2/27/2018: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting scheduled

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Oakland, California, March 20-21, 2018, to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. All meetings will be open to the public.

The Committee will meet Tuesday, March 20 from 12 p.m.  to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. These meetings may close early if all business is finished.

The meeting will be held at the Port of Oakland conference room, 530 Water Street, Oakland, California, 94607.

Day 1 Agenda

(1) Regulatory Reform Task. On Aug. 24, 2017 the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee held a public meeting to discuss and begin work on a task to provide input to the Coast Guard in support of its Regulatory Reform effort (NMSAC Task T2017-01). Copies of this task statement are found in the Aug. 24, 2017 entry under the Full Committee Meeting Minutes section of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee’s Homeport web page.

(2) Extremely Hazardous Cargo Strategy. In July 2016, the  Coast Guard tasked the Committee to work with the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee to assist in the development of an Extremely Hazardous Cargo Strategy Implementation Plan. The Committee will discuss and receive an update from the Extremely Hazardous Cargo Working Group on their efforts.

(3) Public comment period.

Day 2 Agenda

(1) Member Report. The Committee members will each provide an update on the security developments in each of the respective member’s representative segment.

(2) Cyber Security Update. Members will receive an update from the U.S. Coast Guard concerning the release of the Cyber Security Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular, the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard to address and implement International Maritime Organization guidelines/resolutions for Cyber Security on Vessels, and an update on the current state of Cyber Security legislation.

(3) Public Comment period.

For more information, or to register for the teleconference, contact Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, at 202-372-1108 or ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil. The deadline to register is March 12, 2018.

Additionally, if you would like to participate in this meeting via the online web format, please log onto ​https://share.dhs.gov/nmsac/ and follow the online instructions to register for this meeting.

View the Federal Register notice.

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