................................................ 71 FR 124 .......................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2006, 2007, and
2008.
September 21, 2004 ......................................................... 69 FR 56445 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2005, 2006, and
2007.
February 5, 2004 .............................................................. 69 FR 5562 ........................ Revision to PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2004,
2005, and 2006.
October 16, 2003 .............................................................. 68 FR 59627 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2004, 2005, and
2006.
October 30, 2002 .............................................................. 67 FR 66189 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2003, 2004, and
2005.
January 22, 2002 .............................................................. 67 FR 2944 ........................ PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2002, 2003, and
2004.
February 9, 2001 .............................................................. 66 FR 9744 ........................ PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2001, 2002, and
2003.
March 7, 2000 ................................................................... 65 FR 12049 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 2000, 2001, and
2002.
June 15, 1999 ................................................................... 64 FR 32090 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1999, 2000, and
2001.
January 8, 1998 ................................................................ 63 FR 1141 ........................ PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1998, 1999, and
2000.
March 26, 1997 ................................................................. 62 FR 14494 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1997, 1998, and
1999.
January 26, 1996 .............................................................. 61 FR 2568 ........................ Correction to PREP triennial exercise schedule for
1996, 1997, and 1998.
November 13, 1995 .......................................................... 60 FR 57050 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1996, 1997, and
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1998.
October 26, 1994 .............................................................. 59 FR 53858 ...................... Revision to PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1995,
1996, and 1997.
March 25, 1994 ................................................................. 59 FR 14254 ...................... PREP triennial exercise schedule for 1995, 1996, and
1997.

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This notice announces the next • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 2007, meeting should indicate this
triennial schedule of area exercises. The www.regulations.gov. Follow the when arranging access to the
PREP schedule for calendar years 2007, instructions for submitting comments. teleconference and are encouraged to
2008, and 2009 for Government-led and • E-mail: NSTAC1@dhs.gov. Include identify anticipated special needs as
Industry-led Area exercises is available docket number in the subject line of the early as possible.
on the Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/ message. Dated: December 20, 2006.
hq/nsfweb/nsfcc/prep/ • Mail: Office of the Manager, Peter M. Fonash,
federalregister.html. If a company wants National Communications System (N5),
Deputy Manager National Communications
to volunteer for an Area exercise, a Department of Homeland Security, System.
company representative may call either Washington, DC 20529.
[FR Doc. E6–22330 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am]
the Coast Guard or EPA on-scene • Fax: 866–466–5370
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coordinator where the exercise is Instructions: All submissions received
scheduled. must include the words ‘‘Department of
If you have concerns or recommended Homeland Security’’ and NCS–2006–
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
improvements to the Government-led 0008, the docket number for this action.
SECURITY
PREP exercises, please submit those Comments received will be posted
using the procedures described under without alteration at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
the ADDRESSES section of this notice. www.regulations.gov, including any Services
Dated: December 22, 2006. personal information provided.
C.E. Bone,
Docket: For access to the docket to Agency Information Collection
read background documents or Activities: Comment Request
Assistant Commandant for Prevention.
comments received by the NSTAC, go to
[FR Doc. E6–22442 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] http://www.regulations.gov. ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Collection under Review: Guarantee of
Kiesha Gebreyes, Chief, Industry Payment; Form I–510, OMB Control
Operations Branch at (703) 235–5525, e- Number 1653–0024.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY mail: Kiesha.Gebreyes@dhs.gov or write The Department of Homeland
the Deputy Manager, National Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs
National Communications System Communications System, Department of Enforcement (USICE) has submitted the
Homeland Security, CS&T/NCS/N5. following information collection request
[Docket No. NCS–2006–0008]
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The to the Office of Management and Budget
National Security Telecommunications NSTAC advises the President on issues (OMB) for review and clearance in
Advisory Committee and problems related to implementing accordance with the Paperwork
national security and emergency Reduction Act of 1995. The information
AGENCY: National Communications preparedness telecommunications collection was previously published in
System, DHS. policy. Notice of these meetings is given the Federal Register on October 23,
ACTION: Notice of advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee 2006, 71 FR 62117, allowing for a 60-
meetings. Act (FACA), Pub. L. 92–463, as day public comment period. No
amended (5 U.S.C. App.). comments were received on this
SUMMARY: The President’s National
At the January 16, 2007, meeting, the information collection.
Security Telecommunications Advisory
NSTAC members will receive comments The purpose of this notice is to allow
Committee (NSTAC) schedule of 2007
from their DHS stakeholders related to an additional 30 days for public
meetings.
National Security/Emergency comments. Comments are encouraged
DATES: By teleconference on Tuesday, Preparedness communications issues. and will be accepted until January 27,
January 16, 2007 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The committee will also discuss and 2007. This process is conducted in
Also by teleconference on Thursdays; vote on the NSTAC’s Emergency accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
March 29, June 14, and September 27, Communications and Interoperability Written comments and/or suggestions
2007, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. In person Task Force Report, and discuss the work regarding the item(s) contained in this
on Thursday, April 26, 2007, from 9 of the International Task Force. notice, especially regarding the
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The 2007 NSTAC work plan focuses estimated public burden and associated
ADDRESSES: For access to the January 16, on National Security/Emergency response time, should be directed to the
2007, conference bridge and meeting Preparedness communications issues Department of Homeland Security
materials, contact Mr. William Fuller at related to emergency communications (DHS). USICE, Office of Asset
(703) 235–5521, or by e-mail at and interoperability, influenza Management, Records Branch 425 I St.,
William.C.Fuller@dhs.gov by 5 p.m. on pandemic planning, NW., room 1122, Washington, DC
Friday, January 12, 2007. If you desire telecommunications and electric power 20536. Comments may also be
to submit comments pertaining to the interdependency, the National submitted to ICE via facsimile to 202–
January 16, 2007, meeting, they must be Coordinating Center, the legislative and 514–1867 or via e-mail at
submitted by January 9, 2007. If you regulatory landscape, and international ICERecordsbranch@dhs.gov.
desire to submit comments for concerns. For meetings subsequent to When submitting comments by e-mail
subsequent 2007 meetings, they may be January 16, 2007; meeting agendas, please make sure to add OMB Control
submitted following the publication of meeting details, and information Number 1653–0024. Written comments
specific meeting details in the Federal regarding arrangements for persons with and suggestions from the public and
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Register. Comments for the January 16, disabilities will be published no later affected agencies should address one or
2007, meeting must be identified by than 15 calendar days before the more of the following four points:
docket number NCS–2006–0008 and meeting. (1) Evaluate whether the collection of
may be submitted by one of the Persons with disabilities who require information is necessary for the proper
following methods: special assistance for the January 16, performance of the functions of the

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