Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, TX; Vacancies, 65582 [E7-22787]

Download as PDF 65582 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. COTP Houston-Galveston 07– 022] Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, TX; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Request for applications. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, HoustonGalveston, Texas. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, HoustonGalveston, Texas in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility. DATES: Requests for membership should reach the Captain of the Port, HoustonGalveston on or before December 21, 2007. SUMMARY: Submit applications for membership to the Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston, AMSC Executive Administrator, 9640 Clinton Drive, Houston TX 77029 or by e-mail to John.D.Walker@uscg.mil. ADDRESSES: For questions about the Houston-Galveston AMS Committee or its charter, contact Mr. John Walker, AMSC Executive Administrator, at (713) 671–5118. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES The Committee The Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, Texas (the Committee), is established under, and governed by, 33 CFR part 103, subpart C. The functions of the Committee include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations. (2) Identifying risks (i.e., threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences). (3) Determining strategies and implementation methods for mitigation. (4) Developing and describing the process for continuously evaluating overall port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, how they may change over time, and what additional mitigation strategies can be applied. (5) Advising and assisting the Captain of the Port in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan under 33 CFR part 103, subpart E. The Houston-Galveston AMS Committee meets quarterly. Subcommittees, work groups and task VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 forces convene between meetings of the parent committee. AMS Committee meeting location is currently at the Port of Houston Authority, 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX at 9 a.m. Positions Available on the Committee There are twenty (27) vacancies on the Committee. Members may be selected from: (1) The Federal, Territorial, or Tribal government; (2) The State government and political subdivisions of the State; (3) Local public safety, crisis management, and emergency response agencies; (4) Law enforcement and security organizations; (5) Maritime industry, including labor; (6) Other port stakeholders having a special competence in maritime security; and (7) Port stakeholders affected by security practices and policies. In support of the Coast Guard’s policy on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. Qualification of Members Members should possess at least five (5) years of experience related to maritime or port security operations. Applicants may be required to pass an appropriate security background check before appointment to the Committee. The terms of office for each vacancy is five (5) years. However, a member may serve one additional term of office. Members are not salaried or otherwise compensated for their service on the Committee. The Houston-Galveston AMS Committee is currently requesting applications to fill the following vacancies: (1) Channel Industries Mutual Aid— Primary and Alternate; (2) Cruise Lines—Primary and Alternate; (3) Educational Institutions— Alternate; (4) Fleets—Alternate; (5) Freeport Pilots Assoc—Alternate; (6) Freeport Port Security—Primary and Alternate; (7) Galveston County—Alternate; (8) Galveston/Texas City Pilots Assoc—Primary and Alternate; (9) Greater Houston Port Bureau— Primary; (10) Gulf Intracoastal Canal Assoc— Alternate; (11) Harbor Tugs—Alternate; (12) Houston Port Police—Primary and Alternate; (13) Offshore Carriers/Area— Alternate; PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (14) Offshore Suppliers—Alternate; (15) Port Rail—Alternate; (16) Recreational Boaters—Alternate; (17) Shipping Agents—Primary and Alternate; (18) Texas City Port Police—Primary and Alternate; (19) Trucking Industry—Alternate; and (20) Waterborne Venders—Alternate. Format of Applications Applications for membership may be in any format. However, because members must demonstrate an interest in the security of the area covered by the Committee, we particularly encourage the submission of information highlighting experience in maritime or security matters. Authority: Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295)(the Act) authorizes the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Committees for any port area of the United States. See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C. 70112(a)(2); 33 CFR 103.205; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The Act exempts Area Maritime Security Committees from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). Dated: November 6, 2007. William J. Diehl, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator/Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston. [FR Doc. E7–22787 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. CGD08–07–045] Area Maritime Security Committee, Louisville; Vacancies Coast Guard, DHS. Solicitation for Membership. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Louisville Area Maritime Security Committee. The Louisville AMSC area of responsibility includes all facilities and Maritime Transportation Security (MTS) infrastructure adjacent to the waterfront on the Ohio River from the Markland Locks and Dam to the Cannelton Locks and Dam (mile marker 531.5 to 720.6) and all of the Kentucky River. DATES: Requests for membership should reach the Captain of the Port, Ohio Valley, by December 3, 2007. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. COTP Houston-Galveston 07-022]


Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, TX; 
Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area 
Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, Texas. The Committee 
assists the Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston, Texas in 
developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for 
their area of responsibility.

DATES: Requests for membership should reach the Captain of the Port, 
Houston-Galveston on or before December 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership to the Captain of the 
Port, Houston-Galveston, AMSC Executive Administrator, 9640 Clinton 
Drive, Houston TX 77029 or by e-mail to John.D.Walker@uscg.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the Houston-
Galveston AMS Committee or its charter, contact Mr. John Walker, AMSC 
Executive Administrator, at (713) 671-5118.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

The Committee

    The Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, Texas (the 
Committee), is established under, and governed by, 33 CFR part 103, 
subpart C. The functions of the Committee include, but are not limited 
to, the following:
    (1) Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations.
    (2) Identifying risks (i.e., threats, vulnerabilities, and 
consequences).
    (3) Determining strategies and implementation methods for 
mitigation.
    (4) Developing and describing the process for continuously 
evaluating overall port security by considering consequences and 
vulnerabilities, how they may change over time, and what additional 
mitigation strategies can be applied.
    (5) Advising and assisting the Captain of the Port in developing, 
reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan under 33 CFR 
part 103, subpart E.
    The Houston-Galveston AMS Committee meets quarterly. Subcommittees, 
work groups and task forces convene between meetings of the parent 
committee. AMS Committee meeting location is currently at the Port of 
Houston Authority, 111 East Loop North, Houston, TX at 9 a.m.

Positions Available on the Committee

    There are twenty (27) vacancies on the Committee. Members may be 
selected from:
    (1) The Federal, Territorial, or Tribal government;
    (2) The State government and political subdivisions of the State;
    (3) Local public safety, crisis management, and emergency response 
agencies;
    (4) Law enforcement and security organizations;
    (5) Maritime industry, including labor;
    (6) Other port stakeholders having a special competence in maritime 
security; and
    (7) Port stakeholders affected by security practices and policies.
    In support of the Coast Guard's policy on gender and ethnic 
diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups 
to apply.

Qualification of Members

    Members should possess at least five (5) years of experience 
related to maritime or port security operations. Applicants may be 
required to pass an appropriate security background check before 
appointment to the Committee.
    The terms of office for each vacancy is five (5) years. However, a 
member may serve one additional term of office. Members are not 
salaried or otherwise compensated for their service on the Committee.
    The Houston-Galveston AMS Committee is currently requesting 
applications to fill the following vacancies:
    (1) Channel Industries Mutual Aid--Primary and Alternate;
    (2) Cruise Lines--Primary and Alternate;
    (3) Educational Institutions--Alternate;
    (4) Fleets--Alternate;
    (5) Freeport Pilots Assoc--Alternate;
    (6) Freeport Port Security--Primary and Alternate;
    (7) Galveston County--Alternate;
    (8) Galveston/Texas City Pilots Assoc--Primary and Alternate;
    (9) Greater Houston Port Bureau--Primary;
    (10) Gulf Intracoastal Canal Assoc--Alternate;
    (11) Harbor Tugs--Alternate;
    (12) Houston Port Police--Primary and Alternate;
    (13) Offshore Carriers/Area--Alternate;
    (14) Offshore Suppliers--Alternate;
    (15) Port Rail--Alternate;
    (16) Recreational Boaters--Alternate;
    (17) Shipping Agents--Primary and Alternate;
    (18) Texas City Port Police--Primary and Alternate;
    (19) Trucking Industry--Alternate; and
    (20) Waterborne Venders--Alternate.

Format of Applications

    Applications for membership may be in any format. However, because 
members must demonstrate an interest in the security of the area 
covered by the Committee, we particularly encourage the submission of 
information highlighting experience in maritime or security matters.

    Authority: Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security 
Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295)(the Act) authorizes the Secretary of 
the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish 
Area Maritime Security Committees for any port area of the United 
States. See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C. 70112(a)(2); 33 CFR 103.205; 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The Act 
exempts Area Maritime Security Committees from the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

    Dated: November 6, 2007.
William J. Diehl,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator/
Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston.
 [FR Doc. E7-22787 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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